YouTube playback weird functionality


Hello. I just recently switched from Chrome to Brave, and I’m very impressed. But an immediate issue caught my eye.

When I play YouTube videos, there are instances in which the video continues playing, but video stops being loaded. The audio continues. Similar instances occur that lead to the video buffering seemingly forever, but keeping the tab out of focus sometimes recovers it and it continues playing.
YouTube pages take much longer to load than most other websites I visit when this happens as well. For example, the Brave community page took 0.01s, whereas a YouTube page that didn’t load correctly took 2.87s.

I’m unsure why this is happening, but it makes me want to switch back since I am an avid YouTube user. I hope this is something that can be fixed.