Tips for a Smoother than Ever Rugby Online Streaming Experience
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, there are ways to do that without on your own.
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 experienced watching rugby or any other live event or show through live streaming, and it fails occasionally because of the infamous Error #2032. This indicates that for more than ten seconds, you have lost your connection to the streaming server, and your stream has been shut off by the provider. You can generally fix this issue just by flushing your DNS cache. Open up your Windows command prompt (click the Start button, type command prompt and then hit Enter) and type ipconfig/flushdns to reset your DNS automatically. 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. Just switch to different settings and stick to what works 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? For best results, however, you’ll need the right setup and the right 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 most of your equipment is Apple, a Mac or iOS device and an Apple TV can be wirelessly setup to have the display show up on your TV, or just get an HDMI adapter to connect your device and your TV directly. 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, 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 because of the numerous streams on numerous sites plus a few full-featured standalone apps, staying on top of your streaming game can be a pain. The above tips should help you.