The new Open Broadcaster Software update is out, and it extends support for the Twitch Soundtrack

Twitch is a famous video live streaming platform, mainly used for game streaming and broadcasting purposes. It is a very normal practice for gamers to add some music while playing games in a live stream. However, if a clip of this live stream or if its recorded video-on-demand is left online, there are high chances that people who actually own the music used in those live streams would come up and charge the gamers and Twitch users for copyright infringement. If a Twitch user gets three copyright strikes, they can get permanently banned from the platform. Now, Twitch works with the support of the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Recently, OBS has released its new updated version. It has a lot of changes and some fixes, but there is additional interesting support for Twitch Soundtrack users too so that they can avoid getting all those copyright strikes.

Twitch Soundtrack is a wonderful product that Twitch introduced for its users in September 2020. What it does is quite simple. It lets the users play and add music to their live streams as a separate soundtrack. In the recorded video-on-demand, this music can easily be stripped off. So, whoever watches the live stream will be able to enjoy the music and will also see the information about the artist who owns that track, their Spotify link, and a link to their Twitch account if they are on it. But whoever watches the recorded clips of this live stream will not hear any music, and so, there will be no chances of any copyright infringement strikes for the gamer.

While this feature was already helping a lot of Twitch users, the recent OBS update has provided some more support for Twitch Soundtrack. According to sources, this version of OBS will add a second audio track when streaming to Twitch. This second track will be saved to the video-on-demand rather than the streamed audio. This feature can be enabled through the Output settings when streaming to Twitch.

OBS has also thanked Twitch for assisting them during the development of this feature.

So, it probably means that with the help of Twitch Soundtrack, the users can add a musical track separately while broadcasting live, but it can be removed from the recorded clips of the same live stream. On the other hand, OBS’s new feature will add a second soundtrack that will be added to the recorded video version and not to the live stream. So, during a live stream, the gamer will be playing the music they want, but the recorded version will have another soundtrack from OBS’s gallery with due rights given to the original artists.

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