How to Increase the Buffering Rate of Adobe Flash Player

Written by john johnston
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Adobe Flash Player allows you to view a variety of video files on websites. When watching them, you must first allow them to buffer before they will play. Depending on a number of factors, it can take some time before the video buffers completely. Playing a video when it is not fully buffered can result in it stopping or jumping, but you can increase the buffer speed of your flash videos.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open your browser and type in the address for "Adobe Flash Player." Download the latest version. Using older players can be slower to buffer.

  2. 2

    Close any programs that are not vital. This will improve the speed of your computer's processor and help the buffering speed.

  3. 3

    Close all browser tabs other than the one with the video. More tabs means the bandwidth of your network is spread out; fewer tabs allows your bandwidth to focus solely on helping to buffer your Flash player.

  4. 4

    Download the latest version of your browser. This will include updates and plugins that help improve video-buffering performance.

  5. 5

    Try a different browser. Generally, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome run slightly faster than Internet Explorer.

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