Youtube videos freeze but audio keeps playing?

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asked Nov 29, 2019 in Youtube by Robertbji (280 points)
Youtube videos freeze but audio keeps playing?

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answered Nov 29, 2019 by Shawn (93,640 points)
When your Youtube videos freeze but audio keeps playing it's usually fixed by disabling hardware acceleration in your browser.

Sometimes you might also need to update your browser version or update your video drivers for your computer and sometimes it could be due to the browser using too much Ram and other resources.

Open your task manager and see if the browser or something else is using too many resources and check to see if your CPU usage is too high.

Your graphics card could also need updated with new drivers or the graphics card could be causing issues as well.

Sometimes just restarting the browser helps clear the problem and also clear your browsers cache and other files where the videos get stored because that too could be causing an issue.

It sometimes happens to me and if the updating drivers don't help I just have to close out the browser and restart it and it fixes the issue.

Sometimes even the browser itself will freeze up and the audio keeps playing and I have to close out the browser through task manager.
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answered Dec 14, 2019 by Jassy123 (4,440 points)
edited Dec 17, 2019 by Jassy123

There are many factors that can influence this. I can give you a good way to solve this problem. Try changing the format of your video from mp4 to mp3 format. I had a similar situation and it helped me. You can use this converter. Don’t worry, it’s free and easy to use.

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