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.
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.
+3 This is one thing I have been hoping for for a long time. I enjoy most streamers music, but there are times when I won't even watch a streamer because I don't enjoy the taste in music. Being able to mute their background music and play my own would incentivize people to invest in more streamers.
Copyrighted music kills vods for me (also sometimes streamers listen to music I really dislike)
The ability to turn off music and listen to your own, and still enjoy a vod without half the audio missing would be a game changer for twitch
I was planning to make my own topic until i saw your topic Octapoo
With the Copyright Content on Audio and Muting of channels
I would aswell like to see an seperate or multiple audio tracks added below the stream. And allow our viewers to set their own volume Low, High or Off
The Music should be provided by twitch and people can request to add Music to it, If they can provide information that the music they want added is 100% Royaly free
And Please let us add our own playlists or Multiple playlists selected out of the music Twitch makes available
So No More Vods getting Muted, Its Really hartbreaking if i have something i want to make a highlight off and half of it is Muted
Please TWITCH Make this available
I agree, perhaps separate audio streams would also prevent muting the streamer's voice in VODs when he's listening to copyrighted music. It would be beneficial to everybody.
I wanted to create the same topic =)
Multiple audio streams in a single video are supported by OBS and popular video formats, but Twitch strips alternate audio streams from video it receives and offers no way to select alternate audio streams while watching a stream.
This feature came about in order to allow videos to have audio in multiple languages, which is something any streamer is unlikely to do, but the availability of multiple audio streams can allow streamers to make alternate audio streams for other purposes. For example:
1. Those with poor hearing may benefit from a voice-only stream so that game audio, background music, and sound effects aren't obscuring the streamer's voice.
2. A voice-only audio channel may help Twitch create more accurate captions with speech-to-text software that may be confused by background noise.
3. Viewers with good hearing may benefit too simply by being able to mute a streamer's bad taste in music and obnoxious sense of what sort of sound effects are fun to have in a stream.
4. It's not impossible that a professional streamer with the right kind of show might want to hire a translator to open their stream to an audience that speaks a different language.
Would love that. There is also a reddit post about it: https://www.reddit.com/r/Twitch/comments/7nn2yj/twitch_needs_two_audio_streams_that_allow_users/
Might be something to take to StreamElements or something... as they do an overlay now for OBS.
Sometimes we do not like the songs that the streamer is listening to in the background, or we just want to let our songs play while listening to the streamer's voice
Basically a button that allowed to receive the audio only of the microphone of the streamer and allowed to leave on or off the background music
I second this. Being able to cut off sometimes awful streamer music and just see gameplay and listen to the conversation would be great. I have better music myself (with better I mean better suited to my taste)
Todd Seiler commented
I agree. Sometimes some streamers just like to listen to themselves talk. I'd like to be able to mute them and just listen to the game audio.
Came here to post exactly this... It would be AMAZING to mute music from streamers and be able to listen to whatever I want
I was just thinking the same thing, if streamer plays a good song but its overwhelmed by the game they play, would be nice to have as an option for your twitch account.
will faschowzy commented
Yep, I would love this. I just came on here to suggest the same thing!
There are a few streamers I would love to watch but their music kills it for me and so I don't watch their stream.
Introducing this functionality would open up streams to a broader audience, and could only benefit streamers
Yeah thats what i need too, sometimes the streamer plays music that i dont like to hear at the stream, and other people will like it maybe.
So a small panel where i can uncheck from options Streamer, Gamesound, Streamed Musik would be very nice
It would be amazing to be able to listen to a streamer talk while playing EFT - while I'm playing EFT, and not sh****ng my pants when someone shoots at him. I just came here to post the same, but you beat me to it by 2 years. How has this not gained traction yet?
Likewise, streamers could stream their Spotify to a separate track and the game audio to a different track. That way the viewers could mute the game or the music if they don't want to listen to it. They should also be able to boost the game or music or streamers voice if they so desire. The possibilities to this are almost limitless.
Best part about this is OBS Studio already supports multiple audio tracks, so it should, at least in theory, be fairly easy for the OBS developers to add this assuming, Twitch made the upgrade to support it.
Voting for this, definitely a useful feature.
This could also allow for only music to be removed instead of full audio when broadcasters have it removed for copyright without losing the rest of the audio on VODs.