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!
Why is twitch allowing ads that are so loud that they cause physical pain for users with headphones? This complaint has been happening for over 5years and I would have hoped you'd take hearing damage more seriously than this. The volume jump from stream to ad is ridiculous.
Can you change it back from partial release? Because I really haven't noticed it until today, but like 3 of the ads throughout an hour stream made me throw my headset off because they almost blew out my eardrums. And since there isn't really a warning, especially if you just have a stream you're listening to while doing other things, it can catch people off guard. This is kind of ridiculous. You force us to watch this stuff full screen, and are now liable for physical harm at this point.
This issue seems to be getting even worse! What the heck!? I just had a rice crispie and mcdonalds commercial hurt my ears. I had horrible tinnitus last night from loud commercials (coca-cola, mcdonald and rice crispie commericals stand out as the loudest for me)
It's insane to see how over the years, Twitch says "they're fixing the ad volume"..... YET STILL HAVEN'T FIXED IT!!!!
It goes AGAINST THE FCC REGULATIONS to BLAST people's eardrums out!!!!
Like MANY people agree, it's not that hard to regulate the ad volumes!!!!!!!!!!!! I do not doubt Twitch has something on their side that they can code or whatever, to NOT HAVE THE ADS SCREAMING AT US!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This does NOT get my attention to inquire about the product in the ad!!! It makes me immediately turn the player down & or refresh, as to get back to the video to skip the screaming ad!!!!!
Edit: Furthermore, I see the screaming ads want to make more people get adblocker. I have never supported ad blockers, because this is one way streamers get PAID! And it's FREE for us to watch an ad. BUT, if the ad is screaming at us, more people are going to be prompted to get ad blockers!
The most annoying thing about this is that especially the twitch ad for twitch is the loudest. I'm not even sure what that ad is about exactly cause I always have to jump up immediately to get the remote and mute.
Looking for an ad blocker now.
Why is this worse now and not been fixed yet?
They need to fire whoever is in charge of the ads. They make twitch horrible. The volume blasts my eardrums because, like many twitch viewers, I wear headphones.
The ads should be the same volume as the stream (as much as possible) and they should be skippable after x seconds. We won't skip ads that are relevant and useful.
Instead, we are shown the same ads over and over and the ads are hurting our eardrums. Fire the former network executive or whatever person is currently in charge of ads and hire someone who understands the internet.
Almost every add now is way louder than the content. It scares the **** out of me sometimes and I find myself scrambling to hit the mute button asap. This is quite ridiculous and should be fixed to match the volume of the content. I don't mind ads but this really frustrates me.
Please fix this. It's ridiculous. Even on the lowest volume, the majority of ads are obnoxiously loud. It's really annoying trying to listen to a quiet streamer, too. Kind of puts me off watching them because of the ads. =/
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.