Description of the issue:
Any youtube video page freezes after mere seconds of playing the video and I get the “Page Unresponsive” pop-up. This happened back in April when Brave first updated itself to version 1.23.something on both my laptop and desktop. I did disable hardware acceleration and a bunch of other stuff I don’t recall to no avail. I resorted to uninstall Brave, install standalone version 1.22.72 and forcefully screw up Brave’s ability to auto-update (using the “hosts” file and file/folder renaming) and it’s been working with 1.22.72 ever since.
Lately, I decided to give it another shot with version 1.26.67 and fortunately it works on my desktop but still not on my laptop, I tried clearing cache, disabling hardware acceleration and some other stuff suggested online to “solve” Youtube pages freezing to no avail. I have no idea what the heck is going on.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Nothing special, no matter how the “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=” web page is accessed whether it’s by opening brave itself that reopens the pages it had when it was last closed or not. Nothing seems to make a difference. (this does not apply to the main page btw, only video playing pages)
Obvious, video should be playing and the WHOLE page shouldn’t freeze
Brave Version( check
Any version that starts with 1.23 or above (so far up to 1.26.74 today)
This is on an old ass M17xR3 laptop running windows 7, the more recent desktop also runs on windows 7 btw (AMD FX-6300, Radeon R9 200, old hard disk drive… nothing really special)
P.S. I just noticed also, once the whole freezing happens on one page, if try to open an unrelated tab that requires “online” loading (for example, new tab page doesn’t count) it stays stuck on loading…
P.S.2 Another symptom is that there’s one UNKILLABLE brave.exe process and one killable that keeps running after brave is shut down. The computer has to be restarted.