Why Discord Crashes When Streaming [Workable Fixes in 2024]

Have you ever encountered a Discord crash issue when streaming? If you have, read this article to see how to fix it. Also, you can record the streaming video to watch later with EaseUS RecExperts.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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🟣Discord may crash when streaming or screen sharing if your driver or the Discord app is outdated, your device and application are full of cache and unnecessary data, or Sonic Radar 3 & Sonic Studio 3 are stopping the Discord stream...

🟣To fix the Discord streaming crashing issue, you can update Drivers, disable Hardware Acceleration on your computer, delete excess data, uninstall Sonic Radar 3 & Sonic Studio 3, or uninstall and install the latest version of Discord...

🟣To ensure a smooth Discord streaming process, you may set the stream quality to Smoother Video.

Discord is popular among people who like to share videos, live concerts, games, or anything else through streaming. But sometimes, the mobile or PC crashes when streaming on Discord. Why is it? How to fix the crashing issue while streaming on Discord? This tutorial will give you the information you need. Let's dive in!

How to Fix Discord Crashes When Streaming

Whenever I stream Diablo IV on Discord, it freezes after 15 minutes. Anyone else?

___ZEnergylord from Reddit

Whether it's streaming games or other content, here are step-by-step tutorials to help you fix the Discord streaming crashing issue. Check the fixes for Discord crashes when streaming Diablo 4 and more.

Fix 1. Update Drivers

Discord may crash when streaming because the drivers on your device need to be updated. If you are using a Windows PC, update your drivers by:

  1. 1. Right-click on Start and select Device Manager.
  2. 2. Select a device category and select Update driver.
  3. 3. Click Search automatically for updated drivers software, and Windows will find the update.

Click Search automatically for updated drivers software

Fix 2. Disable Hardware Acceleration on Your Computer

Hardware acceleration makes the Discord streaming process smoother. However, it may create more problems in some systems. If you can't be sure, try to disable it and try to stream again in Discord. 

  1. 1. Open Discord and go to User Settings
  2. 2. Choose Appearance in the left pane. Then, scroll down to Hardware Acceleration in the right panel and toggle it off.
  3. 3. Then, you can try streaming again on Discord.

Disable Hardware Acceleration on Your Computer

Fix 3. Delete Excess Data

Cache and unnecessary data on your computer may slow your device down and may cause the Discord app to crash. Therefore, the easy solution is to clear up space on your device by deleting excess data. You may do it as follows:

  1. 1. Press the Windows logo and R simultaneously on your Windows PC, type %AppData%\Discord in the box, and press Enter.
  2. 2. Double-click to open the Cache. Press CTRL+A on your keyboard to select everything and hit the Delete key.
  3. 3. Go back to the Discord folder and click on Local Storage. Again, press CTRL+A on your keyboard to select everything and hit the Delete key.
  4. 4. Try to stream on Discord again.

Type %AppData%\Discord

Fix 4. Uninstall Sonic Radar 3 & Sonic Studio 3

If you use an ASUS computer, Sonic Radar 3 & Sonic Studio 3 may be pre-installed on ASUS ROG. One or both of them can cause the Discord stream to crash. Therefore, you may uninstall them both to see if the problem is solved.

  1. 1. For instance, open the Sonic Radar 3 and untick the RadarSignals, and 3D Pointer.
  2. 2. Go to Settings and Games. Then, untick all the games.
  3. 3. Press the Windows Key and Windows Settings. Then, click Apps and uninstall Sonic Studio 3. And try to stream again on Discord.

Uninstall Sonic Radar 3

Fix 5. Uninstall and Install the Latest Version of Discord

App crashing may also happen due to an outdated app version. In this case, you need to uninstall Discord and then install the latest version on your computer. Follow the tutorial below to do so:

  1. 1. Go to the control panel on your device and choose Programs.
  2. 2. Right-click to uninstall Discord and clear app data.
  3. 3. Find and install the latest Discord version on the internet.

Uninstall and Install the Latest Version of Discord

Why Does Discord Crash When Streaming?

Normally, the Discord stream won't crash. But if you often see Discord crashing when streaming, your system may have three problems. Here are some common causes for Discord rash when streaming:

  • Your driver is outdated
  • The Discord app is outdated
  • The hardware may be hindering
  • Your device and application are full of cache and unnecessary data
  • Sonic Radar 3 & Sonic Studio 3 are stopping the Discord stream

Record Discord Streaming Video to Watch Later

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Discord Crashes When Streaming FAQs

1. Why does Discord keep closing itself?

If the Discord app keeps closing itself, it could be that some Discord files or caches get corrupted. To fix the issue, you can delete the Discord caches or certain files.

2. Why does Discord freeze my computer when I stream?

The reason may be that the video encoders in voice and video settings prevented Discord stream. You can disable them. Note that this would take up more resources since it uses CPU for streaming.

3. Why does my stream keep pausing on Discord?

If you stream content to others and see Discord paused, no worries. Discord only pauses the view on your end to save computing power. The stream on your audience's end is normal.

Final Words

This article lists some common causes of the "Discord crashes when streaming" issue. And some workable fixes are also given. We hope it solves your problem successfully. If you are watching someone else's Discord streaming and you want to record it down, try EaseUS RecExperts. This screen recorder will capture everything in the stream for you!

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