Many thanks for this, I checked and this works.
However, the documentation is then not correct in terms of what this setting does. The API docs sentence of “Start video when panelists join webinar” is actually incorrect, as the panelist video is NOT started automatically. Similarly, the host video is also not started automatically if the host_video option is set to true.
Also, the more general documentation on how to schedule a webinar at the following link https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/204619915 states:
Host Video : Choose if you would like the host video on or off when joining the webinar. Even if you choose off, the host will have the option to start their video.
Panelist Video : Choose if you would like the participants’ videos on or off when joining the webinar. If you choose off, panelists will not be able to turn their video on unless you change this setting in the webinar.
Again, this documentation is not correct. It seems that it was correct at some time in the past, but I think Zoom made some changes whereas the video is never started automatically.
Can I please ask you to request the update of both the general documentation as well as the API docs to ensure they are unambiguous and correct? Also, the webinar details screen in the Zoom web portal also could be more descriptive about this setting, right now it really does not give any information about what this setting does: