DerpBox Twitch Archive - About

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What is this website?

This website is a place where you can watch past Twitch vods (from select creators). From the creators that are selected, their streams are recorded and then archived automagically to using a custom script.

Why was this website created?

This website was created to allow for a decent experience for watching old vods. While you can sometimes watch vods of your favorite creator elsewhere, they often don't have a live chat replay alongside the video.

What kickstarted the idea was sometimes a streamer I watch, specifically PaymoneyWubby, would sometimes not have the vod posted for one reason or another (usually for Twitch specific reasons) so this would allow myself and others who may have missed the stream to have a chance to watch it.

Where is this hosted?

This website is hosted privately, though any content is hosted on The Internet Archive is used because eventually, this project will most likely generate many terrabytes of data, which I honestly don't feel like maintaining out of my own pocket. However, if this project does somehow become large and gains support, I would be willing to directly host the HD files locally and

Why not upload the videos to something like YouTube?

The Internet Archive is meant to keep things archived for many years, and who knows if YouTube may remove videos in the future. I completely just thought of that reason as I am typing this because honestly I have no idea exactly why but that is certainly a factor.

Can I playback in HD/source quality?

The stream is recorded in the highest quality possible, and as a result is the only quality available to playback in.

Why is this website so bad looking?

The main focus was/is functionality and usability. I want to first make sure the site works well and is useful, without making it too complicated. Eventually the design may change a bit, look at bit more nice, but for now, the main goal is simplicity and usability. Suggestions and comments are always welcome. (Also CSS can be annoying sometimes)

Are emotes supported in chat playback?

Kinda, it's a work in progress. BTTV, 7TV, and FFZ are displayed, but may also be shown inaccurately at times. Twitch emotes seem to currently be mostly broken.

How does this website work?

This website works by fetching a list of archived content (by DerpBox) from then displaying it. For the player, the chat is read from a log file generated by DerpBox (using a somewhat standard format, kinda) and custom Javascript renders the chat alongside the video just as it would've been when it was live. This process is currently all done in your browser, though this could change in the future for any reason. The local web server is only serving the static files.

Can I request a creator to be added to the active archive list?

Yes! Just contact me via one of the methods below and I'll get back to you asap (this does not guarantee they will be added). Currently I have selected mostly streamers I enjoy, with a few others that are popular but I don't necessarily watch.

Can I have my archived streams removed?

If you are the creator or someone who works with the creator and you would like to have a certain stream removed, all streams removed, or no longer be actively archived, just contact me at one of the places below and I will take care of your request.

Which creators are currently being archived?

PaymoneyWubby, Schlatt (jschlatt/schlatt/bigguy), moistcr1tikal, CodeMiko, JustaMinx, AustinShow, Markiplier, and Prezoh

Can I request a feature to be added?

Of course! Feedback of any kind, requests, etc, are always greatly appreciated. You can leave one at any of the contact locations below.

How can I contact you?

You can contact me on Twitter (@iDerp21), Discord (iDerp#3616) or email me at [email protected]