The Zoom meeting client for VDI has similar features and functionality compared to its other solutions, but it also has some key differences.
This article covers:
Side by Side Feature Comparison
|Meetings Client for VDI||Desktop Meetings Client||Web Meetings Client|
|Recording||Cloud only||Local or Cloud||Cloud only|
|Virtual Background||Via 3rd party apps, hardware permitting||Any camera, no green screen required on Mac||
Via 3rd 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||no||yes||no|
|Video Participants||up to 9 visible at once||Up to 49 visible at once||Active speaker|
1080p max, 360 typical on thin hardware
|1080p max||720p max|
Computer Audio (Voip)
|yes||yes||Full audio in Meetings & Webinar (Chrome) Webinar Attendee (Others)|
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.