Discussion: does WebM format video consume much CPU resource?


#1

This post is for discussion on the issue reported below:

https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/4916

Does anyone experience a similar issue with WebM format video?

If so, let’s find out steps to reproduce the issue :wink:


#2

Yes — it probably affects older systems the most notably but WebM is the first thing I disable in Firefox because it’s a question of 5% (H.264) vs. 80% CPU usage. I stopped using Chrome on battery power since there’s no way to only use hardware-accelerated video, and since most WebM is transcoded this also correlated with a modest improvement in video quality as well.


#3

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