How to Save Network Bandwidth by Playing Video at a Lower Resolution on Windows 11
When you watch movies or stream videos, you want to get the highest possible resolution. However, if you have a bad internet connection, this can be a problem. Some apps detect a weak network connection and automatically play the videos at a lower resolution. However, not all apps can do this. As a result, you may not be able to stream the video. Windows 11 has a setting that allows you to save bandwidth by playing videos at a low resolution. This tutorial will address this and show how to save network bandwidth by playing video at a lower resolution on Windows 11.
Save Network Bandwidth By Playing Video At A Lower Resolution Feature
This in-built feature in Windows 11 is handy. This is because not every app you use to stream videos will be able to adjust bandwidth automatically. If you turn this feature On, it will allow you to stream videos without any buffering issues.
Step-1: Click on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
Step-2: Click on the Settings cog. (You can open Settings using the shortcut keys Win + I as well)
Step-3: In the left pane, select Apps.
Step-4: Click on Video playback.
Step-5: Turn the toggle switch on to Save network bandwidth by playing video at a lower resolution.
Turn on Save Network Bandwidth Feature in Registry Editor
You can use the Registry Editor to turn this setting On as well.
Step-1: Open the Run box by using the shortcut keys Win + R.
Step-2: Type regedit and press Enter.
Step-3: You will be asked, do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Select Yes.
Step-4: Enter the following path and press Enter:
Step-5: Right-click in the right pane and hover the cursor on New. Select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Step-6: Name this new DWORD as AllowLowResolution.
Step-7: Double-click on this new DWORD.
Step-8: Enter 1 in Value Data and press OK.
Step-9: Restart your system.
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