View twitch chat in VODS
Hello, I believe a better suggestion would be for viewers to be able to see the twitch chat while watching vods.
I belive what makes twitch, twitch, and not something like youtube, is be able to see and participate in chat.
I would like to suggest to allow streamers to download chat history (with timestamps) in JSON, XML (and more) formats file so it can be used in video montage (for exemple).
It can have many usefull usage.
Bring bat ReChat PLEASE.
Absorb a company, implement their app as a feature, then quietly decommission it...
This is particularly helpful for the games I play, as they are puzzle-centric and often my next move on-screen will be due to hints from Chat. This makes for a confusing viewing experience if you can't see what it was Chat said, and while I try to repeat most comments, I am often caught up in the game and don't repeat it in full. For now, I have taken to capturing a replay of the stream in OBS and uploading that to Twitch so that people can have the entire experience, but it is a huge time sink for me and I am hoping the folks over at Twitch figure a way to screen-scrape chat or something else that allows us to capture this in VODs. Thank you!
Overheard Twitch staff discussing this in the alleyway near their HQ. Seems they'v'n't quite figured that all out yet. Fortunately, many streamers seem to have picked up the habit of overlaying their chat on all their streams, as more realized how integral their chat is to the ~*stream experience*~
Sweet, thanks man. Sometimes the streamers interact with the chat and I'm completely lost about what he is talking about. Also copy pastas are king.
This might help in the meantime :) https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/rechat-for-twitch/ipplilmaapjjklilmmaccfemdmhkoacd?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog