Video crashing in Chrome? See how to solve

Videos can crash in Chrome for a variety of reasons. The main ones are the lack of update of the driver of the video card, many extensions installed in the browser, incompatibility with the hardware acceleration or inadequate configurations. Fortunately, these software problems can be easily solved by following some simple tips.

Check out the following tutorial for a compilation of tips that can help solve crash issues when watching videos in Google's browser. The procedure was performed on a PC with Windows 10, but the tips are also valid for users of other systems.

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Tutorial shows you how to troubleshoot video crashes in Chrome

1. Update the video card driver

The video driver plays a key role for the correct display of videos on the computer. You should always keep it up-to-date in order to get the best performance on graphical tasks such as playing videos. In the following steps, learn how to update the driver for your video card.

Step 1. Right-click the Start button. In the menu that appears, go to "Device Manager";

Open Device Manager

Step 2. Expand the "Video Adapters" item and right click on the name of your video card. Now open "Update Driver";

Updating video driver

Step 3. In the driver update wizard, select the "Automatically search for updated driver software" option. Windows will then perform an Internet search and download and install the latest driver version of your video card.

Updating video driver

2. Disable extensions that you do not use

Many extensions can overload the browser and cause it to crash - especially when performing heavy tasks such as running high quality videos. Here's how to disable or remove extensions in Chrome.

Step 1. Access the Chrome menu, go to "More Tools" and check "Extensions";

Go to Chrome Extensions Manager

Step 2. Disable the extensions you do not use by turning the key in the lower right corner. If you like, you can uninstall by clicking "Remove" on the left.

Disable extensions that are not used

3. Disable Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration in general improves page load and video display. However, in some cases, the resource may bring incompatibilities and result in crashes. In the tip below, learn how to turn off hardware acceleration in Chrome.

Step 1. Open the browser menu and select the "Settings" option;

Access Chrome Settings

Step 2. Scroll to the end and check "Advanced";

Open advanced settings

Step 3. Uncheck "Use hardware acceleration when available" and select "Restart" on the left.

Disabling Hardware Acceleration

4. Restore Chrome Settings

In the latter case, you can try restoring your Chrome settings. This undoes any changes in the browser and returns it to factory defaults. That way, if the problem is in some adjustment, the videos will run again without crashing.

Step 1. Open the browser menu and select "Settings";

Access Chrome Settings

Step 2. Scroll to the end and check "Advanced";

Open advanced settings

Step 3. Now select the option "Restore settings to original defaults";

Restoring Chrome Settings

Step 4. Finally, confirm in "Reset settings".

Restoring Chrome Settings

Ready. With these tips, you're likely to be able to solve most of the software-related issues that can cause video crashes in Chrome.

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