normalize Ad volume with content volume
Not as frequently as before but still often, Ads play which are dramatically louder than the broadcast content. This is an annoyance, interferes with other people in the house, and frankly makes me more likely to mute the ad and go do something in a different tab.
Normalizing volume levels with stream average volume or peak volume wouldn't take a huge amount of processing power and would fix the problem entirely. It's required by the US's FCC in other broadcast mediums, but it's really just a quality of life improvement for the viewers and a mark of good production.
Setting this to a partial release status as the majority of ads on web and TV apps should now have normalized sound. We are still continuing the work on this and will update the status again when it is fully complete!
The ads played on VODs are still way louder than on live streams and it's really disruptive. There is no reason for that other than annoying your viewers. Can you please fix that? If you did it for ads played during live stream 9 months ago, why is it taking so long to apply it to all the ads played on the site?
Having a streamer set to maybe 25% to suddenly have a ad play at 100% regardless is incredibly disruptive. In the last two days, almost every single ad I have experienced has had this issue.
Re-adjusting the volume in the ad corrects the volume, but as soon as the next ad plays it goes right back to 100%.
Why are your commercials twice the volume of the steamer? Please turn them down it’s annoyingFirst thing in the morning when working from home. Don’t want my neighbors being disturbed. It’s worse with ear buds in, really not trying to go deaf over a Genshin Impact ad. Thanks!
Every time some Ad blast my ears away, out of nowhere, I dislike using twitch more. Guys, just make ads the same volumen as the stream and not 100% volumen every time again. It's really repelling to use twitch.
This is by far the MOST FRUSTRATING experience as a twitch viewer. the number of times my ears have been blown out is ridiculous. This shouldn't even be a feature request - it's a requirement. FIX. IT.
I have noticed that even after adjusting the slider down each ad resets the volume again and blasts my ears. I have to either immediately touch the slider (keeping it exactly where I already put it) to get the sound back down to a comfortable level or just mute the tab while ads play. Please fix this.
This is a huge problem on VODs. I often need to adjust the in player volume slider from 80% down to 5-10% to match ads to the content volume. I understand if there's a 3-6 dB difference but this is more like 18-24dB.
I often like to watch VODs while I'm working on other projects to relax and this audio shock really makes me hate your platform.
I don't have any issue with the amount of ads on Twitch but this needs to be addressed...like, yesterday.
This is not functioning properly currently on VODs. at least not on my system running the current version of Chrome
Many times watching a vod I have to turn up the volume to hear, and then my ear drums are blasted when suddenly there is an ad that plays. Either having the volume stay the same or have a brief pause to give me a chance to lower the volume so I don't lose my hearing. Thank you.
Or the ability to Report and Block particular adverts (Razer!) for excessive volume, etc.
its fun and engaging to have ads take up 100% of your sound space saturation when you're trying to do literally anything else, it's not painful, annoying or distracting in the least bit.
It's completely safe to be driving along on the highway, listening to a vod and have an ad come out of nowhere and ****** punch your ears into oblivion.
this certainly won't affect viewership at all, especially not newer viewers.
to be completely serious, though, I really don't mind ads, unless they are either incredibly long, repetitive, ridiculously frequent, or straight up untruthful. but coming here from the competitor with the red play button (whose ads check all those boxes), even those ads are somehow preferable to some of the ear-ending ads on this platform. (looking at you, Razer)
otherwise, i actually enjoy some of the ads that are on twitch.
also sept. 9 was quite a while ago.
Ads have been increasingly loud for me, to the point where I have to mute them. I like supporting my creators and do not want to have to mute all the time. Please fix the ad volume so it doesn't burst my ear drums. It is a big reason I prefer Youtube.
This is really critical particularly for a gaming-oriented platform where people are using headphones, and also for rise in ASMR content that is headphone-oriented (talking about the quality sound-oriented ASMR not the 'thot on a bed' stuff). Last thing you need is to have headphones on and have some sudden high decibel blast from a hyperkinetic ad blowing out your ears. Fix it, please.
Ad volume is still far louder than any other content that plays for VODs. I often have to stop listening to streams. Your ad revenue is almost certainly negatively impacted by this issue.
Currently, many ads play at a very inconsistent sound volume. Some ads are as loud as the stream but many will be much, much louder.
While watching on PC with headphones, the discrepancies can be so large, that I have to turn down the volume during every ad break.
Some adverts are so loud, that it goes beyond a mere inconvenience or annoyance and I don't believe that it is in any way acceptable to have to face discomfort or even the risk of long term hearing loss just because some adverts are far too loud.
All it is going to take is someone to sue them for hearing loss/damage, then they will fix it. Guess I will just wait until the next one almost blows my eardrums out, and go to the hospital for a test. Seems ridiculous that people have to BEG not to get hurt by your company.
I am constantly providing feedback for ads that are either not in my interests or are eardrum-breaking loud and I see zero results.... ZERO. Please retrain whatever team is supposed to be monitoring these. I want to support the streamers I follow but their VODs are unwatchable.
Please please PLEASE fix this! These ads are making videos unwatchable!
Progress update please! Nearly a year since last "partial release" and so many ads are deafening. This is a terrible way to treat your userbase.
The crazy thing is they're already hijacking the RTMP stream to inject the ads, so it's not like they don't have something to normalise against.