6. Why does the stream continuously buffer?

The player needs a certain amount of video buffered into memory before it can play. If it doesn’t have enough network bandwidth to buffer as much as it needs to, the player will keep trying but may never fully succeed at playing the video stream.

Issues that could keep you from having enough bandwidth for buffering include:
1.) A slow network connection (such as a dial-up modem) too many services or applications using your local network (e.g., watching video while downloading large files).
2.) Too many people using the local network or WiFi. Using an unsecured WiFi connection.
3.) You do not have enough bandwidth available, 5.5MB down minimum is recommended.

If you have previously played the stream successfully but you’re now experiencing problems, try clearing your browser cache.

In addition, problems can occur at any of the twelve or more hops that the data makes on its way to your computer. The “traffic shaping” system your ISP might be using. By the time the stream reaches you, there can be problems with your router, the connection to your computer or mobile device.

Software and/or hardware problems.

3.) Such as graphics drivers, anti-virus software including shields and live scanners, firewalls and browser plug-ins (All of which you can be temporarily turnoff or disabled).
Understand that the buffer acts like a temporary store to smooth out any changes in the video stream. unfortunately, when it fails, it’s extremely difficult to find the exact cause.

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