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Recording Option for Voice Chat

It would be a great addon to the program to have a preset recording option for voice chat, just like other applications (Teamspeak for example).

Simply, you start the recording with the click of your mouse and at the end it would be coded in a common audio file (.wav or .mp4 for example) and stored in the folder you have selected.

To identify that someone is recording in the chat it could activate a notification by means of written text or an icon in the user who is recording. Of course this option should be add to the configurable permissions. So you could choose which rooms you can record and who can record.

As Podcasters ( we have been waiting for this option to exist in the application so that we can finally move to it for the recording of the programs. Thank you very much!

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  • NordomusNordomus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Recording option PLEASE. I make podcasts and I've used Teamspeaks recording option for backup but when I've switched to Discord I need this option so bad, I use OBS for this purpose for now, which is stupid(OBS is stupid) because it records audio as BIGASS video file, still, better than nothing. Anyway about privacy. There is no such problem when there is recording indicator like in Teamspeak, I don't see a problem.

  • marsovacmarsovac commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For whoever is talking about privacy: I don't see the issue.
    Does facebook tell you that everything you say / write will be stored on their servers?
    Channels are not a private conversation, so they do require privacy.

  • Danno57Danno57 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Honza - not if everyone on the call is told that they're being recorded.

  • JacenBoyJacenBoy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This can already be done with third party software. I did it myself with a free program called VoiceMeeter and Audacity not long ago and it turned out quite well.

  • XerusXerus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    neither wav nor mp4 are common audio files, especially in regards to speech. Discord uses opus for Voicechat so it would make sense to use that format due to its high quality, though it is not that widely supported yet.

  • JaPeMoJaPeMo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi!!!!! @XPi2 Just Yesterday I try with Audio recorder bot from
    This bot save yours conversations in 2 modes:
    1. all voices together in a file mp3
    2. All voices together in a file mp3 + extra separate X files voices in mp3.

    Have a server to insert your podcast and channels.

    Just this night we can to do one more try again with 6 person to see if volume and level is stabilized for all members in channel and Monday start witg our podcast Relatos del Fenix, produced by Spanish Community of Ashes of Creation game.


  • AMGambitAMGambit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be bloody amazing if we were able to record all the audio on a server rather than separate audio from mic and speaker. So I do a little recording here and there for games and I have to separate how i record my audio from game, discord and mic. The game and discord audio is great because of the recording threshold but when my mic records it does not have that same threshold, it's always recording. Which is fine since I edited the whole clip to reduce the background noise and use filtered. That's kool.
    But what would be awesome is if the audio that the server hears is all recorded; so rather than have my mic recorded separate, it's all in discord and what's recorded is what discord hears and this is a mp3 file or something. Does that make sense?

    I thought this would already be a feature since no one else seems to be doing it or having a different variation and not what I described above, or am i mistaken?

    I think the major concern will be recording without permission (?) which is why this has not happened yet but maybe the ability to record what discord hears can be the admin of the channel rather than anyone? (seems to be given that).

    But I don't know. Anyone can shed some light on something like this for me if it already exists or if something is coming?

    Thanks Guys.

  • Dia Dia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If this isn't implemented properly it's a huge privacy concern.

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