Increase the bitrate for source quality.
I understand people can't watch HQ streams because they have low internet speed but it's not fair for those who can.Games have a lot of foliage which makes the game look very bad.
As far as bad foliage goes, that isn't the bitrate's fault. It's the streamer's. Fact of the matter is, the 3500 upload cap, whether intentionally or not, is optimal for a 480p stream. If you want the stream to look better, tell the streamer to stop trying to squeeze 720p30 (or 720p60, makes little difference, other than having the encoder work twice as hard, perhaps leaving less CPU to improve image quality) into 3500. 3500 supports a really, really nice-looking 480p video, even at 60fps.
The standards are actually not so great for someone with lower internet speed. The streamer may be into games for the 16-bit generation, which look fine at their native resolution of around 320x240, but also run at a native 60fps. Granted, 'source' is all a non-partnered streamer gets, and they are free to set their source as 240p, 60fps. This is in fact the only thing that really puts twitch or hitbox ahead of youtube. A youtube streamer who wants 60fps must also be able to support 720p.
TL;DR: standards bad. options good.
Please don't that will only make the "LOW" quality setting go also up on the Bitrate resulting on a lot of people not been able to watch the stream.
Sadly Twitch doesn't have good speed to some places and even when we have a good internet, we can't streams other than in Low or Med.
Unless Twitch goes back to the "360p" or "480p" fixed quality options, I don't think its a good idea.
You guys don't understand how things work on the server end. I don't either, but htbx for example has a different infastructure to support 1080p60. Twitch may not be able to. Seems their source is 720p60. High is 720p30, med 480p30, and low 360p30. Mobile idk, audio only is self-explanatory
I totally agree! Got 180/5 up/down and must still look at 720p Streams. Why is Twitch not going with the time?
cant be that hard to add a hd source
Yes your right i have like 4 to 5 other people on my internet and i still can run 3 to 4 other apps wich need internet at the same time