Fix Discord Screen Share No Audio [9 Different Ways]

Many gamers use the discord app to communicate with their teammates while playing online games. The app has a Screen Share functionality, which enables you to share your screen with your friends. But sometimes you might notice that the Audio feature in the screen share utility is not working. This audio problem could be a result of several issues. However, you don’t have to worry because I got you covered. In this article, I will show you a couple of troubleshooting tips that will help you solve this problem.

What Causes Discord Screen Share Audio Issues?

Discord screen shares several different reasons that can cause audio problems. These reasons differ for different computers, depending on their configuration. If your discord screen share audio is not working, it could be due to the following reasons:

The screen share mechanism audio is still in its initial phase and, therefore, not stable enough.
The audio drivers are not working or are corrupt. Many sound applications make use of audio drivers installed. When these audio drivers are not good, it could lead to you having audio issues. 

Discord requires administrative access on your computers since it shares your entire screen to other networks. You need to grant elevated access to solve this issue. Some applications don’t work correctly with Discord. In this case, you need to look for alternatives immediately to solve the issue.

Solution 1: Granting Elevated Access

The introduction of the screen share audio feature means that your computer will now use more resources. Therefore, you need to grant elevated access because, in most cases, Discord won’t work in normal mode. You can access Discord’s executable and give it administrative rights by following the steps below: 

Step 1: Press Windows + E simultaneously to launch the File Explorer. Go to the directory where you have Discord installed on your PC. You will find the default install location in the Local Disk C Program Files.
Step 2: In the installation directory, right-click the application’s executable and open Properties.
Step 3: Open the Compatibility tab and check the option that says Run this program as an administrator. This operation will grant administrator access to Discord.
Step 4: Click Apply to implement changes and quit. 
Step 5:  Try running Discord again to see if you resolved the issue.

If the problem is not solved, you need to move down to the next potential solution below.

Solution 2: Adding your Activity

When you’re using Discord, it automatically detects which activity you want to perform and acts accordingly. But sometimes, the Discord app tends to confuse when you’re screen sharing between applications and games. Because of how common this issue is, application developers launched a feature that helps you choose the specific game you want to focus on. You can use this feature to solve the problem by following the steps below carefully.

Step 1: Open the Discord application and go to its Settings.
Step 2: In settings, click the entry of games.
Step 3: Now open Game Activity and add the particular application in which the audio is not sharing properly while sharing the screen. Ensure that you’re not running Discord as an administrator during this process. Make sure that all the other games listed in Game Activity are running. If the Discord app is already there, remove it from the list and add it back.
Step 4: Now run the Discord app and check if the problem is fixed.

If the issue is not fixed after doing this, turn on Discord’s Overlay feature and see if it changes anything. If the issue is still not solved after doing this, move down to the next potential solution below.

Adding your Activity

Solution 3: Using Push to Talk

Discord can automatically detect when there is an audio activity and transmit it over the internet accordingly. But the ‘beta’ feature of screen share with audio tends to cause several issues. You can enable push to talk by following the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Discord application and go to its Settings.

Step 2: In settings, click the entry of Voice and Video.

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Step 3: Check the box that says ‘Push to talk.’

Step 4: Now run the Discord app and check if the problem is fixed. Alternatively, you can stop the automatic detection of audio activity by the Discord app and switch to push to talk. You have to click a specific key in your application’s audio settings to be captured and transmitted. Once Discord gets stable enough, you can undo this operation. If the issue is still not solved after doing this, move down to the next potential solution below.

Solution 4: Avoiding Full Screen

Sometimes you may find out that the screen share utility is malfunctioning whenever your focus game is full-screen. In this case, it is usually because of a bug which conflicts with Discord on permissions and access to the game and prevents the audio from transmitting correctly. 

Therefore to solve this problem, try using the application in a minimized format. You can avoid full screen by following the steps below carefully. 

Step 1: Ensure that you restart your computer before performing this operation. 

Step 2: Open the game and go to its Settings.

 Step 3: Set the video option to Windowed mode. In applications, adjust the sides.

If the issue is still not solved after doing this, move down to the next potential solution below.

Solution 5: Checking Affected Application

Sometimes the affected application may not be compatible with Discord’s screen share with the audio or causes various issues and bugs. A typical example is Mozilla Firefox. Apps like this use multiple processes, and this are why they malfunction. 

To sum up, the process that owns the graphical window is not the same process that produces the sound. Discord extracts the audio from the window, which is providing the graphical window. So, the screen share with audio does not work on them.

