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New update makes Firefox fullscreen videos lag.

Question asked by aetoro on May 3, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 15, 2017 by daggerfall

So I first posted on Firefox reddit about an issue with fullscreen videos lagging here. It doesn't happen on any of the other browsers (I've tried edge and chrome) and the video streams fine when on any quality as long as its not fullscreen (also affects twitch streaming annoyingly). They had a recent update so I was thinking it might be a Firefox issue. Someone had replied to me that it could be a gpu issue, "The compositor was changed recently to more directly use the GPU." quoting this article. They recommended I uninstall drivers with DDU and then reinstall the drivers from the amd website. After I uninstalled it I noticed that fullscreen videos had no more lagging issues. I installed an earlier version of relive 16.x something and it was fine as well. So now I have a suspicion that it was the new update from amd drivers that were causing this issue. I'm unsure what to do because I want to watch videos on Firefox rather than some other browser but at the same time I want to keep my graphics drivers up to date. I'm posting here to see if someone more knowledgeable than me can help me out and recommend a course of action to deal with this problem.

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BROWSER

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Browser: Firefox Version 53.0 (64-bit)

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OVERVIEW

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Radeon Software Version - 17.4.4

Radeon Software Edition - Crimson ReLive

Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series

Memory Size - 2048 MB

Memory Type - GDDR5

Core Clock - 965 MHz

Windows Version - Windows 10 (64 bit)

System Memory - 8 GB

CPU Type - AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor

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SOFTWARE

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Radeon Settings Version - 2017.0424.2119.36535

Driver Packaging Version - 17.10.1731-170424a2-313603E-CrimsonReLive

Provider - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

2D Driver Version - 8.1.1.1599

Direct3D® Version - 9.14.10.01261

OpenGL® Version - 6.14.10.13474

OpenCL™ Version - 22.19.162.4

AMD Mantle Version - 9.1.10.0189

AMD Mantle API Version - 102400

AMD Audio Driver Version - 10.0.1.1

Vulkan™ Driver Version - 1.5.0

Vulkan™ API Version - 1.0.39

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HARDWARE

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Graphics Card Manufacturer - Powered by AMD

Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series

Device ID - 6939

Vendor ID - 1002

SubSystem ID - E306

SubSystem Vendor ID - 174B

Revision ID - 00

Bus Type - PCI Express 3.0

Current Bus Settings - PCI Express 2.0 x16

BIOS Version - 015.047.000.001

BIOS Part Number - 113-1E30620-O48

BIOS Date - 2014/08/10 23:14

Memory Size - 2048 MB

Memory Type - GDDR5

Memory Clock - 1400 MHz

Core Clock - 965 MHz

Total Memory Bandwidth - 179 GByte/s

Memory Bit Rate - 5.60 Gbps

2D Driver File Path - /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}/0000

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