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[Full Tutorial] Connect OBS to Zoom with How-to Guide 2022

Crystal Chen Updated on Jul 07, 2022| min read

Open Broadcaster Software or OBS is a live stream and free video recording software that also allows sending high-quality video production in meeting apps like Zoom. Once you have connected OBS to Zoom, you can apply the related functions. If you choose to connect OBS Studio to Zoom, you can use advanced recording features like a virtual camera, which means you can apply various sources from OBS and display them in Zoom.

To know how to connect Zoom to OBS, look at the below chart and navigate to the target option. 

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
1. Add Zoom virtual camera to OBS To add a Zoom virtual camera to OBS Studio, you need to download the latest version of OBS and then...Full steps
2. Add OBS to Zoom for audio For connecting OBS and Zoom for audio, one plugin is needed...Full steps

At the end of this post, you will find a tip for recording Zoom meetings if you are not a paid user. 

Bonus Tip: How to Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission

How to Connect Zoom to OBS - Virtual Camera/Audio

When having video meetings in conference apps like Zoom, you can also connect them with streaming services like OBS. Here, this tutorial can help you with how to connect Zoom with OBS for two aspects, including audio resources and a virtual camera. It's really easy to connect Zoom with OBS virtual camera. While it's difficult to connect Zoom with OBS for audio. Never mind, follow the below part to know more information. 

Below are steps for you to learn how to connect Zoom with OBS in terms of different aspects. 

Here is a list of steps to add Zoom virtual camera to OBS Studio:

This method helps connect Zoom with a virtual camera from OBS Studio. In the latest version of OBS, you don't need to install any plug-in to enable this function. The OBS can apply a virtual camera directly. 

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of OBS on the computer. Open it and hit "Start Virtual Camera". 

virtual camera in obs

Step 2. Now, open the Zoom application and click the "Settings" icon. Choose "Video" from the left toolbar, and you need to select "OBS Virtual Camera" in the Camera option.

zoom connect virtual camera from obs 

Step 3. After that, join or start a Zoom video meeting. Then, from the bottom side, you need to click the arrow up option and enable the "OBS Virtual Camera" selection. 

obs virtual camera in zoom

Step 4. When you have finished adding the virtual camera option in the Zoom app, apply functions in OBS Studio. You can adjust the OBS Scenes and Sources. Meanwhile, the display could be shown on Zoom. 

If you want to know how to use OBS virtual camera on the computer, look at the below post. It shows the detailed steps and also introduces what is the OBS virtual camera. 

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How to Use OBS Virtual Camera on Computer

Virtual camera from OBS Studio can be added to video call software like Zoom. No matter using Windows or Mac, the below post can be helpful. 

How to connect Zoom and OBS for audio output:

Connecting audio resources for OBS with Zoom is not easy since you need to install two software from the website. You can follow the below information to install them. 

Step 1. Download the plug-in for OBS named Audio Monitor from the website. Once you have installed the plug-in, then download the VB-Audio software for the virtual audio cable on your computer. After downloading the two software, remember to restart your computer. 

(for Audio Monitor: https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/audio-monitor.1186/)

(for VB-Audio software: https://vb-audio.com/Cable/)

Step 2. Once you have installed these two software on your computer, choose the "Audio" option in the settings on your computer. Select Cable-A Output (VB-Audio Cable A) as the microphone and set Cable-B Input (VB-Audio Cable B) as the speaker in Zoom. After that, click "OK". 

zoom audio in obs

Or set the same audio option in the Zoom meeting window. Enable these functions for the microphone and speaker. 

obs audio in zoom

Step 3. Then, you need to open OBS Studio. Click "+" icon from the Sources dock. Then, you need to choose the "Windows Capture" option and find Zoom app. Click the settings icon from the Audio Mixer dock for a Zoom meeting. Now, use your mouse to click the "Filters" option in OBS. 

zoom audio in obs

Meanwhile, you need to choose "Audio Monitor" from the "+" option effectively. Then, don't forget to select the CABLE-A Input in "Device". Click "Settings" > "Audio" > "Advanced". And then select "Cable Input" in "Monitoring Device". Finally, click "OK". That's all for you to connect OBS to Zoom for audio sources. 

Here, when you use OBS Studio frequently, you need to know the best settings for streaming. Knowing the best OBS settings for streaming on platforms like Twitch is what you need to guarantee the video quality of the live stream.

Related Post>> Best OBS settings for streaming

Bonus Tip: How to Record Zoom Meeting Without Permission

Recording Zoom meeting is easy if you are a Pro user. However, what if you don't want to pay for Zoom only? Try recording software like EaseUS RecExperts which allows capturing a set of conferencing apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex by Cisco, etc. Just one recorder can capture all video conferencing apps on the market. 

It doesn't require that you need to be a paid user of the conference app. Therefore, you can easily record the meeting without permission in it. Also, there are a number of features you can apply to this recorder, such as schedule recording function, built-in trimmer, screenshot tool, auto splitter, audio extractor, etc. 

Also, you can apply various settings for recording video meetings. For example, choose the video/audio output formats like MP3, MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV, etc. For you to get a high-quality video, you are able to choose settings in quality, frame rate, bitrate, sampling rate, etc. Below are more functions. 

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To know how to record a Zoom meeting without permission, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Open Recorder While Joining a Meeting

Download EaseUS RecExperts and install it. Open the recording software and then host or join a meeting in Zoom app. Select the recording area in "Full Screen" or "Region" from the Zoom recorder. To capture the whole screen for the video meeting, you need to choose "Full Screen". For recording a selected area, click "Region". 

record video call in zoom

Step 2. Adjust Zoom Meeting Output Settings

Here, you can choose the output format, quality, frame rate, and other options to record Zoom meeting. From the main interface of this recorder, click "Settings" to apply options.

audio or video setting for zoom meeting

Step 3. Set the Audio for Video Meeting

You can record audio from Zoom app by enabling the "System sound" option. Find and click the sound icon in the lower left corner. Here you can set the audio resource and adjust the volume. If you want to record microphone sound for Zoom meeting, enable the "Microphone" option, which captures audio from your microphone. 

Then, hit "OK" to apply the audio settings in Zoom meeting. Click "REC" to start recording. 

adjust the audio for zoom meeting

Step 4. Stop Recording Zoom Meeting

Before stopping, you have options to take a screenshot. To end the recording, you can hit the red square icon. 

while recording zoom video call

Step 5. View the Recorded Zoom Video

After that, a new window with the recorded video will pop up. Or you can go back to its interface and hit "Recordings". Here, you can preview, rename, and even trim the Zoom meeting video. 

If you want to find where the recorded meeting video is saved on your computer, choose "Open the file location". 

view the zoom recording video

FAQs About How to Connect OBS to Zoom

Some related questions about connecting OBS Studio to Zoom gathered from the public are listed here. 

1. How do I get OBS to recognize my Zoom?

Once you have downloaded the latest version of OBS Studio, you are able to connect it with Zoom for a virtual camera. Then, click the "Start Virtual Camera" option on the bottom side of OBS. On the other side, you need to click "Settings" > "Video" > "Camera". Select OBS virtual camera under the Camera option. 

2. How do you add Zoom in OBS?

From the bottom side of OBS, you need to click the "+" icon from the Sources dock. Then, choose the "Windows Capture" option. In the new window, open the scroll-down menu and choose the Zoom app. Finally, hit "OK". 

3. How do I get my virtual camera to work on OBS?

Update the latest version of OBS. Then, click the "Start Virtual Camera" option on the bottom side. You don't need to install any plugins now. 

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