Buffering occurs when the download can't stay ahead of video. The video will stop while it downloads more. If you pause the video and it allows to download a large portion, then you can watch the video uninterruptedly.
Streaming media players usually buffer a small percentage of a media presentation (i.e., a video) before play begins. Buffering can also occur during the streaming media presentation, when the presentation's required bandwidth is greater than the available bandwidth needed to view the file in real-time.
Kapag ang bandwidth (bilis ng pag-transfer ng data) na kinakailangan ng isang video na nais niyong mapanood ay higit sa kakayanan o bilis ng inyong ginagamit na internet connection, nangyayari ang buffering.
When a network is fast enough to keep up with playback, buffering is not necessary; however, this is not the case over the Internet where packets can traverse a dozen or more routers from source to destination, and delays can be introduced at any juncture.
"Buffering 70% complete" means 70% of a reserved area in memory is filled. When it gets to 100%, the software (ex., Windows Media Player) will start "playing" the video.
It's very normal for the repeated buffers to occur... Simply stated, the data can't be transferred to your computer fast enough for online videos to play correctly.. You'll have to live with it UNTIL you get faster broadband or internet connection. Faster internet speed allows the video packets to be downloaded to your computer and played more smoothly.
Sa madaling salita, kapag mabagal ang inyong internet connection na siyang naglilipat (nagd-download/nagt-transmit) ng file mula sa internet patungo sa inyong computer (hard disk/browser), doon nangyayari ang buffering. Yung nararanasan niyong pahinto-hinto ang video, ay dahil dito!
TIPS AND WORK-AROUND SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF BUFFERING:
1. Allow the video to load completely or at least halfway, to stop video buffering.
2. Start the video and then hit PAUSE until it has fully or halfway loaded. As the video is loading, you should see a yellow or gray line. The line you see will get longer as it loads.
3. Close all windows that you don't need. Having too many windows open will slow the loading process down.
4. Resume play once the video is at least halfway loaded or fully loaded. By this time you should be able to enjoy the video without the video buffering or constant starting and stopping. It will be helpful if you go do something else and return once the video has fully loaded.
*** Hayaan munang mag-load ang video bago ito panoorin para hindi huminto-hinto dahil sa pagbu-buffer. Pagka-click niyo ng PLAY button, i-PAUSE muna ang video para mag-load. Makikita niyo na gumagalaw and bar o parang guhit sa ilalim ng video. Ito ang makapagsasabi kung gaano na kahaba ang nai-load na video sa inyong computer. Kung sa tingin niyo ay mahaba-haba na o nangalahati man lang ay puwede mo nang ulit i-click ang PLAY para maumpisahan na ang panonood. Para hindi mainip, makakatulong na may gawin kang iba habang hinihintay ang paglo-load, lalo na kung ang internet connection mo ay sadyang mabagal.
Dito sa larawan, yung nakabilog ng dilaw ay ang status bar. Yung berde ay sinasabi kung hanggang saan na ang iyong napapanood at ang gray naman ay kung hanggang saan na ang nai-load sa iyong buffer. Kapag nag-abot ang green at gray lines, doon magkakaroon ng "buffering" o paghinto ng video.