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Streaming video ramps up cpu very high

  • I have just today decided to switch over from firefox to opera.. the world is a lot faster all of a sudden hopefully with less of the prying eyes that chrome offers.

    However there is one issue, whenever i play a video on the web, be it via facebook, vimeo or youtube the cpu on my machine ramps up to 20-25%.

    Although firefox runs JS sites with massive lag.. streaming videos was great and the fans on my laptop would not kick in. CPU would be way down.. under 10%.

    Is there a setting i can apply to reduce the cpu usage when streaming?


  • sounds to me like it's not making use of GPU acceleration for video decode but rather using the CPU only does your laptop have an discrete GPU

  • Opera taking too much CPU usage when stream video. When CPU usage goes high your laptop fan will turn on consistent.
    Is there anyway OPERA Team can fix this issue?