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Twitch.tv streams

Anyone else watch these?  I'm getting pretty poor performance which has got worse as the night progresses:
http://www.twitch.tv/esltv_sc2
I've wiresharked the traffic and all looks fine.  I've seen quite a bit of noise out on the 'net about their ability to serve into the EU reliably. 
Just wondering if other PN customers see the same problem.
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

On an infinity 2 connection at the moment and it seems to be ok. 5 minutes of uninterrupted streaming.
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

Twitch is just poor at streaming live, I see a lot of euro's complain when watching warframe streams and more often lately the stream stops completely.
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

Yeah, that's my gut feeling.  It's currently playing fine though.....
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

Gone appalling again.    Still ok on BT Dvorak?
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

When using http://livestreamer.tanuki.se/en/latest/ and VLC it's perfect. Smiley
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

Streaming qualities never been anything to shout home about but it's a great site, use it quite often, usually watchable quality, I find that I get better quality on the Xbox One app than on my laptop.
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

Quote from: dvorak
On an infinity 2 connection at the moment and it seems to be ok. 5 minutes of uninterrupted streaming.

sorry; i was, but thought I'd better talk to the host rather than just use their connect Cheesy
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Mathias
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

There has been another thread discussing twitch over the last few months, which might provide more info:
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,122944.0.html
Mattz0r
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

Twitch's network sucks. They have a single server which deals out all the streaming, which I believe is located in USA somewhere.
They introduced the "Buffering feature" to try and improve things. Personally, I think they should take out less money as a wage and pour it into their infrastructure.
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

It's getting very popular here since we don't really have any live gaming tv channels like they do in China, Japan and US. Would really like to see them improve on their quality and speed. A lot of hardcore gamers have been moving to YouTube live for streaming, Get some great Starcraft play there!
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

Currently watching on xbone app and getting very good quality on Starcraft stream.
Devonian
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

It seem's to be a bit hit and miss for me.
I streamed Assassins Creed Black Flag via the PS4 a few times, Iv'e been told sometimes it ran smooth, other times it was awful.
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

I'm assuming they are/have been increasing their capacity since they are implementing deep integration in Xbox One to allow streaming. Well I hope so anyway...
Devonian
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Re: Twitch.tv streams

Maybe the problem is the 4.5million PS4 consoles with that share button on the controller!