Use Zoom's Virtual Background with Discord/Google Meet/Skype/LINE
đŸ–Ĩī¸

Use Zoom's Virtual Background with Discord/Google Meet/Skype/LINE

🤔 Problem:

  • How can one use Zoom's superior virtual background options with Discord/Google Meet/Skype/LINE, on a Mac?

💡 Solution:

  • Download and install OBS (which will provide the "virtual camera" for us here)
  • Enable OBS permission to record Zoom:
    • Settings → Security & Privacy → Screen Recording and checking the box for OBS
  • Open Zoom, set up virtual background as you'd like, and start a meeting by yourself
  • Open OBS and add "Windows Capture" as an input source
    • Create New → Choose Zoom Meeting as the Window in the dropdown
  • Adjust Zoom window as you'd like in OBS (I like to make it larger so that you don't see the Zoom control buttons)
  • Click Start Virtual Camera

  • Discord:
    • Settings → Voice & Video → Video Settings → Choosse OBS Virtual Camera in Camera dropdown
    • If you don't see OBS Virtual Camera as an option, "fix" Discord by entering below in terminal.app:
sudo codesign --remove-signature /Applications/Discord.app/Contents/Frameworks/Discord\ Helper\ (GPU).app /Applications/Discord.app/Contents/Frameworks/Discord\ Helper\ (Plugin).app /Applications/Discord.app/Contents/Frameworks/Discord\ Helper\ (Renderer).app /Applications/Discord.app/Contents/Frameworks/Discord\ Helper.app

  • Other Apps:
    • I tested this and it works with Google Meet, Skype, and LINE.
    • This system should theoretically work with any video chat/conferencing systems that accept virtual cameras.
  • 🌊 Flow Club:
    • Sadly it seems to use too much CPU this way and is unusably laggy ☚ī¸ XSplit VCam does work but it doesn't render the "edges" as nicely as Zoom...

🙏 Credit: