Windows Media Player - Configure the Network buffering settings

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.
Published by jak58. Latest update on June 14, 2013 at 06:57 AM by jak58.
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