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The following steps will explain why your Windows Media Player is choppy or jumpy on playback, and how to fix it
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STEP 1
Windows Media Player may be jumpy or choppy because the computer may have a lot of opened programs. Try closing them, and running the video again.
STEP 2
It may also be due to lagging internet when streaming videos.
STEP 3
However, one of the most common reasons why Windows Media Player is jumpy or choppy is because it needs to be optimised for streaming videos.
STEP 4
Open the Windows Media Player. Go to the tab Tools or Organize, then Options.
STEP 5
From there, go to the tab Performance.
STEP 6
Go to Network Buffering. There's a Buffer button within the window. Select this and input the amount of seconds you want buffer. Options are between 10 (advisable) to 60 seconds.
STEP 7
Next, head over to the tab Player.
STEP 8
Select Player Settings. Check that the Connect to the Internet (overrides other commands) is activated.
STEP 9
Select Apply > Ok.
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