FIX TWITCH LAG – Smooth streams tutorial



Download VLC: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Download Livestreamer: https://github.com/chrippa/livestreamer/releases

1st method (easiest in my opinion)
Make a new notepad document and paste this in (ends at exit):

@echo off
echo 1. Enter channel:
set /p channel=%channel%
echo ——————————————————————————-
echo 2. Enter quality (mobile_low, 280p, 360p, 480p, mobile_high, 720p, source)
echo or (worst, low, medium, high, best, for automatic selection)
echo (try best first, if stream lags, try high or mobile_high):
set /p quality=%quality%
start livestreamer.exe twitch.tv/%channel% %quality% –ringbuffer-size 65536 –rtmpdump “%~dp0rtmpdumprtmpdump.exe” –player “c:program files (x86)videolanvlcvlc.exe”
exit

Save the document as ‘all types’ and chose a filename with .bat at the end of it, like this: Twitchstream.bat save it and open it.

Now enter your desired channel, choose the quality and hit enter 🙂

2nd method
Press Windows key+R and write: livestreamer twitch.tv/STREAMYOUWATCH best

At the end write either low, high, medium, mobile or best (source) to decide the quality of the stream. Then press enter.

I would recommend just making a premade notepad document with all your followed streams.

Here is an example of how I have it in my document:

livestreamer twitch.tv/sodapoppin best
livestreamer twitch.tv/lirik best
livestreamer twitch.tv/summit1g best

This makes it easier and you can just copy and paste after pressing Windows Key+R

Thanks to the Dota 2 post on Reddit “How to watch twitch through VLC”: http://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/1o5n68/how_to_watch_twitch_through_vlc/

**NOTE**
The stream has to be in 60 FPS for you to be able to view it in 60 FPS.

In my experience I have problems seeing the 60FPS when on Twitch.tv it feels more like sluggish 30FPS, so using Livestreamer has really improved my Twitch experience.

Stream I used as an example was: http://www.twitch.tv/summit1g

source

27 comments

  • Naigs 4 years ago

    I did everything exactly right and it says it's unable to open. Any ideas how to fix?

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  • Neo Chen 4 years ago

    everything works…. but then VLC doesnt open even though it says the same thing yours does help?

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  • Jinari01 4 years ago

    after typing streamer name and video quality window's just closing, I've update vlc, create a .bat file again, nothing worked and now I have no idea how to fix this, pleas help.

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  • Vaas Africanu' 4 years ago

    It works, thank you!

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  • Marko Gavriloski 4 years ago

    Hey nice tutorial it works very good. But I can't get dota2ti channel to work on second CMD promt when it says finding matching plugin it just stops there on first line, cmd goes away and nothing happens any suggestions ? It does same thing when you try to watch channel which is offline .

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  • DJ D 4 years ago

    Thanks bro i really couldnt stand those 15fps streams..

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  • Noah Edwards 4 years ago

    Does this work for past broadcasts? or VODs?

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  • SaintGR33Krevived Pussy Ass Motherfuckers 4 years ago

    for the link https://github.com/chrippa/livestreamer/releases where is the install button at for windows…

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  • TheGameButler 4 years ago

    dont work?

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  • Valerio I TygaPlaysTV 4 years ago

    Thank you

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  • Khan der Khan 4 years ago

    if the first method dont work, try this one:

    @echo off
    echo 1. Enter channel:
    set /p channel=%channel%
    echo ——————————————————————————-
    echo 2. Enter quality (mobile_low, 280p, 360p, 480p, mobile_high, 720p, source)
    echo or (worst, low, medium, high, best, for automatic selection)
    echo (try best first, if stream lags, try high or mobile_high):
    set /p quality=%quality%
    start livestreamer.exe twitch.tv/%channel% %quality% –ringbuffer-size 65536 –rtmpdump "%~dp0rtmpdumprtmpdump.exe" –player "c:program filesvideolanvlcvlc.exe"
    exit

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  • leonatis1084 4 years ago

    This really worked and now I can finally watch Twitch streams. Thank you and you did really well with the video.

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  • Samir Z 4 years ago

    thanks it worked !

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  • cikaiva3 4 years ago

    tnx bro

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  • stefanakooos 4 years ago

    Well it doesn't work for me. As soon as i press the final enter, after a few seconds an ''error. something'' appears and the cmd window disappears by itself. Any suggestions?

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  • MrTubatron 4 years ago

    nice one it worked 🙂 so much better then chrome

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  • Throbbing 4 years ago

    This made want to drink bleach

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  • Minte27 4 years ago

    dayuuuummm thx so much bro!

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  • Chris Spitta 4 years ago

    thanks man, incredible

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  • Angor 4 years ago

    Nice man, thanks a lot

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  • 86Themadhatter 4 years ago

    Hey +Sebbz Really helpful video. Only thing i'm curious about is when i watch a small streamer with no video settings option, it doesn't work. Say if i type 360p. But if i type ''source'' it works fine. Any ideas or is this solely to make source streaming slightly easier?

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  • Cris Racing and Gaming 4 years ago

    Lol it works! i recently switched to external monitor (1080 , not 720) so i had frame drops, in full screen, because shitty laptop…….now …with vlc is much smoother . I can't believe this ! Twitch uses a shitty codec, cause you tube videos at 1080 60 in full screen don't have this problem. Amazing man. Really tthanks!

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  • Dhanay Patel 4 years ago

    What if I want to watch a repeated stream from twitch channel library? how that works, do I have to enter the Url?

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  • AwesomeNarwhal 4 years ago

    you sound like trilluxe!

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  • ChARCOAL BLASTERDOG Prim 4 years ago

    Wow, this is incredible. Thank you so much!

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  • Waxcity 4 years ago

    works really awesome thank you!!

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  • QComputerHelpQ 4 years ago

    That's awesome dude!!

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