Multiple Audio Channels
It would be great to let streamers send multiple audio channels. For example splitting game audio, streamer voice, music, and notifications.
Often Twitch is open to the side while the viewer is doing something else, and being able to switch off or adjust the volume of certain audio channels so they interfere less would be very useful, and make it more likely for users to keep tabs open.
This would be a great feature, its already implemented that the streamer can send a separate audio channel for music. It would be nice if the viewer could lower the music volume locally or mute it entirely if they want to play their own music instead
But why stop with that, having a voice and game stream would allow you to rebalance the audio. Maybe it provides feedback to the streamer if most of their viewers have game volume reduced that their audio levels might need fixing.
There would need to be incentive for the streamer to set this up, and there could be. What if this feature was tied to twitch turbo and available on channels you are subbed to. But the benefit for the streamer could be that either they get an extra 20% from a turbo viewer subbing or that being turbo subbed reduces the cost of subs by $1/£1 so that they are more likely to sub (streamer still gets the same amount for it), I think this could drive more sales of twitch turbo and that is also direct revenue reducing twitches dependance on ads. Is turbo not significantly better per viewer than the pennies twitch might get from an ad impression? This would mean turbo could give viewers a significantly better viewing experience
My biggest gripe with streams overall is it is hard for a streamer to get their audio right all the time, Id be happy to pay for a feature where I can fix it locally rather than hope the streamer notices while getting my ears blasted by endless explosions and gunfire in a game while they have their mic turned so low it could be an ASMR stream
If implemented there would be benefits for everyone, twitch, the streamer, but most importantly the viewer.
That would be awesome in full support widepeepoHappy!
This would be so awesome ! I came here to suggest the same.
Another step could be to have Multiple Video Channels, especially for webcam channel, where the spectator chooses if he wants to see and drag the webcam box on the stream!
I would love this! Some streamers turn the music ingame so loud or some teammates are hard to understand. That is a feature that has to be as soon as possible. Too bad it seems that it's not getting through.
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
I would love this.
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
Allowing end viewers to control audio sources individually is such a great idea. I'd love to be able to mute streamer voice occasionally. This idea can probably go under Accessibility as well...
I've come here to make the same request. I'd love to be able to disable the music steam so i can listen to my own.
Came here to suggest the same thing.
In addition to not having to rely on streamers to get their voice, game and music balance right. If one likes the music to be off and listen to his own, easy. And you can make it and "advanced" option so that people who don't want to bother with balancin the channels don't have to.
Might be something to take to StreamElements or something... as they do an overlay now for OBS.
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.
@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).
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.
this would never work since the viewing perspective would be in the hands of the viewer and not the streamer, the streamer should always be in full control of how you view the stream, even if you don't like it, if you can't hear the voice or music then it's because the streamer wants it that way