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Youtube videos lags at random times (didn't tried with other video platforms)

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I am on arch linux with firefox version 91.0 and I recently left firefox (i think at version 89) tried out some other browsers for a while but came back to it and now it was version 91.0 and now I am noticing some lags/frame rate degrade at random times and I didn't found a relevant solution any where

I also tried h264ify as I read about the video codec youtube uses but that didn't fixed it and also tried a solution on the forum that said to disable H264 plugin and enable h264ify but that didn't worked as well

Processor: Intel i3-4130 (4) @ 3.400GHz GPU: Intel 4th Generation Core Processor Family RAM: 4gb


here is some more information about my processor and gpu fetched from lspci:


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06) Subsystem: Lenovo Device 367d Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0 Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c Kernel driver in use: hsw_uncore


00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) DeviceName: Onboard IGD Subsystem: Lenovo Device 367d Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28 Memory at f7800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M] Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] I/O ports at f000 [size=64] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [virtual] [disabled] [size=128K] Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit- Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2 Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features Kernel driver in use: i915 Kernel modules: i915


edit: fixed formatting a bit as it was causing horizontal scroll.

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I am now using Firefox Dev Edition and everything is fine no lags!

EDIT: I actually found that it did lagged after watching a couple of more videos but, I did found the solution: I just had to decrease the media.benchmark.vp9.threshold in about:config. My current value for this is, 152

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Verify that you have the most recent ffmpegs and libav. see screenshot Because of the specs of the computer, it would be interesting to see the system load when playing videos.

Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20210817 KDE Plasma Version: 5.22.4 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.85.0 Qt Version: 5.15.2 Kernel Version: 5.13.8-1-default (64-bit) Graphics Platform: X11 Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz Memory: 31.0 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4600

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Hey, sorry for late reply I have the latest version of ffmpeg and firefox on my system

and here are system load screenshots: 1st - Idol, firefox not running, 2nd - Firefox running but no video playing, 3rd - Firefox running and playing a 1080p 30fps video

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I hopped on an old laptop that dual boots XP and openSUSE 42 and had no issue with this video at 720p. Can you provide a link to a video and the resolution used?

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It actually happens to me with every video (even 144p) here is the one being played when took the screenshot

and as I have mentioned that this didn't used to happen when I was on Firefox a few weeks ago.. and the version on your old laptop looks Pretty old, so, this may cause a big difference

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Try downloading a separate copy of Firefox and run it from the folder(do not sign into you Firefox account) to see what happens.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

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Downloaded firefox version 89.0 and executed the firefox executable in the folder and after that I played a couple of videos and there were no lags..

So I think this is a recent version problem

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You should get the same current version and download to a folder and run it.

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I am now using Firefox Dev Edition and everything is fine no lags!

EDIT: I actually found that it did lagged after watching a couple of more videos but, I did found the solution: I just had to decrease the media.benchmark.vp9.threshold in about:config. My current value for this is, 152

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