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Live streaming in Black ops 2!

promitchdog101 Jan 30, 2013 06:14PM PST

For some reason when ever i try to live stream in black ops 2 i start my stream up and then it runs for about 20 seconds on my channel page but then it stops. When that happens it still says im live in game but my friends tell me im not live on the website. What should i do?

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Jason M: Twitch Staff Jan 31, 2013 06:53AM PST
Hi,

Are you connected via Ethernet cable or WiFi?
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Nattynooster: Jan 31, 2013 01:26PM PST
Hi, I have this exact problem too. The stream will run for maybe 1-2 minutes before crashing and not returning until I manually restart the stream in game. Black Ops 2 seems to think the stream is still live when this happens.

I am connected via ethernet directly to the router. I have a 60down/3up connection with 12 ping minimum. Virgin Media is my ISP.
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Jason M: Twitch Staff Jan 31, 2013 01:27PM PST
Ok, the implementation is very custom. We're not sure why this is happening yet. But I provide every affected user to our team.
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jesusfreak17482: Jan 31, 2013 03:05PM PST
I am having this problem as well. I will be able to stream for roughly 1-2 minutes and the stream will just cut out. I checkout out Twitch, and I saw that there is almost 300 Black Ops 2 streams up right now so maybe that is the problem?
I also seem to be having quite a bit of lag in the stream, but I am running directly through ethernet and I have a great connection.
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Jason M: Twitch Staff Jan 31, 2013 03:06PM PST
I'm recording names for everyone with this issue.

Mitch, what username are you using?
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XxJNUGExX: Jan 31, 2013 03:39PM PST
Mine for some reason wont even connect it says, an error occurred and I'm connected via Ethernet cable.
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OcR_Aggro: Jan 31, 2013 03:39PM PST
same problem here also hard wired to my router with road runner turbo not sure what the exact upload is.
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vindictive001: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
I am also having this issue, I am running a 40 MBPS and Upload of 2 mbps. I try to stream for about 3 mins and then automaticly shows me offline

My Gamertag is Vindictive001 and TWITCH.tv is Vindictive001
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DetectHaggis: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
me too exactly the same and wired, virginmedia 50+ meg download, 5 upload.
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trickydatrack100: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
I, too, am having this issue. Will turn on live streaming on PS3 and after 10 seconds, it will stop and say "An error occurred while trying to live stream. Please try again or visit www.callofduty.com/blackops2/status for updates."

I am connected via WiFi, though.
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Majick007: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
same problem with me:( i was really excited for this feature of the game and its kind of a big let down lol i understand if all the players are streaming but i believe Twitch.tv had enough assumption to be prepared for the heavy and massive usage from this game when they went with the aggreement to start this in the first place....any news of this occurence and possible fix will be greatly appreciated..:)
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M3zz4n1n3: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
I can't even login to twitch on blops2 (Xbox 360) it gives me an error has occured ...
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thizzroyalhines: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
Same problem stream last for 1 minute then stops. I'm connected via Ethernet cable.
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xtcanubis: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
I got the same thing going but mine wont even start. It just sits there in offline mode when I check my comp for the stream.
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COLD13_: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
I also have the same problem, it only runs the first time I sign-in on the console and once it goes into the game it shuts off and never returrns
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TheeCodfathr: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
I too am having this problem, it'll stream great for about 30 seconds then says "offline" while Black Ops 2 thinks I'm still LIVE
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oljok3rlo: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
same thing here start stream and works for 2 mins then says im offline on twich but on xbox says im still live, ping 16, download 16.6, upload 3.5,
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qpnitroqp: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
I have the same issue. Brand new xbox. Wireless connection. Happened yesturday. Now today it tells me my account is linked to a different account? Like my xbox gamertag is not the one linked to my twitch account now? I went into setting and disabled to bo2 application and tried again but got the same error.
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marki0108: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
i have the same problem most of the time mine says its offline but live in game i managed to stream a game for about a 1min but most of that was lag and ads
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justDUKE: Feb 01, 2013 01:35PM PST
This is almost the same issue for me too. It will connect for about a few seconds, show an advert then when it comes back on it says I'm offline, yet on the xbox 360 its says live in the top right.

Anything I can do to solve this? My gamer tag is justDUKE 88
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Pyrostasis: Feb 01, 2013 01:36PM PST
Having the same issue as well. Hardwired PS3, if I swap to my hauppauge it works fine however the built in feature disconnects at random.

Seems to be within 2 minutes of a game starting. If you restart the stream it will work for a few games again then drop again. Doesnt seem to be any tell tale signs in game but I unfortunately have to stop using it for now due to those watching raging.

