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!
Most of the ads on Twitch are obnoxiously loud, but I just had a UFC ad that was just ridiculous! I understand that ads are usually louder than the content (though this usually gives me a negative view on the advertised good or service) but the UFC ad hurt my ears so bad! I panicked and quickly pulled the wireless buds out of my ears but they were still ringing for hours after.
It's not just that the ad volume is high, the ad is setting the volume slider higher. When the ad is over and back to the stream, it is uncomfortably loud and then requires me to return the volume back to where I had it set.
Please lower the volume of the ads. I already have a tinnitus and I don't want it to get worse, by getting my eardrums blasted. The last comment was made in september and the ads are still really loud.
I had an ad for a Coke energy drink a few minutes ago, and my ears are still ringing. I can barely hear anything. I hope I have not suffered any lasting damage.
Please adjust the volume of ads in streams and vods to the same level of volume of the according stream or vod. The ads are too loud at the moment, to point of hurting and maybe even causing permanent damage to the ability to hear as good as you should.
I IMMEDIATELY DEMAND A FIX ON THE VOLUME OF YOUR ADVERTISEMENT SPOTS. I USE HEADPHONES AND / OR SPEAKERS AND EVERY TIME YOU PLAY YOUR ADS THERE IS AN 80 % CHANCE THAT IT IS AT LEAST ON 200 % VOLUME COMPARED TO THE VOLUME I USED ON THE ACTUAL STREAM AND I AM GETTING ACHES FROM THE SUDDEN SCHOCK OF LOUD LEVEL AND I FEEL PAIN IN MY EARS BECAUSE OF Y O U . EITHER THIS WILL GET CHANGED WITHIN 1 WEEK OR I WILL TAKE THIS TO COURT. THIS IS THE ONE AND ONLY TIME I WILL CONTACT YOU ABOUT THIS AND IF YOU DO NOT CHANGE THIS HURTFUL PAINFUL SETTING YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE COURT AND BE PUNISHED WITH A FINE. ALSO THERE WILL BE SOME REPORTS TO SOME NEWSPAPERS. ADDITIONALLY I DEMAND COMPANSATION FOR THE PAIN IN MY EARS THAT I HAD SEVERAL TIMES NOW BECAUSE OF YOUR POLICIES.
The volume of ads are twice the volume of the creators. I have the volume adjusted to here the creators and the in game sounds, and then during an ad break it blows your ear drums because it is so much louder during ads.
Can you please turn down some of the ad sounds? They have recently become so loud, they hurt in the ears!
Whenever I watch a live on Twitch and an ad starts playing I always jump since I always have headphones on and the ads are crazy loud. It makes me not want to go on Twitch anymore because the ads will probably make me deaf. Could you please turn the volume down on the ads. Especially on the Cold War ad. Thank you!
I wear headphones as to not disturb the people I live with, love twitch and I don't mind ads, but I have a problem when they come on and blast my ears drums. WHY! DOES THIS HAPPEN!
As a result I mute and vow never to buy anything from those ads, so it's having the opposite impact you guys are going for.
Fix ad volume JBL ad almost broke my ears and headphones.
Yes my user name is kinda dark so you can call me Brandon. So I assume that twitch doesn’t find this an important customer issue, but hey maybe they’ll start listening to their consumers soon. It is just ridiculous that I can be enjoying myself and then BEING YELLED AT BY SOME AD! Please stop blowing out our ear drums. I would like to hear from Emmett Shear about this and his plans to fix this issue. Thank you for your time and I look forward to his response to all of us.
What I love is when I'm listening to ASMR and a loud ad comes on screaming in my ear. Twitch don't care about mental health it looks like. After the recent BS with forcing ads on everyone I think I'll stick to YouTube.
I'm already half deaf, please stop trying to destroy the rest of my hearing.
Ads are still very loud, especially on Ipad/iphone app. You listen to a stream at 50% volume and then ads volume is so loud it hurts your ears. Twitch should consider its liability against harm to listeners ears, it's a serious matter and very annoying!
Looking at you Galaxy Samsung. It is so insanely louder than the stream AND other ads played beside it! It is careless and upsetting every time I run into this ad.
Can confirm there's no fix on web Brave browser 1.14.81
five and a half years, glad to know our ears are Twitch's top priority.
Why is it that when a mid roll ad is played in my web browser by a streamer does it then mute the stream after? This is so annoying why not go back to the previous volume?
Nothing fixed here, Alienware Ad just keeps shredding my ears
Definitely not fixed. Had ear buds in and a commercial actually startled the **** out of me it was so loud.
Laws prevent TV commercials from being louder than the content. What made Twitch think do it with their commercials was wise?