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[Solved]Opera stuttering and occasionally freezes while playing YouTube videos

  • I am having a problem with Opera stuttering on my Windows 10 (formerly Windows 8.1) laptop. This happens mostly when I am playing YouTube videos. What will happen is when I play videos on YouTube, I will experience sight to moderate stuttering and choppiness, and occasionally, the video I am playing will freeze for several seconds before resuming. I have tried clearing out my cache/cookies, tried disabling hardware acceleration and enabling Opera Turbo, but that didn't fix the problem. Here are my system specs, if you need them: Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    AMD A8-6410 138 °F
    Mullins 28nm Technology
    6.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-12-28)
    FF10 06C2 (Socket FT3b)
    Generic PnP Monitor (1600x900@60Hz)
    1024MB ATI AMD Radeon R5 Graphics (Toshiba) 141 °F
    465GB Crucial CT500MX500SSD1 (SATA (SSD))
    57GB PNY USB 3.0 FD USB Device (USB )
    Optical Drives
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    AMD High Definition Audio Device

    Hope somebody can Offer me some advice

  • I'm also getting page crash on full screen youtube.

  • @epop11rt3 looks like your set up is 64 bits

    what version of Opera ya got & is it 32/64 bit..

    how does youtube play in other browsers..

    @epop11rt3 said in Opera stuttering and occasionally freezes while playing YouTube videos:

    Mullins 28nm Technology

    Beema & Mullins - same die - are ya sure mullins.. the reason i asked is coz bemma i think not mullins ran applications pretty fast in practice. However, you will have to live with small delays..
    for example, when you switch to the Windows 8.1 start menu.

  • @nvmjustagirl I am using version 58.0.3135.68, but I am not sure whether it is 32 or 64 bit. Where can I check that out? Also, YouTube plays fine on Chrome (only minimal stutters) Firefox (I recently tweaked that browser so it no longer stutters playing YT videos), and Edge.

  • Menu > Help > About Opera, under browser identification

  • if it says it's installed C:\Program Files then it X64 or 64 bit
    if it says it's installed in C:\Program Files (x86) then it's x86 or 32 bit

  • Not necessarily.

  • @athlonite when ya had win 8.1 did opera play youtube ok or did it have troubes like ya have with win 10..

    what resolution ya use mainly.. 480p - 720p - higher
    20fps - 30bfps - 60bfps - higher..

    BTW - to check n e programs for 32 or 64 bit
    open taskmanager - details tab - rigt click and choose columns - scroll down and check box for platform

  • @athlonite I checked and I am using the 64-bit version of Opera

  • @epop11rt3 i see where ya said that ya disabling hardware acceleration but i think ya could enable it..

    is the processor like a 2.0 Ghz - 2.40 Ghz Turbo boost 4 core..

    when ya look @ Power options on Windows which one does it say.. is it like - Hp recommended..
    .do ya ever enable the Turbo boost so all processors will run and not be parked to see if that will help..

    try High performance mode instead of Balanced

    in the Amd settings uncheck Steady video may help..

  • AMD A8 6410 (base: 2.0 GHz and Turbo: 2.4GHz)

    In Balanced power plan. It fluctuates between 1.0Ghz to 2.0 and 2.4Ghz..

    But when in High Performance mode, It fluctuates between 2.0 GHz to 2.4 GHz..

  • @nvmjustagirl said in Opera stuttering and occasionally freezes while playing YouTube videos:

    @athlonite when ya had win 8.1 did opera play youtube ok or did it have troubes like ya have with win 10..

    what resolution ya use mainly.. 480p - 720p - higher
    20fps - 30bfps - 60bfps - higher..

    BTW - to check n e programs for 32 or 64 bit
    open taskmanager - details tab - rigt click and choose columns - scroll down and check box for platform

    I didn't use Opera in Windows 8.1 for very long. But it did play YouTube okay at that time. Also, I use no higher than 720p resolution, but not sure of the fps.

  • @nvmjustagirl sorry for my late reply, but I hadn't checked what version my processor is yet. I just checked it and it is a 2.0 Ghz processor

  • @epop11rt3 does those same problems happen in the chrome browser ?.. or other browsers..

  • @epop11rt3 nevermind my last post.. i see where ya said - (YouTube plays fine on Chrome (only minimal stutters)..

    sum of the win 10 updates and chrome updates are or were have 'n problems.. ya can look this post over -

    ya probally don't have those problems.. thou

    try setting your opera flags to default..

    ya may need to slightly adjust sum of the AMD graphic setttings..
    check this link out -

    also to check fps right click the youtube video your watch 'n and click (Stats for nerds)..

