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Buffering

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Buffering is when a media player is saving part of a streamed media file locally for playback – this process ensures constant playback as well as the integrity of the stream. This small percentage of the presentation is buffered before beginning to play it and compensates for fluctuations in the available bandwidth on the connection.

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