Discord is a great platform for players and other communities come together and chat, offering free text and voice communication. Discord does not offer an option to record these conversations, but it is possible to use third-party solutions. Here's how.
Before you begin, you should know that in many places around the world it is illegal to register other people without their permission. Please make surerer that you have the permission of all parties involved in a conversation before using any of the methods listed here.
You will also need to make sure that you have correctly configured your microphone settings in Discord to allow you to chat with other people. If you do not, you will not be able to speak on your Discord server (or be able to record yourself chatting with other users).
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Using the Craig robot Chat to record discordant audio
If you are in charge of your own Discord server , you can use Craig's chat robot to record discord audio easily. This bot is on your server, ready to be invited to voice chat rooms to record conversationsusing a few text commands.
No worries about the immoral recordings either - Craig will not record without a visible label to indicate when he is recording. Not only does it record your conversation with others, but it records each user as separate audio tracks, making it much easier to edit or delete specific speakers if you need to.
To use Craig, you 'll first need to invite the bot to your server. Head to the Craig website and click on the link "Invite Craig to your Discord Server " to get started.
This will take you to the Discord server authorization page. You will need to give Craig permission to join your server before you can start using it.
To do this, select your server in the list "Add a Bot to " then click on "Allow " to allow the bot to join.
If the process is successful, you should see a join message for " Craig "on your server. No additional configuration n 'is required at this point - you can start using Craig immediately to start recording your audio channels.
To do this, enter an audio channel and type: craig:, join to start.
Craig will enter the chain and start recording immediately - usernameof the bot should change to reflect this. You will also hear a bot audio alert saying "being recorded to confirm.
To stop a Craig recording, type: craig:, exit . This will force Craig to exit the channel you are currently in and stop recording, although recording on other channels will continue.
If you want to stop Craig from all channel records, type: craig:, stop to force Craig to end all records.
You can use this as an alternative to the Leave command to end a Craig record if you only record on one channel.
When you start recording, you will receive a private message from Bot Craig himself, giving you links to download or delete your conversations.
Craig will record up to six hours at a time. If you want to check the status of an recordingYou can download a copy of the audio, until you download the file.
A full list of Craig commands is available on Craig's website, where you can be accessed quickly by typing: craig:, help in a Discord string. This will bring up a quick link to the website, where you can find out more about how the bot works.
Use OBS to record Discord audio
If you are not the owner or moderator of a Discord server, you can record Discord audio on your own PC using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). OBS is often used by streamers on Twitch and YouTube to stream games and other content, and can be freely used on Windows , Linux and Mac .
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OBS does this by capturing various audio and visual channels, including audio and display from your desktop, as well as your microphone. You can use this same function to record the audio audio from a Discord channel (next to your microphone input), which allows you to record the conversation.
To record Discord audio in OBS, press l plus (+) icon in the "Sources area of the OBS window. From the menu, choose" Capture audio output to select the audio output from your desktop for recording.
In the window "Create / Select source ", give a name to your desktop audio source then press " OK "to confirm.
You will need to select the output device (for example, your speakers or headphones) from the menu "Properties ". Select the appropriate device in the drop-down menu "Device ", then click on "OK " to confirm.
If you only have one output device, the "Default " option should be correct to use here.
You can check if your audio is captured correctly by reading from audio on your PC.
In the "Audio Mixer " section in OBS, the audio sliders for "Audio Output Capture " should move toshow that the audio is being picked up, ready for recording.
You can use the blue slider below to reduce the recording volume, if you need to.
By default, " Mic / Aux "must be listed in the "Audio Mixer " section. This will ensure that your own speech is recorded with all of the other chat participants.
If the option is not available, click on the plus icon (+) in the "Sources " area thenselect "Capture audio input " to add your microphone input to the recording. If you prefer to prevent your microphone from being recorded, select the speaker icon next to the "Mic / Aux " or "Audio input capture " slider.
To start recording, click on the "Start recording " under the "Controls " section in the area at the bottom right of the OBS window.
By default, OBS will record audio as a blank video file in MKV file format (unless you save your desktop in as additional capture stream). Each recording will be saved with a file name indicating the time and date of the recording.
To view your saved files, choose File> Show Records from the OBS menu.
If you want to save in another file format, click on Settings> Output and then select an alternative to MKV from the drop-down menu "Recording format ".
Although OBS registers as As video files, you can convert videos to MP3 using VLC , removing redundant video content and giving you an audio only file that you can export and use elsewhere.
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