In this case, you need to wait until a proper fix is released by the team or you can go for alternatives.  

Solution 6: Reinstalling Audio Drivers 

Audio drivers connect the hardware on your PC with the operating system and the applications. There are several cases where the app does not transmit the audio properly with the screen share utility due to outdated drivers. In this solution, you will access the device manager and install the latest drivers.

Step 1: Press Windows + R simultaneously, enter “devmgmt.msc” in the dialogue box.
Step 2: In the device manager, expand the category of Audio inputs and outputs, right-click.
Step 3: Right-click on the sound hardware and select the Uninstall device.

Step 4: Right-click on the screen and scan for hardware changes. The PC will now scan for any hardware not installed and automatically install the default drivers.
Step 5: After the default drivers are installed, restart your PC. Now use the Screen Share utility to check if the issue is fixed. If it isn’t fixed, update the drivers.
Step 6: Right-click the driver and open Update Driver. Now update the driver using Windows Update.

Reinstalling Audio Drivers

If the problem is still not solved, you should go to your manufacturer’s website and download the newest drivers from there. Now, you have to install the executable, and the latest drivers will be installed. For instance, if you are using ASUS motherboard, you can go to ASUS’s download page and install the latest drivers from there.

You should update all of the drivers. This operation is crucial as I have seen several cases where the application was not working because of even one problematic driver. If the issue is still not solved after doing this, move down to the next potential solution below.

Solution 7: Clearing Discord Cache/Roaming Data

Discord uses cache and roaming data in its operations to save user preferences and temporary operations data. This activity is a common and useful component used more than a dozen times during one call. A corrupted Discord cache or temporary files can cause audio problem during Discord Screen Share. In this case, deleting cache files will solve the problem.

Step 1: Exit Discord and close all the running processes of Discord through Task Manager.

Step 2: Press Windows key and type Run. In the resulting list, click Run to open Run command box.
Step 3: Now type (or copy-paste) the following command in the Run box:

%appdata%

Step 4: Now, in the Roaming folder of AppData, find the folder named Discord. Right-click on it and then select Delete.
Step 5: Now restart your system, and after the order has restarted, launch Discord, and check if the problem is solved.

If the issue is still not solved after doing this, move down to the next potential solution below.

Solution 8: Updating Discord

The screen share utility combined with audio is a beta feature. There is no much testing of developers’ utility where all cases are accounted for and solved. But, according to Discord officials, this utility is available in the Canary client only but will soon be in a stable version.

In this solution, you can either wait for the stable version to come out or reinstall the entire application. To update Discord, you need to follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press Windows + R, type “appwiz.cpl” in the dialogue box, and press Enter.
Step 2: Once in the application manager, search for the entry of Discord. Right-click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Now restart your computer completely. Now go to the Discord official website and download the client fresh to an accessible location. Downloading Fresh Discord
Step 4: Now install the application and restart your computer again. Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is still not solved after doing this, move down to the next potential solution below.

Discord official website

Solution 9: Checking Computer Audio Settings

If the solutions above didn’t work and you cannot transmit audio on any application or game using screen share, the chances are that there are problems with your audio devices in your computer. They might not be selected or configured correctly.

To check computer audio potential, you need to check the following points; if the correct recording input device is selected, and if Discord is allowed proper access in Microphone settings.

First, you need to configure the microphone settings.

Step 1: Press Windows + S simultaneously, then type “Microphone privacy settings” in the dialogue box and select the Windows settings in the results.
Step 2: Now ensure that you turn on the option for Allow apps to access your microphone. You will find a list of all applications that have access to your mic. Make sure you turn on access for the app you want to run.
Step 3: Save the changes you made and quit. Now launch Discord and check if the issue is fixed.

If you are still having no audio issues, following the steps below will help you enable correct recording device.

Step 1: Right-click the sounds icon present and select Sounds.
Step 2: Now access the Recording tab and choose the correct recording device. If you select a wrong one mistakenly, right-click the correct one and select Enable and Set as the default device.
Step 3: Save the changes you made and exit. 
Step 4: Restart your PC and launch Discord to check if the issue is fixed.

If you can still transmit sound, try using a web version of Discord in Chrome or Opera mini. If the issue is still not fixed, use any of the Audio Mixer applications with the screen share.

Conclusion

A variety of reasons can cause the screen to share the audio problem most users encounter on Discord. This problem is not too pleasant, but you can fix it. In this article, I have shown you the solutions required to fix it and get your Discord running smoothly again. Now it’s your turn to perform these solutions and solve this problem.

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