An error occurred while saving the commenttryvyal commented
Totally agree. I'd like to ask Twitch to go further. Videos automatically play and they're automatically muted, and this is impossible to shut off.
Earlier today while watching a VOD I had a crash, so I rebooted and I decided to do something else and continue watching afterwards. I opened an new browser window and did my task, and my computer was dragging and struggling. I checked and it turned out that when I rebooted, the VOD I had been watching autoplayed, but muted, and I had no idea it was still eating up memory and bandwidth.
Stuff like this has happened before. It looks like, to me, the browser doesn't even have to be open on the tab Twitch is on, and VODS will autoplay muted. It's gotten to the point that when I remember to do it, I close the browser tab when I'm not watching Twitch to make sure it doesn't autoplay.
This is not only annoying, it's quite obviously a cheezy and underhanded attempt to get more views on Twitch and to claim ad revenue for unwatched ads. Make a toggle so that autoplay is an option, make a toggle so play pauses at the end of a VOD, and make a toggle to turn off auto-mute of VODS.
Please do this. I'm asking you nicely at this time, but I'm not above contacting Twitch's advertisers and advising them they're paying for unwatched advertising. You're also using my machine and bandwidth I pay for to deliver content, and I can and will totally bill Twitch TV for bandwidth wasted by the service, especially if your content delivery policies cause me to exceed my monthly bandwidth limit. In fact, if Twitch is going to email me about this content, please include your billing address, just to make things easier. I *will* send you logs and I *will* bill you.
Agreed, we’re working to make discovery of uploaded videos much easier.