From watching videos, to listening online music, to gazing at your popular TV shows on the web, Internet is all about streaming online content. Whether you are a die-hard music fan, a teacher trying to ignite your students curiosity by streaming content in the classroom, or an avid Internet user trying to look at all that’s new on the Internet, you would always like to stream videos and audio files quickly, without spending time starring at the buffering status bar or at a content that’s choppy, pixilated, and hard to see.
Today there are number of key players, like UStream, Justin.tv, Twitch.tv, and Own3d.tv, that can quickly stream live news, games, and other entertainment stuff on the screen of your PC and other mobile gadgets, helping you to stay on the top. These sites usually retrieve the information a little faster than they play it, making content streaming faster and more enjoyable. But if you are new, braving the crowd and staying on top of the world of streaming could be tough. Follow our tips to make your live video streaming experience more enjoyable:
Managing Multiple Streams
Switching between two different streams or watching multiple streams could be tedious. If you are a gaming freak and want to stream video games, third-party streaming services like Teevox and WellPlayed will offer you a user-friendly and all-in-one interface for watching streams from Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv. These third-party services make switching between different streams easier. In fact, Teevox’s multiple-stream features let you use your smartphone as a remote control for your PC while watching a stream on an HDTV through your PC.
Mysterious Error #2032
New users can also face difficulty while streaming content and will be prompted with ‘Error message #2032.’ The error message appears because you have lost the connection to the server for more than 10 seconds. Due to this, the stream provider has closed your stream. To fix the problem, you should flush your DNS cache. For this,
- Open your command prompt in Windows
- Type ipconfig /flushdns and press ‘Enter’.
This will reset your DNS resolver cache to fix your streaming problem.
Pixilated and Choppy Content
One of the most common problems while streaming audio and video content is related to hardware acceleration. This will cause your content stream to look pixilated and choppy, with lots of green artifacts. To resolve the issue:
- Right click on the stream window
- Click Settings and
- Uncheck ‘Enable hardware acceleration’.
Faulty Streaming Resolution
In case you are facing lot of stammering while streaming your content, chances are that you are not streaming the content with a correct resolution. To fix the problem, try to stream the content with a different resolution, probably a lower one, and check if one works better than the other.
Lagging Video Stream
Apart from all these issues, you can also have issues related to the bandwidth that can compromise the digital video quality of your videos. Loss of sync between picture and sound, long pauses, and extensive buffering time can dramatically reduce your content streaming experience. To ensure that you are not facing problems due to Internet issues, ensure that you are using the highest quality Internet connections for a streaming experience that is pretty satisfying.
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