Having audio issues during screen-sharing in Discord? This is quite frustrating and you’re certainly not alone! Many Discord users are reporting it. But the good news is that you can fix it. Here are 7 solutions to try.
Try these fixes:
You may not have to try them all. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works.
- Update Discord
- Update your audio driver
- Restart your computer
- Disable your antivirus temporarily
- Reset the voice settings on Discord
- Add the program you want to share to Discord
- Reinstall Discord
Fix 1: Update Discord
An outdated version of Discord may also be the reason why your Discord fails to play audio during screen sharing. Try updating Discord to see if that’s the problem for you. Here is how to do it:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog
2) Type %localappdata% and click OK.
3) Double-click Discord.
4) Double click Update.exe and wait for the update process to be complete.
After the update, relaunch Discord to test if you can share your screen correctly. If the issue still persists, then go ahead with the next fix.
Fix 2: Update your audio driver
In most cases, Discord no audio issues occur when users are using the wrong or outdated audio driver. It’s essential that you have the latest correct audio driver at all times.
There are two ways you can update your audio driver:
Option 1 – Manually– You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way, because you need to find exactly the right the driver online, download it and install it step by step.
Option 2 – Automatically (Recommended)– This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.
Option 1 – Download and install the driver manually
The manufacturer of your sound card keeps updating drivers. To get them, you need to go to the manufacturer’s website, find the drivers corresponding with your specific flavor of Windows version (for example, Windows 32 bit) and download the driver manually.
Once you’ve downloaded the correct drivers for your system, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
Option 2 – Automatically update your audio driver
If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the audio driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Fix 3: Restart your computer
Some programs running on your computer may conflict with Discord, causing sound problems for you. To fix it, try restarting your computer to close unnecessary programs completely, and then relaunch Discord to test your issue.
If your problem still exists after the reboot, then go ahead with the next fix.
Fix 4: Disable your antivirus temporarily
Your problem is sometimes caused by interference from antivirus software. To see if that’s the problem for you, temporarily disable your antivirus program and check if the problem persists. (Consult your antivirus documentation for instructions on disabling it.)
If Discord works properly after you disable the antivirus software, contact the vendor of your antivirus software and ask them for advice, or install a different antivirus solution.
If the sound is still missing, read on and try the fix, below.
Fix 5: Reset the voice settings on Discord
Another common cause of Discord no audio issues during screen sharing is improper voice settings. In this case, resetting the voice settings to default should fix your issue. Follow the instructions below:
1) Run Discord, and then click the Settings icon.
2) Click Voice & Video, then Reset Voice Settings.
3) Click Okay.
4) Try sharing your screen again to test your issue.
Hope the sound came back now. If it didn’t, move on and check the fix, below.
Fix 6: Add the program you want to share to Discord
To share your screen properly, you should verify that the program you want to share is added to Discord. Here is how to do it:
1) Run Discord and the program you want to share.
2) Click the Settings icon.
3) Click the Game Activity tab, and then click Add it.
4) Click the box to open the drop-down menu, and then select the program you want to share.
5) Click Add Game.
6) Make sure you turn on the toggle next to OVERLAY.
If you still face this issue, or if the program you want to share is already added, try the fix below.
Fix 7: Reinstall Discord
If none of the fixes above worked for you, your problem might be caused by corrupted or damaged Discord files. In this case, reinstalling Discord is very likely the solution to your issue. Follow the instructions below:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key. Then, type control and click Control Panel.
2) Under View by, click Category, and then select Uninstall a program.
3) Right-click Discord and click Uninstall.
4) Download Discord. Then, open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall Discord.
5) After you reinstall Discord, try screen sharing again to see if the sound came back.
Hopefully, one of the fixes above helped in resolving your problem. Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions and suggestions.