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.
A 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!
I've been a part of this thread for almost a decade, and the issue is still not fixed. If twitch extensions can add a compressor to normalize volume, why can't the million-dollar company lol
8 years after, the issues is even more relevant than when it started. I watch some streams at 10%, when the ads plays, it doesn't matter at what % the volume slider is, the volume will jump so ******* high to be deafening. If you try to move the slider 1%, the volume of the ads will now correctly represent what the % set on the slider. So you think fixing the slider will just fix the issue right? NOTHING MORE WRONG. The average stream being played at a 50% volume WILL ALWAYS BE WAY LESS LOUD than an ads at 50%. This technique has been used with ads on television until countries' agencies decided to regulate it with laws and force the ads average volume to be the same of the program the accompany. ARE YOU ******* WAITING FOR A LAW TO COMPLY WITH NORMAL STANDARD REGULATIONS?
Your update dated 29/07/2023 IS ******* PATHETIC! I'M LITERALLY JUMPING FROM MY ******* CHAIR EVERY TIME AN ADS FROM "THE FINALS" IS PLAYING BECAUSE I'M LISTENING TO A STREAM WHERE PEOPLE ARE JUST CALMLY TALKING. IF THE VOLUME I'M LISTENING IS AT 100%, FOR THE ADS TO HAVE THE SAME VOLUME I HAVE TO BRING DOWN THE SLIDER TO ******* 2%. YOU ARE ******* PATHETIC!
YOU WANT PEOPLE TO STOP USING AD-BLOCKERS? NORMALIZE ADS VOLUMES
I've commented this post multiple years but this is the last chance I'm giving you. After that I will not hold myself from using any free method to avoid ads, hence I DO NOT CONSIDER TWITCH TURBO A SOLUTION FOR THIS ********
Using headphones when listening & watching twitch streams has become increasingly unbearable due to the volume of the ads. I don't mind my favourite streamers running 3 mins of ads in various intervals they set, but when I have the stream in the background, headphones on, volume at 50%, and the ads come on at full volume, it feels like my eardrums are being blown! It's so jarring, and I feel has the opposite effect an advertiser would like: immediately creating a negative reaction to their product/service/thing being advertised.
Please tune the volume for THE FINALS ad, it's umberable
this and the sheer amount of intrusive (and as said EXTREMELY LOUD) ads is literally THE reason why i started using adblockers on every site.
I can't stress enough how I have to mute Twitch when I'm doing something while watching Twitch in my other monitor or I leave Twitch on while I'm sleeping because the ads are so drastically louder than the stream I'm watching. It's extremely distracting and I've begun to just not have Twitch open and watch something on Youtube because at least Youtube's ads don't stray away from the volume in the website's OWN PLAYER.
Like, if I turn down the volume on a stream because the streamer's audio is higher than normal audio should be (which is good, because it gives viewers more options with their audio balancing experience as opposed to the stream's audio being too low), that I get blasted into next year because some ad is SCREAMING about some product in a style they *think* applies to gamers but is actually not how people who play video games act or think.
Turn the ad volume down, for the love of god. I'm more than happy to view an ad since it gives a minute amount of money to the streamer and potentially keeps the lights on at Twitch, but not if I have to close the application so I don't get a headache.
The Ad volume has improved a little bit. But i still get a heart attack if Ad's are starting. The sound is totally overdriven.
"Bladvertising" as the term is.
Having advertisement volume at max gain so no matter what the broadcast of the AD will 99% of the time be louder than the content watching.
Recently this has become so bad with the recent "Doritos" AD as well as the "Samsung 990 PRO" ADs.
I have found myself leaving Twitch completely as soon as they started playing.
An entire community shouldn't need to be banding together for what should be a basic industry standard.
I have found myself watching less Twitch in general due to this to the point if a stream has pre-rolls of this sort, instantly leave.
Then a stream that runs ADs to prevent pre-rolls starts playing ADs, instantly leave.
It is detrimental to the user experience and negative for every shareholder involved.
Twitch, Streamers, Viewers and Advertisers.
*The lack of updates or any actual change is concerning
Totally agree. Shouldn't be difficult to implement. Ad volume must be 5000dB loader than stream at the moment.
As at 28/11/2023 the volume isn't normalised.
I use twitch daily and this problem keeps happening on and off where ad volume will be way louder than the volume level I have set. I use twitch on my side monitor and tune in and out while I'm doing other things including talking to people, when these ads happen it will blast so loud it drowns out everything else and as soon as I change the volume slider 1% in and direction the audio adjusts to where it should have been. For me it doesn't happen every time and there is no ad specific either as it seems to happen randomly.
The Samsung ads are giving me industrial deafness. It's been over a month IT CAN'T BE THAT HARD
samsung ads are making my ears bleed!
I guess Ana got FIRED cause this issue never gets resolved - No one there smart enough too fix the issue. So sad.
Holy ****! I am going to have hearing loss from your ****** commercial levels. fix your sh1t
This is beyond dumb that we even need to put a voice to this issue. Quit F'ing with my hearing.
Really disappointing there are ads with loud music with seemingly no cap to volume, purposefully designed to force the user to "look at the screen" and turn the volume down.
It's October 2023 and all ads still play at obnoxiously higher audio volume than the stream content. This immediately makes me dislike the advertiser for their inconsiderate intrusion and makes me more likely to simply turn off the stream in favor of platforms with better ad experience.
24 September 2023 all ads still play jaringly loud, tablet will be playing audio at 25% then get 6 ads all playing at around 50% wish my music would sound this loud
To be clear to advertisers who run ads on Twitch....the lack of normalizing this volume makes me immediately associate your brand with me being annoyed and feeling that your brand is not considerate.
Especially when listening to quieter content like ASMR, the ads are painfully loud and incredibly jarring every single time.