Twitch 3000 Media Decoding Error

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Twitch error 3000 is a problem when streaming video on Twitch. It’s usually followed by the message, “media resource decoding errors” and a black screen.

This error will prevent you from streaming any video, on OBS or another platform.

Clearing cache and cookies are the most common way to fix Twitch error 3000. This may not work so you can update your browser.

These are just two solutions. Many other options may be available. This guide will help you to find the best solutions and get you back streaming your favorite games to your viewers.

Fixing error 3000 in Twitch

These solutions can be used to fix the Twitch error 3000

1. Clear cache and cookies

This error could also be caused by cache or cookies if you’re streaming Chrome.

They can be cleared to not only fix the problem but also increase the speed and responsiveness of the browser.

These steps will help you clear your Chrome cache and cookies

  • Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the browser
  • Click on More tools to select Clear Browsing data
  • Check Cookies, other site data, and Cached images
  • Clear Data, then wait for it to finish before refreshing your stream.

This solution works for most situations, but if it doesn’t, you can try the following solutions.

2. Turn off hardware acceleration

Although the hardware accelerator can increase the performance of your computer, compatibility issues may occur with certain apps.

If the problem was caused by the accelerator, you can turn it off and your streaming will continue to work normally.

These are the steps to disable hardware acceleration in your browser

  • Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the browser
  • Go to Settings > Advanced
  • Scroll down to and disable Use Hardware Acceleration when is available
  • Reload Twitch and restart your browser

If you are still having trouble with this solution, try the next one.

3. Update or switch your browser

Update your browser to fix error 3000 on Twitch. You can try switching to another browser if this does not work.

See our article on the best browsers to stream on Twitch. You can also uninstall and reinstall your favorite browser, then you can try again.

These options may not have worked for you yet. You can switch to the Twitch desktop app. The downloads page can be downloaded from the Twitch website.

You should now be able to stream smoothly because you have solved the problem. We would love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, opinions, and tips in the comments below.

Melina Richardson is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Author at Cybers Guards & w-se. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.