Question Pixelated Stream Problem


Mar 15, 2018
Hello all, so I stream on twitch frequently. However, right now I am streaming in 720p 60fps. While I am doing this, my streams always look pixelated with a lot of movement. I know why that happens so I have changed my bitrate to 6000. I did an internet test and it came back upload speed at 61.66 Mbps. My PC includes a Ryzen 7 2700x, RTX 3070, 16gb DDR4 Ram at 3200 MHz, Aorus x470 Ultra Gaming MOBO, if you need anything else just ask. Runs on Windows 10. I use streamlabs, I have endlessly played around with my settings but nothing is working. Whenever I stream it is always pixelated and incredibly frustrating.

What should I do?
Maybe this link might help you ? Go through it. I have copied the text below.

Reasons Your Stream May Be Pixelated:

Inadequate lighting and camera settings: Sometimes, the reason behind your pixelated stream is right in front of you—your camera and lighting. Poor lighting or camera settings can cause glare, shadow, and improper light can significantly decrease the quality of your stream, making it appear blurry or pixelated.

Bandwidth and Unstable Internet Connection: A stable internet connection is necessary for a hiccup-free live stream. If your internet speed is slow or unstable, your stream can become pixelated. Try these best practices when streaming:
  • Avoid connecting too many devices to your wifi while streaming
  • Make sure your router is updated
Encoder settings: The encoder compresses video and audio data before sending it to the streaming platform. Incorrect settings can cause your stream to be pixelated.

Insufficient computer processing power: Streaming requires significant processing power (how quickly the CPU can retrieve and interpret instructions). Your stream may appear pixelated if your computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements.

How to Fix a Pixelated Live Stream.

Before you panic about your pixelated stream, understand there are several things you can do to fix it. Below are some ways to fix the most common sources of a pixelated live stream.

Optimize your lighting and camera settings: Make sure the lighting is consistent and not too harsh, and adjust your camera settings to ensure the best possible image quality.

Conduct a speed test to check your bandwidth: If you have an unstable or slow internet connection, you may need to contact your service provider or consider upgrading your plan. It is also worth using a reliable, wired internet connection.

Adjust your encoder settings and bitrates: Try lowering the bitrate to reduce pixelation. Though this may reduce overall quality, it doesn’t require your internet connection to send as much data over servers. To better understand, check out the bitrate settings for live streaming on the Streamlabs blog.

Upgrade your computer hardware: If you’re streaming from a computer, make sure it meets the minimum requirements for streaming (as outlined by the respective streaming service or software).

Use streaming software with built-in optimization tools: If you’re using a streaming software such as Streamlabs Desktop, you can use auto-optimization to customize your streaming settings based on your internet connection speed and hardware. Updating software regularly is also recommended to stay current and avoid potential compatibility issues.