How to manage advanced video settings in Zoom

Using Zoom’s desktop client, you can easily control your video feed and troubleshoot technical issues using advanced video options.

Note :

Users with advanced technical skills should use these features. When these options are accessed without knowing a device’s hardware and software configurations, the user may experience a substandard experience.

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

  1. Log in to Zoom’s desktop client by clicking on the logon button.
  2. Click Settings on the left, then click your profile picture.
  3. You will then see a tab called Video.
  4. Click on Advanced.
  5. A number of options will appear on that tab (depending on the operating system you are using):
    • Optimize video quality with de-noise (Windows, macOS, Linux):
    • This allows the processing of video images that will be sent to attendees in a meeting to be enhanced by using software-based noise removal.
    • Use hardware acceleration for receiving video (macOS, Linux):
    • The application takes advantage of hardware resources that are available in your system to render the received video feeds; if your system does not have the necessary hardware resources, the image will be adversely affected.
    • Use hardware acceleration for (Windows):
      • Processing the video:
      • Enhances the rendering of overall video feeds through the use of hardware resources; if you do not have the required hardware, the image may be worse.
      • Sending video:
      • Enhances the rendering of video feeds by utilizing hardware resources. If your system lacks sufficient hardware resources, the image will appear worse.
      • Receiving video:
      • Improves the rendering of video feeds received via the Internet; if your system does not have the required hardware resources, the image will be distorted.
    • Video Rendering Method (Windows):
    • The option allows you to select which graphics API to use for rendering your video. There are many options available for Direct3D11 Flip Mode, Direct3D11, Direct3D9, GDI options, and so on. By default, this is set to Auto.
    • Video Rendering Post Processing (Windows):
    • Performs post-capture processing after the video has been captured. This is typically set to Auto, but you can also choose Enable or Disable from the dropdown menu.
    • Video Capturing Method (Windows):
    • Allows users to select which multi-media framework to use to capture video. There are a few additional options such as Media Foundation and Direct Show, but by default, it is set to Auto.