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

I tried Zoom today using Chromium in Raspbian and Ubuntu and didn’t seem much better.

Tried a couple of suggestions but still laggy and freezing.

I actually asked the author of that article for help with Zoom on the RPI. No response.

Also looking forward this port

@gomntwins:

I tried Zoom today using Chromium in Raspbian and Ubuntu and didn’t seem much better.

Tried a couple of suggestions but still laggy and freezing.

I actually asked the author of that article for help with Zoom on the RPI. No response.

Ok, so I’m not doing this under Raspbian, but under Ubuntu (19.10 currently) with the MATE desktop on my partner’s eTeaching Pi 4 (4 GiB). I cannot promise it’ll work under Raspbian, but don’t see why it wouldn’t:

Log in, open a terminal window and issue sudo setpci -s 01:00.0 0xD4.B=0x41 to see if the freezing up (keyboard, mouse, and/or video) goes away. If it does, then either run that command on user login or make it permanent. Then, if incoming audio is choppy/sounds like a Dalek, you need to change the way the audio modules load. With PulseAudio, that happens from /etc/pulse/default.pa and is accomplished with changing load-module module-udev-detect to load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0.

You may want to read this Zoom on a Pi4 thread in the raspberrypi forums.

Haha I actually have posts in that thread along with others here.

I have tried to get Zoom to work better in Raspbian and Ubuntu (20.04).

I have tried those suggestions but still no luck.

Again, Zoom should run just fine since other video calling apps run much better pretty much right away.

Ultimately have a native Zoom app for the RPI would be great.

That or resolve the Native Client issue that seems to prevent the Chrome Zoom App from working. Botspot discovered this.

I’d like to add my voice to this request for zoom to work with Raspberry Pi 4. I’ve been working with a number for neglected families and the only cost effective computer is a Pi. With schools already planning to be online for the beginning of the year and the cheapest usable laptop being around $350 a Pi4 is often the only solution that can be distributed in any meaningful quantity without a generous benefactor. Given that Botspot has outlined a possible solution, it seems a valid ask to have resources allocated to the issue.

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I also would apreciate to rum zoom in my raspberry pi.

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I also totally support this request.
Many schools are struggling with providing a low cost solution for online teaching ant the mix Zoom / Raspberry would be a killer one!

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Here in India as well, with schools starting new academic years on ZOOM, it would be really great to see a native app for Raspi 4. Web/browser based zoom meetings are pretty erratic as the video keeps shifting to active speaker, dont have the option for gallery view or pin a video.
Raspi 4 with a native zoom client would be just awesome, has the potential to disrupt a lot of markets.

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+1. it will be nice to have zoom on raspi4

Nth’ed.

Zoom and slack are the only pieces of non-free software running on my machine. I would greatly appreciate the ability to relegate that to a piece of hardware I don’t care about.

Running zoom on a raspberry pi would make me a lot more comfortable.

I can’t even get the video to not be so laggy or freezing using Chromium on my RPI4.

There is a bunch of reasons to get zoom into the Pi 4 at least. I can see how it can become the leader on zoom for office meeting rooms if it becomes available.

I got here because I wanted to do a POC on Zoom in Pi 4 for my company but got hard stopped for this.