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Managing advanced video settings Follow

The Zoom desktop client includes advanced video options that provide more control of the video feed and troubleshooting support.

Note: These features are intended for advanced technical users. Toggling these options without knowledge of a device's hardware and software configuration can result in a sub-standard user 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. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture, then click Settings.
  3. Click the Video video-button.png tab.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. The following options will be available (depending on your operating system):
    • Optimize video quality with de-noise (Windows, macOS, Linux): Enables software-based noise removal used to generate a more clear video image that is sent to participants in a meeting.
    • Use hardware acceleration for receiving video (macOS, Linux): Utilizes hardware resources to improve rendering of received video feeds; if your system does not have the required hardware resources, this can make the image worse.
    • Use hardware acceleration for (Windows):
      • Video processing: Utilizes hardware resources to improve rendering of the overall video feeds; if your system does not have the required hardware resources, this can make the image worse. 
      • Sending video: Utilizes hardware resources to improve rendering of the video feed being sent out; If your system does not have the required hardware resources, this can make the image worse.
      • Receiving video: Utilizes hardware resources to improve rendering of received video feeds; if your system does not have the required hardware resources this can make the image worse.
    • Video Rendering Method (Windows): Allows you to choose what graphics API to render the video. By default, this is set to Auto, but other options include Direct3D11 Flip Mode, Direct3D11, Direct3D9, and GDI
    • Video Rendering Post Processing (Windows): Processes the video after it has been captured. By default, this is set to Auto, but other options include Enable and Disable.
    • Video Capturing Method (Windows): Allows you to choose which multimedia framework to use for video. By default, this is set to Auto, but other options include Direct Show and Media Foundation.