Add parameter to set max quality video in auto mode
My idea is the possibility to select en "HIGHEST quality preference when auto quality mode is active" in order to reduce the number of times it tries to get to a higher quality but my connexion CAN'T follow the flux OR to reduce my flux when my stream raid another one.
The goal is to:
1) reduce the risk of buffering
2) automatically reduce bandwith consumption (it can't get higher than 480p for example) when i don't need more and i'm too far to reduce it [ecological measure]
Most of the time i look games which don't need HIGH quality settings to be watched (Mario maker, 8bits games...) but even more when i'm far of my screen, i don't care of the detaisl because i can't see them that far.
However, when i'm on "Auto" quality mode, the player automatically select the highest quality available (since i get optical fiber but before it was only going upper quality, buffering and going down again and again...) but i don't care of the highest quality.
The goal of this is to reduce incomfort of buffering because "Auto" pick a too high bandwith AND/OR reduce the bandwith consumption when i don't need to use the maximum (for the planet).
Due to bandwidth limitations, I often change my video quality to 480p or 360p. When I am having bandwidth or internet issues on my end, I have to manually lower the quality, then set it back once these issues are corrected.
With the "Auto" option, the steam increases or lowers the quality as needed. My internet can handle HD qualities, but I have a bandwidth cap with my ISP, which is where the frequent quality changes come in.
It would be nice to cap the Auto option to 480p or 360p, and have it auto adjust itself as needed.
This would also benefit the miniplayer uprezzing to 1080p when my monitor shows no differences greater than 360p or 480p quality.
For many people like me, when you have a bad internet connection and have Twitch on auto quality, it tends to jump to the highest resolution whenever you get more download speed, making the stream buffer when it goes back down. If there was a way to limit the quality to 480p instead of 720p while still being on auto quality and switching between resolutions, it'd not buffer.