Hardware Acceleration yes or no?
c3h last edited by
I have a new Windows 10 Chuwi X10 Tablet PC (2-in-1) which has higher specification than my previous machine and in most respects is working well, but I am unexpectedly getting a major problem with streaming, for example YouTube videos, Frequently it is unusable because the display changes to a multi-coloured curtain of slanted stripes. I have tried changing the resolution to a variety of lower settings (as well as cleaning RAM and stopping other programs from running).
I had no success with this. From way back I recall some advice about Hardware Acceleration being set to 'on' or 'off' but what I have now read I have not understood. How do I tell if HA is 'off' or 'on' with my machine and with Opera, which should it be (what I have read seems self-contradictory), and how do I do it?
Clarification regarding this would be welcome, plus any other suggestions.
burnout426 Volunteer last edited by
Goto the URL
opera://gputo tell if hardware acceleration is on or off for various things. Look at "Video decode" for example. If it's on and you have problems, you can goto the URL
opera://flags/#disable-accelerated-video-decodeto disable hardware-accelerated video decode (make sure to restart Opera afterwards) to see if it helps. If it doesn't, you can goto the URL
opera://settings/systemand disable hardware acceleration for all things.
However, before you disable hardware-accelerated video decode or hardware acceleration in general, goto the URL
opera://flags/#use-angleand try different values for the flag (restarting each time).
At any time, you can goto
opera://gputo check the status of hardware acceleration etc.
clayto last edited by
@burnout426 The problem appears to be resolved, in both Opera and EDGE, by switching off Hardware Acceleration. It may seem odd but I have a vague memory of this when I got my previous PC. Other fixes failed. Video streaming is now working OK