Separate Audio stream for music on Stream
I think it would be cool if Twitch made it so streams can have music on a separate audio stream and viewers can choose if they want to hear both streamer and music or just the streamer. The music part can be made to all for song requests or interfaced with outside music sources like iTunes or Windows Media Player
would be realy nice. for games like escape from tarkov. i often play myself with the stream on a second sceen. must mute it, because in tarkov you need to hear the enemys. but it would be nicer when i only can mute his gamesound. obs can send multible audio cannels. switching them in the video would be great
Concordo com a sugestão apresentada. Por exemplo, eu como expectador acompanho um streamer que tem um gosto musical diferente do meu. Nesse caso seria muito bom se tivesse uma ferramenta que silencia a música de fundo sem silenciar o streamer. Caso contrário, eu assistirei somente a VOD e não o stremer no exato momento da live.
You mean it's still a copyright violation. However, it keeps VODs and clips clean and safe from takedown requests, which is a huge improvement.
This doesn't address DMCA, as you are still technically streaming copywritten music. The other suggestion, that there's a sync link b/w Spotify and the stream where people click and they are listening in sync with the streamer to the music would be better, b/c the audience would be listening with their own private license, but this also doesn't address video lag and syncing in case the streamer sings with the music etc.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the new "Soundtrack" feature use exactly that: Multiple audio tracks which can then be muted separately on Twitch's side? Using OBS, it's also trivial to set up.
I would go a step further though and leverage this feature as follows to also alleviate the problem of muted audio in VODs somewhat:
Give the streamer the ability to send voice, game audio, possibly music, etc. on separate channels. Twitch would then normally play a mix of all these tracks. However, if e.g. copyrighted music is found on the game track, then _only_ this track would be muted in the VOD, preserving at least the other tracks (in particular voice) which would be much less annoying.
And if possible, the viewer could also be given separate volume controls for the tracks in case (s)he doesn't like the music or wants it so be louder or quieter, but that's yet another possible feature.
EDIT: I just learned that Soundtrack uses an OBS plugin. Otherwise, you can (currently) only select a single audio track for streaming. This should still be something that can be worked on. It would be good though if that solution would also be available under Linux since my recording/streaming rig is a Linux box. :)
this is a fantastic concept but the issue is that it first would have to be implemented on the streamer's end through whatever software--OBS for example--they're broadcasting with. once this feature is in place then it's up to twitch to recognize it and make it part of its functions.
Separate audio streams for music AND gameplay AND streamer's voice, pretty please!
- The music is sometimes obnoxious to the point that I choose to leave
- If I'm watching a tournament while trying to listen to two or more opponents/commentators commenting on the match at the same time, both the unsynched gameplay audio and the multiple music tracks playing at the same time can be very annoying
i think it really need it..!
Multiple audio channels aren't that difficult to pull off, they're supported by MPEG-DASH and similar technologies (there's even a standard for it but I'm not sure to what degree it's currently implemented in web browsers). There should definitely have been multiple channels on Twitch a long time ago. Another use case is to allow viewers to manually adjust the volume mix between "Game" and "Streamer" (this comes up allll the time)
I would love this.
Twitch should be able to handle separate audio tracks, one for voice and one for music.
When a video is muted due to copyright or whatever, then the voice of the streamer should never be muted.
The only reason I don't watch my favourite streamers when I go to sleep is I don't have an option for voice-only streams. This is a good idea but not for copyright reasons, imo anyway.
I'm a WoW player mostly. I imagine there are some lots of other games and streams this applies to though. Every streamer I enjoy watching has music playing which may deter viewers like me from watching at certain times.
I was going to write this idea as well. Often I love the streamer. But their music is not my taste. So if his voice/ingame sounds could be seperate from his music it would make the experience 500% better.
I am sure such a big and skilled company as twitch would be able to come up with a switch or a coorporation with a company like OBS.
Currently steamer's voice and music are 1 audio stream and viewers can't mute music and keep steamer's voice or change volume the way they want. And because of copyrighted music steamer's voice and whole audio gets muted in past streams.
With distinct audio streams you could keep streamers voice even if he played copyrighted music and viewers will be able to mute streamer's music or change volume.
So for viewer there will be 2 volume controls instead of 1- one for voice and another one for music and other sounds(game sounds, etc.).
This! I'm new to Twitch and after a couple of days I already need this feature in my life.
I want to listen to the game and the streamer, but if he has terrible music taste, I want to be able to remove that without losing the rest of the audio.
Bonus: If some company complains a bout their music being used in a video, it would be trivial to mute the "music" channel in the video while keeping the streamer's voice and game audio.
This is my most desired feature. Sometimes I want to mute everything but the game audio, sometimes I want to increase the volume of the discord chat, sometimes I want to mute the music. Give the viewer control of the audio track levels!
This would be a great feature, maybe only allow people to choose a level of the audio but should not be able to mute it unless the audio channel is flagged.
Sometimes i don't like the streamer music or im not in the mood for it.
I want to choose what i see and what i hear