multiple audio channels
Streams should be able to encode audio into separate audio channels, so that users can independently mix/select audio for each channel. For example, one channel could be music, another could be the streamer's voice, and another for the game/application's audio. In this example, if you were already playing music that you wanted to listen to, you could disable the streamer's music. Or, if you have trouble hearing the streamer's voice, you could turn that up. Or, if you don't want to hear the streamer or music, you could mute them and just listen to the game. I think it would also have a secondary benefit that you could independently remove audio channels in cases of copyright violation, so that the rest of the vod is still good even if there happened to be flagged music on one channel.
+1 would love to see this option
I am testing with one video channel in spanish (my language) and other video channel (another account) with english real time translation with my voice in RVC. But if this idea were real i could stream my channel with two audio. One in spanish and another in English. it would be great
+1 :-) that would enable really nice new features like separate channel for talking, music, tts, different languages, and many many more :-)
this would be incredible
When are we going to see this great feature?
or is twitch only focused on adding useless features and ads?
I know twitch lacks developers with skills, but this feature is really easy to implement.
I was just about to write about this topic and I was happy to see this article. I support it 100%.
Even the ability to switch between listening to the normal and VOD track on a live stream would be amazing since I sometimes want to listen to my own music but it conflicts with the music streamers are listening to.
Just got the 100% same thought, i totally agree this is must have feature. I'm ear sensitive person, can hear inproper microphone configuration (overload, clipping) very well and suffer from that - so many streamers fail to configure their microphones or just have cheap ones that are sound just bad. Or use obscene language too much.
Or stream notifications are too loud and irritating.
Or sometimes i just dont want to listen to streamer voice and want to chill and listen to the game only.
I really want this feature!
could use that for live processing steam data
Would be super helpful. Also opus support would allow to cut the bitrate more than in half, which could be helpful for having 2-3 audio streams within the same bandwidth
Add multiple/seperate audio channels so user can isolate voice/music/other audio channels on their end in the browser, OBS already has multiple audio channel capabilities and streamers could do this to listen to ONLY the microphone/voice if they like and control levels on their end when streamers audio isn't quite right.
Id like to see an option for a second audio channel per streamer, intended to be adjusted by users in the twitch interface. i.e. Ch1: voice, Ch2: music or background fx. Or Ch1: Host Ch2: Guest or cohost. Endusers could adjust the secondary channel individually. Volume (Mute/Halfmute), Balance, and a simple 3 band EQ on each channel available to the user. Allows users to filter alt audio and just listen to streamer sans music or just lower it, it would personally customize the experience for more immersion (like sitting closer to the cohost or the host for a better view)
2 audio sources that the streamers can setup and viewers can control separately. for instance the streamer can have one audio source just for their voice and nother for their music. This would allow viewers to increase or decrease just a streamers voice, or just a streamers music
🧎 some streamers play the same 24/7 copyright free music every stream
🧎 some streamers play their bad spotify playlist on every stream
🧎 some streamers play their music too loud so I can't hear them
need multiple volume sliders, even if it's hidden behind an advanced control
Hey, it would be great if you guys could add a new feature that could turn down the game volume on a stream. This is good for playing games that requires sound while watching a stream at the same time. This is Just an
Save the vod, for those who transmit via cell phone without infringing copyright. Only music played on Spotify or whatever music app used. Separate audio - music from vod
Maybe this needs more attention to be heared?
Everyone who wants this feature could tell one or more of their favorite Streamers about this idea to spread it. And maybe make them vote here.
This feature would be very, very appreciated. If the viewers (and I) would be able to at least choose between audio channels (since most streamers already are using two audio channels; one where you can hear everything, and one without music, for the vod tracks), it could enhance the experience a lot.
I really hope we'll see this in the future.
It would be lovely indeed. Since a lot of streamers already uses two audio channels (One for live and one for the vods, and without music playing), adding an option for the viewer to chose between audio streams in live streams would come in handy as a streamer an also as viewer.
Adding separate volume controls for the channels sounds more appealing, but it might be difficult to perfectly synchronize the audio streams together.