Video rendering in different browsers

  • Are there differences? Of what nature? What causes them?

    Do you use much video-streaming online?
    If so, what system do you prefer?
    How many browsers do you use - actually? Have you noticed any differences in performing online streams? I'm obliged if you describe them.

    I use quite slow a machine, with not so vast pertinent memory space available.
    I'm still on Windows XP (Home edition) - for now. I have three browsers in actual use: Opera 11.63 (somehow 'localised'), three installs of old Firefox (1 version in actual use), and a Chrome (British English localisation - quite neat) - this one is presumed to keep itself automatically upgraded.

    So, last I installed Chrome, and having noticed it had all plugins like automatically active etc., I immediately started using it for audio, video, etc. Quite immensely.
    All that ran quite beautifully for quite long, but a certain time ago I began to experience trouble. Running online games, off-browser audio-streams, and in-browser online videos, I began to experience stuttering: like no performing element is lost - but it wouldn't run smoothly (like in the medieval torture when the victim's body got strewn: all the body parts stay - but they are no longer beautifully attached to each other).
    A contributor must've been my usual number of tabs and active elements in the pages (I've used Chrome as the main "workstation" with always present sites like Facebook etc. - for Facebook is best rendered exactly in/by Chrome, as well as some other "heavy loaded" sites), and as it started, the said stuttering usually began after a certain period of the browser's use - or probably after a certain "tonne" of activity performed.
    But among all that, I registered a "champion" - YouTube. The bastard veered off from a good behaviour the farthest: now it starts stuttering (in Chrome, here) almost immediately - maybe a minute it can possibly perform well, then...
    I can temporarily try things to normalise the situation (if I need to finish listening to some music - like a short videoclip), but it's not the cure.
    So for now, I almost entirely stopped using my Chrome for videostreaming (especially YouTube and especially long shows - like movies), and moved to my other browsers with that.
    However, the two other browsers are either old and not used for heavy-loaded sites (and content) or not (like my Opera) "multiple workstations" to be preset to open the last session - but rather used to "fetch" by demand (Opera (Presto, of course) is very useful in such stuff - having it all: sessions, vast Speeddial, and a good bookmarks manager (let alone the side panel and all that customisation), not mentioning the omnibar autofill:).
    However "however", I moved to (mostly) Opera and Firefox with all that videostuff, and games, too. Even YouTube performs - sometimes - decently enough to take some watching, though I'm not abusing it much(:

    So, for my slow machine with heading to the rest Windows XP (SP3), a not ''new'' Opera is my current main choice, keeping the Firefox at hand (it's not actually a very used browser for me now - for it's OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD thus stays a "housekeeping" instrument:).

  • keeping the Firefox at hand (it's not actually a very used browser for me now - for it's OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD thus stays a "housekeeping" instrument:).

    You use its large furry tail as a feather duster ?.

  • Still on XP, updated my Firefoxes to v.12.

    Heard on the radio that James Last had just died, 86, and went on searching to post a 'sample' on a forum.
    So I proceeded to YouTube - it's all with my Firefox.
    You know what? Autoplay for hours now, and it all goes quite smooth - no trouble like in (Olde) Opera, nor carking/goating like very often in Chrome.
    While it's the same 'moderate' machine, same processor and stuff, and it isn't even 20s of Firefox. Quite neat! :up:

  • I have three browsers in actual use: Opera 11.63 (somehow 'localised'), three installs of old Firefox (1 version in actual use), and a Chrome (British English localisation - quite neat) - this one is presumed to keep itself automatically upgraded.

    The first one has appeared to be a lie still.
    It's 11.61 and I don't know where I got the idea... :confused:
    Four installations of Firefox is right. The lowest ones for now are a couple of 12s (hard to part*:)*).
    Chrome has got to fart a lot recently - nothing but trouble.

  • It's 11.62 now.
    Videos not good at all currently, perhaps not because of the browser, I guess.

    Firefox 40+ is okay - with uBlock though.

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    Well, today it's not about browsers per se, but about video formats and some strange thing happening lately.

    SOME .mp4 files run normal in any browser, but downloaded, its sound appears not running synchronised at all - up to a second off.
    First I thought the files were corrupted.
    (Well, now I think in a way...)
    Or that the downloader corrupts them.
    But then it appeared it didn't depend on the way of downloading at all.
    That got me thinking, I tried reuploading some - THERE IT WORKED NICE! So the files themselves were deemed to be nice.
    What then? My system? My player?
    Tried a few older mp4s with that player here - NICE. These new ones - bad.
    What's happening? What might be the difference in those files?
    What should I check now? The files' detailed properties?
    (It gives me a slight idea that these newer files with this problem to occur do load rather slow trying to stream online as well, much slower. It seems. This is what made me start trying to download them in the first place now.)
    (Yup, it started VERY recently - not a few weeks ago.
    First I must've encountered that.. Well, let me say it was a movie or two from a site I'm not mentioning:naughty: and videos from Facebook (the latter having been being source of some trouble for a while now).)

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