I am a long time gamer, I love Dungeons and Dragons and use Roll20.net to play. There is a problem. My partner is the Dungeon Master (DM) and uses the Discord voice channel. I am hard of hearing but I cannot hear high pitched voices. I do ok with most people except for one when he is talking in character and I constantly struggle. Last night was one of our sessions and I figured this out and I cannot wait to share.
What is needed
A computer with Google Chrome, it needs to be a computer, this won’t work on mobile, sorry
How to Do It
I am going to show you from my Mac because thats the platform I prefer unless I am playing a video game. I have a pc just for that.
1. open preferences and go under advanced and click on accessibility.
2. Select the ticker for live captioning to be on. This allows anything played on Chrome to be live captioned.
3. Go to Discord.com and log into Discord from the web browser instead of the app. Doing so will allow. your voice channel to be captioned.
That’s it! Just connect to your voice channel and it will be captioned. Happy gaming!
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Any way to figure out why it won’t have live transcripts pop up as you speak?
There is another app for that. Chrome only does what’s in the computer audio, not the microphone. I will do another post for it. Stay tuned.
This is great…I tried this last night and it works. The only problem is that by using Discord in the browser (instead of the desktop app), I lose the in-game “who’s chatting” overlay ability in my game to “see” who is talking. I am also having problems with Push-To-Talk…both of which Discord.com (browser Discord) don’t seem to support. But this is better than nothing!
If you have a Mac, they are going to be adding live captioning to the Mac OS. That I am very excited about!