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FIX: Twitch error 4000, resource format not supported

So, before you start tweaking your default browser to handle Twitch, give serious thought to downloading Opera GX now.

Opera GX

Opera GX

Forget about errors and streaming lag with Opera GX! This great browser was meant for gaming, live-streaming, and it has Twitch on the sidebar.

On the other hand, if you’ve got the time and skills, and you want to stick to your current browser, then follow the instructions listed below.

How can I fix the Twitch error code 4000?

1. Play the stream in the pop-up player

Twitch pup up player

  1. Click the Settings icon in the bottom right corner of the stream.
  2. Select the Popup Player.

2. Refresh the stream

refresh streaming

Sometimes, while waiting for the stream to open, different issues could appear stopping your Internet access briefly.

Performing the simple task of page refreshing could fix the issue. To refresh the stream, simply press the Ctrl + R buttons on your keyboard or click the refresh icon on your browser.

3. Close other active media players

  1. Right-click on the Taskbar, and select Task Manager.
  2. Select each media player, and click End process.
  3. Close the Task Manager and try reloading the stream to see if it works.

Can’t open Task Manager? Check out this guide!

4. Remove audio hardware

Having additional audio hardware connected to your PC could stop the stream from loading. Hardware such as headphones or external speakers could be interfering with Twitch.

Remove the hardware from your PC and try loading the stream again. If the error goes away, you can then plug your audio hardware back in.

5. Change Google Chrome’s autoplay setting

  1. Have a blank page open in Google Chrome.
  2. Click the address bar, type chrome:flags, and press Enter.
  3. Search for the Autoplay policy, and select Document user activation is required.
  4. Restart Google Chrome, and try to open the stream again.

6. Use the Twitch Desktop App

If you can’t get the Twitch streams to open in Google Chrome, your last resort would be trying to download the desktop app.

The Twitch Desktop App is known to have many improvements compared to the web version of Twitch.

As it is a stand-alone app, it brings better responsiveness and offers some extra tools and features.

We hope that you could find a fix for this Twitch error from our list of solutions.

If you know any other methods of fixing the error code 4000, feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.

FAQ: Learn more about Twitch

  • What does Twitch error 4000 mean?

Twitch error 4000 indicates that the video you are trying to watch is either unavailable or your browser does not support the respective video format.

  • What video format does Twitch support?

Twitch supports the following video format: MP4, MOV, AVI and FLV in AAC audio combined with h264 codec, up to 10Mbps bit rate and 1080p/60FPS.

  • How long does a video stay on Twitch?

Twitch stores the videos of non-turbo users for up to 14 days before deleting them. The video uploads of Twitch Partners and Twitch Turbo users are stored and saved for 60 days before being deleted.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in October 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to WindowsReport

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