Videos not working in chromium

hi! I started using Garuda Linux dr460nized edition 2 months ago on a new pc build and videos are not playing on youtube or disneyplus in the chromium browser. I believe this problem started after I installed a wireless network driver (broadcom-wl).

measures taken:
-ran the usual sudo update
-I use pulseaudio bc of OBS, I tried switching to pipewire support in Garuda Assistant System Components but no dice
-I enabled the chromium flag "hardware accelerated video decode" - also no dice

thank you for your help, I'm loving Garuda so far <3

System:
Kernel: 5.15.5-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/[email protected]_220406884/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=9909eebf-09bb-400d-b4b0-9ff63a8076ea quiet splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
rootflags=defaults,noatime,space_cache,autodefrag,compress=zstd,[email protected]_220406884
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME Z590-A v: Rev 1.xx serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 0402 date: 01/08/2021
Battery:
Device-1: hid-04:4b:ed:eb:cc:93-battery model: Claudia's Trackpad serial: N/A
charge: N/A status: Discharging
CPU:
Info: 8-Core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900K bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Rocket Lake family: 6 model-id: A7 (167) stepping: 1 microcode: 40 cache:
L1: 640 KiB L2: 4 MiB L3: 16 MiB
flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
bogomips: 112128
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/5300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 888 2: 842 3: 801
4: 800 5: 971 6: 807 7: 860 8: 826 9: 804 10: 971 11: 838 12: 830 13: 955 14: 841
15: 888 16: 825
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel RocketLake-S GT1 [UHD Graphics 750] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:4c8a class-ID: 0300
Device-2: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
vendor: XFX Pine driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67df
class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-12:7 chip-ID: 046d:085e class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.1 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: amdgpu,ati,intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3000x1920 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 791x506mm (31.1x19.9")
s-diag: 939mm (37")
Monitor-1: DisplayPort-3 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 70
size: 698x393mm (27.5x15.5") diag: 801mm (31.5")
Monitor-2: HDMI-A-2 res: 1080x1920
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-H HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:43c8
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
vendor: XFX Pine driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.1
chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-12:7 chip-ID: 046d:085e class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Device-4: Blue Microphones Yeti Stereo Microphone type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-13:8 chip-ID: b58e:9e84
class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.5-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I225-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igc v: kernel port: N/A
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:15f3 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: wl v: kernel modules: bcma bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:43b1
class-ID: 0280
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Dynex Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter [Broadcom 1.12 BCM20702A0] type: USB
driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-11:6 chip-ID: 19ff:0239 class-ID: fe01
serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 11.85 TiB used: 360.05 GiB (3.0%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 PRO 2TB
size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s
lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 3B2QGXA7 temp: 36.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 870 EVO 1TB
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1B6Q scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown smartctl error. Unable to generate data.
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital model: WD100EZAZ-11TDBA0
size: 9.1 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: 0A83 scheme: GPT
SMART Message: Unknown smartctl error. Unable to generate data.
ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: Walgreen model: Infinitive
size: 28.65 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 1.82 TiB size: 1.82 TiB (100.00%) used: 257.91 GiB (13.8%)
fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 25.8 MiB (8.6%)
fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 1.82 TiB size: 1.82 TiB (100.00%) used: 257.91 GiB (13.8%)
fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 1.82 TiB size: 1.82 TiB (100.00%)
used: 257.91 GiB (13.8%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 1.82 TiB size: 1.82 TiB (100.00%)
used: 257.91 GiB (13.8%) fs: btrfs block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.1 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 36.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 721
Info:
Processes: 390 Uptime: 11m wakeups: 1 Memory: 31.1 GiB used: 2.71 GiB (8.7%)
Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0
Packages: pacman: 1742 lib: 463 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.09```

Hi there, welcome!
Careful, it looks like you booted into a snapshot

You should confirm the restore from the snapper GUI in the Garuda Assistant, then reboot.
If you'll still experience troubles with videos, maybe you could check this solution:

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this fixed it thank you so much!

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I'll mark it as solved for the future users ending up here in their searches.
Was it only a matter of restore or applying the fix?

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applying the pipewire fix worked. thank you!

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