How to Fix Discord Screen Share Audio not Working?

Discord screen share audio not working is an issue that mostly occurs due to improper discord settings, corrupted audio drivers, having Windows version 1702, and corrupted cache files. Mainly the issue was reported by the users having Windows version 1702, which may not be compatible with the discord.

How to Fix Discord Screen Share Audio not Working?
How to Fix Discord Screen Share Audio not Working?

Below we have described some of the main contributors:-

  • Corrupted Discord Cache- The issue can cause by corrupted cache files. Cache files are used to store images and other data so that you won’t need to download them again and again.
  • Having Windows 1702 Version- If you have Windows version 1702, discord may not work correctly as this version may not be compatible with discord for some reasons.
  • Old and Corrupted Audio Driver- If you have not updated the graphics driver or your audio driver, you may face no audio issue while steaming games and applications as outdated and corrupted drivers can cause discord no audio issue.
  • Using Full-Screen While Screen Sharing- As it turns out, if you are streaming a game in a full-screen mode, then you will likely face this issue until you change the screen mode to Windowed mode.

1. Add Game and Application to Activity Settings

Usually, discord automatically detects the application and game when the user shares. Sometimes it does not detect the application that causes no audio when streaming. To prevent this, you can add the applications to activity settings.

  1. To add a game and application, open discord and go to Settings

    Navigating to Discord Settings
    Navigating to Discord Settings
  2. Click Registered Games under Activity Settings from the left pane
  3. Now click Add it, then type the application name that causes the issue
    Adding Application to Game Activity
    Adding Application to Game Activity
  4. Click Add Game

    Click to Add Game
    Click to Add Game
  5. Once done, test the application and see if the issue is resolved.

2. Enable Audio Capture in Discord

Discords provide an option to enable audio capture while sharing apps. If the option is disabled, the users will not be able to hear any application sound from you. Therefore, you need to enable the option from the discord to fix this. Below are the steps:-

  1. Launch Discord and click the profile’s Settings icon from the bottom left
  2. Go to Voice & Video from the left pane
  3. Scroll down to the Screen Share
  4. Enable Use An Experimental Method To Capture  Audio From Applications

    Enabling Audio Capture
    Enabling Audio Capture
  5. Once you have enabled it, check if the issue is fixed.

3. Enable Windowed Mode

The full-screen mode can sometimes cause issues due to a bug or a conflict with the application’s permission. Therefore, avoid full-screen mode and use a Windowed mode rather than full screen.

4. Reset the Discord Voice Settings

Another solution for this issue is to reset the discord voice settings, which will reset all the reset voice settings, including screen share. To reset the Discord’s Voice settings:-

  1. Open Discord and go to Settings
  2. Click Voice & Video from the left pane
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click Reset Voice Settings 
    Reset the Voice Settings
    Reset the Voice Settings
  4. Click OK to confirm the action
  5. Once done, check if the issue is resolved.

5. Reinstall Audio Driver

The outdated and corrupt audio drivers can be involved in causing this issue as audio drivers receive the application audio, which helps the application to transmit sound. Therefore, you will need to update or reinstall if the driver gets corrupted or outdated. Below are the steps to reinstall the audio driver:-

  1. Press Win + R to open Run Program
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and click OK

    Navigating to Device Manager
    Navigating to Device Manager
  3. Expand the Audio Driver Menu and right-click on the current adapter
  4. Select Uninstall Device and click Uninstall for the confirmation
    Click to Uninstall Audio Driver
    Click to Uninstall Audio Driver
  5. After uninstalling the driver, go to your headphones manufacturer’s or Realtek audio driver website
  6. Download the latest driver from there and install it on Windows
    Downloading Latest Realtek Audio Driver
    Downloading Latest Realtek Audio Driver
  7. Once done, restart your computer and check if the issue is fixed.

6. Switch to Legacy Audio

According to the discord, the application may create audio issues if your hardware is not compatible with the latest discord application. Therefore, try changing the Audio Subsystem by following the below steps:-

  1. To change the audio subsystem, go to Discord’s Settings, and navigate to Voice & Video
  2. Scroll down to the Audio Sub System, click on the dropdown icon to select Legacy

    Switching to Legacy
    Switching to Legacy
  3. Now, try to share the game screen and check if the issue is fixed.

7. Update Discord

Outdated discord applications could be the main reason that can cause audio issues along with several other problems. To check if there is an update available, follow the steps:-

  1. Press Win + R simultaneously to launch the Run Program
  2. Type AppData and click OK

    Navigating to AppData Directory
    Navigating to AppData Directory
  3. Navigate to the Local folder and find Discord
  4. Go to the Discord folder and run the Update.exe file
    Updating Discord
    Updating Discord
  5. If the update is found, update the Discord, then check if the issue is resolved.

8. Upgrade Windows Version

Windows version 1702 can be one of the main reasons as it may not compatible with the latest version of discord. If you have not updated the Windows in a long time and have Windows version 1702, you may encounter no audio issue while steaming for the other users. Therefore, either check the Windows version or upgrade the Windows via the media creation tool.

Below are the steps to upgrade Windows version:-

  1. Download the Media Creation Tool and wait for it to finish
  2. Run Media Creation Tool and accept the terms and conditions
    Accept Terms and Conditions
    Accept Terms and Conditions
  3. Select Upgrade This PC Now and click Next

    Upgrading Windows Version
    Upgrading Windows Version
  4. Once done, check if the issue persists.

9. Clear Discord Cache

Another reason for this issue is corrupted cache data, in which the application stores data such as media files and other data. If the discord cache gets corrupted, the application may lead you to several problems; one of them could be no audio issue when steaming.

  1. To open the Run Program. For that, press Windows + R at the same time
  2. Type AppData and click OK

    Go to AppData Directory
    Go to AppData Directory
  3. Navigate to the Roaming and Delete the Discord folder
    Deleting Discord's Roaming Folder
    Deleting Discord’s Roaming Folder
  4. Now go back to the previous folder, and navigate to the Local folder
  5. Delete the Discord folder
    Deleting Discord's Cache
    Deleting Discord’s Cache
  6. Now launch the Discord application and share your app to see if the issue is resolved. 

If all else fails to fix this issue, remember that it is not important to use Discord to share video games and applications with friends. You can use alternative applications like Parsec and other remote applications.

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