Twitch error 1000: The video download was canceled

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  • Users can’t download videos from Twitch or play streams when the video download was canceled error 1000 issue arises.
  • This article includes some potential error 1000 fixes more specifically for Google Chrome, Opera, and Firefox.
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Twitch is one of the foremost video-streaming services. However, a video download was canceled error 1000 issue arises for some users when they try to download videos from Twitch or play streams. Error 1000 is usually a Google Chrome, Firefox, or Opera browser issue.

How can I fix Twitch error 1000?

Twitch error 1000 on Chrome

Clear Cookies

  1. Press Chrome’s Ctrl + Shift + Del hotkey to open the utility shown directly below.
    Clear browsing data options twitch error 1000
  2. Select All time on the Time range drop-down menu.
  3. Select the Cookies and other site data checkbox.
  4. Click Clear data to erase cookies.

Update browser

Type chrome://settings/help in Chrome’s URL bar, and press the Enter key. Chrome will then check for and automatically apply any update available. Click Relaunch when it’s done.

About Chrome twitch error 1000

Reset Google Chrome 

  1. Input chrome://settings/ in the URL bar and press Enter to open the tab shown directly below.
    Restore settings to their original default option twitch error 1000
  2. Scroll down to and click the Advanced button.
  3. Then click Restore settings to their original defaults at the bottom of Settings.
  4. Press the Reset settings button to confirm.

Disable hardware acceleration

  1. Open the Settings tab in Chrome by entering chrome://settings/ in the browser’s URL bar.
  2. Type hardware acceleration in the Settings tab’s search box.
    Use hardware acceleration when available option twitch error 1000
  3. Turn off the Use hardware acceleration when available option.

Twitch error 1000 on Firefox

Clear Firefox’s Cookies

  1. Press Firefox’s Ctrl + Shift + Del keyboard shortcut to open the Clear Recent History window.
    Clear Recent History window twitch error 1000
  2. Select Everything on the Time range to clear the drop-down menu.
  3. Select the Cookies checkbox.
  4. Press the OK button.

Update Firefox

  1. Click Firefox’s Open menu button.
  2. Click Help to open the menu in the snapshot directly below.
    Help menu twitch error 1000
  3. Select the About Firefox option.
    About Mozilla Firefox window twitch error 1000
  4. Click the Restart to Update Firefox button.

Turn off Firefox’s hardware acceleration

  1. Type about:preferences#general in Firefox’s web address bar, and press the Return key.
  2. Deselect the Use recommended performance settings option shown directly below if it’s selected.
     The Use hardware acceleration option twitch error 1000
  3. Then uncheck the Use hardware acceleration when available checkbox.

Twitch error 1000 on Opera

Clear Opera’s Cookies

  1. Open the Opera browser, and press the Ctrl + Shift + Del keys at the same time.
     Clear browsing data options in Opera twitch error 1000
  2. Select the Cookies and other site data option.
  3. Then press the Clear data button to erase Opera’s cookies.

Update Opera

  1. Click the Customize and Control Opera button at the top left of the browser.
  2. Select the Update & Recovery option.
    Update & Recovery tab twitch error 1000
  3. Opera will automatically check for and download an available update. Click Relaunch now if the browser gets updated.

Turn off Opera’s hardware acceleration

  1. Press the Alt + P keyboard shortcut to open Opera’s Settings tab.
  2. Click Advanced, and choose Browser to open further settings.
    Use hardware acceleration when available setting twitch error 1000
  3. Then turn off the Use hardware acceleration when available option under System.

Check out Alternative Player for Twitch TV

Utilizing Twitch with the Alternative Player for Twitch TV extension can also reputably fix the Twitch 1000 error.

You can add that extension to Google Chrome, Firefox, and the Chromium-based Opera from its Mozilla Firefox and Chrome webpages.

So, that’s how you can fix Twitch error 1000 for Google Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. However, the same resolutions might also work for other web browsers.

Feel free to share your experience with us by using the comment section found below this guide.