High disk usage when streaming video from twitch.tv

Issue #11647873 • Assigned to James M.


Rapp S.
Apr 13, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
Reported by 1 person

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Steps to reproduce

  1. Visit twitch.tv and open a live stream or VOD.
  2. Disk usage jumps noticeably higher than what it does with other browsers.

Expected result: Low disk usage.

update: After some research, I noticed that when watching a twitch VOD the disk activity returns to normal if you skip towards the end where there’s not much video left to buffer. Around 1 or 2 minutes before the video ends disk activity is normal while all the other time it hovers between 20% and 30%. Could it be that Edge is caching/buffering(?) more aggresively than other browsers?


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

  • Hello,

    Thank you for providing this information about the issue. After thorough testing, we are unable to reproduce this problem in Edge with the information at hand. Please update this case when you can provide more details, such as screenshots or run dxdiag (Windows key + r and type dxdiag, enter, then click Save all Information) and attach the txt file.

    Best Wishes,
    The MS Edge Team

  • Greetings,

    I have attached DxDiag.txt

    I have already attached some screenshots showing the difference in disk usage between Chrome and Edge; if there’s anything else useful I can attach I’d be glad to.

  • Changed Steps to Reproduce

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