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Tips for Smoother Rugby Online Streaming
Like millions of fans the world over, do you want to watch rugby games live online? Looking for ways to improve your streaming quality? Fortunately, you can do just that without needing an expert’s help.
Disabling Hardware Acceleration
If your computer has a Flash-based web player installed and you always get badly pixelated streams, try unchecking Enable hardware acceleration under Settings (right-click from the stream window). This is not an assurance that the issue will be fixed – after all, it may be your unstable Internet connection – but hardware acceleration has been proven to cause pixelation according to most live video streaming websites.
Flushing DNS Settings
You may have encountered the infamous Error #2032 while streaming rugby or any other live event or show. It means it has been over ten seconds since you lost your connection to the streaming server, causing your provider to shut off your stream. In most cases, this issue may be solved simply by flushing your DNS cache. On your Windows command prompt, type ipconfig/flushdns and this will automatically reset your DNS resolver cache. Hopefully, your streaming problem will be solved.
Changing Streaming Resolution
If you encounter a lot of hiccups while streaming, try switching to another resolution video stream but not necessarily lower though. A feed can stutter at 360p and smoothen out at 720p. Try various settings and pick the best.
Streaming on TV
There’s nothing wrong with watching streams at your desk, but for maximum comfort and enjoyment, why not stream on your TV in your living room? But this will still depend on your set up and available gear.
If your laptop or desktop is HDMI-equipped, you should be fine (VGA, which works for older PCs, is supported by some TVs); just have your PC’s display output to your HDTV as if it was your second monitor. If your equipment is mostly Apple, you can use a Mac or iOS device and an Apple TV to output your PC display onto your TV through Wi-Fi, or purchase an HDMI adapter that will link your device directly to your TV. If your phone is Android and it supports HDMI out, just mirror the mobile app of your selected streaming service onto the TV in that manner. Otherwise, it boils down to getting a wireless HDMI adapter or a Roku media player.
As a rugby enthusiast, you probably think that live streaming is one of the best gifts you’ve ever received from technology. But with so many streams on so many sites, not to mention a few full-featured standalone player apps, staying on top of your streaming game can be a feat. The above tips should help you.