"I/O Buffer Too Small"...What is this??


Old 10-19-02, 08:37 AM
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Talking "I/O Buffer Too Small"...What is this??

While playing a movie that I downloaded with Windows Media Player 9, Movie came to an abrupt halt in the middle and the error message showed up, "Input/Output Buffer is Too Small".

What does this error message mean??
How can I fix this problem??

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Old 10-19-02, 07:58 PM
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Think of the Input/Output buffer problem as if one pile of sand is being transferred to another at a specific flow rate via a bucket. When the bucket [buffer] is too small to sustain the flow rate the process stops.

Increasing the buffer size sustains the flow rate. In turn more time is required to fill or "initialize the buffer". Thus a longer delay before the movie beings to play. When the buffer is full, sand or "bytes" are put into the buffer and flow from it.

Launch it >Start >Run enter: wmplayer.exe >Tools >Options >Performance >"Radio button" Buffer >Increase seconds. The steps to adjust the buffer size are available within wmplayer Help. >Help >Search "buffer" or press F1 >Search "buffer".

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