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  1. #11
    Can you set up Discord to work with VAC to pipe music over as a separate identity like you can on teamspeak?

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    I personally don't like Discord. The app resists being installed on my computer, and often it doesn't broadcast what I say, so I talk and nobody hears me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seycyrus View Post
    Can you set up Discord to work with VAC to pipe music over as a separate identity like you can on teamspeak?

    Edit: Failed my read thread skill. Apparently you cannot.
    Seycyrus, I'm not sure why you say you cannot set up Discord to work with VAC to pipe music over as a separate identify like you can on teamspeak. I've piped music and other sound programs into Teamspeak and Discord myself and recently started using VLC to stream directly to the players without a separate identity. I'm testing another process now and started another thread about it as I begin to test it. There was a recent issue with spotify on discord that has been talked about but unless I'm mistaken I don't think that affected the ability of folks to stream other types of music through discord with a separate identity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwydion View Post
    Seycyrus, I'm not sure why you say you cannot set up Discord to work with VAC to pipe music over as a separate identify like you can on teamspeak.
    Separate identity is the key thing - without this the players can't control the volume of the background music/SFX separately from the GM.

    Related question - can you adjust the volume of each individual in the channel?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trenloe View Post
    Separate identity is the key thing - without this the players can't control the volume of the background music/SFX separately from the GM.

    Related question - can you adjust the volume of each individual in the channel?
    Got it. Yes. I think the difference is that I think of my separate discord instance (client) as an identity but I suppose it is different as you literally need to log in with two separate instances of discord if you want to separate sounds from your voice and in teamspeak you log in once and create multiple identities. Yes, in discord you can adjust the volume of each individual in the channel so players can decide how loud they want the sound discord instance to be individually.
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    Separate "identity" is possible by using of bots or by having two accounts. Volume can be adjusted per entity in the chat and IIRC can be enforced from server side - you can set server volume or server mute.

    I would not advise to use the two accounts method (ie. the one that's closest to how it's done on TS), because the Discord client doesn't let you stream at high quality, regardless of the channel settings. Bots can go up to 96kbps, however they are a bit more tricky to set up.

    Like Skellan said, I also find it a great tool to organize our group, post announcements and so on. Although I've had problems with Discord picking the right audio interface every now and then, especially if I don't have the headset plugged in before starting the client. Last session one of our players failed to notice that his audio wasn't working for good half an hour, so yeah, your mileage may vary
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemori View Post
    Although I've had problems with Discord picking the right audio interface every now and then, especially if I don't have the headset plugged in before starting the client.
    Had to add my 2 cents to this. I 100% agree with you! I have written instructions next to my computer setup on exactly what programs to start, what order, etc.. I've learned from experience to start discord after I have launched syrsincape, changed inputs, plugged in my mic and headset, etc. If I don't launch discord last I've had problems with my mic either not picking up at the beginning or picking up for a while and then dropping out. I haven't seen issues yet if I start it after I've done everything else first!
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    Great suggestion RamzaoTyr. I am curious, are you hinting at one of these particular services or both?

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