I’ve had so many questions and comments on my YouTube channel about issues people are having with mic audio permissions for Discord (and other apps), particularly since upgrading to macOS Catalina.
In this tutorial video I show yet another possible fix for Discord’s inability to pick up your mic’s audio by walking through essentially what is outlined in this StackExchange post, except instead of “ScreenCapture” I use “Microphone” and using Discord’s bundle ID on macOS of “com.hnc.Discord”.
Previous videos that might help you if this one doesn’t include:
After Audio Hijack, Loopback was the second audio app I bought from Rogue Amoeba and I’ve used it almost constantly since. The beautiful thing about Loopback is that it just works – you set it, and then you can forget about it. Until you have to use a Mac without Loopback and suddenly you’re wondering why the audio won’t go where you want it to go.
In this tutorial video I cover why I use Loopback, how Loopback compares to Audio Hijack, and ways to consider using Loopback for podcasters on macOS.
If you’ve got questions or it’s not working for you, leave a comment below.
I’ve been on the hunt for a good (and relatively inexpensive) app to use on my iPhone that would enable me to use the fancy iPhone cameras alongside Ecamm Live for any of the livestreams I do for fun or product demos.
And thanks to my buddy Dave Mosher, I’ve finally found it!
Full Screen Camera for iOS
And the best part about the app is that it’s free! Actually free. Not free with a bunch of ads. Just free. How often does that happen these days?
Leo Dion joins me to talk about the apps he’s built, including one to help live stream your heart rate, the Nintendo Switch games his family are enjoying, and the debate over whether this is really what it feels like to work from home and how some folks just don’t get asynchronous communication.
Troubleshooting the Internet with… is a recorded live most Wednesday afternoons. Every Wednesday Chris is joined by a random friend from the internet and together they try and troubleshoot whatever problems the internet presents them with.
It may seem really complicated to stream video from my computer + a random guest out to the 4 different sites at the same time, but thanks to some software, it actually makes it quite easy to do.
Ecamm Live takes care of the actual streaming and also automatically pulls in video+audio from Skype when I have a guest on. It serves as a video switcher as well so I can switch from a “coming soon” screen, to a shot of just me, to a shot of my guest, to a shot of me and my guest, to a shot of my desktop – or any combination of the above.
From Ecamm Live, I can choose a single destination to stream to such as Twitch or YouTube – but by using a service called Restream I can send the video + audio from Ecamm Live on my computer out to Restream, which then sends my video + audio on to multiple services for me.
That’s how easy it is to look like a video streaming professional! Check out Ecamm Live if you’re on a Mac and interested in trying live streaming.
If you’re on a Windows PC – or now Mac as well! – you can check out Streamlabs OBS for an alternative option. Though it’s not nearly as easy to pull in a guest call with Streamlabs OBS.