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Topic of this article: “video lag


The meaning of “video lag”

The term “video lag” is commonly used by gamer if:

1.) A intro video is lagging
2.) A in-game video is lagging
3.) A game related video is lagging
4.) A streaming video about a fight, group/party battle or similar situation recorded by a gamer is lagging

Other terms used or connected to video lag: Video lags, video is lagging, video is laggy, stuttering video, video buffering to slow, slow loading video, stream lags, laggy stream


Why videos are laggy?

a.) The video or stream was badly recorded at first place
b.) Hardware issues by the graphics card
c.) Old, missing or wrong video or graphics card driver
d.) Wrong graphics card settings
e.) Graphics card doesn't meet the system requirements
f.) Bad line or weak internet signal
g.) Internet Bandwidth issues
h.) The server that hosts the video is lagging (server lag)
I.) Wrong in-game settings (video settings)
j.) Monitor lags (Input lag)

How to fix lagging videos

Solution A

- Restart the game and/or restart the computer or laptop

Solution B
- Adjust the in-game video settings to lowest

Solution C
- Update to the newest graphics card driver or roll-back to the previous version if the lag starts after a new update

Solution D
- Disconnect and reconnect from the internet if the video is online based

Solution E
- Stop running downloads to get more bandwidth

Solution F

- Check the cable that connects the monitor with the graphics or video card

Solution G
- Try to watch the video or stream on another computer or laptop and see if it lags there as well

Solution H
- Change the settings of the graphics card to high performance and/or lower quallity

Solution I

- Adjust the system settings of the OS accordingly to achieve best video playback results

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