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An odd issue since clean install of 18.04 (using standard Ubuntu Gnome 3 or straight up Gnome 3) - video stutters only in browsers, absolutely fine otherwise. This effects all browsers and all types of video.

I have found that if I change to Gnome Flashback, the issue disappears, same with Xfce and Plasma (haven't gone through all the DE's yet).

Why is this an issue with Gnome 3 specifically? Yes, I want to keep using Gnome 3 because I like it.

AMD-FX 6300 6 core cpu 16 GB ddr3 ram Nvidia 1050 ti 4 GB <-- Definitely NOT the problem, as other DE's are fine

EDIT - Because Nvidia and Wayland do not get along, my default sessions are xorg. And I have tried using the Nouveau drivers with the same exact results as mentioned above.

  • Not Wayland, as it doesn't support Nvidia (or the other way round). I'll edit my question to reflect this. – Syd Oct 10 '18 at 13:51
  • I think nouveau supports Wayland. – pomsky Oct 10 '18 at 13:56
  • Have you tried to alter the video playback rate? See also Youtube micro-stutter after 18.04. There is also the possibility of changing Ubuntu flavour... See Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04 video playback lags / stutters. – ElToro1966 Oct 10 '18 at 14:43
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    @ElToro1966 - The first link seems to have a possible answer. I am testing out the change in refresh rate, and it is making the video appear smoother. I will test further, and if it continues to work, I will make this the accepted answer. – Syd Oct 10 '18 at 15:15
  • @ElToro1966 - After some testing I have found that, while this improves video playback, there is still some stuttering. Better, but not quite. Definitely an issue with Gnome 3 alone. – Syd Oct 10 '18 at 15:38

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