Video streaming through Windows Media Player on your PC or QuickTime on your Macintosh computer allows you to watch high-quality movies without waiting for hours for the video to download, as the movie is streamed from a server rather than stored on your computer. If you notice your movie takes awhile to begin, you can adjust your computer's buffer settings to a lower waiting time, which speeds up the streaming time. Be aware, however, that this may cause frequent pauses throughout the movie for buffering.
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Things you need
- Windows Media Player 10 or later
- QuickTime 7.0 or later
Double-click "Windows Media Player."
Click "Tools" and "Options" on the WMP's menu.
Click "Advanced" and "Streaming Media." Click "Change" and slide the tab to the left.
Windows Media Player
Click "System Preferences" on the screen's dock, or click "Apple" and "System Preferences."
Click "QuickTime" and "Streaming" to open the streaming preferences.
Click "Streaming Speed" and click a higher speed.
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