    24 fps & 30 should run ok..

  • @nvmjustagirl I did try running Opera with High Performance power plan, and although there was minimal to no stuttering, I still experienced video freezing at least once or twice. I'm hesitant to adjust the graphic settings on my AMD graphics because I don't want to chance doing something that might mess up my computer, but I will try checking the fps and setting it to at least 30, as you suggested.

  • @epop11rt3 those fps will be good esp with a fast internet connection..

    you said this - (6.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz)

    this is where ya got a bit of a bottle neck perhaps..

    even tho high performance did better for ya.. your video card memory is probably about - 335 Mhz base speed - 497Mhz - upto 800 Mhz..

    and thats the speed No matter which power plan ya use.. not much ya can do about that..

    so just remember that your graphic settings can always be set back to the AMD default easily if do decide to adjust slightly..

    could ya check this to make sure this is not on..

    Assuming Windows 10 1803:

    Start - Settings - Gaming - Game bar

    Set "Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar" to Off

  • @epop11rt3 when ya get time lets double check to make sure that (Hardware acceleration) is Enabled and to make sure your GPU is not black listed..

    we wanna make sure the words (Hardware accelerated) appear next to most of the items (like in the below Example)..

    Note - If you see that the (Use hardware acceleration when available) option is already enabled but your GPU setting shows that acceleration is unavailable = Your Gpu may be black listed..

    So all ya need to do is - in the address bar open opera://gpu

    Look @ the 1st heading called - (Graphics Feature Status) - under that heading ya will see items like these..


    (Graphics Feature Status)

    Canvas: Hardware accelerated
    Flash: Hardware accelerated
    Flash Stage3D: Hardware accelerated
    Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Hardware accelerated
    Compositing: Hardware accelerated
    Multiple Raster Threads: Force enabled
    Native GpuMemoryBuffers: Hardware accelerated
    Rasterization: Hardware accelerated
    Surface Synchronization: Enabled
    Video Decode: Hardware accelerated
    WebGL: Hardware accelerated
    WebGL2: Hardware accelerated

    take a snapshot of (Graphics Feature Status and the items) is all ya need and post it for us to see..

    then check down @ the bottom of that same page also for the heading called - (Log Messages) to see if n e errors or messages appear/show up..

    Note - before take 'n the screen shot make sure that (Use Hardware Acceleration when available) is Enabled in the Opera Settings..

    Note - Unfortunately, hardware acceleration can't help with buffering (this has to do with your internet connection) does the freeze happen right after try 'n to buffer..

  • @nvmjustagirl It's really not much of an issue I have with buffering, but in addition to when I am watching a video, these occasional freezes also happen seconds after I start playing a YouTube video.

  • @epop11rt3 do you have Win10 1803, 1809.. and the version..

    i dunno if ya checked if ya had the Win10 1803 CryptSvc problem.. it causes freeze beside other stuff..

    ya should move on up to 1809 if possible

    have ya updated that old version 58.0.3135.68 to the new one..

    did ya ever disable all extension then try youtube..

    ya never posted a snapshot from the above post.. about (Graphics Feature Status)..

    ya may need to make a new profile..

    before ya check and do all that

    do this..

    turn the service on called Superfetch or try it disabled.. try both ways on or off

    go to control panel - sound - playback tab - right click speakers - click properties - Advance tab - Select the sample rate in the drop down menu and set it to..

    16 bit, 44100 Hz or this one - 24 bit, 96000 Hz

    Right-click on your Opera desktop icon and select Properties

    Go to Shortcut tab
    Now, in the Target field, add the following code at the end of the link --disk-cache-size=1073741824

    that disk cache size = 1GB

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe" -–disk-cache-size=1073741824 (I may have this wrong) lol

    ummm.. one thing i've noticed that seems to be broken in most of the window 's uodates is this.. (ya will be freeze free !)

    and so ya will notice it the most.. we will do this in the regular 'ol Balanced power plan.. but i would do all power plans..

    Go to start - Power Options - Balanced power plan - click Change plan settings - click Change advance power settings - now while in Advanced settings scroll down to PCI Express click to open - then click open (Link State Power Management) - then click (Plugged in) in the drop down menu box click the option Off - Also do the same for the one called - (On battery) click the option off in the drop down menu - click Apply then Ok it..

    go to utube except.. Restore to the Old Version of Youtube.. then Test with only 1 tab with 24fps or 30 fps..

    Now Com 'on & give us sum Feedback ? ! lol