Buffering is a method to save up data so that no interruption will be experienced even if the data is unable to be streamed from the server at a steady rate. This may pause the Media Player program. In an ideal condition, buffering takes place only before the song or video begins, not in between the playback. Continual buffering dropouts while playing media online can be caused due to issues with the server or due to problems with your Internet connection.
Some of the buffering problems can be fixed by increasing the buffer size. This will make the Media Player program save up additional data before it begins to play the file. The steps to increase the buffer size are explained below. You may seek help from Windows online support also to increase the buffer size.
Instructions To Increase The Buffer Size
- Turn on your computer and open the Media player 11 program. Look for a menu at the top of the Media player window with words such as File, Tools, and Edit. If you are unable to find the menu, press Ctrl and M key on your keyboard together. This shortcut will enable the Classic menu in Media Player 11. This shortcut key can be used again to disable the Classic menu.
- Click on the Tools tab and click on Options.
- After that, click on the Performance tab. You can make the changes to the buffering settings from this tab. The default settings of the Media Player are meant to produce the best combination of performance and shortest wait times for the file to begin playing. These settings may not be appropriate if there is a problem in the server’s side or your side.
- You can find a Buffer Radio button. Click on it and enter the amount of time that you would like Media Player 11 to save its buffer before starting the playback. Please note that the Media Player 11 program will not buffer for more than 60 seconds.
- After performing the above steps, click on OK to save the settings.
Doing the above steps will increase the buffer size of the Media Player 11 program and will help you to avoid buffer dropouts while playing a media file online. If you are not comfortable in following the steps, you may seek help from Windows online support. They will help you to increase the buffer size of Media player.Google+