Higher max. bitrate for everyone including NON-Partners.
To put it simple: I'd like to stream my 1080p60 gameplay in better quality.
My guess is that everyone would like to do it.
For example: YouTube Gaming's recommended bitrate ranges from 4,500 to 9,000 kbps for 1080p60. Here we can use up to 3,100 without having fear that the stream will stutter a lot for the viewers.
Would be awesome if we could get it here as well. Along with Quality options.
As a NON-partner.
Give us a chance to grow our channels with quality from the beginning.
We all know that Twitch is losing partners and affiliates to YouTube. One of the reasons for this is that monetization and streaming bitrate are higher and better on YouTube.
I personally love Twitch, but losing out on monetization and image quality is making me rethink my goals for my channel.
Unfortunately the bitrate limit is one of the reasons people leave Twitch for YouTube. YT's limit is significantly higher so the video quality is markedly better. and for some people even though YT's live experience is nowhere near as developed as Twitch's is, the combination of better quality video and the monetisation is enough for them to move over. But I do think if Twitch could increase that bitrate limit to at least 10,000 it would begin to convince a few people to stay
There's frankly no excuse for Twitch to not provide transcodes readily for all streams in the Year of Our Lord 2022. This is arguably the world's biggest streaming site; they obviously have the resources, yet they refuse to use them. It doesn't help that buffering issues on the site have been record-breakingly bad over the past two weeks or so. Transcodes would at the very least alleviate them in that watching a stream at a lower quality (such as 360p) has a chance to make the watching experience much less of a bufferfest.
We will absolutely need this sooner or later, so let’s make it sooner!
Bitrate is a funny little thing. When a stream pushes the limit of the bitrate selected in OBS/Xplit (due to high resolution/framerate/visual effects), artifacting occurs, and the stream will appear distorted (pixelated? mosaic-y?).
On Twitch, the current maximum upload bitrate is stated to be 6000 kbps, with a hard cut-off a bit above that number. From what I understand, this is to keep server costs at a reasonable level, and to maintain a smooth viewing experience on channels without transcoding.
That said, YouTube, a platform mainly focused on hosting pre-recorded and edited content, encourages streamers to stream to their website at higher resolutions and bitrates. For example, YouTube advises streamers to stream at up to 9000 kbps to comfortably stream at 1080p and 60fps, and even recommends for 4K 60fps streams to be done at up to 51,000 kbps.
Understandably, an instant switch to such a high bitrate for everyone would be a big sudden expense for Twitch, and one that probably cannot even be enjoyed by most viewers of non-partnered streams.
However, considering all of this, I don't think this is an unreasonable request:
Please roll out a bitrate limit increase to 10000 kbps, allowing for clean 1080p60 streams on the platform. If absolutely necessary, roll it out to partners first to test the waters, and then start rolling it out to affiliates.
Eventually in the future I would love to see a Twitch platform on which affiliates can comfortably stream at 1080p60fps, and partners up to 4K60fps if they wish to.
TL DR; make number go up, streams get better ;p
well since you can broadcast with higher resolutions the bitrate really needs upping otherwise having 1440p or 4k streaming is completely pointless because the highest bitrate you can set to can,t even handle 1080p 60fps fast paced as is
I totally agree! I would love to be able to stream at 1080p60. Not sure about non-affiliates but I think affiliates should be able to stream at a higher bitrate.
I am supporting this idea as well.
I'm an affiliate from Turkey but sometimes there is no chance to set quality settings for my viewers what should i do?
Please add this - it makes a genuine difference to view count.
For Partners, probably negligible numbers, but for Affiliates, it's guaranteed to make a difference.
Stream quality settings do exist, but it's not for everyone. Partnered streamers are guaranteed to get it. Affiliated streamers have higher priority, but aren't guaranteed. Everyone else only gets it if there's processing power available.
Lower quality settings require processing power for real-time transcoding. It's not free.
pls we need lower qualities than 720p...
so seems twitch is not helpful at this point. because we talking about weak thing at weak platform.
No qualities is a problem for people who have weak Internet connections or weak graphic card and want to watch streams. I think having lesser qualities will be really better for us.
No qualities is a problem for people who have weak Internet connections and want to watch streams. I think having lesser qualities will be really good.
Twitch, please add quality, everyone gets nervous as there is no change in quality, can not watch your favorite streamer, it will certainly improve your image, a lot of people are running away on YouTube
I watch streams on 720p quality, but once watched on 1080p. Now I have problems and even on the quality of 720p there are errors, the stream is jamming. On the app with the phones after a few hours of watching the app hangs.