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Buffering is the term given to the end user experience of waiting for enough video content to have been downloaded for playback to start or continue. This can happen mid-playback if sufficient bandwidth is not availiable to stream the content. Buffering is often represented visually with a spinning circle. It is considered to be the biggest single cause of abandoned playback sessions by viewers.

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