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.
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.
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Walter A commented
I often go to channels where I like the game and the streamer but I can't stand their choice in music and often leave because of this. Would it be possible to allow streamers to separate their music from their voice/game audio? Maybe make all 3 separate so viewers can choose what they want to listen to and adjust volume on each as desired?
Give streamers the possibility to have two sound channels on their stream. One for their mic and one for music/game. Users could then change the volume on both of them individually. No more loud music, if the users don't want it. Or only music without the streamers voice.
I would love being able to have music uploaded in a separate audio track so that future VODs could just have that track muted instead of the entire stream.
And as a viewer I would love being able to turn off the music when watching a stream, if I am only interested in what the person has to say.
Add please more-sound channels streams for spectators. each channel would have its volume, like voice of streamer, music on stream and volume of the game. there will be more volume bars, for each different sound. So spectators can set it each for him(her)self and stop bothering streamer with "too loud music" of "too loud game sounds"
I just came to post this. I've left so many streams because I generally work with Twitch on in the background, so I like chill game streams, and its a shame I have to leave because the host is playing dance music or something else that's too distracting for me.
Plus the other benefits of being able to remove the music for VODs too would be a sweet bonus.
Voting for this. I came here to post this suggestion. In my opinion this feature is essential for a positive UE - many streamers play music they enjoy, but viewers should have the option to mute that music without muting sound for the entire stream.
this sounds like it would take a long time to implement, will have many bugs and glitches that will be difficult to fix because they need to be done per device, and probably won't be used very often by anyone other than music Queens who hate the broadcaster's taste. music is kind of an important part of the stream, and if you turn it off then you're closing doors and losing connection with the broadcaster. what if everyone had muted brain power and darude sandstorm?