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What is this buffering thing all about.I enter the code and the player appears.It is an flv file.It keeps on saying buffering.I note one of the experts mentions a buffering period.How long does this period last before the video starts to play?
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Patrick Alford

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Hi Patrick,

Buffering is simply the file loading to point where it allows the process to start playing the file. It's a behind the scenes loading if you like. The time it takes is related to the file transfer speed and is determined by internet gods and not something that a user has control over other than if they had lots of files downloading "buffering" at the same time.
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Hello Patrick

If the buffering period should not end enventually to play the video, please let us know, and we can investigate further.