I came to the idea myself because I watch a lot of streams but sometimes the music to loud, to low or w/e. I found it an great idea to use an "Twitch Library or some business deal with Youtube/Spotify (Or something like that. I am pretty sure this is possible) " to add 2 faders below the stream.
One fader for the streamers voice, and one fader for the music.
Of course in the bigger streams there can be an option like No Music at all to just let the fader disappear.
I think a lot of people would like this function because it gives them the ability to watch what someone is doing, but also gives the opportunity to level the stream out to their wished levels.
In the screen shot in the File Attachment I made a really cheap paint picture to visualize what I am thinking. I am not a graphic designer and I assume Twitch got their contacts to make it look super solid!
I would like to hear from Twitch/Community what you think of my idea.
Completely agree. If I want to listen to my own music while watching twitch I can't because streamers have their music :/
100% this. There are streamers I don't watch/subscribe to mainly because I don't want to hear their music, even though the content is something I'd be interested in.
Greatest idea of all time
after viewing NMP streams i think it would be cool if streamers could split TTS to another audio track too, so I can lower/mute it and not have to listen
The year is 2035.
Twitch still did not implement the feature that would allow VOD friends to hear what the streamer is saying despite the entire stream being muted by copyright claims, or to control/mute the background music (or the streamer) - that Twitch already has all the infrastructure for, since RTSP has that and OBS has complete support for multiple audio tracks as well.
I am constantly thinking about this idea and considering Twitch already allows streamers to have music and other audio on a separate track (so copyrighted music doesn't play on VODs and clips), why not simply allow a toggle for the viewer to only hear the one feed like VOD-mode audio or something). When I am trying to mod multiple streams at once, I usually have to mute all but one because 2-3 songs playing over each other at the same time just makes it pointless. Being able to cut the music from all of the streams I have open and only hearing the streamer's voice would be unbelievably helpful, especially since the system already allows streamers to split the audio. Even if it was just a mod-view only feature (at least at first) it would greatly help those that keep chats on the site a safe place. It's something that would be so easy for Twitch to implement that I'm actually surprised it has yet to be done.
I would definitely spend more time on twitch. It happened many times, when I close the stream only because music was incompatible with my taste.
I have a problem where I get a song stuck in my head for literally days. I'd like to be able to watch streams and mute the music as you suggest. This is by far and away the biggest feature request I have.
Duplicate of https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/923368-video-features/suggestions/38395720-multiple-audio-channels
I would upvote this as well, but Twitch limits voting..... asdf.
was about to write exactly same thing. I enjoy watching streams while I'm playing myself but I prefer to play listening my own playlist, very often I have to make a choice - Spotify or Twitch.
It shouldn't be hard to implement such option (even if it would be a paid option like TwitchTurbo) since most of streamers steam music separately and they don't include it in VODs.
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.
That would be awesome in full support widepeepoHappy!
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
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 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.
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.
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!