Using Discord To Listen To
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After using Skype for many
years and having to change with the feature
set and deal with difficulties in group calls, we have setup a Church
In Spokane Discord server. Using Discord will allow users to drop in
and out at any time without having to coordinate with anyone.
Discord was developed primarily
for the gaming community and is rife
with gaming terms and somewhat adolescent pop-up messages. But it does
allow a large number of users to listen to a common stream, communicate
amongst each other in the group setting, or in private voice or chat
sessions, and come and go as they please. These attributes will
alleviate a lot of issues we faced using Skype.
For a general overview of
Discord, albeit from a gamers perspective, view this video:
How to exit the meeting and to close Discord
Now you are fully out.
- Use the 'hang-up' icon to
disconnect from the Meeting Audio channel:
- The above disonnect you from
listening to the church meeting, but
does not exit you from Discord. To exit Discord, you may simply use the
X in the upper right corner to close it. But be advised that Discord
will still be running in the background. The idea here is to make it
launch quicker the next time you use it. But for those of us who use it
only once a week, we take the next step to cause the application to
- To make Discord fully quit,
on a Windows machine, find the Discord 'tray icon':
Click the up arrow shown and then Discord will be one of the small
icons, in this case the green circle. It may not be a green circle for
you -- I think it is green for me because I am still connected to the
meeting. Hover over the icons and Windows will tell you what they are.
Next, r-click on the Discord tray icon and select Quit Discord:
Hearing The Meeting
- Insure ChurchInSpokaneAudio is not
- Sometimes, such as if someone tried to initiate a private voice
call with the Church, the audio from the church in the Meeting Audio
group will become muted. Insure the ChurchInSpokaneAudio is active in
the MeetingAudio group.
- This is what it should look like - ChurchInSpokaneAudio is
lighted and there is no muted mic icon:
- If it looks like this:
Then the church audio feed is muted.
- The most likely place to fix this is in the
ChurchInSpokaneAudio on the right side under Owner. R-click and insure
both of these boxes are cleared:
We have heard from many users
that the volume in Discord is lower than in Skype. This is
disappointing, but given the vast majority of users wear headphones and
have a microphone very hear their mouth, it is no wonder there isn't
more complaints. Because of this we strongly recommend powered
speakers. Especially for mobile users, consider a bluetooth wireless
speaker. Not the uber cheap ones (they are often worse than your
phone), but a well rated one that can produce a good amount of volume.
On a Windows PC there are 3
areas where you can make adjustments to sound level.
- Check the audio settings in
Discord by clicking on the gear icon next to your name in the lower
- Find the Audio / Video item
on the Settings list:
- Make appropriate
setting changes if need be. Insure the
proper device is selected for the Input Device, Output Device, and that
the volume levels are to your liking.
If you think you will want to speak with someone (as opposed to sending
text messages), you can switch your input mode to Push to Talk.
If you are having trouble hearing the meeting, turn up the Output
Device all the way.
You can adjust the volume for a
specific user. In most cases you will want to increase the volume for
the Church In Spokane user.
- Find the Church In Spokane
on the right hand side where all the on and off line users are listed.
- R-click on the
- Adjust the User Volume to
The way to adjust sounds in
Windows varies based on the hardware you have. The following is a
general guideline. Your system may be different.
- If you are using external
speakers, turn the volume control up.
- Find the volume control in
the Windows Tray (small area in lower right near the clock). Look for a
- Right click on the speaker
icon and select Open Volume Mixer:
- Insure the adjustments are
up all the way: