Quantcast
Twitch is changing its approach to video archives - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Twitch is changing its approach to video archives


6:00 PM on 08.06.2014
TwitchTwitch is changing its approach to video archives photo



Twitch is changing the way it handles video on demand and that's going to mean the end of the "save forever" option for past broadcasts on the site.

Broadcasts that are cut down into highlight clips can still live on the site forever, but full-length broadcasts will only be hosted for 14 days (or 60 days, for Partners and Turbo Subscribers). And under the new system, highlights can only be up to two hours long.

In other words, broadcasters who want their shows to be viewable in full will need to export their stuff to YouTube or elsewhere. That also goes for existing broadcasts stored on the site, as those will be removed beginning three weeks from now.

Why all the changes? According to Twitch, "80 percent of [its] storage capacity is filled with past broadcasts that are never watched." Which isn't shocking given how poor the current video-on-demand system is in terms of discoverability. It can be difficult to find old broadcasts, and even then, the playback experience leaves a lot to be desired.

The upside is that Twitch is planning for better video-on-demand quality for international viewers, support for VOD viewing on mobile, "secure storage of your past broadcasts (with triple redundancy)," and easier highlight exporting to YouTube. These moves also represent "a step toward conceptualizing new features like DVR, matching quality options from live to VOD, and better VOD discovery."

Changes To VODs On Twitch [Twitch]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







streaming games

5:00 PM on 10.28.2014
No more shirtless streams on Twitch

Have you seen a shirtless dude stream videogames before? I have -- multiple times, in fact! -- and I hardly ever follow live streams. Twitch has updated its rules of conduct and while much of it is common sense, broadcasters ...more



10:30 AM on 10.09.2014
Team Meat dev to walk across videogames for fundraiser

Tommy Refenes' is one half of Team Meat (Super Meat Boy, Mew-Genics, Super Meat Boy Forever). He has Type-1 Diabetes. So does his Mom. She's had it for 32 years, and over that time, she's suffered from progressively worsening...more



4:30 PM on 10.03.2014
Watch me play (and crash) in Driveclub before the game is even out!

[Update: Shows over, but you can watch me play through again in the video above.] Funny thing. I love racing videogames but I'm a terrible driver. In real life, too! Ask anyone that has ridden in my car. In fact, Hamza rode ...more



View all streaming games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more