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Streaming a Video Clip During a Zoom Meeting

To stream or play a video clip and sound during your Zoom presentation, you will need to do the following:

Only follow these steps if you are screen sharing a video clip. If you are not sharing a video, make sure you turn off the option to optimize for full-screen video clip.

For best performance you will need an Internet connection speed that meets or exceeds these requirements:   


  • At least 1.5Mbps uplink and downlink for Full Screen HD
  • Play video clip at full screen

Starting a New Screen Share and Optimizing for Full-screen Video

1. Click the Share Screen button located in your meeting controls.

2. Select the screen you want to share and select Optimize for full-screen video clip.

3. Click Share Screen.


Start playing your video in full-screen while sharing your screen.

Share Computer Sound: if you check this option, any sound played by your computer will be shared in the meeting.


Optimize for full screen video clip: Check this if you will be sharing a video clip in full screen mode. Do not check this otherwise, as it may cause the shared screen to be blurry.

Optimizing for Full-screen Video While Screen Sharing

1. Click More in the screen share controls.

2. Click Optimize Share for Full-screen Video Clip to enable it.

3. Start playing your video while sharing your screen.

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