Error Codes - 22006 and 15000 (Unable To Initialize Encoder On Your Server)

This is an issue on the host's PC. Below are the things that can cause it.

Check that your GPU is supported!

The is the most common issue. If your GPU is not supported, none of these solutions will help you, and you will require a new GPU or PC to be able to host. If your GPU is supported, continue on below.

Intel HD Graphics Driver September 2019

An Intel Graphics driver released in September ending in .7XXX (for example has a bug preventing Parsec hosting from working. Please check device manager to see if you have this driver. If this driver is installed on your system, you will need to update your driver (here).

Drivers aren't up to date

Ensure your graphics card drivers are up to date through one of the following methods;

Nvidia: Install the latest drivers from Nvidia's website, or through GeForce Experience

AMD: Install the latest Recommended drivers from AMD's website. Do not install "Optional" drivers.

IntelInstall the latest drivers from Intel's website manually, by searching for your CPU or graphics on their website. Do not use the automatic tool.

Windows' Device Manager: Device Manager may not always provide you with the latest drivers, please use the method above that applies to your graphics card.

AMD APUs: You can't handle high resolutions

This is a limitation of some AMD APUs. You can try lowering the resolution of the stream in your hosting settings to 1280x800 or lower (not through Parsec; do it directly through Windows' settings).

Something else is using your encoder

Disable/close NVIDIA Shadowplay, Xbox DVR / Game barVNC or other game streaming apps and, then see if that fixed it.

Nvidia Shadowplay is an option in GeForce Experience marked "Share". If you do not have GeForce Experience, this does not apply to you. If you do not have the Share option, please re-check that your GPU is supported and update your drivers.

Xbox DVR is an option in the Windows settings app under the "Gaming" category, in "Captures". it is marked "Background recording".


Cloud machine issues


Cloud machines purchased from other providers

You're either attempting to use a instance type that doesn't include GPU/hardware encoder support, or your GPU drivers are not correctly installed.