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High cpu usage watching youtube

  • I don't remember if I said that before, but even with v68 fixing this issue, it still uses 2% to 3% of CPU (Intel 2450m) only to this audio tab animation. I don't think it is something that makes sense. Audio indication should be fixed, like in Chrome.

  • @ab-garcez
    @calbertsm

    Just fill in the needed amount of Bug Reports with the System info and OS per machine.

  • hi

    i just reported here:
    https://help.opera.com/en/computer-bug-wizard/

    bye

  • Issue still persist in version 69.

    😞

  • Small update.
    Disabling those flags helped with high cpu usage, it still around 30-50 when watching live stream at 720/1080 but at least it stop buffering and lag.

    #enable-webrtc-capture-multi-channel-audio-processing
    #audio-worklet-realtime-thread
    #enable-audio-focus-enforcement

    also set #use-angle to D3D9

  • Issue still persist in version 70. 😞

  • @marjang Yes, and there is no sign that it will change. That's why I use Opera less and less.

  • Hi,

    The future would be worse - Tab Media Gif on PIP.

  • Animated media gif is ok if this is really just a gif (like the one in Vivaldi https://forums.opera.com/post/220429).
    If Opera doesn't want to refuse from the animated indication in favor of the static one (like in Chrome/Edge), why not to create a simple gif that will look similarly to the current equalizer.
    As far as I know the problem of the current indication is this is not a gif, it performs like a equalizer (indications depends on what happens with sound at the moment).
    I like the current equalizer, but smoothness and better performance while playing videos I like much more.

  • I am having this problem too on MacOS 10.15.7 for the past month. Only youtube is using a large portion of CPU and making my laptops fans spin up like crazy. Never used much CPU before

  • Problem persist in v.71.

    I have fanless i5 4570T CPU and whole case gets crazy hot. Power consumption jumps from 10 watts to about 18 watts, if favicon is not hovered by cursor...

  • Hi,

    Each one with the problem should open a BugReport to find out Systems affected and take some attention from Devs or Company's Manager.

  • There are enough bug reports on forum and in the blog (with screenshots) so most probably they are aware of the bug but ignoring it during a ~year already and don't offer any solution if they can't fix it.
    I don't know what's the problem to replace the equalizer with a simple animated icon (with the same animation style if they wish)?

  • My fix was very simple and straight forward: Unistalled Opera and installed Firefox.

    I was a very avid Opera user, Opera was my main browser, and pretty much I convinced everyone on my family to shift to it, but since this bug I decided to remove since it's pretty much very unstable, one release it gets fixed, the next one it comes back.

    I need something reliable since I'm a web developer, Opera let me down with this, this isn't something related to Chromium or Blink/V8 since other Chromium based browsers doesn't suffer of this issue, at least for me.

    It was good while it lasted, I'm subscribed to all these threads, might come back once they decided to take this issue seriously and fix it for good.

  • @andrew84

    Official BugReport is not Forum's report.
    Someone from Opera receives those messages.

    Should be already fixed or worked-around.
    Animated icon is unnecessary, a toggle to a Static one for those with the problem is more than enough until find a global fix.

  • @zalex108 said in High cpu usage watching youtube:

    Animated icon is unnecessary, a toggle to a Static one for those with the problem is more than enough until find a global fix

    Sure.
    But I just suggested a compromise in case if they (Opera) want to keep the equalizer view (jumping bars) to be different from other browsers. I'm pretty sure that very few users will notice the difference or will be against the simple animation,
    *Vivaldi also has an animated tab's indicator (sound waves) but this is just a simple loop animation and doesn't consume CPU.

  • @andrew84

    Yes,
    Options to fix it, exists.
    I don't know the reasons for this situation.

  • By the way, I don't use Opera GX, but there was a report also regarding the new feature 'Dynamic audio visualizer' which also consumes CPU https://forums.opera.com/post/224782
    The feature can be turned off there, but the implementation of such feature tells me that they don't care much for fixing the bug (looks a bit funny because GX offers some RAM and CPU limitations and at the same time GX itself contains feature which consumes a lot of CPU. If I limit CPU usage, the feature will lag, I guess)

  • The Opera 72 update and cleaning out my laptop (both physically & through software) seem to have fixed this issue for me. i have a feeling hardware decoding for video wasn't being used correctly, even though I have a kaby lake CPU

    On MacOS 10.15.7

  • @nintendork07

    Good!

    I did twice here on Win x64 months ago, still the same on them.

    I'll see for V72.