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Tips for Smoother Rugby Online Streaming

Are you one of the millions of rugby fans who like watch your games live online? Want better streaming quality? There are ways to do that without calling for expert help.

Disabling Hardware Acceleration

If you have a Flash-enabled web player in your computer and you constantly get heavily pixelated streams, try right-clicking on the stream window, then choose Settings and uncheck Enable hardware acceleration. This is no guarantee that the problem will be solved – it oculd be your Internet connection after all – but most live video streaming sites have proven that pixelation during streaming can sometimes be caused by hardware acceleration.

Flushing DNS Settings

You may have encountered the infamous Error #2032 while streaming rugby or any other live event or show. This means your connection to the streaming server has been cut for more than ten seconds, and the provider has shut your stream off. You can generally fix this issue just by flushing your DNS cache. On the Windows command prompt, type ipconfig/flushdns. Hopefully, this will solve your streaming problem.

Changing Streaming Resolution

If you deal with a lot of streaming hiccups, try switching to a different -not necessarily lower- resolution video stream. A feed can stutter at 360p and smoothen out at 720p. Just try different settings and see what works.

Streaming on TV

Watching streams at your desk is perfectly fine, but watching them on TV in your living room can be more comfortable and satisfying. But this will still depend on your set up and available gear.

You should be fine with an HDMI-equipped laptop or desktop computer (there are TVs that also support VGA, which is usually copatible with older PCs); just connect your PC to your HDTV as your second monitor. If you use Apple equipment, a Mac or iOS device and an Apple TV can be wirelessly configured to output display on your TV, or you can simply buy an HDMI adapter to get a direct connection from your device to your TV. If your phone runs on Android and support HDMI out, the mobile app of your preferred streaming service can simply be mirrored onto the TV in that way. Otherwise, you’ll need a wireless HDMI adapter or a Roku media player.

As a rugby aficionado, you probably think live streaming is one of the best things that ever happened to 21st century technology. But with countless streams on countless sites and a few full-featured standalone player apps, it can be a challenge to stay on top your streaming game. The tips discussed above can offer some help.

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