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New Youtube interface is laggy.

  • Btw, YT interface seems ok here.

  • yes interface has changed

  • The terribly annoying lag now last at around 30sec with Opera 12.16 (Mac)! And it's even worse with a slower computer!
    So using YT now is something like this:
    Searching for something - results are viewed -> for ~20-30 sec Opera freezes completely
    Finally clicking on a video - video is loaded -> again Opera freezes for said time.

    So it pretty much takes more than 1-2 minutes for viewing just a single video, which is pathetic and renders YT unusable.

    And yes, this problem was caused by the new YT-layout. And the duration of the Opera freeze seem to depend heavily on the number of subscriptions etc. you are having with your YT-Account.
    The main culprit seemed to be the new sidebar with it's subscription container. There even was a nice workaround found some while ago:
    https://forums.opera.com/topic/858/terrible-youtube-lag-opera-12-16

    Too bad, turning off the subscription container via User-CSS doesn't work anymore. Despite blocking that problematic YouTube-Element I now get the freezes again after a short period of getting Yt to work. So maybe the changed the layout again making it pretty much unusable with Opera 12.16

  • I use Opera 20 and seems to be a little heavy.

  • yes interface has changed

    Not recently. At least not for me.

  • i actually have problems with all flash videos on opera 12.16 (linux). they stop in middle and freeze. i'm thinking its an presto problem? problem doesn't happen in firefox or chromium, so i doubt its a flash problem.

  • Using real Opera 12.16 and it lags a good 20 seconds whenever you try to do something.

  • Check your extensions, with Opera 20 "FastestTube youtube video downloader" extension was causing high CPU and choppy and lagging video playing.

  • I do not use that extension.

  • Too bad, turning off the subscription container via User-CSS doesn't work anymore. Despite blocking that problematic YouTube-Element I now get the freezes again after a short period of getting Yt to work. So maybe the changed the layout again making it pretty much unusable with Opera 12.16

    Still seems to be OK here with 12.16, using the User CSS.
    🙂

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