Videos - Uploads, Past Broadcasts, and Highlights

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  1. "Recording Date" Field

    Especially with the Upload system just now launching, many streamers are uploading very old VODs. The Upload Date isn't really indicative of the quality to expect from that same streamer's channel today. Having an official field to specify the "Recording Date" (date the video was actually recorded) and later allowing Twitch users to sort by Recording Date would be helpful to see when videos were actually recorded. The Recording Date can default to the Upload Date if unspecified by the streamer.

    20 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Feature request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  Allan Hui responded

      Good idea. Yes, we’ve heard from video creators who are interested in moving their entire collections to Twitch. So a field like this would definitely be valuable.

    • Add a "Sort by" filter allowing people to better browse through game directories

      The game directories on Twitch right now are a bit of a mess. It's hard to filter through all the uploads and streams to really find out what's popular and what's been uploaded/streamed recently, as there isn't really any way to filter the results, aside from language and video type.

      Twitch should add a "Sort by" filter option, allowing people to sort videos by common filters such as "Most Recent", "Most popular in last day", "Most popular in last week", etc. This way people can better tell what's been popular lately, as well as see all the newest content regardless…

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      • 34 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Playback experience feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          under review  ·  Catherine Hsiao responded

          Thanks for the feedback! We will look into this – what types of channels would be interesting for you to see surfaced?

        • A option to take more then one Highlight from the same video and fuse them together in to a Daily highlights of the (date) stream!

          you guys should make it posseble for me after every stream that i did cut multeble highlights and easily paste them together with some effects ofcours they would be simple things but a real help to make it for every streamer posseble to let there potention show and dont have to work 8 hours for it. we streamers mostly work and begin whit no money at all so we need to work more to get all the streaming stuff together not less becuase the website is making everything so imposseble to do.

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          • Limited Permanent Uploads For Twitch Prime/Turbo Users

            This is something that would not only benefit Prime/Turbo streamers, but would also benefit Twitch/Amazon in the process. Offer something like 10 videos that stay permanently on your videos tab for your uploads or even your past broadcasts (although I think the uploads would be a better feature to stick with), but make this feature only available for Twitch Prime or Turbo users. This could be an exclusive special for those who already pay Twitch for the little bit that's already offered AND a way to gain new revenue for a more enticing feature to Twitch.

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            • Channel-Specific Games Browser

              With Uploads, streamers can keep their VOD archive forever. It is finally possible to see a record of every game an individual streamer has played in their career by reviewing their Uploads page. It would be cool to add a "Games Browser" for each channel that mirrors the existing site-wide Games Browser. You would get a searchable view of all of the games represented in a channel's Uploads sorted by total # Views for each game. Streamers could use this to link to archives for specific games they've played on Twitch the way we can currently link to specific games…

              18 votes
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              • Improve playback image quality

                The image quality of the video on Twitch's site often comes nowhere near the image quality of the video I uploaded. This is especially noticeable in scenes with fast motion. For comparison:

                File uploaded: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtwD9yBVMAAARPd.jpg

                Twitch playback: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtwD_euUMAAdEZ5.jpg

                26 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Playback experience feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  under review  ·  Catherine Hsiao responded

                  Thanks for the feedback! We are constantly working to improve this and you should see these improvements going forward

                • Some Wishes with clear Description

                  Playlist - You should be able to have Playlists on your Channel, where you can set a specific Thumbnail vor this Playlist and use Keywords to automaticly add Videos to this Playlist. You should be able to give the Playlist rules like "Latest Video at top" etc.

                  Other Formats -
                  MOV
                  MPEG4
                  AVI
                  WMV
                  MPEGPS
                  FLV
                  3GPP
                  WebM
                  MKV (Matroska) is most important for me

                  Comment section - A Section under the Videos, where Users can Comment something. You should be able to even there let Moderators delete Comments. Should be the same Moderators like you have in your Livestreams.

