Please fix the automated VOD muting
The automated muting of VODs is unevenly applied and mutes too much.
During a recent co-op stream, me and the other streamer both listened to a song that was posted in one of our chats. My VOD was muted for copyrighted music (which is fair, I'm not disputing that). However, there are two problems with this:
My VOD was muted, but the other streamer was not, even though we listened to the >exact< same song.
Way too much of my VOD was muted. The muted section of the VOD goes on for far longer than it actually played on the stream (and longer than the actual song itself is, too).
If the muted sections were only when the identified content >actually played<, I'd have no problem with that. I could just cut up the highlights in parts, leaving out the muted section. Before I would do pretty much the same, but uploading my local recording instead to fix the VOD.
Now my only recourse is to edit out the section from my local recording and re-stream the entire thing.
Ya know. This was posted in 2020 and music on Twitch is still a freaking nightmare. I woke up this morning to a blizzard of muted VOD notification for music I LEGALLY bought from Pretzel Rocks specifically to avoid this kind of drama. While not an actual DMCA strike, it is still a problem. Too many people have suffered at the hands of the DMCA police. To ensure full compliance while Twitch, Pretzel and their auto-mod company Audible Magic continue to saturate in-boxes with mute notifications for again, LEGALLY PURCHASED and FREAKING PAID FOR music, I've had to take the safe route and delete ALL of my VODS. I will also stop playing ALL music. This will hurt my show and hurt my business for no good reason. I go a long way to insure I remain firmly within the guidelines of the TOS. But you just made my job a lot harder. Yeah, I'm furious now.
I had a VOD muted with copyrighted music, but the wrong section was muted. It wasn't even the section that was playing the music, so the song was still out there, loud and proud for everyone to still hear. Giving us control over this is a much better solution.