Twitch is a well-known streaming website that is widely used around the world. It’s been so popular that they’ve started broadcasting esports as well, giving their streaming service a new level and making them available to audiences who prefer popular esports to regular streaming.
Twitch also has a number of defects that have been bothering its users for quite some time. The 3000 media resource decoding error, also known as Twitch Error 3000, is another one of those errors. When you try to stream videos from twitch, Twitter, and other common sites, the error message ‘3000 Media resource decoding error’ appears. This situation is most noticeable in the Chrome browser.
Causes of Twitch error 3000- Media resource decoding issue
- The first and most important cause for this Twitch error 3000 is that it arises when an HTML 5 player fails to respond correctly, and when broadcasting HTML 5 fails to produce proper performance.
- The database and bad cookies are also major contributors to this issue.
- Finally, the website can use HTML 5 or flash, which the browser does not allow.
Some of the methods to solve Twitch error 3000- Media resource decoding issue is-
Change the Stream Application
Adjust the application for the stream in the player settings tab. Since the browser will not be able to support HTML 5, disable it and select another player.
If you do have any other browsers installed, such as Opera or Firefox, you can try opening Twitch from there as well, as the issue might be with the default search engine.
Clean Cache and Cookies
Since twitch error 3000 can be caused by cache and bad cookies, you must clean the cache and cookies occasionally as they can cause errors and conflicts. If you know how to clear cache and cookies, go ahead and do so; else, follow the instructions below-
- Go to the browser that you use to watch Twitch streams in. (it is recommended that you set Google Chrome as your default browser as it is regarded as the right choice)
- After you’ve opened the window, go to the right side and select the three-dotted options.
- By tapping on more resources, go to simple browsing info.
- A window will appear in front of you, and you must choose the ‘All time’ option from the menu.
- Then select the option to Clear.
- Restart the Twitch website after it has been restarted to see if the issue has been resolved.
Allow Third-party Cookies
If a user has not allowed third-party cookies, he/she may receive an error as a result of this, as the browser may prevent them from visiting those sites for a quality experience, and Twitch may be one of them. Now, follow the instructions below to allow third-party cookies-
Go to Twitch in the browser and click where the error appears.
After that, go to the cookies section and pick "Still Allow (Website URL)" from the menu.
To put it into action, select the Done option.
Restart the browser to see if the problem with error 3000 Twitch has been settled or not.
Turn off Hardware Acceleration
Most often, the fault is with the device, and if you have allowed hardware acceleration, you can be facing issues. Since hardware acceleration implies that the device uses system hardware rather than applications or software to perform its functions, and if the system is damaged, you will undoubtedly experience Twitch error 3000.
In case you’ve allowed hardware acceleration, you can now disable it by following the procedures below-
- Click on your default browser.
- Go to settings by clicking on the three-dotted options on the right hand.
- Go to the advanced tab then.
- You must now uncheck the choice "Use Hardware Acceleration When Available" in the device settings.
Use Incognito Mode
Twitch 3000-media resource decoding error can also be fixed by starting Twitch in Incognito mode. This is a fairly straightforward procedure. To open a new incognito window, simply click the three-dot icon and select New incognito window. Then go back to Twitch and attempt to load it again.
Follow the instructions below to allow Protected mode in Mozilla Firefox-
- Click on Mozilla Firefox
- On the keyboard, press the Ctrl + Shift + P keys. In the Browser, this will enable the Protected mode in a new tab.
You can also try to use another browser, such as Edge, to see whether the streaming works there. Also, please ensure that the browser is constantly updated with the most recent update. Since innovations are continuously being introduced in both websites and browsers, this problem will occur if it is without any updates.