How To Mute Discord/Skype/Teamspeak from OBS (While Still Using It)

If you ever wanted to mute Discord/Mumble/Skype/Teamspeak/ Ventrilo while streaming without having to mute it for yourself this is a easy and simple way of doing it without 3rd party programs such as Virtual Audio Cable.

This new solution now allows the streamer to hear both communication and gameplay on the same audio device

This does require two audio outputs (which is explained in the video).


Open Broadcast Software Studio (MUST be Studio NOT Classic)
Two Playback Devices (TV, Speakers, Surround Sound)

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