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
will faschowzy commented
Yep, I would love this. I just came on here to suggest the same thing!
There are a few streamers I would love to watch but their music kills it for me and so I don't watch their stream.
Introducing this functionality would open up streams to a broader audience, and could only benefit streamers
Yeah thats what i need too, sometimes the streamer plays music that i dont like to hear at the stream, and other people will like it maybe.
So a small panel where i can uncheck from options Streamer, Gamesound, Streamed Musik would be very nice
YES YES YES !! THIS MAN NEEDS TO BE PRESIDENT !!
READ MY MIND ENTIRELY !!
Walter A commented
I often go to channels where I like the game and the streamer but I can't stand their choice in music and often leave because of this. Would it be possible to allow streamers to separate their music from their voice/game audio? Maybe make all 3 separate so viewers can choose what they want to listen to and adjust volume on each as desired?
I would love being able to have music uploaded in a separate audio track so that future VODs could just have that track muted instead of the entire stream.
And as a viewer I would love being able to turn off the music when watching a stream, if I am only interested in what the person has to say.
I just came to post this. I've left so many streams because I generally work with Twitch on in the background, so I like chill game streams, and its a shame I have to leave because the host is playing dance music or something else that's too distracting for me.
Plus the other benefits of being able to remove the music for VODs too would be a sweet bonus.
Even two channels shouldn't be impossible. Right now streamers can setup local scripts to read chat and have users adjust volumes via chat, but a twitch integration for two channels would be awesome. Lots of times, someone doesn't like the music, or game volume, or vice versa. This would be insanely useful for streamers and viewers alike. Beam is already making strides towards such meta options.
+1 music could be streamed on separate channel too to have easy option for on/off.. (if would add such feature on OBS or something)
This will also cause more VODs to be watchable, because they can just remove the separate music stream whilst leaving the streamers voice/game audio intact.
This would be an amazing feature.
OBS already lets me define different audio sources into different audio channels, so why not let the viewers select which ones they actually listen to?
I want to sing along with my music, but I don't want to force viewers to hear me if they don't want to!
Would be great if Twitch could team up with OBS to make this a thing. I am often torn between wanting to listen to whatever music I feel like and watching a stream or vod.
I agree, the other reason is that some streamers have their music up so loud that you get a headache, just trying to hear them.
Also some of that music they play, thud, thud, thud, along with the game music, sheesh.
This isn't as easy to implement as you think.
In order for something like this to work, Twitch, OBS/XSplit/etc and broadcasters would all need to develop and implement this (which is a major task) and adjust their ways of streaming.
On top of that, most streamers don't feed OBS/Xsplit with individual audio-sources, except for microphone and system audio. It's only a few streamers that actually pay for the equipment to be able to mix audio sources, so that they can have individual sources for their game, microphone and music.
I don't see this happening in the next 3-5 years as there simply isn't a need for it in mainstream streaming.
One place you may eventually see something like this, would be in major events that attract tens or hundreds of thousands of viewers.
There should be different sound settings or mute options when watching a channel to be able to listen to streamer/music/game sounds together or only one/two of them.
Allow partnered broadcasters to have 2-3 different audio inputs/channels available on their stream. Broadcasters could input game into one channel, voice into another channel, and music into another. Other things broadcasters could input could be like skype/discord/ts audio, sub alerts/donation alerts, or simply run all computer audio into an input. The broadcaster can set their own volume mix per channel, but viewers can also uniquely adjust the audio how they want without affecting other viewers. This would give viewers a huge QOL improvement
1) No more "MUSIC DOWN!" "MUSIC UP!" spam - viewers can adjust it for themselves
2) No more "The person you're playing with is annoying" - they can simply mute that channel for themselves.
3) Ability to disable voice
4) Ability for users to mute streamer's music
And probably many more benefits! Add more audio inputs!
So that we can mute your music and only hear the streamers voice or we can play our own music or hear them better. I also do not care if the music volume ties into the sub and donations.
Users often request that a streamer raise or lower his music volume. If there was a separate volume control for the music-volume built into the viewing interface, then viewers could raise or lower the music and stream volume separately to suit their individual tastes.
@GamingTV, As a streamer, you wouldn't have to separate your audio streams.. therefore you could force your viewers to hear things just how you want OR you could separate them to give your viewers a better experience (more viewers, more follows, more donations, more subscribers, more revenue for Twitch). Also, you should try to not state what certainly seems like an opinion as a fact. It makes you sound like quite the egotistical jerk (whether you are or not).
A music switch on twitch?
Would it be possible for streamers to put say youtube music or another program they are using in a seperate stream option so that the viewer can select if they turn the background music on or off.
For example: "I am watching a streamer. I would love to hear him talking but I have my own music on and I don't want his music to interfere." (His stream has the option to mute the music I click it and I can still hear his audio from game and microphone)
Multicast is kinda its own thing. It's like-- Currently a stream is sent in 2 parts. Video, & audio. To send it in more parts than that requires more than just Twitch to change somethin on their end. OBS would have to change something as well. Currently, OBS allows for audio input from all sources into a fixed bitrate audio stream to hosting servers. [servers = twitch, htbx, youtube, mlgtv, etc.] So, 2 changes. the program(s) that a streamer uses, and the ingest servers on hosting sites. You're asking for quite a bit more than you realize.