Video Playback Causes Freezes

Steps to reproduce

Taking notes on a video lecture on a second screen, screenshotting on Windows 10 and alt-tabbing back to Obsidian on main screen.

Expected result

Pasting a screenshotted PNG while lecture continues, taking notes beneath it.

Actual result becomes unresponsive, unfreezes on its own after some time or immediately if video is paused.


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Debug info:

Obsidian version: v0.13.23
Installer version: v0.11.13
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 10.0.19042
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: supporter
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: on
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Safe mode: on


Additional information

No errors in console. CPU/GPU usage drops out completely when the bug is encountered. Attempted turning hardware acceleration on and off again for to no substantial change. Opening a new note in order to reduce note rendering weight did not have a noticeable affect. This is a relatively new phenomenon: other fairly large notes have not caused this issue.

This is seems more a windows bug than an obsidian’s bug.
You can try to download and reinstall obsidian and disable gpu acceleration in settings>about