Vivaldi hangs on various sites containing video



  • I'm using the latest x64 Snapshot on the latest Win 10. Vivaldi hangs on various sites containing video, not always, but ~30% of times. When it hangs, the only thing I can do is kill all the browser's processes. It's been happening on two of my PCs for ~two weeks. I don't use any extensions since Vivaldi has included the built-in adblocker.

    One of the sites that often hangs the browser is sadistic.pl (black humour videos, similar to liveleak)

    Am I the only one experiencing this?


  • Moderator

    @daerragh You're not alone, though I only saw it for the first time today, while using an internal test version. If you will report the bug (settings/help/report a bug), I will go in to the bug tracker and confirm it.


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    I'm facing the same problem. I'm using the latest Snapshot version with Windows 10's latest stable update and it keeps crashing. Yesterday it crashed 4 times during the day. I also searched in the crash reports folder and I don't see any report being created when Vivaldi is crashed.



  • @Ayespy, thanks for the answer. I filed a bug report: VB-65744



  • I updated Vivaldi to 3.0.1874.3 but there is still the same bug.



  • I updated too. Today, the browser hanged a few times, too, at imgur.com and 9gag.com.


  • Moderator

    I talked with a internal tester, he said that he ran into same issues on some sites, and issue was gone after using adblocker.

    You may try to enable Vivaldi's blocker on the site, that could help. Just click on shield icon in address field and set to Block Trackers and Ads



  • @Gwen-Dragon I've got both built-in tracking & ads blocking enabled. Vivaldi still hangs.



  • I've reported this 2-3 snapshots before. It's a specific process that causes the hang. If you kill it in something like procexp the browser returns to normal (and executed commands like "new tab" that you gave while it was frozen).Untitled.png



  • I have practically no knowledge about the internals of browsers. But the thing that first came to my mind was to disable GPU acceleration, but first I wanted to discuss the problem here. I guess the process you showed is responsible for GPU accel, too.

    Disabling the GPU acceleration might be a workaround until the devs fix this. Can be done here: chrome://settings/
    I'm gonna disable acceleration and report here if it helps.


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    @daerragh I was going to mention that looked like a GPU problem...



  • Add me to the list of people who are experiencing this bug. It makes Vivaldi almost unusable for any video site. You never know if or when it will lock up Vivaldi.

    I have given details in many of the current snapshots how to reliably reproduce this bug. Go through my post history if anyone needs more details as this bug is the only thing I have in my recent history and I don't want to rehash everything. Please note, the one site that makes things lock up consistently for me is NSFW, but there are other sites that also cause issues. The Wikipedia "list of video streaming sites" page was how I discovered this particular site and was a good way to figure out how I could repeat this bug if anyone else wants to go through that Wiki list.

    I am not sure, but I have a hunch that this is related to a certain GPU family, brand, or type. I have asked others if they have the same video card as I do, but nobody bothered to respond or post what their system has. I have a Gigabyte GTX1660 on Win10 for the record.

    Hope Vivaldi will take some time to fix this bug instead of adding silly clock features to a browser. I have used Vivaldi almost exclusively since day 1, and before that Opera going back to the days of a paid browser. I don't want to use Chrome or Firefox, but at this point I don't have any choice. 😞


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    @neonturbo I had the same issue on a GTX 960 and had to disable harware acceleration because of that. Incidentally I upgraded recently to 1070ti and have not experienced the issue since, with hw acceleration enabled. I'll presume that you already are using the latest drivers.

    Please DM me the nsfw site, I'd like to give it another test.



  • @neonturbo said in Vivaldi hangs on various sites containing video:

    I am not sure, but I have a hunch that this is related to a certain GPU family, brand, or type. I have asked others if they have the same video card as I do, but nobody bothered to respond or post what their system has. I have a Gigabyte GTX1660 on Win10 for the record.

    The hangs are happening on both of my machines: desktop with GTX 1060 6GB and laptop with HD Graphics 520.

    Yesterday, I disabled the GPU acceleration and Vivaldi hasn't hang at video sites since.


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    @daerragh said in Vivaldi hangs on various sites containing video:

    The hangs are happening on both of my machines: desktop with GTX 1060 6GB and laptop with HD Graphics 520.
    Yesterday, I disabled the GPU acceleration and Vivaldi hasn't hang at video sites since.

    We need a bug report for 3.0 Snapshot.


    Thank you for reaching and sorry for the trouble.

    May be this issue is a bug.

    Please read

    carefully and report the bug to Vivaldi bugtracker.

    Again thank you for using Vivaldi.



  • @Gwen-Dragon OK, I'm on the latest 3.0 snapshot now and have re-enabled GPU acceleration. I'll report the bug if Vivaldi hangs again.



  • @mtaki14 i get the freezing on my 1070ti so it's also affecting Pascal. Not on the latest snapshot yet.


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    @t0yz said in Vivaldi hangs on various sites containing video:

    @mtaki14 i get the freezing on my 1070ti so it's also affecting Pascal. Not on the latest snapshot yet.

    Yeah, I've just been trying to reproduce the bug and indeed it happens on this card as well.



  • @mtaki14 said in Vivaldi hangs on various sites containing video:

    @neonturbo I had the same issue on a GTX 960 and had to disable harware acceleration because of that. Incidentally I upgraded recently to 1070ti and have not experienced the issue since, with hw acceleration enabled. I'll presume that you already are using the latest drivers.

    Please DM me the nsfw site, I'd like to give it another test.

    I just upgraded yesterday to the latest Geforce drivers. I typically update as soon as they come out.

    Sending DM now.


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    I'd like to ask everyone that has experienced the bug mentioned in this thread to try for a few days with hardware acceleration turned off (Settings> Webpages> Turn off "Use hardware acceleration when available").

    This will probably not fix your bug but the reason I ask is because with hw acceleration disabled, for me it manifests itself as the browser still responding but sites completely stop loading. Here's a thread where that bug is described:

    https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/45236/vivaldi-suddenly-cannot-open-any-web-pages/

    I would like to confirm whether these two bugs are linked or not, because if they are then the same problem is much more widespread.


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