How to Change the Buffer for Hulu

By Quinn Marshall

Buffering is a feature commonly used for online videos where a certain percentage of the video is downloaded ahead of time. Videos on Hulu buffer while you're watching. This produces smoother playback and prevents pausing while the website tries to catch up with the video's progress. If Hulu buffers at a slower rate than the video plays, playback will pause when the current timestamp reaches the end of the buffer, and it won't begin playing until more video has buffered. You can increase the amount of data your computer allows Hulu to buffer at one time, decreasing the number of times playback pauses or hesitates.

Step 1

Open your Web browser and type "" into the URL field. Press "Enter."

Step 2

Select a video to watch. Wait for it to load and begin to play.

Step 3

Right click on the video and select "Settings." Choose the tab with a picture of a folder. Click on the slider using your mouse, and slide it to "Unlimited." This allows Hulu to store an unlimited amount of data on your computer. By default, most computers are set to only "10kb," which is a small amount of data.

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