Description of the issue:
YouTube videos run poorly, especially 60fps. There is plenty of buffer and yet frames are dropped. At 1080 it’s manageable, but 1440 and 2160 stutter like crazy.
Full screen, default, theatre - doesn’t matter.
Hardware acceleration is enabled (already tried disabling it - even worse), already reinstalled the browser, Brave is the only application running.
Other browsers on the same computer play 2160p60 flawlessly.
How can this issue be reproduced?
Play any 1080p or higher video on YT
Enable ‘stats for nerds’
Videos should play smoothly
Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.46.133 Chromium: 108.0.5359.71 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Driver Version 18.104.22.16837
Hello there @arathefu please accept my apologies for this performance issue with Brave. Could you please try opening your main profile in private or guest mode to see if the pages load? If they do load, try disabling your extensions to see if this is the cause of the issue.
You can open a Guest Window by going to Main menu --> Open Guest window:
On your computer, open Brave.
At the top right, click Menu → More tools → Extensions.
On to the extension you want to remove, click Remove.
I have no extensions in Menu -> Extensions.
I’ve disabled Extension: Brave and Private Extension: Brave in Menu -> More tools -> Task manager, tested separately main window and guest mode - still drops frames.
@arathefu does this happen if you are logged out of your Google account when playing videos on YouTube? Also try checking for any Brave, GPU drivers or Windows update you can install to see if it works.
@arathefu try going to brave://flags/ and searching for Vulkan and Choose ANGLE graphics backend if they are set to default, please enable them to see if this changes the performance issues, if not disable them.
@arathefu are you connected to the internet on your device through an ethernet cable or a wireless connection? If its a Wi-Fi connection, try forgetting your current connection and then connect again or use a different network.
I had the same problem with 1080p 60 Fps, but I fixed it, plus the fact that my PC is not the most powerful, it’s satisfying to watch in those qualities. Currently I switched to Windows 10, (I used to have Windows 8.1) and due to the high resource consumption of Windows 10, and that my PC is not powerful, I use an external program to watch videos in 1080p 60Fps. But I still watch in those qualities