Twitch.tv buffering in W10 while in W7 works flawlessly

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Saitoh, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Saitoh

    Saitoh MDL Novice

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    Well, the title says it pretty much, got problems while watching Twitch.tv streams, videos constantly suffer from buffering without using anything that can cause slowdowns in my network. Streams work flawlessly in windows7 without any buffering and lag, I also tested on my smartphone if there was any issue with my ISP, and as expected it played as good as in windows7, no bufferings.

    I actually disabled windows updates for avoiding the well known bandwidth usage in background, so It seems the Network preferences were modified by M$ in comparison to previous versions. Also checked: forums.mydigitallife. info/threads/70328-Quick-Links-to-popular-posts-on-MDL-and-other-sites-amp-FAQ-s/page4?p=1262501&viewfull=1#post1262501 and it didn't solve anything.
     
  2. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    Try to disable the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, see if that improves anything.
    I noticed when i play streams with a sniffer program that this service creates a lot of traffic.
     
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  3. Saitoh

    Saitoh MDL Novice

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    Thanks for answering but it didn't work, also as additional info, it doesn't get any buffering when playing streams in High Quality, just in Source... so the thing that is driving me nuts is that just happens in W10... still no problem on my smartphone and W7.
     
  4. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    What player are you using?
     
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  5. Saitoh

    Saitoh MDL Novice

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    Default Twitch Player via Google Chrome, same setup as w7.
     
  6. angelsanges

    angelsanges MDL Novice

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    disable updates sharing in windows update
     
  7. Saitoh

    Saitoh MDL Novice

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    It is disabled, also the Windows Update service.
     
  8. frepsz

    frepsz MDL Junior Member

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    Try disabling flash so that the new pure HTML5 service gets loaded. While it's still beta, it's in a good shape and should work flawlessly in most cases. Maybe it'll solve your issue, but even if not, your CPU and GPU will thank you for the lower resource usage.
     
  9. MacAddict01

    MacAddict01 MDL Member

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    Does this happen in all browsers you have tried? You might try using TCPoptimizer using optimal settings for your network adapter(s) to see if that helps.
     
  10. yolo_twice

    yolo_twice MDL Novice

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    if you don't find a solution you can use livestreamer.io with vlc or some other player, takes care of s**tty ISP and windows 10
     
  11. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    if you disable, windows updates, windows defender (updates too), all the spyware/malware that 10 has, what do you have?.
    7.
    So, its clear.
     
  12. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    if you have amd video.. run DDCU and reboot then device manager. update the driver.
    amd streaming issues are common
     
  13. Saitoh

    Saitoh MDL Novice

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    #13 Saitoh, Sep 3, 2016
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    Thanks everyone for answering and trying to help, im using a nvidia gpu and tried 2 browsers, Vivaldi and Chrome both based on Chromium so it didn't make any difference, I know there are many workarounds to my issue such as VLC using Livestreamer, but it is kinda sad to have such problems just by changing the OS, it is the same setup as I have in W7, these small problems make me think in sticking to Windows 7 till the end of the support...

    EDIT: Okay, after testing for 2 hours using TCPOptimizer as MacAddict01 suggested, is working properly now, it seems like Microsoft has messed up some Network settings in comparison to windows7.
     
  14. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    Microsoft has technicians working 24/7 trying to screw you, I thought that was obvious to everyone.:D
     
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