Have you considered building zoom for the Raspberry Pi 4 linux system?

I solved the robotic audio issue:

# add tsched=0 in /etc/pulse/default.pa on this line:
load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0

however the web client is not practical: you always have to input the meeting ID manually and you miss the chat which is very essential!

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Ditto for me. Raspi 4 is a great low cost desktop alternative that would make a great zoom client. Zoom already supports Linux x86. Just give us an arm port please…

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That is disappointing. I had assumed that the Rpi4 8gb would be powerful enough, not realising that it is an ARM issue.
I notice that Android can be installed on the RPi (issue 71 of MagPi Magazine, Jul 2018 - https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi71.pdf ) Maybe that is a route to using Zoom? I’ve not tried it myself.

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Installing android as suggested on magpi is not a viable solution: it only support Rpi3 and have some known issues.
However android doesn’t offer the same experience as using a full fledge linux desktop setup :frowning:

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Any hope on getting standalone application for ARM based systems in linux?
I’m using this SBC - Odroid C4 and my primary use case is to use this low-cost hardware/architecture for conducting Online Classes using Zoom. But the browser version is extremely laggy and drains up all the resources after few minutes, making the system hung. Is there any other alternative? How soon could we see a standalone app on ARM?

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Update: Someone has released a special edition of Chromebook OS that runs Zoom on a Rpi!
Because I asked nicely, they’ve added NaCl support to the browser.
That’s right - it turns out the default RaspiOS’s chromium does not include NaCl. That’s why the Zoom Chromebook App never connected. But when I asked the RPi developers to add it to default chromium-browser, they flatly refused.
Anyway, here is the CrOS images for download. (one for Pi3, the other for Pi4)

The Zoom Chrome App works. Framerate is better than doing it in-browser, and you have more features, but besides that, CrOS is very inconvenient. For some reason, the OS randomly blacks out the screen, and you just have to wait for it to come back. Also, screen tearing is severe, even for just scrolling down a webpage.

To conclude, this may help some of you, but it’s very far from a decent solution. The Zoom team really needs to consider doing armhf releases. Just look at this thread, there is a lot of interest! Or if that’s not enough, check out all the complaint threads on the RPi forums!
Or if they’re too short on manpower, then please release the source code so the RPi gurus can compile it themselves.

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Botspot, thanks for the info provided. I just got my first RPI and I’m looking forward to setting it up as a dedicated Zoom rig. I agree with you that we need a build for RPI. I really hope the Zoom development team understands the impact this would have on the Zoom users. Imagine everyone having a zoom RPI rig setup in their living room to comfortably chat with family and friends. Also, thousands of kids and low income families need an affordable way to connect with classmates and teachers. This could be a quick win that will help Zoom with even more market penetration as well as making it a standard way for us all to communicate.

Question: Did anyone notice a major difference in using WiFi vs Ethernet?

I will post back once I have the RPI setup to provide more feedback.

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I try Botspot solution and didn’t work for my Raspberry pi 3, it’s too slow. I will love to have a native client for raspbian (along with at least other 20 friends)

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Hey, one more vote from me for native Zoom for Raspberry Pi 4. At the moment it is the only case that doesn’t allow my kids to fully use our Pi for their remote classes :blush:

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With the help of this amazing linux program BOX86 ( https://github.com/ptitSeb/box86 ). Zoom on the PI 4 is now possible. BOX86 is installed by default on Twister OS and recently an installation script has been added to pikiss to make zoom installation a simple process. if you have any questions feel free to ask them on the TwisterOS Discord server discord.gg/Fh8sjmu

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This is very interesting … will try it and let you know the result … thanks

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After being inspired by Novaspirit’s video, I went ahead and made a Zoom installer.
Literally all you do is click Install, and the script takes care of the rest: compiling box86, applying some custom settings to boost performance, downloads Zoom, and creates a handy Menu launcher.
See: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=287680

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Tagging @everyone to see the Zoom solution posted above.

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Would be very interested to test and dev on this

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On my Zoom installer or what? Is it working OK for you?

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I try Chills340 solution. I get to install Zoom on my Raspberry 3b+ (Very easy) but zoom It’s too laggy I guess it will be a solution for the pi 4 (already ordered one).

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Just wanted to post an update about my Zoom installer: Novaspirit’s video is not complete:

  • In order for audio to work you must install and configure pulseaudio. (my Zoom installer takes care of all of that)
  • Additionally, Novaspirit’s method does not create any handy menu launcher - but mine does create a button in the start menu.
  • One more thing: Novaspirit’s method does not exit cleanly, but I was able to work out that problem with box86’s developer.

My Zoom installer is called Pi-Apps, and not only can it install Zoom, it has many more useful apps also for the Raspberry Pi:


Many people on the forums say Pi-Apps’ version of Zoom is working well for them.

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I have joined a 5G application competition in Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. I strongly believe our government should invests an effective VDI cluster fot the students from low income families. Once those students can use their thin client, like Raspberry Pi, to join Zoom training and AI Project in a collabrative way via Zoom, they can use knowledge to change their future. With 5G support, Zoom developers should be able to make the right balance between the work need to be done at the client plug-in A half page English Executive Summary and a 15 slides Chinese PowerPoint presentation are available if you are interested.

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Yes, I agree, Zoom for the Raspberry Pi would be nice.
Raspbian is my personal favorite OS and it would be super helpful if Zoom supported it, because lots of people cant afford Windows or Mac machines. I have no doubts that the RPI 4 is powerful enough.

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May I remind you that there is a perfectly good Zoom solution, that works on Raspbian?
See: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=287680

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