Audio begins to lag behind by many seconds if Brave launches renderers in the background by opening tabs on certain websites.
Opening Task Manager and killing the Audio Service resynchronizes audio for a while, but then it goes out of sync again if the tabs are not closed.
The tabs do not even need to be fully loaded by visiting them. They just need to be cmd+clicked to load in the background and the audio will start to go out of sync.
Oddly, this doesn’t happen when opening multiple tabs from websites like youtube, but it does happen on shopping webites that may be loading lots of tracking scripts, like aliexpress and amazon. Doing this will inturn cause youtube audio to start lagging, as well as system audio from locally played files.
Brave seems to be hijacking the BT audio queue or something.
How can this issue be reproduced?
Connect BT audio/headphones… browse around youtube. load up some vids in some tabs… browse around aliexpress and open tabs in the background…
go back to youtube videos and after a few vids, the audio will continously drift or lag by a long delay, sometimes upwards of 3 seconds.
Version 1.51.110 Chromium: 113.0.5672.77 (Official Build) (x86_64)
Thank you for reporting.
I can reach out to the team about this and see what is possible — however, I actually cannot reproduce the issue on my macOS system. Are there very other specific steps to reproduce this issue other than what I’ve done below:
Ensure that HWA is enabled in the browser
Open up Youtube and start watching video content
Open new tabs to Amazon
While YT video plays, browser around amazon, open some links from Amazon in new tabs