Viewer volume mixer
Give the viewer custom volume level options for individual things for the stream to then let them change it to his/her liking. NOT just one master volume option. I'm thinking more along the lines of: "This is one for the viewers, Give them more flexibility."
If one viewer thinks the game-play/music/commentary is too low/high, they should be able to fix that without disturbing the other viewers or spamming the streamer to change a certain audio output level. (NOTE: This will only effect the viewer audio output. NOT the streamer/other viewers.)
Game-play audio (Self explanatory, change game play audio level whilst watching stream. I find some streamers have really loud game-play audio and i cannot hear the commentary.)
Commentary (Most streamers might not have the best microphone setup, this will allow the viewer to change the output to their liking based on how loud/quiet the streamer is.)
Music/Donation alerts (Most streamers like to have their own custom donation notification sounds, as well as their own music tastes that some viewers might not like. This will change the output to both, although i would like to see if they can be separated.)
If anyone thinks this can be viable by Twitch or if Twitch thinks this might be a good idea to test, please let me know.
This would be super easy to implement as the RTMP protocol that Twitch uses already supports multiple audio channels. But it would also be more expensive for Twitch to transcode/distribute the additional audio channels. I'd love to see this feature for a few more reasons:
1. Surround sound (would be even cooler if Twitch did the downmix from surround to stereo)
2. Multiple languages. You could watch one stream and choose which language you want to watch, would be nice for audio description for vision impaired viewers too.
I like to play games while watching, but I often have to stop as the audio interrupts my game. If I could choose to mix it differently, that would be awesome, nearly as good as having a streaming service on another screen/tv while playing games
Allow viewers to listen in VOD audio mode during a livestream. Let the viewer toggle off the 2nd audio channel that has music.
I watch a streamer that has a lot of music on during his stream, but he has it set so the music isn't recorded in the VODs. Sometimes I would like to be able to watch the stream live without the music (like in the VODs). That way it is less distracting if I'm trying to multi-task or I can play my own music and still watch. Please provide the option to allow me as a viewer the option to toggle into VOD audio mode, or toggle off/on individual audio channels when multiple channels are provided by the streamer for a live stream.
Completely agree. If I want to listen to my own music while watching twitch I can't because streamers have their music :/
Completely agree. Tbh I don't even see much sense in being forced to listen somebody else's music ^^
100% this. There are streamers I don't watch/subscribe to mainly because I don't want to hear their music, even though the content is something I'd be interested in.
Greatest idea of all time
Sometimes when watching a streamer play a game, I can't hear their voice. I am hard of hearing so to be able to turn down the game volume or turn up the streamer's voice volume would help tremendously. I do think it should be up to the streamer to implement this feature. The volume may be fine for others but not for everyone.
It would be amazing if there was a plugin that differentiates the music from the actual volume of the stream. In this way you can still watch the stream but you can listen to your own music. I haven't wachted streamers numerous times because i found their music really bad.
If you were watching a game you would still hear the streamers voice and the sounds of the game but not the music. In this way you can either choose your own music or that of the streamer.
after viewing NMP streams i think it would be cool if streamers could split TTS to another audio track too, so I can lower/mute it and not have to listen
The year is 2035.
Twitch still did not implement the feature that would allow VOD friends to hear what the streamer is saying despite the entire stream being muted by copyright claims, or to control/mute the background music (or the streamer) - that Twitch already has all the infrastructure for, since RTSP has that and OBS has complete support for multiple audio tracks as well.
I am constantly thinking about this idea and considering Twitch already allows streamers to have music and other audio on a separate track (so copyrighted music doesn't play on VODs and clips), why not simply allow a toggle for the viewer to only hear the one feed like VOD-mode audio or something). When I am trying to mod multiple streams at once, I usually have to mute all but one because 2-3 songs playing over each other at the same time just makes it pointless. Being able to cut the music from all of the streams I have open and only hearing the streamer's voice would be unbelievably helpful, especially since the system already allows streamers to split the audio. Even if it was just a mod-view only feature (at least at first) it would greatly help those that keep chats on the site a safe place. It's something that would be so easy for Twitch to implement that I'm actually surprised it has yet to be done.
I would definitely spend more time on twitch. It happened many times, when I close the stream only because music was incompatible with my taste.
I have a problem where I get a song stuck in my head for literally days. I'd like to be able to watch streams and mute the music as you suggest. This is by far and away the biggest feature request I have.
Integrate Spotify or another music app with a wide range of songs within the stream so users can adjust its volumen independently from the game or voice of the streamer.
Streamer have to put music in separate channel so I can optionally mute and unmute it by button.
If streamer config audio this way then new mute icon appears near normal mute.
Duplicate of https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/923368-video-features/suggestions/38395720-multiple-audio-channels
I would upvote this as well, but Twitch limits voting..... asdf.
It would be great to be able to control the volumes of a streamers game volume, and caster separately. Example: ESL_CSGO their caster volume is loud and the in game volume is low.
was about to write exactly same thing. I enjoy watching streams while I'm playing myself but I prefer to play listening my own playlist, very often I have to make a choice - Spotify or Twitch.
It shouldn't be hard to implement such option (even if it would be a paid option like TwitchTurbo) since most of streamers steam music separately and they don't include it in VODs.