Brave will not play certain videos on WSJ.com unless “ads and trackers blocked” under Brave Shields turned off. And, the shields being on slows down Brave due to high CPU usage.
It shows a “spinning wheel” like it’s loading. Turning off the shields (which is slow to do) or “ads and trackers blocked” will show the video.
Another interesting note: When shields are up on this site, Brave utilizes the CPU around ~20-25%. When turning off shields, CPU usage goes back to normal.
Expected result is the video plays without having to disable shields. Also, if shields are up, it should not use greater than average CPU.
Reproduces 100% of the time on those links above. Other videos could be tested.
Brave version 0.58.16 Chromium: 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit)