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Native Video Player Now Available in Zoom

March 23, 2021

Zoom has added a new Native Video Player feature that lets you show high-definition video in your meetings without a separate media player application. The Zoom Native Video player is available in version 5.4.3 and later. For instructions on updating your Zoom application, visit the Upgrade / update to the latest version support article. To use this feature:

  1. In a Zoom meeting or webinar where you are the host, select the Share Screen button at the bottom of the Zoom toolbar
  2. In the Share Screen menu select the Advanced tab, then select Video
  3. Zoom will automatically turn on the Share sound and Optimize for video clip features
  4. Select the Share button at the bottom right of the menu
  5. Zoom will open a new window where you can navigate to the .MOV or .MP4 video that you want to show
  6. Select the video file and then select Open
  7. Zoom will automatically share your screen and set up the video player
  8. Select the Play arrow on the video and the video will play fullscreen for everyone else in the meeting without showing the video controls or the rest of your screen
  9. When you’re done playing the video, select Stop Share at the top of the screen to stop sharing your screen.

For more information, visit the Sharing and playing a video Zoom support article.

Please note that .MOV and .MP4 are the only video file types supported at this time.