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My solution for video playback problems in Opera

  • i had issues with my opera browser on my mac. but i just fixed them simply by opening opera://gpu then at the very top "Graphics Feature Status" i used to have "Rasterization" and "Video Decode" in "Software only. Hardware acceleration disabled" mode, which caused many problems with Youtube html5 player as well as several other problems.

    The solution is to go to opera://flags and in search bar type the specific category of "Graphics Feature Status" (in my case "Rasterization" for example). Since this is to do with GPU, i enabled "GPU rasterization" and right away under "Graphics Feature Status" , in opera://gpu, next to "Rasterization" appeared a green "Hardware accelerated" sign.

    I did the same with "Video Encode". Literally the same and now i DON'T have to wait couple of hours to see an uploaded video in Youtube in html5, I can watch Youtube streams (also html5). I am not so much into twitter or vine, but i think this fixed ALL my video playback issues in opera. You are Welcome.

  • Hi @oskarspiano, great to hear that this works for you.

    This solution will work in some cases but be aware of other problems it can cause. The reason that those options aren't enabled by default on your system is because they've been placed on a blacklist for the GPU you're using.

    This means that either we or Google have found some specific problem enabling this option on that GPU, and that's why it's now disabled.

    Which Mac do you have?

    A real solution for the problem from our side (being able to decode MSE/DASH videos without hardware acceleration) is also in development 🙂

  • i have an early 2013 macbook pro retina. the solution i did also fixed the common El Capitan freezing problem. Are You saying that things i did may cause some damage to my mac?

  • No, don't worry, there will be no damage to your Mac. Mostly it means there might be graphical issues when displaying some web sites.