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VDI client features comparison Follow


The Zoom meeting client for VDI has similar features and functionality compared to its other solutions, but it also has some key differences.

Note: This article provides a high-level comparison of the VDI client. See a detailed comparison between the desktop and web client.

This article covers:


 Feature VDI client Desktop client Web client
Recording Cloud only Local or Cloud Cloud only

Virtual Backgrounds and Filters

Windows and third-party apps, hardware permitting Any camera, no green screen required, hardware permitting

Using third-party apps, hardware permitting

Sharing Desktop, apps, portion of desktop Desktop, apps, audio, camera, Airplay, portion of desktop Chrome (desktop, apps) Edge (desktop, apps), Firefox (desktop only)
Dual monitor mode    
Video participants Up to 25 visible at once Up to 49 visible at once Active speaker
Video resolution

1080p max, 360 typical on thin hardware

1080p max  720p max
Breakout sessions

Computer audio (VOIP)

Zoom Phone



VDI optimization

In the most optimal case, the media plugin will offload video encoding and decoding and communicate over the network directly to the Zoom cloud, bypassing the VDI infrastructure. Control information such as authentication and window location is always sent over the VDI channel.