How to Stream Nintendo Switch to Discord?

Step 1: Connect Nintendo Switch to Video Card

  • Insert switch into Dock– To make a solid connection, you are required to connect the USB–C ports on the switch to the dock. To make sure that signal accidently is not sent somewhere else disconnect any TVs or monitors have connected to your dock.
  • Connect HDMI from Dock to the Capture Card– To allow the information to transmit to your computer, plugging the other end of the HDMI cable into the “In” port on the capture card as Dock only offers an HDMI outport.
  • On your Computer, Open the Video Capture card Software– From the user manual or packaging, you must have been directed to download this software. Once, you plug-in the USB cable your PC may also prompt you to download this software.
  • Turn on the Switch– In the top left corner, there is a power button. From there, turn on the switch.
  • Now, from your capture, Plug-in the USB Cable to your Computer – If your video capture card’s software is not opened yet, it will open now. You should quickly see your Nintendo Switch screen display on your PC’s display. If it is not working, refer your capture card’s manual.

Step 2: Set up Video Window

  • Open any word processing software like Notepad or TextEdit – You are required to copy and paste code to create a VLC shortcut on your desktop which will automatically open capture card.
  • Paste this code – “C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe” dshow:// :dshow-vdev=”Game Capture HD60 S (Video) (#01)” :dshow-adev=”Game Capture HD60 S (Audio) (#01)” :dshow-aspect-ratio=”16:9″ :dshow-audio-samplerate=48000 :dshow-audio-channels=2 :live-caching=0 :dshow-fps=60
    • The quotation marks are essential to make sure they are not deleted from the code as you copy and paste. The information you have in “C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe” might be different if your VLC media player is installed in a different location, so make sure you change it if it is required.
    • The device name written is from the Elgato (Game Capture HD60 S), so you may need to alter that information accordingly.
  • Open VLC Media player.
  • Select Media option then from top of your player.
  • From the middle of the menu, select “Open Capture device” option.
  • Then, select “DirectShow”.
  • Next to “Video Device Name” and “Audio Device Name”, select the capture card from the drop-down.
  • Next to “Show more options”, select the box.
  • Edit the code as required.
  • Close the VLC and window.
  • On your desktop, right-click the VLC shortcut.
  • At the bottom of the menu click on Properties.
  • Next to “Target”, paste the code from the word processing software into the text field.
  • Click on “OK” to apply the changes.

Step 3: Streaming to Discord

  • Open the Discord app and join a server – From the left corner, click on the server that you want to join if you haven’t already joined to a server. On the left side of the window, a list of channels will appear in the column once you join any server.
  • By double-clicking a channel with speaker icon, join a voice channel – Under the heading “Voice Channels”, voice channels are listed.
  • Click on Screen option – At the bottom of the channel list, you will now see an icon of a monitor with sharing arrow. Then a list of all your screens and applications will appear.
  • Select the Application tab – Now, click on the Application tab. You will then see your VLC screen.
  • Click VLC media player – Then, select the VLC media player. Even if you tab to another windows, still your viewers will only see the VLC window when you share VLCC screen application. A window will also pop-up showing you some of the streaming settings like frame rate, resolution, what you are streaming to which channel.   
  • Then select the Go Live option – In last, press “Go Live” option. In the lower right corner, you will see a thumbnail of what you are sharing. Inside the thumbnail preview, click the monitor with the X to stop sharing.

That’s all! This is how easily and comfortably you can Stream Nintendo Switch to Discord.

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