[FIX] Twitch Error 4000: 6 Working Methods To Solve The Error

Twitch Error 4000 occurs when you try to stream audio or video on the platform. You get the “Media resource format not supported” error which can be frustrating because it annoys you every few seconds while enjoying the stream.

Don’t worry as it’s a common error which a lot of Twitch users face almost daily. To solve this problem, we came up with six power-packed solutions to help you get rid of this error.

I suggest you to read all the methods step by step to gain maximum benefits out it.

Now then, let’s get started!

Six Methods to Get Rid of the Twitch Error 4000

Roll up your sleeves and follow the exact steps to solve the “resource format not supported” error in under 10 minutes.

Method 1: Clear Cache and Cookies

While you get the Twitch error 4000 the first step you can do to resolve the problem is, to clear the cache and cookies from your chrome browser.

Here’s a step by step process on how you can clear the cache in less than 2 minutes:

Step 1: The first step is to click on three dots situated at the top right corner of your screen.

Step 2: Next up, search for the “Settings” option and click on it.

Step 3: Now, in the new screen, scroll all the way down and click on the “Advanced” option.

settings advanced menu

Step 4: From the expanded menu click on the last option that says “Clear browsing data.”

clear browsing data

Step 5: Let all the options be as it and directly click on the blue colored “Clear data” button and hold on for some time.

tick mark all options

Step 6: Just after 5 mins the cache from your Chrome browser would be wiped off. Now is the time to open up Twitch and see if you still get the Media resource not supported error.

If yes, hop on to the next method.

Method 2: Shut Down All Other Media Players or Streams

Apart from Twitch if you’re running any other audio streaming service, you need to shut it down because chances are it might be interfering with the Twitch audio playback service.

I highly recommend you to close all other streaming applications before you start streaming on Twitch. If for any reason that doesn’t solve the problem, the next thing to do is open up the Task Manager and close all the applications, restart the browser and try to access the Twitch website.

Method 3: Refresh the Site

At times while opening the websites, we usually get disconnected with the Internet due to which the site takes longer to load and sometimes interferes with the loading process. Refreshing the page solves the problem in this case.

To refresh the page, on the left side of your address bar you’ll see a rewind button click on it and wait for the page to reload completely.

refresh the site

Method 4: Change Autoplay Options in Chrome

In your Chrome browser, the autoplay feature might be interfering with the game while you try to stream the audio. To get rid of the Twitch 4000 error you need to change the autoplay settings. To do that follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: In the Chrome browser start a new tab.

Step 2: In the address bar type in “chrome:flags” and hit “Enter.”

chrome flags

Step 3: Now from all the available options find the “Autoplay policy” option and on the right side dropdown menu select the last option that says “Document User Activation is Required.”

autoplay policy

NOTE: If you find it difficult to search for the Autoplay policy option manually you can press Ctrl+F on your keyboard to perform a page level search to speed up the process.

Step 4: After you select the above settings all the video and audio streams will be restricted to start automatically. From now onwards you need to press the play button before any media starts to play.

Step 5: The final step is to open the site and see if the issue still exists.

Method 5: Use Twitch Popout Player

Using Twitch popout player is a quick fix to get rid of the Twitch Error 4000. However, this isn’t a permanent fix but it can be useful if you want to stream something immediately even if you aren’t able to stream.

To activate the popout player in Twitch click on the gear icon at the bottom right side of the screen and select the popout player.

Method 6: Select Default Audio Drivers

Twitch uses several audio drivers while running the stream. To get perfect audio experience, it is necessary for you to have perfect audio drivers selected which are compatible with Twitch.

To select the default audio drivers, you need to follow the exact steps shown below:

Step 1: In the bottom right corner of your screen click on the sound icon.

Step 2: In there, select the sound options.

Step 3: From all the available options click on the first “Playback” option.

Step 4: Find out the correct audio drivers for your output device and right-click on it.

Step 5: Finally, select “Set as Default Device” to select it as your default audio driver.

Final Conclusion

Those were the six methods to get rid of the Twitch 4000 error. Some of the methods are a permanent fix and some are temporary. I hope you find this article useful and were able to get rid of the error.

If you still have any further queries which you’d like to share with us feel free to drop a comment down below and let us know.

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