Streaming media may take longer than expected to start playing in Windows Media Player 10

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When you play streaming media content in Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, the media content may take longer than the expected time to start playing.


To work around this behavior, change the buffer seconds of content to 1 second. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Windows Media Player 10.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. On the Performance tab, click Buffer.
  4. In the seconds of content text box, type 1.
  5. Click OK to close the Options dialog box.

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The buffer seconds of content option specifies the buffering time. (The buffering time can be up to 60 seconds.) The longer the buffer time, the longer it takes for streaming content to start playing.


Article ID: 885007 - Last Review: January 13, 2015 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Windows Media Player 10
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