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.
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.
Exactly, not everybody have the same taste of music. Even being able to volume down the music that streamer wishes to listen, would be cool. We don't even need to choose the music on Twitch.
Hello, there is an idea with a choice of audio streams. In Dota2, commentators muffle the sound. It would be great if there were 2 threads with no commentators. The fact is that you can watch the stream with music. With two audio streams, you could watch the stream accompanied by music.
In the twitch player settings, add a choice of audio streams.
That would be awesome in full support widepeepoHappy!
@kevinodoo, it doesn't, OBS just gives you the ability to send an audio track through a different channel which isn't recorded on the vod.
OBS already has this feature!
This is something that I've really wanted for a long time over a lot of different services. It would require support on a few levels (streaming software, the streamers themselves, and Twitch of course), but many video codecs already support it. One drawback would be the extra bandwidth it would take (or extra processing on Twitch's end if they decided to mix them together for each user). A potential strategy to avoid that issue is having one or a handful of default balances which Twitch would mix for you (eg. only talking or 50-50), and then an option to have a custom balance which would be processed client-side. Another thing that would be good is a third track for game audio, or (even better) an arbitrary number of tracks chosen by the streamer. I personally spend more time on Youtube than Twitch, but it would be great to see at least one service offering this feature (and maybe it would even become standard).
I'd like to add that this option would be really useful for people with APD or other disorders or neuro divergency that struggle to understand audio informations (such as the streamer talking) while music is playing
What about adding an option/button to mute the music the streamer is playing? Sometimes i don't like the music so an option to only hear the streamer voice would be great.
Hi there, first things first I don't even know if it is possible and how it could be but, i think it might be nice to have differents channels for the voice of our streamer and the music he used, this way we can set the stream audio like we want. We like a streamer but the music he listen to cause you nightmares at night or simply, you find the music too loud relative to the voice you can up the volume or down the volume like you wish and experience the streams like you want.
Like I said, i don't even know if it is possible but it could be nice !
It would be great if streamers could be able to stream multi channel audio, and viewers could have a mixer option so we could adjust levels for ourselves or turn off audio channels in full such as game sound, music, or so forth.
This would have to be enabled from the streamer's end, but would benefit viewers who don't enjoy the streamer's music. Enable a way to control the volume of the music of the stream separate from the rest of the stream content (game sound, mic).
It would be awesome to have the choice to listen to your own music (as a watcher of the stream) while listening to the stream when the streamer puts its own music in the stream. If I were to do it now, there would be my music playing AND the streamer music playing which is just a mess of sounds.
Honestly sometimes I don't listen to a streamer just because I don't want to listen to the streamer music because either I don't like the music background or because I wanted to simultaneously watch something else with sounds on my end and I don't want listening to a mess of sounds (e.g. any other video or music, another stream, etc).
There could be 2 sound channels (1 for background and 1 for other sounds like streamer mic, in-game sounds, etc) with individual volume control (including mute option) handed over to the users. I would see those 2 volume control to be defaulted at equal volume, but at least we would have the option to mute one streamer's music when desired.
Thanks and regards,
OBS Studio already supports multiple channels for local recording, so I guess if the Twitch ingest supported multiple channels, it could be easily implemented.
Aside from being able to mute Copyright-violating content selectively, I second the idea that multiple channels would be valuable for viewers wanting to selectively choose what to listen to.
For example, I might want to listen to the streamer's voice, but the game they are playing is too noisy, so it would be cool to be able to disable the game audio.
I think it would be nice if streamers get to choose whether to multi-channel or not (just like when setting up audio channels for local recording in OBS), the Twitch player would only need to offer a combo-box for viewers to choose what to enable/disable.
And if the option to individually edit/delete/upload audio channels on VODs was added, that would open many possibilities, from removing Copyright infringing parts of the audio manually, to uploading replacement tracks, or maybe even adding commentary tracks, or dubbing to other languages... But that's maybe going too far right now XD.
I absolutely love this idea and have secretly wished for it numerous times when watching chillstreams - like crittervision and the like - that are visually very calm, but sometimes have some godawful music playing. We know twitch is technically capable of receiving multiple audio streams as that’s literally how soundtrack works, so we know this is technically feasible if not an “advanced” streamer feature as it’d have to be correctly configured on the streamer end to work. It would require a completely new video control UI though, which is a fairly massive, high impact piece of work. Big platforms are often scared of big changes. Still, I’d love to see this happen one day. Giving both creators and watchers greater control over the content they enjoy can ultimately only be a good thing!
There should be at least two audio channels for the viewer.
So the viewer can decide to switch off background music or game sounds if wanted.
I often have to quit streams because the music game sound is not what I want to hear.
I thought I was the only one who had this idea so I just posted the same request, but I see that I am not alone at all
I wonder myself about the complexity and profitability of such a feature for Twitch.
An audio mixer would have to be created on the client side to handle the two incoming streams. It's a big job.
And for the moment Twitch is only designed to receive one stream per streamer
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.
Create an extension that will allow a streamer to connect to their music source (Spotify, Amazon Music, etc.) and have it as a separate audio stream from their live stream audio (voice/game audio). This would allow content creators and Twitch to simply mute or delete the music stream from VOD's that have DMCA related issues, while allowing the streamer's content to remain available.