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discord on a VPS [Solved]
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discord on a VPS [Solved]

skorupionskorupion Member
edited February 8 in Help

Welcome,
Can I have discord running on a VM and streaming video?
I have vnc installed on one of my VPS, but for some reason, discord doesn't wanna start.
Is there a way that I can make discord start, and stream video to a discord channel?
My internet connection isn't the best, thus I wanna use one of my machines to do it.

How to do it?:
run discord --no-sandbox to go into fdiscord.
The streaming is flawless by the way

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  • @skorupion said:
    Welcome,
    Can I have discord running on a VM and streaming video?
    I have vnc installed on one of my VPS, but for some reason, discord doesn't wanna start.
    Is there a way that I can make discord start, and stream video to a discord channel?
    My internet connection isn't the best, thus I wanna use one of my machines to do it.

    are you able to install windows10 on it?
    I've used one of my dedi before, install windows 10 on it and stream from there

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  • ErisaErisa Member
    edited February 8

    @skorupion said: but for some reason, discord doesn't wanna start.

    How much RAM does the VM have? I've ran it in a VM without a GPU (A VPS typically won't have one) before now, it just needed a few hundred MB of RAM (And a few hundred more for the DE and etc, definitely need upwards of 1GB before any of this will work.)

    That said, I doubt you will have any luck streaming video on it without a GPU. You can launch Discord and it will run but you won't be able to stream to a channel without graphics hardware that a VPS can't give you. If you do manage to stream, it will be incredibly low quality to the point where you shouldn't even bother.

    ---Edit:---
    Note that I can't speak for Windows. I've had Windows on a VPS before but never tried that setup with Discord, only Linux. So ignore what I've said here and try Windows as recommended above if it won't work.

  • skorupionskorupion Member
    edited February 8

    @DianTama said: are you able to install windows10 on it?
    I've used one of my dedi before, install windows 10 on it and stream from there

    Its a VPS, so for that question @dustinc can ?

    @Erisa said: How much RAM does the VM have? I've ran it in a VM without a GPU (A VPS typically won't have one) before now, it just needed a few hundred MB of RAM (And a few hundred more for the DE and etc, definitely need upwards of 1GB before any of this will work.)

    it has 3 GB of ram

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    Contabo GmbH insanely cheap VPS

  • ErisaErisa Member

    @skorupion said: it has 3 GB of ram

    Then yeah no clue why it won't launch. If you run discord in a terminal it might give more information (And if you post that here someone might be able to help)
    Or try Windows.

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  • Ok figured it out, i needed to run discord --no-sandbox

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  • ErisaErisa Member

    The fact that you needed --no-sandbox suggests you're running the application as root.
    If that is the case, can I recommend you not and instead create a user account?

    Of course it's not going to matter a whole load but by running as root with that option you explicitly bypass or ignore a lot of security features that Discord (And its dependency, Chromium) wants to enforce.

  • @Erisa said: The fact that you needed --no-sandbox suggests you're running the application as root.

    If that is the case, can I recommend you not and instead create a user account?

    Thanks for the suggestion I might try this

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  • @skorupion said:

    @Erisa said: The fact that you needed --no-sandbox suggests you're running the application as root.

    If that is the case, can I recommend you not and instead create a user account?

    Thanks for the suggestion I might try this

    Ron Howard voice: he won't

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  • skorupionskorupion Member
    edited February 8

    @TimboJones said: Ron Howard voice: he won't

    I DID IT! NOW EVEN SOUND WORKS!

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  • NekkiNekki Member

    @TimboJones said:

    @skorupion said:

    @Erisa said: The fact that you needed --no-sandbox suggests you're running the application as root.

    If that is the case, can I recommend you not and instead create a user account?

    Thanks for the suggestion I might try this

    Ron Howard voice: he won't

    Fantastic show. Didn’t need season 4 though.

    Here lies Nekki. He loved massive amounts of storage, K-Pop and calling people cunts.

  • @Erisa said:

    @skorupion said: but for some reason, discord doesn't wanna start.

    How much RAM does the VM have? I've ran it in a VM without a GPU (A VPS typically won't have one) before now, it just needed a few hundred MB of RAM (And a few hundred more for the DE and etc, definitely need upwards of 1GB before any of this will work.)

    That said, I doubt you will have any luck streaming video on it without a GPU. You can launch Discord and it will run but you won't be able to stream to a channel without graphics hardware that a VPS can't give you. If you do manage to stream, it will be incredibly low quality to the point where you shouldn't even bother.

    ---Edit:---
    Note that I can't speak for Windows. I've had Windows on a VPS before but never tried that setup with Discord, only Linux. So ignore what I've said here and try Windows as recommended above if it won't work.

    I've had luck running a stream with Windows on a 4 Core 8GB RAM VPS from 2 different providers, I was constantly able to push out 2Mbps @ 720p (haven't tried higher bitrates) to Twitch without frame drops all while having a browser open streaming a 720p YouTube video or running emulators (ala Twitch Plays).

    That said, the setup works fine only for mostly idle streams, encoding constantly chews up ~50% of the CPU on my setup so OP is probably SOL if he plans to do anything that even remotely takes up CPU time.

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  • @jmgcaguicla said: That said, the setup works fine only for mostly idle streams, encoding constantly chews up ~50% of the CPU on my setup so OP is probably SOL if he plans to do anything that even remotely takes up CPU time.

    So it worked, i used linux instead of windows, have been streaming on discord amazingly so i can watch films with other people. and it takes up 80% out of 300% of my cpu, which is not bad. its 3 vcore, 3 gb vps, and 1 Gbps for 30 usd/per year

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