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Windows Media Player Video is jumpy
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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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.
It may also be due to lagging internet when streaming videos.
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.
Open the Windows Media Player. Go to the tab Tools or Organize, then Options.
From there, go to the tab Performance.
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.
Next, head over to the tab Player.
Select Player Settings. Check that the Connect to the Internet (overrides other commands) is activated.
Select Apply > Ok.
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