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

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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Oh, cool! I was kinda thinking of an official Zoom app but this works too

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Actually, it is an official Zoom app. My script downloads the x86 Zoom app straight from their website, then sets up an emulator and some other stuff to make it work on RPi’s ARM CPU.

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I don’t know that I agree with this statement. The native app does not work on a Raspberry Pi and emulation so far (after 4 days of playing with it) is not reliable. One day it works the other day not. We shouldn’t have to mess around with trying to make it work. IMHO Zoom, even if paid, should just give us a native version. There was some interest early on in this thread as a consideration, i think we should continue to encourage them to make the right decision :smiley:

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My Company (ThinLinX Pty Ltd) sells a thin client OS which we call TLXOS, we support Microsoft RDP (RemoteFX), Citrix HDX, VMware Horizon Blast and a number of others. Many of our customers have either a RPi3, RPi4 or now the new RPi 400 which is a modified RPI4 fitted in a RPI Keyboard.

We have had a number of requests to integrate ZOOM into TLXOS which we would like to do especially for the RPi. We have experimented with Box86 running the 32 bit X86 Linux port of ZOOM but find that even on the new RPi 400 the CPU load is close to 100%, this is causing performance issues including audio breaking up due to the high CPU load. If I look at “top” I can see the CPU usage is nearly all Box86 which is an indication that this is not a good solution for a RPi, it also causes overheating fairly quickly on my RPi4, this is not such an issue for the RPi 400 due to it’s mega heatsink

I think an ARM version of ZOOM would be VERY popular on the RPi which is currently selling at over 600,000 units a month!

The new RPi 400 will rapidly add to this impressive total

John Nicholls
CEO ThinLinX Pty Ltd

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As an example of how important a native version of ZOOM is, I installed ZOOM onto a Rock Pi X running TLXOS, the Rock Pi X is a X86 RPi Form Factor board

TLXOS includes nmon which is great for monitoring performance, nmon shows an average of 54% idle when running a ZOOM session on the Rock Pi X

My new RPi 400 is maxed out when trying to run ZOOM due to it NOT being a native app

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Rock Pi X running ZOOM

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I have installed zoom in lineageos for raspberry pi 3 and 4, in both cases the microphone does not work, I have used with webcam as only usb, is it possible to know what part of the code can be reviewed for the solution?
thanks

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