Tips for Improving Your Rugby Online Streaming Experience
Want to watch rugby games live online just like millions of other fans around the world? Want to get the best streaming quality? There are ways to do that without calling for expert help.
Disabling Hardware Acceleration
If your computer has a Flash-based web player installed and you always get badly pixelated streams, try unchecking Enable hardware acceleration under Settings (right-click from the stream window). 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
Have you encountered the mysterious Error #2032 while streaming rugby or any other live show or event? It means it has been over ten seconds since you lost your connection to the streaming server, causing your provider to shut off your stream. Usually, you can solve this problem just by flushing your DNS cache. On the Windows command prompt, type ipconfig/flushdns. 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. You can get a stuttering feed at 360p and watch it smooth out 720p. Just try different settings and see what works.
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. But this will still depend on your set up and available gear.
If you have an HDMI-equipped computer, whether laptop or desktop, you shouldn’t have a problem (some TVs support VGA too, which could be compatible with older PCs); just output your PC display to your HDTV like a 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 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 fan, you probably think of live streaming as one of the best gifts technology has given you. But with so many streams on so many sites, not to mention a few full-featured standalone player apps, staying on top of your streaming game can be a feat. The above tips should help you.