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.
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
Jonathan Forse commented
I have a quick suggestion about a feature that I think would make the viewing experience infinitely better than what it currently is. My idea is that broadcasters have the ability to upload their audio separately. For example, their voice audio, their in game audio, and then maybe background audio such as music.
From the viewers point of view, this would enable them to adjust the different volumes to their taste within their audio settings for that particular broadcaster. I believe that this would provide a better viewing experience because;
- Viewers have the flexibility to adjust the volumes to their taste
- Broadcasters will no longer have the issue of trying to find an audio setting that suits all of their viewers
- Viewers are able to manipulate their volumes during the stream in order to satisfy their tastes at that particular time. For example, there are often times in streams that I would like to listen just to the voice of the streamer commentating and then listen to my own music without having any background noise from in game sounds or from their broadcasted music.
- Future additions could include "Subscriber only audio" where the broadcaster may want to only speak to their subscribers and nobody else within the stream can hear unless they are subscribed.
Those are some of the benefits off the top of my head that I think could make the viewing experience and interaction between broadcasters and their viewers improved greatly. I would imagine that most of the issues that would evolve would be technically based and unfortunately I haven't been able to comment on this as it is not something that I know a whole lot about.
If there is a better section to post this in, please do advise. I was unable to find a particular "Suggestions" section.
Novak_uk - A frequent twitch user.