People sometimes encounter troubles while using the Discord app, and audio problems are one of those. Below are possible questions you might need answers to if you are having audio issues like Discord picking up game audio on your computer.
What Audio Plays When You Are in Discord Voice Chat?
When you are in a voice chat channel, you can hear the audio from people you’re voice chatting with. If you decide to mute your microphone device, others won’t be able to hear you but you can still hear them.
What Audio Plays When You Are Streaming on Discord?
You can hear your friends’ audio as well as your in-game audio when you stream on Discord. You can open sound settings on ‘Voice&Video’ in ‘User Settings’ where you can adjust the input and output volume.
How to Stop Game Audio From Playing in Discor
Listed below are ways to troubleshoot Discord picking up game audio on your computer:
Stereo mix settings
You might have enabled your stereo mix setting on your computer. Enabling it sometimes mixes up your speakers and microphone sounds. To fix that, here’s how:
Open the sound window or sound control panel by right-clicking the speaker icon on your taskbar. Click ‘Recording’ and disable the stereo mix device.
There might have been recent modifications to your microphone and speakers that are not compatible with game audio discord, hence the reason why the input device and output device are mixed up. You can check the correct input and output by:
Open the sound settings/sound control panel and click the ‘Recording’ tab. Select your default input device and click ‘Properties’ Go to the ‘Listen’ tab and make sure that ‘listen to this device is not checked.
Go to Discord’s settings by selecting ‘User Settings’. You can reset voice settings on ‘Voice&Video’ or adjust the audio settings according to your preference.
If the suggestions above don’t work, maybe you have outdated drivers. In that case, you need to update your audio driver software to resolve the problem.
If that doesn’t fix the issue, you might have corrupted sound drivers. Try disabling the sound drivers on your computer except ‘Windows Default Driver’. For Windows 10/11, you can do this by:
Open the sound settings/sound control panel by clicking on the speaker icon or audio icon on your taskbar and selecting ‘Sound Settings’
Scroll down and select ‘More sound settings’.
Make sure you’re on the ‘Playback’ option. Locate Realtek and Nvidia high definition and disable it.
Reboot your computer and check if the game audio issue is resolved.
Uninstall, reinstall the audio driver
If game audio issues are still not fixed, your driver software may be corrupted. You need to uninstall and reinstall it completely to solve the problem. To uninstall the device, here’s what you should do:
Go to the ‘Settings’ application or press the windows tab on your keyboard and type ‘settings’.
Go to the ‘Apps’ section and select ‘Apps & features.’
Scroll down and find Realtek audio driver or Nvidia high definition (whichever is installed on your computer). Select the three dots on the right and click uninstall.
Follow on-screen instructions until you successfully uninstall your audio devices.
Restart your PC and the missing audio driver should automatically get reinstalled. You can also check the website for any updates on the driver.
Why Discord Picked Up Game Audio
USB connectors or incorrect audio jack
You might have plugged in the microphone wrongly. If you use a USB plugin on your headphones, try plugging it into a different port. If you use the audio jack, maybe it wasn’t the correct input. Try using different audio jacks to fix the problem.
Maybe there’s a bug on your discord app or the version on your PC is outdated. You can uninstall Discord manually on the app itself, however, it’s still recommended to uninstall it on the control panel to delete all residues of the app files.
Reinstall and launch Discord.