Twitch users now need to be more vigilant about the music they play while making gameplay videos. Twitch is now scanning videos for unauthorized third-party audio — in-game and ambient music — and automatically muting that content.
Looks like Google has purchased them or they're getting prepared for the purchase. What a pity. R.I.P Edit: that didn't take long https://pbs.twimg.com/media... People are getting whole recordings muted, even when it's 'in game' music: http://www.twitch.tv/dansga...
That is stupid!!
Some guy just got his channel muted because he was singing ... I kid you not. Even Twitch's OWN channel is getting muted. Hitbox is a decent alternative (so I've been told) and they're currently getting hammered by traffic. I wonder why? :)
R.I.P Twitch it would not surprise me if Google will soon make you sign up to Google Plus to stream content from PS4 and XBOX ONE and even chat in the chats. I am so upset right now about this
Everyone knew Twitch was done the moment google purchased them. Twitch is dead. This will open up a great chance for the alternative services to really shine and take over.
Welp, I knew that this was going to happen. We all did. Google just killed Twitch.
Alternative site, it's pretty new and i have not checked it out, just had the link. http://alpha.gaminglive.tv/...
I actually had a feeling this was going to happen, it's the same thing as when Google bought out Youtube. Companies were complaining and preparing to sue Youtube(before Google bought it) because of the amount of copyrighted content uploaded. Google came to Youtube with open arms, stating that they had a system that could potentially fix the issue to where both sides were happy(well, it's one sided lol). I'm almost certain that a similar situation on Twitch occurred, which led them to being bought out by Google due to their copyright system.
First Youtube, then Twitch. Hitbox, here I come, at least until they get bought up by Facebook or something.
You know what? Take a bubble because... FUCK YOU GOOGLE! You buy everything and then make it WORSE. You don't innovate - You stifle! You don't connect - You censor! You don't lead technology - You hold it back! I can't believe this....nowhere is safe. Sony needs to build their own version of Twitch, maybe with PSNow servers, so that we can get to "save forever" our streams back and not have to worry about Google's aggro content-ID flags.
...and so it begins.
Google will eventually = Skynet
Its Darude Sandstorm! DUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUDU*muted* BibleThump
LOL. I love that troll.
...Ugh, so it begins.
Twitch is dead, long live Ustream....
Until that gets snapped up by Google too.
i think every thing that becomes large at some point gets to deal with copyright laws. but yeah google wanting to purchase twitch is definitely speeding up the process.. :( couldn't find any info about the purchase being final but justin.tv is closing down so i think that says enough.
Whenever a video service becomes a threat to YouTube in anyway, Google will just buy them out. The only way YouTube will ever be dethroned is if the owners of the other video services say no to Google's temptations.
Sad but true, getting acquired by Google is like getting the kiss of death for content creators; especially those just trying to start out.
Getting acquired by Google is like getting acquired by EA and having all of your franchises turned to sh*t.
Teach me how to make a service like that, and not only will I open it, I'll make a video recording of me laughing long and hard at any offer Google should throw my way, before tossing the offer in the trash. Sometimes there are more important things than money...
Ustream is garbage with their data cap. Hitbox or gaminglive are better alternatives.
FFS...Here we go, time for Google to destroy Twitch.
I can't believe some people were actually happy when Google bought them.
The top streamers will be happy, or will at least get the better part of the deal. They'll probably get paid the same or more by Google to keep viewers up. Everyone else is screwed.
The ONLY good thing i could think of about google buying twitch was that the android twitch app finally would get on par with the IOS version. Definitely not happy about it though
For anyone streaming: If this happens to you, contact (and overwhelm) twitch support. It doesn't matter if you're streaming the same game, just on a different day. File another incident even if you know it's the same. This goes for any service really - esp. YouTube. Support is one of the most costly aspects of running a service and typically every time a support call needs to be taken, the service has lost money for that user.
the muting doesn't happen while live broadcasting. it only scannes and mutes pre-recorded footage like some streamers put out on their replay channel. oh and past broadcasts apparently as well i hope the community steps in before this spreads to live broadcasts as well!
after watching a couple of live streams today just mute outta nowhere i think your statement is not true
^^ really? wow that sucks. Was it really a random mute or did it happen after they ran a bathroom break screen with some music? Also some channels are a replay from like the day before so maybe that got muted since its pre recorded.
So pretty much anything from Nintendo will get banned right? They are super strict on their sharing.
Yeah, but unlike Twitch and Youtube, at least Nintendo is going to be doing a partnership program to take care of that. Though, granted, it's not being done the way Let's Players want it to be, if they haven't changed how they're planning it...still, I'd take that over having my videos muted or removed.
Wow, thanks alot google.
And today Twitch was left in a hot car by adopted parent Goggle, leading to a slow, painful and silent death as all of its screams for help were muted by a copyright infringement muzzle. Remember, NEVER leave your children in a hot car, even for 5 minutes.
And people were defending the Google buyout...
what bs. time to actually move.
Looks like Google has struck again.
Am I the only one that doesn't have a problem with Twitch muting copyrighted material? It makes sense to me, especially with people making money and getting sponsorships off of these streams.
Not when the music being muted is the actual music from the game being streamed... I stand by my prior comment above: For any streamer or viewer on a stream with a legitimate piece of content blocked, file a support ticket/incident/email with Twitch - and do this for every single time it occurs until it stops.
omg no plz, my channel :(
So long my livestream of Pokemon Y without capture card and good quality mic and camera. Playing my favorite video game music and anime opening themes for my several viewers. :(
Sooooo...therefore there is no point in going on Twitch so Twitch just bankrupted itself. Good job Twitch.
Sooo I guess no one will be streaming guitar hero or dance central on twitch. I wonder if titles like Alan wake that has a great soundtrack that would get muted. This is so dumb. I think a cars volume should only go to 10 decibels, that way you aren't fringing on rights if the car in the lane next to you can hear your music...
Stop visiting twitch would send a message...like Xbone got!
I said this would happen when it was first rumored Google was buying Twitch. Twitch is garbage now, just like Youtube.
RIP Twitch 2011-2014
I'm going to look into UStream now for my PS4.
I swear Google is like f*cking Skynet nowadays. Google ruined Youtube, now they're doing the same with twitch. Well what a pity
Yeah but Skynet is tame compared to The hell that would rain down if Google ever became self aware....
its only a matter of time until google buys some tv companies, car manufacturers, pharmacies etc..
Damn it! I knew this was coming! Twitch ContentID is real!
Silver lining, you don't have to listen to other people's terrible music choices. I'd much rather hear the person I'm there to watch since I can't adjust their volume and the song volume independently.
Google+ integration coming very soon to a twitch near you.
Jesus, it feels like the internet is collapsing around me with all this copyright stuff.
With the PS4, at least you have the UStream option. Censorship is not a good thing for gaming.
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