Split audio channels for the viewers.
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.
Bump! Many streamers would say "Listen to our music if you want to be a part of our community", but if this is an *optional* feature, it wouldn't prevent them from enforcing that - and would open other streamers to making their own music optional.
It would be up to the streamer to allow or not allow to mute the music.
Additionally, an extended version of this would let the viewer choose the volume of each channel the streamer defines - no more "the game is too loud" or "the mic is too quiet" - each viewer would be able to adjust that themselves.
And if the mic was broadcasted in a separate channel, it'd allow automatic transcription for the deaf and hard-of-hearing people, which would not work otherwise.
Bump!! Could also be integrated with the existing music track DMCA stuff so that streamers don't get flagged unnecessarily
I think streamers should have option to stream audio channels seperately, so viewers could change their volume according to own preferences. Sometimes you just want to chill to music or focus on the game. Also sometimes it just plain hard to hear what streamers have to say if they have adjusted volume levels badly. I think there should be default volume levels adjusted by streamer and then you could change them
It would also help for rewatching VODs where the music channel could just be taken out!
Can't believe this has been suggested so long ago and still not implemented. Great idea!
Came here to post exactly this... It would be AMAZING to mute music from streamers and be able to listen to whatever I want
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.
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.