Quality options for VOD’s
Being able to change quality options on VOD’s due to to fact that many people can’t watch past streams as they keep buffering
Jake T commented
New to Mixer myself but have a workaround which seems to be solid so far:
1. Go to: https://bitdownloader.com/mixer-video-downloader and grab the download link (right click on the download button and copy link address), it should resemble: https://vodcontent-6005.xboxlive.com/channel-.... blah blah
2. Open VLC and open a Network Stream.
3. Enjoy stutter free VODs!
VODs at the moment seem to not support a large amount of people who would use them, which are mobile and users with low-end connections (or people with both). People use VODs to catch up on a stream they missed, re-watch moments or to check out what a streamer is like.
For many people this may be watching a VOD while out (e.g on a bus, work, school etc.), which will be done on either a slow public wifi connection or mobile data. Whilst the mobile data may be able to playback the VOD, watching the stream at source quality will lead to the user using up their data plans so people will avoid watching them.
480p is a good quality to provide for smaller streamers since it is less taxing on bandwidth and is watchable on mobile devices due to their screens PPI.
The same could be said about the streams themselves, by having it automatically add 480p transcoding to channels who have consistant 4+ average viewers for the past month and have over 100 followers. Otherwise smaller streamers will continue to move to other streaming platforms which provide this to streams with MUCH lower requirements.
Whilst I understand it does take more to provide this kind of service, it keeps viewers and streams in as currently it is one of the main reasons I hear of people not moving to mixer/moving away from it. For example I see streamers on mixer who are sitting with 70+ viewers and 2,000+ followers without any other quality options than source.
march 2018 -> july 2019, still no implementation for this basic things, wow
Alisson Ceolin commented
Do you have plans to add the option to change live resolution in VOD? It would be very good for me if you added this, because I live in Brazil, and my internet here is not good. So I can not watch lives on the VOD.
It would be very useful for me and other people with weak internet to be able to change the resolution in the VOD.
I dont get how such basic function is not implemented.This is why I still prefer Twitch
Fuad Hassan commented
Need to have lower resolution options in vods, otherwise it buffers a lot making it unwatchable
I want there to be quality options for all!!!
That would be cool! However if you have mixer pro ( Add on which you have to pay for ) then you can do that already!
How is this STILL not a thing? Mixer? Do you even read this? THIS IS NEEDED BADLY
I think this is a great idea to be honest. I know this is available for pro users but not everyone can afford that right?
This please, its impossible to watch vods with bad internet. Especially on xbox app.
Smite pro league is dead because of this not being a thing no can farking watch your ****
somMelon Also I'm surprised that so far has not been implemented
Be able to change the resolution on vods!
Ahmed Badwey commented
please add this ,ty
i'm brazilian. and here on brazil most connection speed are not fast enough to watch Mixer's VODS.
How is this not implemented yet?
Mixer is horrible, how is this not implemented yet?
MENO MK commented
I would like to change the resolution of previous recorded streams and be able to create clips of them to share in the social networks
Mixer could provide more quality options in previous streams, since there is no way to watch in HD with bad broadband plan.