Fix Twitch error 3000: Media resource decoding issue

Twitch error 3000 occurs when streaming videos on Twitch and it is usually followed by the message “media resource decoding error” alongside a black screen.

When this error occurs, you won’t be able to stream any video whether you are using OBS or any other platform.

The most common fix for Twitch error 3000 is to clear cache and cookies from your browser. If this doesn’t work, then you need to update or change your browser.

Aside from these two fixes, there are other solutions that can help in solving the issue. In this guide, I will walk you through all these solutions to help you get back to enjoying streaming games to your viewers.

Fixing error 3000 on Twitch

To fix Twitch error 3000, use any of these solutions:

1. Clear cache and cookies

If this error occurs while you are streaming via Chrome, then it could be due to cache and cookies.

Clearing them will not only fix the issue but also improve the speed and responsiveness when using the browser.

Follow these steps to clear cache and cookies from Chrome:

  • Click the three dots at the top right corner of your browser
  • Hover on More Tools and select Clear Browsing data
  • Check Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files
  • Select Clear Data and wait for it to complete before refreshing your stream
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This fix works on most occasions, however, if it doesn’t then you should try out the following solutions.

2. Turn off hardware acceleration

While the hardware accelerator is designed to boost the performance of your PC, it can run into compatibility issues with apps.

Turning off the hardware accelerator will leave your streaming working well if it was the source of the problem.

Follow these tips to turn off hardware acceleration on your browser:

  • Click the three dots at the top right corner of your browser
  • Go to Settings > Advanced
  • Scroll down to System then disable Use hardware acceleration when available
  • Restart your browser and reload Twitch

If this solution hasn’t solved your problem, proceed to the next fix.

3. Update or switch your browser

Updating your browser could solve error 3000 on Twitch. If this doesn’t work then you should switch to a different browser. 

Check out our post on the best browsers for streaming on Twitch. You can also delete and reinstall your preferred browser then try again.

If these options haven’t worked yet, you should switch to the Twitch app for desktop computers. You can down the application from the downloads page on the Twitch website.

Hopefully, you’ve now managed to solve the error and you can stream seamlessly. If you have any other ideas, solutions, views, or tips, let us know in the comments section below.

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