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.

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
Video Resolution

1080p max, 360 typical on thin hardware

1080p max  720p max
Breakout Sessions yes yes no

Computer Audio (Voip)

yes yes Full audio in Meetings & Webinar (Chrome) Webinar Attendee (Others)

Zoom Phone

yes yes no


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.


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