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Tips for Improving Your Rugby Online Streaming Experience

Like millions of fans the world over, do you want to watch rugby games live online? Want to get the best 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 a guaranteed fix – after all, it could just be your unstable Internet connection – but most live video streaming sites have shown that pixelation could be due to hardware acceleration.

Flushing DNS Settings

You may have encountered the infamous Error #2032 while streaming rugby or any other live event or show. 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. Usually, you can solve this problem just by flushing your DNS cache. On your Windows command prompt, type ipconfig/flushdns and this will automatically reset your DNS resolver cache. Hopefully, this will put an end to your streaming woes.

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 try different settings and see what works.

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? The whole trick though depends on your setup and available equipment.

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 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, 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 above tips should help you.

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