Youtube stuttering and frame dropping or skipping issues


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    @crackedlcd Sounds like my Radeon graphics.

    Only other thing I can think of is what i already suggested - a fresh profile.

    There are also flags you can set to override blacklisting of your graphics card and in the alternative, to disable hardware acceleration. I can walk you through those if you want to try them. But otherwise, it would be best to try a completely default configuration first.



  • @ayespy said in Youtube stuttering and frame dropping or skipping issues:

    @crackedlcd Sounds like my Radeon graphics.

    Only other thing I can think of is what i already suggested - a fresh profile.

    There are also flags you can set to override blacklisting of your graphics card and in the alternative, to disable hardware acceleration. I can walk you through those if you want to try them. But otherwise, it would be best to try a completely default configuration first.

    I've done a fresh profile two or three different times now, both after installing as a typical installation and now as a standalone for the second time. I was able to get it to slow down just from loading some of the stock speed dial links that come prepackaged.

    You put a bug in my brain about video drivers, and it reminded me that for some reason I wound up uninstalling all the AMD crapware that came along with that most recent (~2016) driver update. So when I checked my driver versions it appears they rolled back to the 2014-era drivers that probably shipped with the PC. I downloaded the "unsupported non-WQHL beta" drivers from 2016 and let them install, rebooted my PC and so far β€” so far! β€” Vivaldi 1.13 is as smooth as the older version. I even loaded it up with ad-heavy, video-heavy tabs and it seemed to do mostly OK. I even watched a K-pop boy band video in 1080p with 10 other tabs open… for science. πŸ˜†

    I'm not ready to call this solved quite yet, though. I don't have any of my normal bookmarks saved and just now installed two "must have" extensions (uBlock Origin and Inoreader Companion). But so far, so good.

    The only problem is I wound up uninstalling that latest Radeon software because it seemed to nag me constantly about an update that did not physically exist on AMD's site, and uninstalling that software seems to have taken the drivers with it. So I gotta figure out a way to permanently mute that stupid notification.


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    @crackedlcd said in Youtube stuttering and frame dropping or skipping issues:

    it seemed to nag me constantly about an update that did not physically exist on AMD's site, and uninstalling that software seems to have taken the drivers with it. So I gotta figure out a way to permanently mute that stupid notification.

    You and me both.



  • I'm still having this issue no matter what. Opera drops like 3 frames but Vivaldi in the same video (length 1 min) drops like hundreds of frames. I'm pretty disappointed.



  • Looks like I have faced some kind of this frames skipped issue. Was watching stream and noticed that video (1080p60fps) looks more like 30fps, i checked stats and counted 12 skipped frames per second, can't be okay... I checked same stream on chrome and it had 1 frame skipped over 1 minute, so i blame vivaldi. Restarting browser may had helped, I also disabled animation in appearance as someone mentioned there. I got result of 2 frames per second. Right know i have 0.2 frames per second (17 frames over 1 minute), yet more than chrome.


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    @Capricorn Frame dropping depends on grahics system, OS and drivers.
    Check that you have your latest graphics driver from manufactuerer website.
    Try to enable override of GPU blacklist (smal risks of getting some other display issues): open vivaldi://flags/#ignore-gpu-blacklist , set to Enabled, restart Vivaldi.



  • @Gwen-Dragon said in Youtube stuttering and frame dropping or skipping issues:

    Frame dropping depends on grahics system, OS and drivers.

    I understand this, I compared with google chrome on same laptop on same moment, didn't even closed vivaldi. I have i5-8300H, integrated video UHD Graphics 630, I am sure video doesn't use discrete Nvidia GTX 1050. I have latest drivers, latest windows 10 pro 1903. I have checked today again, vivaldi skipped 17 frames over 1 minute, chrome only 3. Second time it was 22 for vivaldi and again 3 for chrome. Same stream, 1080p@60fps, same extensions (Ublock, dark reader, translator).

    @Gwen-Dragon said in Youtube stuttering and frame dropping or skipping issues:

    Try to enable override of GPU blacklist (smal risks of getting some other display issues)

    After this I did test 2 times - 13 and 18 frames for vivaldi, 8 and 4 frames for chrome... And as i understood this flag, it may helped had with weird hardware, but i have common one. So i returned this flag back to disabled.

    Actually I don't know what is the problem, while I was testing, once vivaldi started to skip 2 frames per second, but refresh stopped it, yet I see bigger amount for vivaldi than for chrome. At least it is not that bad as yesterday, when it was skipping 20 frames out of 60 every second which was very noticeable.
    I am just sharing this issue, so may be someone will note it too and we could understand what cause it.

    Update.

    So i have got same problem, took some gifs to show.

    • gif one: alt text
      as you can see vivaldi skips ~35 frames per second. Got this just after I closed a game, browser was in background with only one tab open with the stream, all others tabs were hibernated.

    • gif two: alt text
      I opened google chrome with same stream and checked it. As you can see it hardly even skipped something, 190 frames gif started with is due to me alt+tabing and going full screen mod.

    • gif three: alt text
      I restarted vivaldi, as you can see situation is better, but yet exactly 2 frames per second are skipped.

    I thought may be it is something with gpu switching from discrete to intel one after a game, but trying to repeat this problem didn't gave same problem.


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