Ill try it again in a few days. Hopefully we can get this working as its a huge feature.
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Jason M: Twitch Staff Feb 01, 2013 01:37PM PST
For Xbox 360 Blops II troubleshooting:

Remove the application from Twitch: http://twitch.tv/settings/applications
Unlink Twitch from game: Go to Multiplayer > Options, Unlink from Twitch is at the bottom of the list.

Then re-try adding your credentials.
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vrcarnage: Feb 01, 2013 02:28PM PST
Also having this problem, connected wirelessly, have removed app from twitch and unlinked from xbox. problem still consists.
Twitch username is vrCarnage
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eetey: Feb 01, 2013 04:05PM PST
First I had that when im live it turns grey on twitch and goes back to offline in like 20 seconds ( I think I was live then) and now I can't log in it says and error has been occured while connecting with twitch... what can I do about this...
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MaXiMot0859: Feb 01, 2013 04:05PM PST
I select live stream using twitch, it says I am live and it starts broadcasting on my laptop. It broadcasts for a minute or two and then it says Offline on my laptop in the video, but says I am live on my xbox screen. Any ideas how to fix? I am using WiFi connection.
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Jason M: Twitch Staff Feb 01, 2013 04:06PM PST
Remove the application from Twitch: http://twitch.tv/settings/applications
Unlink Twitch from game: Go to Multiplayer > Options, Unlink from Twitch is at the bottom of the list.

Then re-try connecting to Twitch as noted here: http://help.twitch.tv/customer/portal/articles/968832
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Bradley66: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
Still doesn't work.. I'm live for like 2-3 mins and then it says'' offline.
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LilSnoopyBeatz: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
I'm Having A Problem With Turn Live Stream On From Ps3. Whats Going On ?
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mean_venommlg: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
everytime i start the stream application in the game after 2-3min my stream go offline and i msg code in my stream popout securityerror#2060. my internet : 5ping/30MBPS/3.50UP anyone can help me? my gamertag is Mean Venom
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dflharm: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
Account on PC seems to have the same problem. Runs for about 30 seconds into the first game, then says it's still online, but twitch page says offline.

Account : twitch.tv/dflharm
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Jackrostoburger: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
I removed the application from Twitch twice.
I unlinked Twitch from game twice.
I reconnected as the article mentioned twice.

My average ping is 40 or less, average download is 40+ mbps, and average upload is 5+ mbps.

Still not working. Any other suggestions or a fix would be nice!
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st3v3otard: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
This is still occurring. Live stream will show disconnected after 1-2 minutes of gameplay. I have to turn Twitch streaming off and back on and it continues to do the same thing.

Please fix this a.s.a.p.
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Dee_Reck: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
I keep getting "An error occurred when trying to link to your Twitch account". I have tried removing the application from settings and logging back in but it still gives me this error.
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EatBathSalts: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
I have tried your solution of unlinking and revoking authorization, and reapplying them, so far it is fruitless. Still stops after 1 - 2 minutes, even with no change in actions in-game.
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TheeCodfathr: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
Yeah, that didn't fix anything.

P.S.
Download: 32 mb/s
Upload: 5 mb/s
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lvent: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
Jason this solution does not work, any other suggestions?
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fatty92theoriginal: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
Same problem as everyone here. I have tried everything you have listed but nothing has changed is there anything else that i can do?
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MasterF7: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
I have the Same problem only 20 sec Streaming ^^ I tried the fix but it did not work...
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Pro_AHM3D: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
I have this problem as well but after trying to log-in and link my twitchtv, black ops 2 gives me an error saying it cannot link for some reason.
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STUDxJOKER: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
I too am having the same problem. I removed my credentials and it still doesnt work. My Twitch username I'm using is STUDxJOKER.
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Xxs1msymaxx: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
I got the same problem after 2-3min the broadcast bring offline on my channel but it start yesterday before that all was perfect stream all days like 8 hours a day
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cLutchEH: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
You suggested the exact same fix twice in the same thread...and on every other post. It's clearly not a fix so we need to start coming up with something else.
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l0rdnico: Feb 04, 2013 11:07AM PST
I to am having this problem on XBOX. When a user starts watching the stream everything is fine and then the Ad will start, after the Ad ends it appears that the stream stops.

