YouTube Video Stutter when playing simultaniously

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Having issues with YouTube video stuttering and freezing when playing multiple videos at the same time. This does not affect audio playing, so the video is still streaming, but when ever another youtube video plays in another window at the same time the one currently playing will freeze. This also happens in InPrivate windows. Been happening for a number of months. This does not happening when playing one in Chrome and the other in Edge. Are there any currently know issues or fixes for this problem?


Edge 112.0.1722.48 running Windows 11 with Nvidia 3080 graphics card.

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Bonjour @Alan. Burchill
Personnellement, en ouvrant une 2eme video (Edge windows 11) dans un nouvel onglet, on entend bien les deux voix.
Malheureusement, il n’y a pas de blocage automatique de l’audio d’une vidéo en cours au passage vers une autre vidéo.
Pour ne pas entendre toutes les voix en même temps, pensez à cliquer sur l’icône « Haut-Parleur » blanche pour l’arrêter (barre dessus = éteindre) dans les liens verticaux des vidéos YouTube non en cours.
Ne gardez le haut-parleur ouvert (blanc) que sur celle affichée et en écoute dans Edge.
Pensez cliquer dessus, pour l’éteindre, avant de passer sur l’affichage d’une autre vidéo.

Sorry, you miss understand. I want to watch two videos at once. The Video stops on the playing video, i dont care about the audio. But as a symptom the audio is still playing. So it appears that Edge cannot render two videos at once from YouTube. I have also had a number of visual errors with the Edge title bar at similar time. This is not just playing full video, even if i mouse over a youtube thumbnail to play a preview the playing video will freeze and stutter.

@Alan Burchill

It sounds like the problem might be related to Edge's ability to render multiple videos at the same time, especially given the issues you're experiencing. Here are a few solutions you can try:

  1. Use a different browser: As you've mentioned, the issue seems to be specific to Edge's ability to render multiple videos at once. Using a different browser like Chrome or Firefox might help to isolate the issue, and as you've mentioned, YouTube is working fine in Chrome in your specific use case.

  2. Disable browser extensions: Browser extensions can sometimes cause issues with video playback. Try disabling any extensions you have installed in Edge to see if that helps.

  3. Check your computer's graphics drivers: Issues with video playback can sometimes be caused by outdated or incompatible graphics drivers. Make sure your computer's graphics drivers are up to date by checking the manufacturer's website for the latest version.

  4. Adjust the video quality: Sometimes, lower quality videos can be easier for your computer to handle. Try adjusting the video quality of the videos you're watching to see if that helps.

  5. Check your computer's performance: Multiple videos playing at the same time can be resource-intensive. Make sure your computer has enough RAM and processing power to handle playing multiple videos at the same time. You can check your computer's performance by opening the Task Manager and monitoring the CPU and memory usage while playing multiple videos.

  6. Contact Microsoft/YouTube support: If none of the above solutions work, it might be worth reaching out to professional Microsoft/YouTube support for further assistance, especially given the visual errors you're experiencing with the Edge title bar.

I hope these solutions help to fix the issue you're experiencing! :)