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BelloWaldi

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Sup, I've recently got myself a new PC [gonna attach the specs], it has been fine, but recently whenever I watch a video on YouTube, my PC starts to freeze after usually 1-2 minutes (It's like looking at a screenshot of youtube). After approx 4-5 minutes it unfreezes, there are two things that usually happen:
1) It unfreezes and I can use it as usual again, however the audio output device was changed.
2) The audio is completely gone and my keyboard, mouse and headset [I am using an USB headset) is disconnected :^(
And I do have windows 7; happens with Chrome and Firefox
 

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Phantom010

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Are the videos playing with Flash or HTML5? They should be playing in the HTML5 format by default. Is this happening with videos on other websites?
 

BelloWaldi

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Are the videos playing with Flash or HTML5? They should be playing in the HTML5 format by default. Is this happening with videos on other websites?
Yes, they are playing HTML5, and no, it is not happening with other videos or websites.
 

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Are you using an ad blocker on both Firefox and Chrome, like Adblock Plus?
 

Phantom010

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Let's start with Firefox. Disable Adblock Plus and try YouTube videos again.
 

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Still having the issue after disabling Adblock Plus?

If there's no difference, try running Firefox without add-ons (Safe Mode). See how the videos are behaving.
 
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