My Xbox slim is wired directly to the router which is wired to the cable modem. I have Road Runner 30 meg down and 1.5 meg up. My router is an ASUS Black Diamond Gaming router and at the time of my testing the xbox was the only device connected to the router. I have tried this at different times of the day for the past two days. I have unlinked my account as described several times with no change. I'm willing to work with you if needed. Thanks for all your help

Gamer Tag: l0rdnico
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Riotgrrl1988: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I revoked it from my account on here, but I couldn't unlink it from Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360), because it still says to link it. So I tried linking it again and it added it back to the application list on here, even though it told me that there was an error again and it still says that I have to link it on Black Ops 2.
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Careful_Timing: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I would love to unlink my twitch account and try adding my credentials again; however, that is the main problem--it won't even allow me to do that. After I have entered my information and selected "login", an error occurs.
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eliaschaaya: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I am also having problems streaming. I live in sweden and i have a 100/10 mbit/s connection wired to my xbox360. The stream starts when I am in the lobby but it seems laggy when i watch it from my pc. The stream goes offline after 1-10seconds after the game has started.

twitch username. eliaschaaya
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Sanvaer: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I've done that troubleshooting method, but the problem of my stream dropping within 3-5 minutes of EVERY game still persists. Username is Sanvaer.
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Rtrxx: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I am having the same problem and my twitch username is rtrxx
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FatCrackewilk: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
im having the same it runs min or two and i can see people are watching it and then i see im not on live please help
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swaggy: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
yup still doesnt work even with the "troubleshooting"
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amazingderptwins15: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I am also having the same problem, i have tried what you said and it doesnt work
GT: masterkilla11
Twitch: amazingderptwins15
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xXiMrKrazaXx: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I am having this issue too, The stream is online for a few minits and then its gone, but black ops 2 still thinks its live. I am also having no sound in my streams for some reasons.
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x7ks: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
Mines doing that exact same thing!
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ExcludedSky: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I am having this same exact problem when i live stream on twitch it says im live but my friends gon on my channel and say im not live so IDK!
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lilgreasy: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
i am having this problem aswell twitch channel lilgreasy
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aswartz702: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
Same Problem, but Im using ps3. any answers? I tried to redo everything, but still does it
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promitchdog101: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
you asked me for my username and it is promitchdog101
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promitchdog101: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
You can also record my name! Because i am having the same issue as everybody else. Please find out why this is happening.
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cLutchEH: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
Same problem. Did as suggested by Jason, didn't solve anything.
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sandman2013: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
i am having the same problem and i did what you said and i am still having the problem
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godofkebab: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I got the same problem :(
what can I do about this?
This is my twitch name : godofkebab
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troy_abed: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
why do i get error pop up when i try linking my twitch account.
"An error occurred when trying to link to your twitch account"
??
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bwright35: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
When I try to click on my stream from twitter nothing but a black screen shows up?? What's going on??:(
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flyinfisch: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
Very disappointed in this service. It doesn't even work for more than about 30 seconds. I don't understand how COD Elite shows people playing with no problem at all.

Will not be using this service if not fixed.
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GodOfKebab: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I got the same problem, Jason M what can I do about this?
When I want to stream I put it online.
On my xbox 360 it apears online with no viewers but on twitch it goes grey for about 20 to 40 seconds and goes offline then
Hope you can help.
Thanks in advance
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SirKlutchmuch: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
My only Streams also for about 1 min within that 1 min the Game streaming is getting chopped up or laggy. then goes to say im offline when says im live on black ops. i have an upload speed high then requirement so im not sure what the issue is and i already redid everything to unlinking.
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jasperdett: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
when i try livestreaming on cod blackops 2 for xbox 360 i get a message saying an error occurred when trying to link to your twitch account what do i do to fix this
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jesusfreak17482: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
I tried to remove the application and unlink from Twitch and it still disconnected me. I have tried this multiple times as well. I even tried reconnecting step by step in the link that you supplied, still nothing.
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Dr_Redshirt: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
Jason, I tried your suggestion of reconnecting and that improved the problem but now it simply crashes the stream mid-game instead of as soon as the match starts, I'm using a wireless connection, any suggestions?
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So_Private: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
Same promblem im streaming for five minutes and then i go offline. Gt: So Private
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biscuitmixer: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
This is happening to me also. I removed the application, unlinked and followed the instructions and it still stops streaming after ~1 minute.
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thizzroyalhines: Feb 04, 2013 11:08AM PST
So i removed app, unlinked twitch, & now I can't connect back. It keeps saying an error occurred when trying to link your twitch.
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GodOfKebab: Feb 04, 2013 01:48PM PST
For god sake why is nothing happening about this?
Please twitch do something about this!
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thizzroyalhines: Feb 04, 2013 01:48PM PST
Was able to reconnect, But sill having the same problem. I
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Jason M: Twitch Staff Feb 04, 2013 01:51PM PST
Hi all,

