YouTube video player and audio stops working when tabbed out or streaming

Hi Firefox staff, This issue started ever since I updated my Firefox to version 98.1 and 98.2 Whenever I switch monitors or tabbed out while using another program on my d… (read more)

Hi Firefox staff,

This issue started ever since I updated my Firefox to version 98.1 and 98.2

Whenever I switch monitors or tabbed out while using another program on my desktop. The YouTube video will freeze and stop playing. I noticed this when I was livestreaming. The video seems to work fine on my end and I hear the audio however, my watchers in the livestream cannot hear or see the video. This never was a problem in the past. The freezing happens almost instantly when the window is not selected.

I have already tried to update to the latest and refresh to Firefox default settings in attempt to fix this. Enabling and disabling hardware acceleration doesn't change anything.

I have not tested this with other video players, but I do know it is apparent with YouTube. Please let me know if there is a manual fix to this or if Firefox needs a patch update to wait for :(

EDIT: I would like to delete my question I think I fixed the issue.

Asked by lon.quu1 2 months ago

Firefox freezes when logging back into the computer.

When locking the screen for a few minutes and logging back in, Firefox freezes (for roughly 20 seconds or so) - it is completely unresponsive, the window doesn't redraw w… (read more)

When locking the screen for a few minutes and logging back in, Firefox freezes (for roughly 20 seconds or so) - it is completely unresponsive, the window doesn't redraw when resized, etc.

This does not happen, if I lock the screen and log back in immediately.

If I log back in immediately this freeze does not happen and the terminal output is: ``` [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate ```

When I leave the system locked for some time and back in Firefox freezes and the terminal output is: ```

      1. !!! [Parent][PBackgroundParent] Error: RunMessage(msgname=PMessagePort::Msg_Close) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost


      1. !!! [Parent][PBackgroundParent] Error: RunMessage(msgname=PMessagePort::Msg_Close) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost


      1. !!! [Parent][PBackgroundParent] Error: RunMessage(msgname=PMessagePort::Msg_Close) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost


      1. !!! [Parent][PBackgroundParent] Error: RunMessage(msgname=PMessagePort::Msg_Close) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost


      1. !!! [Parent][PBackgroundParent] Error: RunMessage(msgname=PBackgroundIDBDatabase::Msg_Close) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost


      1. !!! [Parent][PBackgroundParent] Error: RunMessage(msgname=PBackgroundIDBDatabase::Msg_Close) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

[GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate Unflushed glGetGraphicsResetStatus: 0x92bb [GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate Unflushed glGetGraphicsResetStatus: 0x92bb [GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate Unflushed glGetGraphicsResetStatus: 0x92bb [GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate Unflushed glGetGraphicsResetStatus: 0x92bb [GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate Unflushed glGetGraphicsResetStatus: 0x92bb [GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate Unflushed glGetGraphicsResetStatus: 0x92bb [GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate Unflushed glGetGraphicsResetStatus: 0x92bb [GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate Unflushed glGetGraphicsResetStatus: 0x92bb [GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate Unflushed glGetGraphicsResetStatus: 0x92bb [GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate Unflushed glGetGraphicsResetStatus: 0x92bb [GFX1]: Device reset due to WR context [GFX1-]: GFX: RenderThread detected a device reset in PostUpdate [GFX1-]: In-process device reset threshold exceeded [GFX1-]: Fallback WR to SW-WR ``` It unfroze once the `Fallback WR to SW-WR` was logged.

System info: OS: Linux mint 20.3 una Kernel: x86_64 Linux 5.4.0-104-generic DE: Xfce WM: Xfwm4 CPU: i7-8750H GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q Design

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