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Hardware acceleration breaks video on a page

  • @ultramax well then I have no idea what your problem is as both the linked video and (god forbid) pornhub videos work like they should for me also that GPU is fairly old so I wouldn't be expecting to much support from Opera for it as even AMD have relegated it to SOL when it comes to driver support

  • @athlonite This is why I'm here at specialized Opera forums and posted my opera://gpu/ details
    Maybe my videocard is dying... or smth. Just wonder if someone can help understand this. Maybe this is smth related to Win10 LTSB and I need to roll back to Win7

  • @ultramax I would say it's a driver issue as I said you have an old GPU AMD don't support it anymore and as you say turning off hardware acceleration allows the videos to play but with it on it fails there is the problem it's not a windows problem but an old hardware problem also I think FF and IE don't have hardware acceleration turned on by default like Opera or Chrome or most any Chromium based browser does that's why they just work OTB

  • @athlonite Several months ago all was working correctly. The same sites, the same system
    I wonder what type of the embedded video is it as I tried Live Unintu 18.04 - neither firefox nor opera can play it. I just see spinning circle and that's all

    UPD just tried to enable hardware acceleration in FireFox - also shows OK without any issues

  • So - just FYI (as they say)
    I spent couple of days trying different versions of windows to see what will be happening with the latest version of Opera and this is what I found
    Win 7 (either 32 or 64 bit) - no problems with Hardware Acceleration
    Win 10 (either 32 or 64 bit) - Hardware Acceleration does not work in Opera

    So this is probably something related to Win 10 driver (for all cases I was using automatically installed drivers from Windows Update). This makes me guess: What are my next steps: roll back to Win 7 or try to find a driver for Win 10 to make it work correctly. Maybe install Win 7 driver..

    Am I correct?

    PS But anyway - FireFox with Hardware acceleration works well (and IE with Hardware acceleration also works well). Maybe smth wrong with chromium engine? Does it make sense to ask someone from opera tech support?

  • Seems like it's a Chromium issue. Found other people with the same problems
    Raised it here, we will see if it can be fixed

  • https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=820643#c41 suggests (the specific problem in that bug) to leave hardware acceleration on and just modify Opera's shortcut to pass --disable-direct-composition to launcher.exe.

    Not sure if that'll work around this case, but it's worth a try for now. Also not sure how much of a performance hit that is, but maybe it's less than disabling hardware acceleration completely.

  • @burnout426 this is my comment, #41 🙂
    I already modified my shortcut that starts the browser. Yes, it helps... but... I'd like to see it's good without any modification, like it works in Win 7

  • @ultramax said in Hardware acceleration breaks video on a page:

    So - just FYI (as they say)
    I spent couple of days trying different versions of windows to see what will be happening with the latest version of Opera and this is what I found
    Win 7 (either 32 or 64 bit) - no problems with Hardware Acceleration
    Win 10 (either 32 or 64 bit) - Hardware Acceleration does not work in Opera

    So this is probably something related to Win 10 driver (for all cases I was using automatically installed drivers from Windows Update). This makes me guess: What are my next steps: roll back to Win 7 or try to find a driver for Win 10 to make it work correctly. Maybe install Win 7 driver..

    Am I correct?

    PS But anyway - FireFox with Hardware acceleration works well (and IE with Hardware acceleration also works well). Maybe smth wrong with chromium engine? Does it make sense to ask someone from opera tech support?

    Never use drivers for GPU, Audio or Network card from Microsoft they somehow manage to screw them up go here>>>
    link text

    download and install this driver and see if it make any difference

  • @athlonite said in Hardware acceleration breaks video on a page:

    Never use drivers for GPU, Audio or Network card from Microsoft they somehow manage to screw them up go here>>>
    link text
    download and install this driver and see if it make any difference

    There is no AMD Mobility Radeon 3400 driver for Win 10 from AMD exists. Do you suggest installing smth from either Win 7 or Win 8?

  • And I have just downloaded drivers for Win 8 x64 - installed from AMD
    The same version like it used to be when it was installed by Windows update, the same issue like it used to be

  • @ultramax I think your expecting a little to much from an Legacy EOL gpu mate I posted the latest available drivers for your GPU if they don't work under Windows 10 like you want then it's probably time to upgrade your laptop to something a little more recent with a supported GPU

  • @athlonite the same drivers for Win 10 and Win 7 behave differently. And again, I was discussing the issue below (see link) so chromium support confirmed that this is chromium issue

    @burnout426 said in Hardware acceleration breaks video on a page:

    @ultramax See https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=800950#c46 if you haven't.

    Already there

  • @burnout426
    ATI Radeon HD 4200 had that problem since around chromium v64. Just tried the --disable-direct-composition switch per your suggestion and it works! The cpu was pegged at 100% at full screen, when using no hardware acceleration. With it turned on and the command line switch, the cpu dropped to 50% or less at full screen. Worked on both opera 57 and vivaldi-snapshot. Seems good so far. Thanks!
    Win10

    On same box using debian, I never had any problems with same browsers. On Win10, I think the problem affects the entire ati HD 4000 series.

  • @s390g2 not only ati HD 4000. Other old mobile ATI series also affected

  • This fix is implemented on top of tree and has been merged back to Chrome M70 branch.

    So you will get this fix when Chrome is M70 or newer.

    Release dates are herelink text

  • I see some more tweaks are in review there due to increased crashes from the fix. But it's progressing.
    description

  • Finally they fix it with new chromium )

  • Topic closed as solved.

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