Nothing is worse than watching your latest VoD from your last stream and realizing the videos skips or audio glitched in and out. This is especially common with larger streamers
Why does lag happen on VoDs?
It could be a variety of different things including some fixes on your end
- Checking for malware
- closing background applications on your computer
but likely comes down to one of these reasons:
- Lag during stream
- Lag during recording (Twitch’s end)
- Buffering issues
Lag during stream
If the streamer was having connection issues or dropping frames while live, it’s very possible that lag is visible when seeing the playback or VoD of that stream. As mentioned, larger streamers may experience this especially
Lag during recording
Even if the stream didn’t lag while live, it is possible that twitch had issues when rendering the recording.
It’s possible that your connection might not be stable enough, try adjusting your quality settings to prevent lag.