                  10 votes
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                  • Change the search rankings for uploaded videos

                    Currently the search rankings reflects that of the live content: view count. While this works for live content to an extent, it hampers the growth of the uploaded content. Youtube works on a method of keeping viewers locked into its site by funneling people down a tunnel of interesting and related content by keeping the content fresh, and if Twitch relies on this same method, it will end up with old, high view count content staying on the top and new, fresh content falling below the line, never to be seen. Twitch needs to use a similar, but unique, method…

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                    • Annotations

                      Or atleast some sort of form of Annotations, so creators can easily link people from one video to another, or link them to their Social Medias, by simply having the viewer click somewhere on the video screen. I don't think they HAVE to implement this, but it would be a pretty convenient feature to have I think. :)

                      27 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Feature request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        under review  ·  Catherine Hsiao responded

                        Thanks for the feedback! How often would you use annotations, and besides links and text would there be something else you would want to have in the annotation?

                      • Add Technology Review In Game List

                        For those who are streamers but also YouTubers, some of us don't just game we love our technology and what makes our gaming experiences a lot more enjoyable. Sometimes we find products and technology that just blow our minds and we want to share that with others. In the game list, there are all sorts of games and even a Creative and Talk Shows option. In releasing the new upload feature, there should also be a new category for Technology or Reviews. I think Technology would be a good general category to fit reviews and other such related uploads in.…

                        2 votes
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                        • Improve current Search facility based on Video uploads - game type

                          When searching for "Chess" in main search, one gets a listing of people with "Chess" prefixed nicknames. Could the new uploads facility be an opportunity to also integrate those that upload many videos with that particular game string "Chess". I upload loads of "Chess" videos only but my nickname is "Kingscrusher". So I won't be found on the "people" for Chess. Can a new search listing be provided for those that actually are uploading "Chess" game content.

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                          • Have defaults for game type and tags - to not have to always put in say "chess" and certain tags

                            Have defaults for game type and tags - to not have to always put in say "chess" and certain tags.

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                            • Videos should not be encoded based on resolution size.

                              Several games that are popular on twitch are old, and they only output at standard definition (240p or 480i). Currently, if you try to upload videos of these games, the poor bitrates assigned to them and the 30fps cap make them practically unwatchable.

                              A "workaround" to this is to upscale the video before uploading, granting it a higher bitrate when it gets encoded on twitch's end, but it takes up more space on our hard drives, takes longer to upload, and wastes more of your server space. It also is of inferior quality than if they were fairly assigned bitrates…

                              27 votes
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                              • Whatever happened to autoplay? Wasn't that something before? If brought back could it swap between autoplay and autohost automatically?

                                I don't know if autoplay is still around but I thought it would be great to alternate between showing your greatest clips and such and hosting your friends without you having to intervene manually.

                                3 votes
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                                • Don't allow us to just click out of the edit video window.

                                  When you're editing the thumbnail, description, etc. you can accidentally exit the window when you click anywhere outside of it. Then you lose all of the work you just did. Either autosave the info that's been entered, or don't make it so easy to accidentally exit.

                                  14 votes
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                                  • A few useful features

                                    The ability to make Playlists, so we can organize different series/Games.
                                    Annotations so we can link to our twitter or facebook, or in an outro we could link to a previous video.
                                    A way for smaller channels to get discovered, like under 100 followers or under 50 followers catagories.
                                    A hub showing all uploads from everyone you follow, starting from the latest upload.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Set as Official Series (Mirrored YT Functionality)

                                      This is a related suggestion to the playlists feature request but covers slightly different functionality. On YouTube, you can set a group of videos as an "official series" which changes the AutoPlay, recommended videos and search algorithm for videos in that series. Each individual video can only be part of one "official series".

                                      Setting a group of videos as an official series should cause the entire series to appear as a single item in the list of videos for that game, with a unified views count across all videos in the series. The same should go for individual channels' video…

                                      8 votes
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                                      • you should do all the things youtube does except the bad things like encouraging trolls with the hero program.

                                        youtube does a lot of shady things that creators dont agree with for so many reasons. i would say do all the good things that youtube does and none of the things that allow people to troll on creators and streamers. i would love to any site other then youtube and frankly twitch is the only hope here.

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