Dear “Brave” developers, good afternoon!
I would ask you to add Hardware-accelerated video decode (vaapi) on Brave browser on Linux!
For some reason Google has removed that option form Chromium project on Linux by default, but there is a chromium project that patched vaapi! https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/chromium-vaapi-bin/
It’s very important for many of Linux users to have that option because without vaapi, when you watch a video with vp09 codec (Every video on YouTube nowadays) at 60fps or 4K, the system’s CPU, can load up to 90%!
On the other hand, with vaapi enabled CPU can decode a video in company with the GPU and as final result, the CPU’s load is about 25%!
In conclusion, you could use the available patch (https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/chromium-vaapi.patch?h=chromium-vaapi) to bring back this very important feature!