Reduced Delay - We want your feedback!
Not a fan too much buffering and skipping here in south america
I tried this out today. Some people expressed having a huge difference (some having a 5 second delay, and others going from 30 down to 15 which is a huge difference).
However, I also noticed that most people watching had no impact of it at all. Not a single second removed for them. Maybe it's because it's in beta, maybe it's for some other reason. But those who did get the noticed change, said they loved it.
I love the idea of this feature, and look forward to it being stabilized and perfected to provide the smoothest experience for those utilizing it. <3
Paul Grois commented
Hello Jason, All I'm trying to hear back is people thoughts.
As a viewer and moderator of many channels who has 10/1 speeds and is currently located in Australia, I'd rather have the latency of the 4-second chunk system than the newer 2-second chunks that cause even a single transcoded stream to buffer frequently on medium-high when I attempt to view via the web player.
I've grown accustomed to running several pre-beta streams on High at once with no buffering and, since I can no longer do this, I've had a negative experience so far. Further, non-transcoded channels that have opted into the reduced delay beta and are broadcasting at ~1800 kbps quickly rise to 1m+ delay before freezing entirely.
A friend of mine is broadcasting, he decided NOT to opt-in, and I am currently viewing his feed on High with a 12-15 second delay and no buffering. I think that's pretty darn great and that, unless my experience is a very very very isolated case, opting in would simply not be worth the tradeoff for viewers or broadcasters right now.
The video engineering team really do a fantastic job and most of the time they improve the player in ways that I don't even notice but if this feature were to be pushed in its current state it would be detrimental to my Twitch web player experience and I may be forced to rely on other means of playback more heavily than I already do.
Since you guys have much more data than I do and decreases in median latency benefit the majority, I'll roll with the punches for now and see how others fare.
Hope you found this feedback useful.
Luke Derry commented
this is brilliant I am getting the odd tiny buffer now but it looks like it might be my end im in England if that differs from anywhere else and overall I am happy with the changes :D
So far I think it's a great feature, and this is of course something everyone has been waiting for including myself and I'm glad you guys have added it even if it's only in beta for right now. But it was only recently release, we will have to stay tuned to see if it really works out as intended. *crosses fingers*
Andreas Twitcher Karlsson commented
I do like this and have been waiting a LONG time. Been so close to move over to Hitbox with my viewers but kept faith in Twitch to improve the services. And I say this as a recurring Turbo subscriber.
Let not only Partners use it, but those of us who supports Twitch in other ways too!
This feature is Great!**
**If your a partnered streamer who has quality options.
If I tried to turn this on in my stream it would make it so 1/2 the people watching watching my stream cannot watch. It may as well be a partnered stream option as this would be the only reliable way to use this feature.
Boom Liam commented
So far, positive feedback! No buffering yet and according to Windows' Task Manager, I'm pulling between 6.6-14Mbps just watching Twitch on a 720p@45fps 3600Kbps
I'd gladly sacrifice a bit of response time in order to have a more stable viewing experience. It's just not helpful when watching streams without quality options for me at least.
Reduced delay is awesome.
The idea is nice, but the fact that it creates more buffering problems for people with bad connections is really not helpful for smaller streamers who don't have the quality button.
So far I really like it. It's a welcomed feature by me, a viewer.