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I just wanted to finally post this here after the zillionth time this issue has raised its head. I didn’t see any specific discussion of it but maybe I just didn’t find it.
Fingerprinting protection seems to cause problems on a LOT of sites. To the point that now any time a site doesn’t work 100% correctly, fingerprinting is the very first thing I turn off and it clears up the issue in nearly all cases. This despite there being no fingerprinting methods shown as being blocked. My obviously incorrect expectation is that if there are no fingerprinting methods to be blocked, then fingerprinting protection should be harmless. Clearly this is not the case.
This is particularly true of any embedded Youtube videos. Any site that embeds a YT video (including this forum), those videos will not play back until fingerprinting protection is disabled. As soon as it’s disabled however, they play just fine. I have to disable this for so many sites as nearly everyone embeds a YT video at some point.
So, I have no idea if there’s a bug here or this is expected or what, but I thought I should at least share it in the interests of Brave getting better.