Description of the issue:
All streaming videos are choppy and dropping frames since last update.
**Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary):
Playing any video on any streaming service. I can’t get any videos to play without the frame drops.
Video that isn’t choppy.
Reproduces how often:
Every single time.
Operating System and Brave Version(See the
About Brave page in the main menu):
MacOS Ventura 13.5
Brave: Version 1.60.118 Chromium: 119.0.6045.163
Have you tested in other browsers to see if it is specific to Brave? You say “all streaming videos” but do you really mean it? If so what sites did you use to test?
Do you have any extensions installed at this time? They can sometimes cause this type of behavior. You might also try disabling
Hardware Acceleration (
Settings --> System)and test to see if that makes any difference.
Or enabling HW Acceleration if its disabled
Yes. I tried playing the same YouTube videos and a TV series on Netflix on both Firefox and Safari and the videos played fine. For extensions, I’ve got Google Translate, Bypass Paywalls Clean, and Bitwarden. Disabling them didn’t do anything.
It was disabled. When enabled the dropped frames are fewer, but still about every 10 seconds.
I think it is worth testing to see if you get the same playback issues when using a fresh browser profile. Create one, make sure you close the original one and then test video playback in the new profile.