This is a custom implementation by Activision based on their previous YouTube streaming, thus not our SDK. We are trying to work with them to understand how they determine online vs offline, and why these errors continue to prevent long streaming.
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GodOfKebab: Feb 04, 2013 02:01PM PST
It´s good to have a confirmation on whats going on a little!
hope it´s fixed soon!
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NoobsInArmor: Feb 05, 2013 04:22PM PST
Having same problem with computer and BO II on 360
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oWELFAREo: Feb 05, 2013 04:22PM PST
I am having the same problem one thing I did notice I couldn't have YouTube link as well as twitch once I removed YouTube I was able to connect however I am having issues with stream still it says above my screen am online playing black ops 2 and my Xbox says live but the stream says offline. I may have to go get my hdmi cable and just stream through my computer but I rather fix the stream function the game has with it.
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ThatGamerBrad: Feb 05, 2013 04:22PM PST
same problem here, really frustrating me as I was planning on livestreaming today!!
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GodOfKebab: Feb 05, 2013 04:22PM PST
Does it work for anyone yet?
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Eag1e169: Feb 05, 2013 04:22PM PST
My username and g-tag Eag1e169 m having same issues
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Janz0: Feb 05, 2013 04:22PM PST
It won't let me turn on the live stream, and I have no clue on how to get it to work
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nikin90: Feb 05, 2013 04:22PM PST
I'm having problems linking twitch with my ps3. It says under my applications on twitch,tv that it is linked but everytime i try to use the feature on my ps3 -> link with TWITCH <- it gives me an error. Must be a problem on call of duties end. I've tried your suggestion unlinking and re-linking it on twitch but this did not resolve anything same error message..... : (
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Jackrostoburger: Feb 05, 2013 04:22PM PST
Thank you for the update, Jason. For the rest of the community having issues with this, I felt like I'd share something.

I eventually had success with the streaming via twitch, however I didn't really...do anything. I just left my house for 4-5 hours to work and came back and tried it and it worked, I streamed at least 10 consecutive games with no interruption. It didn't automatically stop after 10, I just decided to stop personally. So I don't know what the issue is, but it wasn't working earlier today, but then after leaving for 4-5 hours it was working just fine, so it might just need some further tweaking. Hope this gives some of you hope!
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DignifiedChain: Feb 05, 2013 04:22PM PST
my stream always says offline it never come on
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iammarcusg: Feb 05, 2013 04:22PM PST
I also am having the same issue. GT: I Am Marcus G, twitch.com/iammarcusg

50 DL / 25 UP
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AndweeaTee: Feb 05, 2013 07:18PM PST
Hi, I just made an account on Twitch and i tried connecting it on my xbox and i cant...
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scottscones: Feb 05, 2013 07:18PM PST
Trying to live stream to twitch via ps3. I get the error: "we're having trouble communicatiing with twitch. please try again later."
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techwiz1998: Feb 05, 2013 07:18PM PST
I am having the same exact problem yall are having...
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don1989123: Feb 05, 2013 07:18PM PST
im having trouble on ps3 when i go on live stream it comes back error plz solve
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xxSUGEWHITExx: Feb 06, 2013 09:43AM PST
Add me to the list. Same issue. Xbox 360
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Zune0077: Feb 06, 2013 09:43AM PST
Well i thought that i was theonly one having trouble with logging in but guess not im having trouble to i whant to live stream GB :)
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Shifty Bunz: Feb 06, 2013 09:43AM PST
i have the same problem on xbox where it says im live on my xbox and i go to the stream on my computer and it starts for the first couple of minutes then stops. my xbox name is ShiftyBunz im connected straight from Ethernet net to router!
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Pr0digYxGaM3R: Feb 06, 2013 09:43AM PST
Hey guys, i to am having the problem where twitch only records for a couple mins then stops. i hope they find an answer to that soon. But also for most of you saying, that when you try to connect to Twitch.Tv Via Bo2 stream and you get the message saying something about an "Error". You have to be in League play for it to work as of now. Idk but think it might also be the case for Youtube stream as well. So ya head on over to League Play and connect through there and i hope this helps!
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Jason M: Twitch Staff Feb 06, 2013 09:44AM PST
Hi,

We've escalated this issue internally to Activision. We'll update when we know more about this issue that is obviously affecting most users.
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ExplicitGamingCOD: Feb 06, 2013 02:23PM PST
Thank you for your quick replies Jason, I'm having this same issue aswell but it also happens with Activision on youtube streaming, It just takes much longer for it to boot offline (10-15 minutes with youtube)
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Hika24: Feb 07, 2013 10:00AM PST
i got it to work somehow http://www.twitch.tv/hika24/new
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IalyrnAeloria: Feb 07, 2013 10:00AM PST
I am also having problems streaming, I have only just created an account since finding out I can now stream to twitch; but all my page shows is "offline" while in game it says "Live"

I am on an Xbox 360, have tryed with 2 differant xbox's and its the same thing. I have unlinked my account and re-linked as per the advice in this thread and it is still the same.
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Grovtrollet: Feb 07, 2013 10:01AM PST
I've gotten som suggestion to add my Mac address from my xbox 360 to my firewall cause its blocking the game or something, other then that its the usually worked 1-2min at the start then switched between black and grey screen. Even gotten to the point where the ON/OFF twitch activation button ingame is grey so cant do anything basically.

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