|Assuming your computer hardware is good enough to keep up with the streaming video (it may not be), how well streaming video works when you're on the internet depends directly on how good the internet connection is to the web site you're accessing, not on any software or settings for it on your computer..|
A crappy connection results in crappy streaming.
It's a lot more likely the internet connection failed to the site, rather than the streaming video caused the internet connection to fail.
The site may be overloaded. If more people are accessing the site than the server can handle, you may lose the connection to that site, but other web sites should work fine.
If you lose the connection to ALL internet sites when you lose the internet connection, the problem is probably on YOUR end of the connection.
You could try
- if there is more than one site that has streaming video about this event, try another site
- sometimes you can choose from several streaming data rates where the streaming video is - in that case, if it won't work properly at a higher rate, try running it at a lower rate.
- if you are viewing an already recorded streaming video, if you can download it and then run it, it will probably work fine, if your system can handle it.
- the problem may be on your end - if you lose the connection to ALL sites on the internet, it certainly IS on your end - try rebooting your high speed modem, or your combo router / high speed modem, to see if it will establish a better internet connection. It it has a power switch, turn it off, then turn it on. If it doesn't have a switch, remove the power adapter cord plug to it at the device(pull on the plug, not the cord), plug it back in. In either case, wait until the leds on the device indicate it has an working internet connection, and then try the site you were accessing again.
Sometimes there's nothing you can do about a poor internet connection on your end. E.g. I have an ADSL connection that connects to old overhead telephone lines, and since there has been rain and thunderstorms recently, the internet connection has been crappy - there's no way I could run a streaming video reliably off the internet at the present time.