Parsec is optimized for higher bandwidth connections. We know that those high bandwidth connections aren't available everywhere. Unfortunately, with the technology we currently provide, low bandwidth connections can be a bit tricky - buffering would be nice, but we can't add that due to the additional lag.
On the connecting computer (i.e. the one you're using to initiate a connection on the Play tab to your gaming PC, which is the host), click the gear in the upper right corner. Once you click that, select "Computer." On the computer tab, you have a few options for lowering your bandwidth requirements.
- Try setting the video quality to the lowest latency setting.
- On the bandwidth limit, set it to 5 Mbps or whatever value you think is slightly less than the maximum you have have available.
- Lower your stream resolution to reduce the video quality.
- If you have a really poor connection, you can also lower the frame rate of the stream to 30 FPS.
If you cannot get the bandwidth low enough for your connection, we're sorry. We are striving to make Parsec consume less bandwidth and continue to improve our algorithms to do so. We hope you'll try again later.