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 better 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
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. In most cases, this issue may be solved simply 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, this will solve your streaming problem.
Changing Streaming Resolution
If you deal with a lot of streaming hiccups, try switching to a different -not necessarily lower- resolution video stream. You can get a stuttering feed at 360p and watch it smooth out 720p. Just switch to different settings and stick to what works 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. For best results, however, you’ll need the right setup and the right 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 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, it boils down to getting 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 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.