Separate audio channel for streamer music
Watching your fav streamer is great but sometimes their music choice just does not work well. I suggest having a separate audio channel for streamers who are playing music in the background. By creating a separate channel (or w/e the right word is) the viewer can mute the music w/o having to mute the whole stream.
this is a fantastic concept but the issue is that it first would have to be implemented on the streamer's end through whatever software--OBS for example--they're broadcasting with. once this feature is in place then it's up to twitch to recognize it and make it part of its functions.
i think it really need it..!
Multiple audio channels aren't that difficult to pull off, they're supported by MPEG-DASH and similar technologies (there's even a standard for it but I'm not sure to what degree it's currently implemented in web browsers). There should definitely have been multiple channels on Twitch a long time ago. Another use case is to allow viewers to manually adjust the volume mix between "Game" and "Streamer" (this comes up allll the time)
Twitch should be able to handle separate audio tracks, one for voice and one for music.
When a video is muted due to copyright or whatever, then the voice of the streamer should never be muted.
Currently steamer's voice and music are 1 audio stream and viewers can't mute music and keep steamer's voice or change volume the way they want. And because of copyrighted music steamer's voice and whole audio gets muted in past streams.
With distinct audio streams you could keep streamers voice even if he played copyrighted music and viewers will be able to mute streamer's music or change volume.
So for viewer there will be 2 volume controls instead of 1- one for voice and another one for music and other sounds(game sounds, etc.).
I fully agree with this, the mad lad Swiftor himself (by the way Swiftor if you see this I've been a fan for about 10 years absolutely love you) makes a great point about muting the copyright music and the difficulty of pulling this off, and if this could be done it would be absolutely amazing to have as a feature on streams. One of my problems, when I am trying to watch some streamers, is the music choice, volume, or content. I think it would be great to be able to mute or turn down the music in some way for the individual persons.
This sounds super difficult to pull off - but it would be amazing. It would also solve copyrighted music muting streamer voice, etc. in many cases.
i don't know how to promote this but, it would be great :p