How to Increase Streaming Video Speed in Windows 7

by Diana Braun

Users of Windows 7 can stream video using the built-in Windows Media Player application. To ensure the streaming speed is as fast possible, adjust the buffer settings. The buffer collects and stores the video stream and stores it in memory. A slow buffer may cause the video to lag. Increase the buffer speed to increase the video speed in Windows 7.

Step 1

Click “Start” then “All Programs.” Click “Windows Media Player” from All Programs.

Step 2

Click “Tools” and “Options” from the Windows Media Player menu.

Step 3

Click the “Performance” tab from the Options window.

Step 4

Select “Buffer” under Network Buffering.

Step 5

Type “1” in the buffer speed next to “seconds of content.”

Click “Apply” and “OK.”


About the Author

Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.

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