@palx said in YouTube videos freeze when you scroll down and up again.:
After the last update, I am experiencing a problem. Whenever I scroll down on a YouTube video to see the comments and scroll up again to the video section, the video has frozen still and the sound is normal. Sometimes it starts going fast, but the sound is again normal. And sometimes it stops entirely and stays still with the reloading icon. The same thing started happening to Chrome after the update it did those last days also. It doesn't happen on Firefox. Is it a known problem of the browsers or should I look for it in another angle?
I literally switched to Opera, cause this started happening in Chrome and no supposed solution was fixing it. Yeasterday Opera updated itself for me and this started happing with it to, so the issue is clearly with the recent Opera update. I suspect the origin is somewhere in Chromium. It definitely relates to how Chrom, Opera update videos that are playing offscreen or in background tabs, prior to this Opera just refreshed the video window if i scrolled back or switched tabs, not even full refresh just quick grey flash at worst without hoggin all the resources. Now the video just freezes and it eat all the CPU or GPU power.
I think it's not just youtube, but Twitch too and maybe any service there you can watch video. Try running a Youtube video at 2x speed at 1080P and scrolling to comments, switching tabs or just clicking on a different tab on another monitor - All of those produced freezing results to varying degree. IF you run Task Manager at the same time and depending on Hardware Acceleration being disable\enabled you can notice spike and almost 100% usage of CPU or GPU. I can literally backscreen and reset both my monitors if i enable Hardware Acceleration and just scroll to the youtube comments when the video is playing, since Opera can spike GPU usage to 100%. Again same started happening with with Chrome a month or 2 ago, also was after an update, but i wasn't 100% sure then.
I really hope this gets resolved. I tried Opera Developer version that's out now and it's still an issue there. Will try going back to past opera version and chek if it fixes this issue.