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Syphon Virtual Webcam - Questions & Assistance



  • Dear All,

    This thread is for those who would have questions or need assistance with Syphon Virtual Webcam.

    Before posting your question, make sure you have the latest version, which you can get from our plugins page.

    Best Wishes,
    Mark



  • [EDIT: a separate thread devoted to discussing routing audio has been started to answer this question. Please go there for more info.]

    @mark

    Thanks for this amazing app. It worked perfect for me, never crashed. I was able to get 2 Skype feeds, processing  then in Isadora, and sending them to Zoom very easily

    My question: can you point me in the right direction on audio routing? What is the best way to send/manage the audio (Zoome audio out, multi-channel audio device, etc..) from Skype and pre-recorded audio to Zoom?

    Thanks a lot!!
    Best,
    Maxi



  • Hi, 

    I'm having trouble getting applications on my computer to find the OBS Virtual Cam.  Everything is up to date, and I have followed the tutorial, and am having no issues connecting the Virtual Cam to Isadora, but when I open Zoom, it does not display the OBS Virtual Cam.  I've updated ZOOM to the latest version -- but its not just about Zoom, as it's also not coming up on Quicktime, or as a video option in chrome.

    There are two things I wonder about.

    1. When I downloaded the Virtual Cam, it did not automatically ask me to download the OBS Virtual Cam driver -- I had to do it manually through clicking help and then download OBS VC plugin. 

    2. I'm running Catalina, but after reading around, it seems it should work fine.

    Some help would really be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Michael



  • @lerubenfeld I'm having same issue. I'm on Mac OS 10.14.6 (mojave)



  • @lerubenfeld said:

    but when I open Zoom, it does not display the OBS Virtual Cam.

     What version of Zoom are you running? I verified it everything working with Zoom 5.1.2 on Catalina. Do you have that version?

    Best Wishes,
    Mark



  • @mark Yes that is the version of Zoom I'm using.  The issue is not just with Zoom though. Also with Quicktime.  It's not showing up on any application.



  • @LeRubenfeld @judgeworks 

    Please follow this procedure

    1) Quit all applications.

    2) In Finder, choose  Go > Go to Folder... . In the dialog, enter this:

    /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/

    and click "Go"

    3) Delete obs-mac-virtualcam.plugin and empty the trash
    4) Delete Zoom from the Applications folder
    5) Ensure that in the Apple System Preferences, Security & Privacy > General > Allow Apps Downloaded From says "App Store and Identified Developers"
    6) Install Zoom (Version 5.1.2 or later)
    7) Run Syphon Virtual Webcam -- it should ask you to install the OBS Virtual Camera driver. Follow the instructions to open the OBS Virtual Webcam Installer 
    8) Install OBS Virtual Webcam using the downloaded installer that
    9) Reboot your computer
    10) Open QuickTime and choose New Movie Recording
    11) Using the little triangle near the record button, attempt to select OBS Virtual Camera. If you can do this, you should see the OBS Virtual Camera test pattern.
    12) If that succeeds, try to select OBS Virtual Camera in Zoom

    I just followed this procedure on Catalina 10.15.5 (the latest) and it all works as expected. Try it and let me know.

    Best Wishes,
    Mark



  • It worked! Thank you!



  • @mark Thanks Mark- that worked! Although at step #7  it never asked me to install OBS Virtual Camera, but I was able to find the link to that download within the 'read' file included with plug in download. Thanks so much for taking the time to help us thru this setup. Very excited to put to use! Be well.



  • @judgeworks said:

    Although at step #7  it never asked me to install OBS Virtual Camera

    Wow, really? That sort of seems impossible if the plugin file was in fact deleted from /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/

    Can you do me one favor? Run Syphon Virtual Webcam and choose Help > Install OBS Virtual Camera Plugin from the menu. Does it take you through the download and install procedure?

    Best Wishes,
    Mark



  • @mark I Ran Syphon Virtual Webcam >Help>Install OBS Virtual Camera Plugin and it DID then take me thru the download procedure.



  • @judgeworks said:

    it DID then take me thru the download procedure.

    Weird!!! OK. Thanks for doing that. Much appreciated.

    Best Wishes,
    Mark



  • i cannot use any of my webcam software on my computer. i uninstalled it and re-installed it. it doesn't work and now neither does iglasses and facetime. please help.



  • @ronnie said:

    i cannot use any of my webcam software on my computer. i uninstalled it and re-installed it. it doesn't work and now neither does iglasses and facetime. please help.

    Can you help us understand this problem by telling us what version of MacOS you are using?

    To uninstall the OBS Virtual Camera plugin do the following:

    1) In the Finder choose Go to Folder... from the Go menu.
    2) In the dialog that appears enter the following text and hit the "Go" button

    /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/

    3) Delete obs-mac-virtualcam.plugin
    4) Restart your computer.

    Let me know if that works and sorry for the trouble.

    Best Wishes,
    Mark