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what exactly does "peak buffer window" do RRS feed

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  • what are the effects of setting a low number such as 1 or a high number such as 5

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:55 PM

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  • The buffer is a temporary storage location on the client computer where content is stored before it is rendered. The buffer is used so that the client does not have to wait for content to travel from the server. This improves the viewing experience because it cuts down on gaps or breaks in the video. But keeping content in the buffer does require memory. The bigger the buffer, the more memory is required to store the information. Increasing the buffer size, especially for high-resolution video, can overload the computer's memory and affect the computer's ability to encode information.

    Specifying a larger buffer size allows the Player to provide better video image quality. However, users must wait longer before the video starts because the video cannot begin playing until the buffer is full. Typically, this buffer delay matches the buffer size that you specify in the encoder. You should set the buffer size based on whether you want your users to view streaming content or play back the content locally. If you are streaming content, set the buffer size as low as possible. A setting of less than 7 seconds is recommended, and a setting of 3 to 5 seconds is optimal. If users will play back the content locally, a larger buffer size will increase the video quality.
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    • Proposed as answer by Eric JuteauModerator Thursday, May 5, 2011 7:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by encoder98 Thursday, May 5, 2011 9:38 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by encoder98 Thursday, May 5, 2011 10:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by encoder98 Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:16 PM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:46 PM
  • We highly recommend using the XBox360 presets for that use. Those presets have been tweaked to play correctly on that platform.
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 2:43 PM
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  • The buffer is a temporary storage location on the client computer where content is stored before it is rendered. The buffer is used so that the client does not have to wait for content to travel from the server. This improves the viewing experience because it cuts down on gaps or breaks in the video. But keeping content in the buffer does require memory. The bigger the buffer, the more memory is required to store the information. Increasing the buffer size, especially for high-resolution video, can overload the computer's memory and affect the computer's ability to encode information.

    Specifying a larger buffer size allows the Player to provide better video image quality. However, users must wait longer before the video starts because the video cannot begin playing until the buffer is full. Typically, this buffer delay matches the buffer size that you specify in the encoder. You should set the buffer size based on whether you want your users to view streaming content or play back the content locally. If you are streaming content, set the buffer size as low as possible. A setting of less than 7 seconds is recommended, and a setting of 3 to 5 seconds is optimal. If users will play back the content locally, a larger buffer size will increase the video quality.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    • Proposed as answer by Eric JuteauModerator Thursday, May 5, 2011 7:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by encoder98 Thursday, May 5, 2011 9:38 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by encoder98 Thursday, May 5, 2011 10:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by encoder98 Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:16 PM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:46 PM
  • The buffer is a temporary storage location on the client computer where content is stored before it is rendered. The buffer is used so that the client does not have to wait for content to travel from the server. This improves the viewing experience because it cuts down on gaps or breaks in the video. But keeping content in the buffer does require memory. The bigger the buffer, the more memory is required to store the information. Increasing the buffer size, especially for high-resolution video, can overload the computer's memory and affect the computer's ability to encode information.

    Specifying a larger buffer size allows the Player to provide better video image quality. However, users must wait longer before the video starts because the video cannot begin playing until the buffer is full. Typically, this buffer delay matches the buffer size that you specify in the encoder. You should set the buffer size based on whether you want your users to view streaming content or play back the content locally. If you are streaming content, set the buffer size as low as possible. A setting of less than 7 seconds is recommended, and a setting of 3 to 5 seconds is optimal. If users will play back the content locally, a larger buffer size will increase the video quality.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights

    i understand now. thank you very much for your help 

    edit: one last thing. since i'm not playing the content on my computer, any idea as to what would be a optimum setting for xbox 360

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 9:38 AM
  • We highly recommend using the XBox360 presets for that use. Those presets have been tweaked to play correctly on that platform.
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 2:43 PM
    Moderator