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My friends and I do this through Discord. One person shares their screen playing netflix/disney/whatever and then everyone just hangs out in voice and watches together. It's a really seamless experience and the re-encoding is usually not a problem, action scenes can get a little blocky but the quality is really pretty great.





Whenever I tried this, HDCP or similar DRM kicked in and the video was blacked out. How did you get around it?

You need something else than the Netflix App or Edge.

Other apps/browsers are limited to 720P and don't use hardware-level Content Decryption Modules


I've never encountered this at all! Honestly I've never in my life had any problems with HDCP, guess I'm just lucky, I constantly hear about it being problematic.

You are probably not using Edge or the Netflix App. (1080P+)

>the re-encoding is usually not a problem, action scenes can get a little blocky but the quality is really pretty great.

YMMV. This usually barely works for me, I suspect you need a really steady, high-speed upload to make this work.


It didn't seem like Discord sent desktop audio with the screen share. Does it do so, or did your friend do some magic to get it to work? I've read for ex you can use pulseaudio on linux to mix the input sources and then use that virtual output for Discord, but I'd be happy to find an easier way.

Share the application, not the desktop. It will capture the application audio.

Not that this isn't a great idea and something I am now thinking of doing, but I wonder if you're breaking some digital rights law here (?)

You are, and if you're in a big channel that brings a lot of attention and Discord notices it they'll probably shut it down. Same reason people don't just usually stream movies from Twitch. I've seen some Twitch channels that do, like the popular Bob Ross channel, but that's with approval of the rights owners who get a cut of the revenue.

Keep it small and intimate in Discord and it will probably be okay.




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