Buffering Video

Buffering Video

To prevent a video from stopping to load, your network component "buffers" the video. This means, it downloads the video ahead of what you are watching so you don't have to wait for more of the video to be received by your player. When the streaming video catches up to the point where the file has been downloaded, there may be a wait. The result is the "loading" screen and a pause in the streams playback. If the streaming video reaches a point where it has to wait until more information is downloaded, the video will pause and you will see rotating arrow or spinning circle in the middle of the video player. Once the available video stream catches up, the video will begin to play again.

Sometimes this is the result of a technical problem with the content provider or your internet service, but it can also be the result of too many devices in your location using the internet at the same time. However, most of the time, it is simply a function of your internet speed.
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