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Tips for Improving Your Rugby Online Streaming Experience

Want to watch rugby games live online just like millions of other fans around the world? Looking for ways to improve your streaming quality? Fortunately, you can do just that without needing an expert’s help.

Disabling Hardware Acceleration

If you’re using a Flash-based web player and your streams are always pixelated, try to right click on the stream window, click settings and uncheck Enable hardware acceleration. 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

Have you encountered the mysterious Error #2032 while streaming rugby or any other live show or event? This means your connection to the streaming server has been cut for more than ten seconds, and the provider has shut your stream off. Usually, you can solve this problem just by flushing your DNS cache. On the Windows command prompt, type ipconfig/flushdns. Hopefully, your streaming problem will be solved.

Changing Streaming Resolution

If your streams always come with hiccups, try changing to a different resolution, but not necessarily lower, however. A feed that stutters at 360p can be completely smooth at 720p. Try various settings and pick the best.

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.

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 you have an Android phone that supports HDMI out, you can simply mirror the mobile app of your chosen streaming service onto the TV like that. 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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