Videos randomly stopping in the browser
B8X last edited by
Problem started like a month ago. Videos (Youtube, Twtich) played back in the browser randomly stop for no reason at all. I have to manually press the play button again to start them.
It's not an internet issue, the videos are not buffering. They just stop, like if someone had pressed the stop or pause button. It's very random, sometimes it doesn't happen for hours, than it just does it again.
Since then I have reinstalled the browser, cleared browser data (except passwords and autofill data), disabled all extensions - including Opera's own adblocker. None of it seemed to help. I have a fairly strong PC (i9, gtx 1060, 32 gigs of ram), and Windows 10 with up to date drivers. Other browsers don't seem to have the problem. I'm open to any help and suggestions. I love the browser, I have used it for years, I would prefer not to switch.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/99.0.4844.84 Safari/537.36 OPR/85.0.4341.47 (en-US), ANGLE (NVIDIA, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0, D3D11-188.8.131.525)
DefaultLife last edited by
Ok i did. I hope they'll fix it or they'll be aware of it. i don't want to go back to chrome or any other browser because they suck.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/99.0.4844.84 Safari/537.36 OPR/85.0.4341.47 (tr-TR), ANGLE (Google, Vulkan 1.2.0 (SwiftShader Device (Subzero) (0x0000C0DE)), SwiftShader driver-5.0.0)
Kallenavn last edited by
I have the same issue. It always stops within the first 4 minutes (depending on video length).
However for me its not random. It happens once for the first playback on each video site for each browser sesssion. Meaning if I go to Youtube and play any video, it will auto stop within the first 4 minutes. When I click play the video and any other video played on Youytube in that browser session will not stop until I close the browser and start a brand new session. Then it will happen again on the first video played in that new broswer session. If I go to other streaming providers the same will happen there. For example if I go to Youtube, get the issue and click play, then go to Dailymotion and play a video the first video on Dailymotion will also stop. And the same happens if I go to any of the other video host providers that any site may use. So its related to video playback and not site spesific.
This started to happen for me around end of March and I believe there were an update to Opera at the time however I dont have proof that the update is the cause. Might just be a coincident. Other browsers does not have this issue. I have also done all the steps that @B8X is listing to ensure it is Opera and not anything else. I have also tried to enable/disable lots of stuff in settings to see if anything helps.
I have also tested on two different computers and the same happens to both with the same behavior. Running Win 10 on both, however one is Pro and the other is Home edition.
I think its related to your Windows client because I do not get this when playing videos on my phone or tablet (both android) using Opera.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/99.0.4844.84 Safari/537.36 OPR/85.0.4341.75
certs last edited by
Having the exact same issue on Opera GX. Super super annoying. Doesn't matter what website, as long as it's a video i'll get the same issue. Contemplating moving back to Chrome at this point.
Kallenavn last edited by
Just wanted to say that the latest Opera update fixed it for me.
So for my issue it started with one of the updates in March and was fixed with the latest update.
I hope you guys eventually get a fix from Opera as well.
lordlethris last edited by
Sorry to dig up an old Topic - but this is happening again
Been going on now for a couple of weeks.
Windows 11 - 22H2 - 22621.675
Opera GX LVL4 (core: 91.0.4516.72)
Seems to be happening on Twitch when viewing videos with Codex avc1.64002A,mp4a.40.2
The Video freezes, sometimes for 5-10 sec, sometimes for up to 3 min.