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Tips for Smoother Rugby Online Streaming

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, 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 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

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 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. Try various settings and pick the best.

Streaming on TV

You can always watch streams at your desk, but it’s different when you’re all comfy in your living room, watching the streams on your TV. 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 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 have to get either 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 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 mentioned above should be helpful to you.

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