Demand for live streaming of games is increasing on PCs and Smartphones. With sites like Justin.tv, UStream and game streaming sites like Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv today there is no dearth in availability of streaming sites these days for streaming live news and entertainment shows. The problem that users are facing these days is that there are many streaming sites running out there without stand-alone player apps of their own. However you can still use the following tips to stream content on your device effortlessly by following them:
– Try switching streams through third party clients for faster processing:
This tip can be of best use for games streaming with third party stream viewers like Teevox and WellPlayed for streaming sites like Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv. In Teevox, it’s easy to switch between two streams and looking at multiple streams also. If you often participate in major gaming events with multiple concurrent streams, you will find this tip of great use. Teevox also offers two smartphone apps for Android users only with which you can control your PC with your smartphone or tablet- a feature with which you need not get up to change channel when you are watching streams on your HDTV through PC.
– Using IRC client for Chat to boost video streaming:
The one thing that users enjoy the most about live streaming is the opportunity to post comments and get replies on them in real time. One IRC client that you can use is mIRC and login to this IRC client server with the login name of Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv wherever you are streaming videos. This way the burden on your browser can be minimized leading to its faster processing of streaming videos.
– Disable hardware acceleration on your flash player:
In case your video streams look pixelated and you use a flash-based player, then you can right click in your stream window and click on settings and, uncheck hardware acceleration. Most of the times the problem of pixilated videos gets sorted by using this setting, as live streaming sites suggest these settings for best streaming experience. This measure is not helpful even if you are using an unstable internet connection, of course.
– Discard your existing DNS settings:
You must have noticed that break in live streaming on Justin.tv or Twitch.tv can occur and shows up the error #2032. This problem occurs when the server connection is lost for more than 10 seconds leading to the streaming site stopping your stream. A possible solution seen for this problem is through “Discard your existing DNS settings” where you open command prompt in Windows and type ipconfig /flushdns. This way the DNS resolver cache is reset which leads to improved streaming on your PC.
– Change streaming resolution on your flash player:
Many a times problems coming in to stream videos at 360p works perfectly well at 720p. So it has a lot to do with changing settings and analyzing at which settings your videos stream well and flick settings to the same resolution.
– Watch your streams through TV:
Nothing beats the comfort of watching streams on TV where you can relax and watch videos comfortably. If you have a desktop or laptop with HDMI Out then you can connect it with HDMI adaptor cable. However, if you have an Apple device (Mac or iOS based) then you can use Apple TV to wirelessly stream your multimedia. In case of Android smartphone users they can stream videos through the app of their preferred streaming site else they have the option of using an HDMI Out if their phones has it.
If you happen to be an Xbox 360 user then soon you can get the Twich.tv app and stream multimedia but chances are that you may have to buy their Gold Subscription plan. For PS3 users there is no option to use streaming services as the PS3 browser doesn’t meet the requirements for a streaming site and no app is available for PS3 right now that enables it to stream.
Source: PC World