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Opera 43 Not Responding error playing YouTube

  • All other video formats play fine with VPN ON

    And which one don't play fine?

    Did you try to delete third part data?

  • With VPN "ON." If a News video I watch is on Twitter, Facebook there seems to be no problem. It is always Youtube that messes up and Opera starts using massive amounts of memory and the hard drive is working overtime. Disk cache no doubt.

    "Did you try to delete third part data?" I clear browsing data several times a day "since the beginning of time" with all field boxes checked, which clears third party data. I also use MAXA cookie manager and remove cookies often.

  • is always Youtube that messes up

    And do you know if it happens when running videos on any formats and/or codecs or if it happens just with specific ones?

  • From the frying pan and into the fire. The problems I have with YouTube with 'VPN' ON are now happening with everything. I was composing an email and after 10 minutes 'Task Manager' showed Opera using 847 Meg of memory. System response was very, very slow. Crashed my email.

    Next move is to get rid of F-Secure Anti-Virus by Frontier communications phone Co. This problem started after F-Secure updated their software weeks ago.

    Any suggestions on a different Anti-Virus software I could use???

    Thanks


  • Well guess what!!
    I just had a 'chat' with Frontier communications (my ISP) and their F-Secure Anti-Virus support people and they told me that "F-Secure Anti-virus is NOT compatible with the Opera browser." (Funny that it was before they did their update a few weeks ago)

    Can you guys suggest another AV program I can use. (please don't say Norton)

    Thanks.

  • :doh: Try making an exception for Opera in F-Secure (I know, it's not the point, but just until they fix the issue, if certainly it's the problem)

    Or try disabling it even in Boot to be fully sure.

    :wait:

    Well guess what!!
    I just had a 'chat' with Frontier communications (my ISP) and their F-Secure Anti-Virus support people and they told me that "F-Secure Anti-virus is NOT compatible with the Opera browser." (Funny that it was before they did their update a few weeks ago)

    Wow!!!
    And didn't plan to fix it?¿ :eek:
    They are crazy...

    :wait:

    AV? I can not suggest none in particular, I don't use them.
    Long time ago I was playing with lightweight AV like Panda Cloud, Immunet Internet Security... they seems to be good. But depends on where you browse and where come from the USB Sticks :- )

  • Can you guys suggest another AV program I can use

    Kinda Off-topic but I would suggest Windows Defender.

  • Hello zalex108.
    I think the problem is the AV 'real-time' scanning.
    I do not visit what I consider risky web sites. I only visit News & radio broadcast. No USB sticks except for data back- up a few times a year.
    I will try your suggestions and check CNET for AV software.

    Thank you for your help. I will keep you updated.

  • With that kind of usage, perhaps this AV lightweight info and comparisions may help you.

  • Hello zalex108 & leocg. I do not use Windows Defender because it will cause Windows to update and I am staying at Win 8.1 for now. Update is 'OFF'.

    Well I have been digging deeper into the rabbit hole.

    1. AV 100% un-installed and running without. No improvement. (run sys deep scan before removal)
    2. Run DISM Clean-up at DOS command prompt. No improvement.
    3. Track sys thru Task Manager and reduce excessive resource usage by Win Processes Service Host: Local Service (Win Update is major as I have it turned OFF in PC settings)
    4. Run Malware and remove a few of those nasties.

    With VPN 'ON' I have avoided videos on purpose and performed normal tasks with Opera browser... email, news sites etc. And within 20-30 minutes Opera begins occupying 600 to 950 Meg of memory. Computer response to my command get very slow, to the point where I have to close Opera and re-open it and start over.

    Still searching.

  • Do you need to use VPN?

  • With cyber privacy and security being on the forefront of the news ,and only intensifying daily, I would ask ‘why would anyone not want to use VPN?’

    I have enjoyed the Opera web browser for years and I hope to continue such for many more. Question is “why is it using up so much memory with VPN ‘ON?”

    My work history includes being an electronics repair tech all the way back to 1979 when you checked individual components on a circuit board. I do not allow myself to be ‘beat up’ by a computer. (the price tag on my first 2 floppy drives was $1,200.00 in 1979 for a CMP based computer)

    Anyway… I am still looking for a cause to this situation.

  • I would ask ‘why would anyone not want to use VPN?’

    Maybe because not everyone is so paranoid? 🙂

    Anyway, I asked just because if you didn't need to use VPN you could leave it off for now.

    Question is “why is it using up so much memory with VPN ‘ON?”

    And "why it doesn't affect everyone?".

  •        'Maybe because not everyone is so paranoid? :-)' 
    

    Maybe I know things that others should. 🙂

    Anyway... I thank you 2 for your assistance. And you are partially correct. I do not need VPN as much as I think. I became absorbed with the challenge as to why Opera was using up so much memory with it ON. The journey brought other things to my benefit such as DISM.

    By the way, while I have you here, is there a way to get Opera to switch to a new Tab automatically when I 'right click' on a link (pop up menu 'Open Link in New Tab')? I always have to move pointer to the new tab and click it to see the newly opened tab. Am I missing something in 'Settings?

  • By the way, while I have you here, is there a way to get Opera to switch to a new Tab automatically when I 'right click' on a link (pop up menu 'Open Link in New Tab')?

    It would be better to have a different topic to discuss it but as it may not take long, it can stay here for now.

    Have you tried to press Ctrl or Shift or both while clicking on the menu?

  • Thank you leocg. I searched it out in Opera forums and found it.

    Best to all.

  • Middle mouse click also does the trick.

    If you found the the solution, despite the "Of Topic" you can share it for other users 😉

    And if your original problem has not solved even with a clean profile... the only solution for me it's to test in a Virtual Machine, then a Reset Pc if needed.