Unable to use any Virtual webcam programs in Zoom meeting client

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by McL, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. McL

    McL Bit Poster

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    Hi, I am trying to use virtual webcam (manycam, OBS, logi Capture) on the Zoom meeting client but it doesn't work. Manycam doesn't even show up on the video source list. OBS and logi capture are in the source list but when selected, it just output this error "video cannot be started, please select another device on the camera settings". Any idea how to fix this?
     
  2. kundanno

    kundanno Kilo Poster

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    First, your webcam must be visible to the MacOS host OS. When you plug in, you get the option (a pop up window) from Parallels to decide if you want to connect the cam to Mac or the guest VM. Second, if the cam itself is not PnP and requires specific drivers, you'll need to ensure they are supported on WoA. Third, if you want to change this behavior, you can go to PD preferences pane. Screenshot below.

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  3. McL

    McL Bit Poster

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    The webcam is visible on both MacOS and Windows 10. The issue is I cannot use any of the virtual webcam software (manycam, obs, logi capture etc) as video source in zoom client meeting app, but they are working fine in MacOS. is Virtual webcam not supported by PD? See screenshots from Zoom meeting client app MacOS vs Windows below.

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  4. kundanno

    kundanno Kilo Poster

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    When you go to your Windows settings > Bluetooth and Devices > Cameras and click on the virtual webcam, does it work? Have you tried deleting it from PD in preferences and forcing it to reattach it?
     

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