Zoom’s desktop client features advanced video options that let you control the video feed and troubleshoot problems.
Advanced technical users should use these features. When these options are accessed without knowledge of a device’s hardware and software configuration, a substandard experience can result.
Prerequisites for advanced video settings
- Zoom desktop client
- Windows: 5.3.0 (52651.0920) or higher
- macOS: 5.3.0 (52651.0920) or higher
- Linux: 5.3.465578.0920 or higher
How to access advanced video options
- Log in to the Zoom desktop client.
- Select your profile picture, then click Settings.
- Select the Video tab.
- Then click Advanced.
- Based on your operating system, you will have the following options:
- Improve video quality with de-noise (Windows, macOS, Linux):
- It allows users to generate a more clear video image by using software-based noise removal.
- Receive video with hardware acceleration (macOS, Linux):
- The application uses hardware resources to improve the rendering of received video feeds; if your system does not have the required hardware resources, the image may be distorted.
- If you are using Windows, use hardware acceleration:
- Video processing:
- The system uses hardware resources to improve rendering of the overall video feed; if the system does not have the hardware resources, the picture will be distorted.
- Sending video:
- This uses hardware resources to improve rendering of the video feed that is being sent; if your system does not have the required hardware resources, this may negatively affect the image.
- Receiving video:
- Improves rendering of received video feeds by using hardware resources; if your computer lacks the required hardware resources, this may worsen the image.
- Windows Video Rendering Method:
- Specifies what graphics API should be used to render the video. This is set to Auto by default, but other options include Direct3D11 Flip Mode, Direct3D11, Direct3D9, and GDI.
- Post-processing settings in Windows include:
- The video is processed after it has been captured. It is set to Auto by default, but you can also enable or disable it.
- Video Capturing Method (Windows): Lets you choose which multimedia framework to use. Default setting is Auto, but Direct Show and Media Foundation are also options.