Sometimes technology just doesn't want to cooperate. If you’re currently experiencing technical issues with the LCBC's Church Online platforms, there are 3 great first steps to resolve any tech issue:
Refresh the page
Double-check your internet connection
Try using a different web browser
9 times out of 10, one of those steps will do the trick! If not, check below for some additional basic troubleshooting tips.
Refresh your browser (CTRL + R keys simultaneously, Command + R on a mac), by clicking the circular arrow symbol at the top of the screen or close it and re-open again – This can fix video freezing and other irregular behavior.
The player controls are located at the bottom of the player window. Often the control bar is hidden until you hover the cursor over the bottom of the player window.
- Play/Pause Buttonusually located on the lower left corner of the player bar, often times the stream won’t start unless you click thePLAY button
- Sound Level– Make sure to unmute the audio by clicking the speaker icon in the player control bar and raise the volume with this control as well.
- Picture Options– Click on the gear icon in the player control bar. Some broadcasts offer different quality levels. Choose higher numbers to increase picture quality. Choose lower numbers to reduce buffering.
Multiple Windows Open
Make sure you only have one browser window or tab open, otherwise you might have two instances of the webcast playing, which will cause an annoying echo.
Multiple Apps Open
Close unnecessary applications. Multiple apps running can slow down the video performance and hog bandwidth.
Reboot your device. This helps to clear the browser cache and re-establish a connection with the streaming server.
To avoid the gathering freezing up, you’ll need a solid, reasonably robust, internet connection such as a cable modem with speeds over 20Mbps. If you are accessing the internet via a DSL, ISDN, or Satellite you most likely won’t have an ideal experience. Issues with accessing the gathering can also be caused by an outdated modem or router as well as the Wi-Fi network in your home. Lastly, we recommend trying to reduce other sources of traffic on your internet connection.
If you’re using a browser that is built directly into your TV, it’s possible that the manufacturer didn’t account for all technical needs of a modern browser.