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.
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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?
Another vote for this. Literally went to post the idea myself.
How it currently works is that the broadcaster outputs their audio with the single channel for the viewer to listen to, but as an opt-in feature the broascaster could output two or more audio channels, an example being one for microphone, one for game sounds, and maybe even one for music if the broadcaster plays music.
To enable said tweeking it would be located under the advanced features to enable 'Split-Audio Channels', and therefore would allow the user to - rather than mute - click the speaker icon to allow the list of audio channels that the broadcaster is using.
This would the following:
User A likes to listen to the broadcaster and the game sounds, so they enable channel 1 and 2, but disable music.
User B decides that they don't fancy listening to the broadcaster for whatever reason and can mute their audio and just listen to game sounds & music, or either or.
This allows for fine tuning listening for those who want to be able to do so.
Would have to be opt-in from broadcaster side too via the settings and would have to also be set-up in the software.
Even two channels shouldn't be impossible. Right now streamers can setup local scripts to read chat and have users adjust volumes via chat, but a twitch integration for two channels would be awesome. Lots of times, someone doesn't like the music, or game volume, or vice versa. This would be insanely useful for streamers and viewers alike. Beam is already making strides towards such meta options.
+1 music could be streamed on separate channel too to have easy option for on/off.. (if would add such feature on OBS or something)
This would be nice and allow for better volume controls and options for different types of viewers.
Agreed. I enjoy running Nightbot because it allows me to interact with my viewers more, and playing music is something I like to do when I'm gaming anyway. I would say there could be three audio channels though - game, voice and music. Game and voice could be combined, since to me the main problem is all my audio being muted or youtube blocking my videos when I export them because I played music. Even if this was just something you figured out with Nightbot, that would help many of us I think.
This will also cause more VODs to be watchable, because they can just remove the separate music stream whilst leaving the streamers voice/game audio intact.
Give streamers the ability to have multiple audio channels, one for voice, and one for music. This gives them the ability to play music, and the end user the ability to either listen to that music at a level they like, or the ability to mute it altogether. Not everyone has the same taste in music, and this would also allow streamers to play their music and not have to worry about their voices being muted if they play music that's copywrited, as the music channel can just be muted if that's the case.
This would be an amazing feature.
OBS already lets me define different audio sources into different audio channels, so why not let the viewers select which ones they actually listen to?
I want to sing along with my music, but I don't want to force viewers to hear me if they don't want to!
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.
Rtz is music so bad it hurts.
I agree, the other reason is that some streamers have their music up so loud that you get a headache, just trying to hear them.
Also some of that music they play, thud, thud, thud, along with the game music, sheesh.