How to Fix Twitch Lag in Windows 8, Windows 7 and Earlier Versions

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Twitch Lag Occurrence Causes

Twitch lag occurs while watching live-streams on Twitch. Every single stream lags a lot with no particular reason.

Detailed Instructions for Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP:

Twitch lagging is a common issue complained by people across the world. This article contains useful information that can be used to fix the problem.

1. Change Firewall Outgoing Rules

2. Flush the DNS

3. Clear Internet History

4. Disable NPAPI Plug-In Element

Change Firewall Outgoing Rules

Change the outgoing rules of your Firewall software. Modify advanced settings containing outgoing rules.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

1. Click Start | Control Panel.

2. Click System and Security | Windows Firewall.

3. Click Advanced Settings.

4. Right click Outgoing Rules from the left hand side panel, select New Rule.

5. New Outgoing Rule Wizard opens. Select “Custom” option from the “Rule Type” page. Click Next.

6. Select “All Programs” from “Program” page. Click Next.

7. In the “Protocol and Ports” page keep all default settings. Click Next.

8. In the “Scope” page select “This IP Address” option under both “Local IP Address” and “Remote IP Address” categories.

9. In both the categories given in the Step 8, add following IP Address:

95.172.94.1-95.172.94.255

10. Click Next.

11. Select “Block the connection” option in the “Action” page. Click Next.

12. Set default profile in the “Profile” page. Click Next.

13. Provide a name for your rule, for example, Rule 1, in the “Name” page. Click “Finish” button.

14. Close all open windows and then restart the computer for the changes to take effect. This will fix Twitchtv lag.

For Windows 8:

1. Press the Windows Key.

2. Type “Windows Firewall” (without quotes) in the Search Box.

3. Click Settings icon.

4. Open it from the Search Results.

5. Repeat Steps 2-14 of the above paragraph given for earlier versions.

Flush the DNS

Repair problems with the DNS server by using Flush DNS command. Open Command Prompt and execute the command.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

1. Click Start | All Programs | Accessories.

2. Right click “Command Prompt”, select “Run as administrator”.

3. Type the following command-

ipconfig /flush dns

4. Press ENTER.

For Windows 8:

1. Press the Windows Key.

2. Type “Command Prompt” (without quotes) in the Search Box.

3. Click the Apps icon.

4. Select it and click “Run as Administrator” icon at the bottom.

5. Follow Step 3-4 of the above paragraph given for earlier versions of Windows.

Clear Internet History

Internet History needs to be cleared due to corrupt files and other elements. Use a Privacy Cleaner program to do this:

1. Download System Utilities software.

2. Use the Privacy Cleaner feature of this program to clean all temporary files, browser cache and temporary files.

Disable NPAPI Plug-In Element

NPAPI is a plug-in element which can be located from Google Chrome plugins list. Disable plug-ins that use NPAPI element for improving Twitch TV performance.

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Type “about:plugins” (without quotes) in the Address Bar.

3. Click “[+] Details” link.

4. Press Ctrl + F, type “NPAPI” in the Find box and click “Find Next”.

5. Disable any plugin that uses this component.

6. Close and reopen Google Chrome.



Source by Faisal Irshad Khan

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