Buffering is the process in which the video is preloaded into a reserved memory area called buffer. In this way, the streaming service loads the video in the background and makes it work properly.
But when the buffering of the video is delayed during the download, it takes a while before it can be played. And a round loading symbol that appears on the screen.
The ideal buffer reserves should ensure a transparent reading process. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes you may find a slow buffer that cannot be downloaded fast enough to maintain the playback rate, thus stopping transmission.
There are top five reasons that cause buffering problems:
When bandwidth and Internet speed are limited
The bandwidth speed of your Internet is not enough to support the quality of the video you are streaming.
The modem or router is outdated and does not work properly.
Too many devices use the network
Graphics card drivers are outdated
Your browser may be overloaded with temporary data and caches that slow you down.
The best way to stop buffering during streaming is to reduce anything that hinders streaming. Having a good connection is important for quality online streaming.
Here are some things you can do to achieve this:
Reduce programs running in the background: When a computer performs several tasks at once, it may limit the ability to stream videos.
Here is a step-by-step guide to stop all programs in the background:
Go to the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and click on them together. A new screen will appear with a menu
Press Alt+T to open the Task manager application tab. Here you will see a list of running applications
Then press the down arrow and use the Shift and down arrow keys to select all the programs you want to stop
After selecting, press Alt+ and
Finally, press the Alt + F keys and close the Task Manager
Close all programs dedicate the resources of your PC to the application you are using for video streaming.
Restore and update your Wi-Fi device – simply restore your Wi-Fi connection:
First, disconnect the power cord from the device’s power supply
Wait a few seconds, then reconnect it
If the recovery process does not improve significantly, it is recommended to update the Wi-Fi device.
Reduce video quality: The easiest and most convenient solution is to watch videos at a lower resolution. And it’s possible on most streaming platforms.
Go to the Settings icon in the video. A small window will appear.
In the small pop-up screen, go to the video Quality tab and click on it to see the available resolution, then choose a lower video quality.
If you’re constantly buffering streaming videos from multiple websites, you’re probably having Internet speed issues. Something you can do to identify problems:
If it is on your laptop, it will probably connect via WiFi. Wireless network connections are excellent, but the main problem is that they will not provide maximum bandwidth to the connecting device. It’s a lost technology. Instead, you can test a wired connection over an Ethernet cable that offers minimal losses and is closer to full WiFi speed
If you can’t avoid using WiFi only, I suggest upgrading your WiFi router to a dual band router. Most wireless routers are designed for single-band 2.4GHz wireless transmission. A dual band can transmit at an additional bandwidth of 5 GHz. This is different from 2.4 and has less leakage and interference. Therefore, you can expect higher speeds with a dual-band router.
When transmitting to mobile devices, you are mainly traveling and can only rely on your mobile data for connectivity. In this case, all I can suggest is the service of a good telecom operator with a large coverage area so that there are no drops due to poor reception.