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System freeze after audio or video tagMy system freezes after opera plays an audio or video tag, the freeze is not immediate, it happens some seconds after I stop playing the video/audio.
it happened with many versions during last months but for sure I can tell it happens with clean installations of:
12.00 alpha 1380
Last freeze happened after play a video here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain#Remote_sensing
My pc has windows xp 32 bit, everything updated including drivers, o.s. and directx.
cpu: AMD Athlon XP
video: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0326&SUBSYS_911A1462&REV_A1\4&1B197270&0&00F0
audio: Realtek AC'97 Audio PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_006A&SUBSYS_A0021458&REV_A1\3&13C0B0C5&0&30
the drivers are official drivers and I've tried with older versions and with original drivers, after every driver change I restart then test again, the freezes keep happening. I also tried to reformat with own and borrowed disks, using newest drivers, and the reformat again using older drivers, nothing seems to help.
My computer runs a lot of games and applications that use audio and video hardware acceleration, I never have computer freezes or applications issues, even with heavy multitasking.
CPU: AthlonXP ???? what speed is it, is it a thoroughbred or Barton core
RAM: ???????? you don't even say how much you have... but it doesn't really matter because it's unlikely your using fast ram
GPU: nVidia GeForce FX5500 let me guess AGP 256MB DDR or less
HDD: size speed free space
I'd expect problems doing just about anything with that system
6. July 2012, 10:49:27 (edited)
and I wouldn't even recommend running winXP on anything less than 1GB DDR400 ram and an Dual core CPU if you want a good experience
their recommended system specs are rubbish yeah sure it might work but not very well
yes it is
Hardware acceleration status
Backend not supported
Could not load library
Backend not supported
Could not load library
@Athlonite believe it or not a windows xp machine can still be "secured", having an older version of opera would make it unsecure, I don't have any clue about what experience you have with computers but for me I can do more things and do them faster with this computer than most high end computers users I've met, and for that I believe that I know what are the programs with better performance for many things, coding, compiling, graphics editing, video edit, video encoding, etc. I can easily tell that on most situations opera is the better performance browser. The recommended an minimum system requirements are supposed to be something where the application works without crashing the entire system. Obviously my ram usage is below 20% when I do the wikipedia tests, my hard disk space is around 50%/40gb and my cpu usage is below 20%. I can use many cpu and gpu intensive applications and audio hardware accelerated games as well as chrome or firefox without any issue or system freeze, I just like opera more.
as I said if opera 11.50 or .62 worked for you then go back to them at the moment the builds they're putting out are very crash happy and bug ridden
as to my experience with computers Ive been building using and selling them for the last 20 years and the slowest machine I still have working for me is an old socket 754 Athlon64 3700+ with 2GB DDR400 ram and an 3.2TB's of HDD's and an ATI HD2600XT it serves my media around the house via windows 7 x64 which it actually runs far better than the XP pro I used to have on it
and alot of security comes in the form of UPS (user preventable stupidity) and using a slightly older version of opera doesn't make your machine less secure you just need to watch where you go and what you do on the web ie: UPS
Still happening on
12.01 Build 1532
12.50 internal Build 1538
The specs on my desktop is like your computer:
1Gb RAM -> 2x512Mb
CPU AMD 1.666GHz
128Mb VRAM Nvidia 4000
C-Media AC97 Audio
And Win7 is running way faster than XP, just there's no Aero transparency. And had to install an older video driver.
I will make more tests today, let you know if I find anything else, thanks.
Originally posted by An-dz:
Bartman, are you using any downloaded codecs or just windows defaults?
I'm using K-lite Codec Pack with custom install. letting some codecs by windows.
I have had the problem in the past even before installing codecs, but I tried to uninstall klite codec pack(the only codecs I use), then restarted, opera still having this problem on version 12.02.1578
I stopped using opera for weeks because an unexpected system freeze caused by this Opera issue, made me lose another program configuration file, and that was really bad.
The thing still freezing, bug reports are being ignored and a long time has passed without a solution for this OPERA PROBLEM.
R.I.P. Opera for me