YouTube and Netflix runs a bit choppy after disabling hardware acceleration

Description of the issue:
When I watch Youtube or Netflix, the screen flickers randomly which was pretty bothering. So, I saw some forums and resolved the issue by turning off ‘Use hardware acceleration when available’. But when I turn this off, It feels as if the videos are running at low framerates and low resolutions(even at max settings).

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Go to settings.
  2. Scroll down to find click ‘Additional settings’
  3. Turn off ‘Use hardware acceleration when available’

Expected result:
YouTube and Netflix runs at low fps and lower resolution(even at max settings).

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.26.74 Chromium: 91.0.4472.124 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:
I hope you can reach out and resolve this issue.

When disabling Hardware acceleration, I would keep under 1080p. Unless you have a decent CPU. Hardware acceleration is dependent on the Hardware and drivers to work well together.

Just tested: (via Brave Settings, Task Manager)

Youtube 1080p (averages between 20-450 points? (about 4-5% cpu resources)
Youtube 4k (averages between 90-110, or 13-16% cpu resources, 69/5560 Drop frames)

Tested on a Ryzen 5950x. From the reports I’ve see most buggy hardware acceleration reports are Intel decoding, and older AMD GPU’s.

Specifically for youtube, Might perform better force a different codec:

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