Windows Media Player - Configure the Network buffering settings

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If you are experiencing lags when streaming online content with Windows Media Player, then you can manually adjust the Network Buffering settings to fix this issue:
  • Open Windows Media Player.
  • Press ALT key to display the menu bar.
  • Click on Tools > Options
  • Go to the "Performance" tab.
  • In the "Network Buffering" section simply select "Buffer [_] seconds of content".
  • Set the number of seconds and click on Apply to confirm:
  • Confirm with the OK button to close the Options window.
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