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Ability to capture multiple audio sources. Eg. mic sounds separate from desktop sounds.

This will allow viewers to listen to streamer talk while playing their OWN music. Often I want to watch a stream but I really do not like their music tastes. OBS and other software already captures these sources separate (mic and desktop) so implementing this shouldn't be too hard and would provide a GREAT amount of flexibility for watching streams. Also, it has more benefits as well, you can have 2 volume bars in streams and the viewers could also hypothetically adjust the music volume themselves too!

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      • Bang Plays Games commented  · 

        This would be amazing, but understand that many streamers might not have the bandwidth to support this. Essentially every audio track added increases the necessary bandwidth by 160~320 kbps. At 6 tracks (current maximum for OBS) that means your audio could be as much as 1920kbps alone. Add a high quality 720p video stream and you're looking at 4420kbps total bandwidth required. I personally have a 5000kbps upstream availability from my own ISP (Unfortunately this is the maximum I can get where I live). That would mean almost 95% of a half-duplex connection being used on my upload reducing my download speed to 3mbps, which is unusable for the games I stream. It's an awesome thing to consider for those who can do it, but not every streamer would be able to.

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