Support Multiple Audio Streams (a.k.a. multiple audio tracks)
Multiple audio streams in a single video are supported by OBS and popular video formats, but Twitch strips alternate audio streams from video it receives and offers no way to select alternate audio streams while watching a stream.
This feature came about in order to allow videos to have audio in multiple languages, which is something any streamer is unlikely to do, but the availability of multiple audio streams can allow streamers to make alternate audio streams for other purposes. For example:
Those with poor hearing may benefit from a voice-only stream so that game audio, background music, and sound effects aren't obscuring the streamer's voice.
A voice-only audio channel may help Twitch create more accurate captions with speech-to-text software that may be confused by background noise.
Viewers with good hearing may benefit too simply by being able to mute a streamer's bad taste in music and obnoxious sense of what sort of sound effects are fun to have in a stream.
It's not impossible that a professional streamer with the right kind of show might want to hire a translator to open their stream to an audience that speaks a different language.
The only reason I don't watch my favourite streamers when I go to sleep is I don't have an option for voice-only streams. This is a good idea but not for copyright reasons, imo anyway.
I'm a WoW player mostly. I imagine there are some lots of other games and streams this applies to though. Every streamer I enjoy watching has music playing which may deter viewers like me from watching at certain times.
Copyrighted music kills vods for me (also sometimes streamers listen to music I really dislike)
The ability to turn off music and listen to your own, and still enjoy a vod without half the audio missing would be a game changer for twitch
I was planning to make my own topic until i saw your topic Octapoo
With the Copyright Content on Audio and Muting of channels
I would aswell like to see an seperate or multiple audio tracks added below the stream. And allow our viewers to set their own volume Low, High or Off
The Music should be provided by twitch and people can request to add Music to it, If they can provide information that the music they want added is 100% Royaly free
And Please let us add our own playlists or Multiple playlists selected out of the music Twitch makes available
So No More Vods getting Muted, Its Really hartbreaking if i have something i want to make a highlight off and half of it is Muted
Please TWITCH Make this available
I agree, perhaps separate audio streams would also prevent muting the streamer's voice in VODs when he's listening to copyrighted music. It would be beneficial to everybody.