Latest Teams update breaks Virtual Cameras - Microsoft Teams Version 1.3.00.18164
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5 - Just prior to the update to 1.3.00.18164, Teams was able to utilize my OBS and Wirecast virtual cameras which I use all the time. Now Teams doesn't see them and yep, the permissions for screen recording, etc are all accounted for and I disabled and re-enabled the settings, as well as restarting the app(s), including Teams, etc. and the machine. Previously, I was able to choose the appropriate virtual camera. Now I only have access to the Mac's built-in webcam. Obviously, this is not ideal.
The version that did work for sure was 1.3.00.15561.
Thank you for your reports on this. Microsoft is working to re-enable secure support for virtual camera apps on the Mac client. Until then, you can use the virtual camera in Teams in Chrome or Edge on your Mac.
We will update here and at the link below when there is more news: https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/troubleshoot/teams-on-mac/virtual-camera-doesnt-work-macos.
Ronald Jacobs commented
By the way, using the browser version is NOT an option and not a good work-around. The browser version of Teams has too many other limitations during meetings such as the maximum number of participants that are visible. Also very important for teachers.
Ronald Jacobs commented
Extremely bad situation that it takes more than 6 months to fix this. In our company this has been the reason for all teachers to move to Zoom. It takes to long for such a simple thing to fix it. Microsoft get your priorities straight and fix this ASAP!!!!!
This is kind of absurd that this isn't fixed.
Neil Despres commented
This also seems like it broke virtual microphones, like Krisp and Background Music, 2 apps I use for noise filtering and audio mixing.
Brad Kennedy commented
Any update at after 6 months?
Philipp Daus commented
Diego Belmar commented
Any update? 🤔
Any update or timeline as to when virtual camera support will, again, be available for the Teams app for Mac OS Big Sur, or online?
F. Ridderhof commented
Please look at the quality of the camera selected by Teams. In OBS with the output set to 1080 this gets cut down to something like 320
Hi any fixes yet, I cant use TEAMs on Chrome, Edge
Microsoft broke the application for the users who cannot use it now and paid for. Shame on Microsoft they don't care about users.
... half a year later and Microsoft wasn't able to fix this?
@Alex, what's going on? Any news from Microsoft developer team? It's not working for Microsoft Teams and Skype ether.
Zoom can handle virtual cameras now.
Zoom supports the use of all virtual cameras with meetings on the macOS client.
Can we get a fix already...
Please sort this out - what a let down.
Still no update on this ???
Michael Holm commented
Are there any real solution in the near future?
Can we have this fixed please? My Canon 5D3 worked fine until i got auto updated to 1.3 toady, now nothing. Mac OS is all good and doesn't even work on the Safari browser version. Glad I own a mac and don't rely on MS to keep things working - But this one is a real pain for me now.
Joerg K. commented
For Mac I found this (and it helped me to solve the issue for OBS):
I think it's a problem of "App signature" with Teams Installer/Application that is not 100% latest macOS compatible (as it should be).
You can force it by entering these commands in a terminal shell (Teams on mac is more than "one" app, so you need to restore the signature for each)
sudo codesign --remove-signature "/Applications/Microsoft Teams.app"
sudo codesign --remove-signature "/Applications/Microsoft Teams.app/Contents/Frameworks/Microsoft Teams Helper (GPU).app"
sudo codesign --remove-signature "/Applications/Microsoft Teams.app/Contents/Frameworks/Microsoft Teams Helper (Plugin).app/"
sudo codesign --remove-signature "/Applications/Microsoft Teams.app/Contents/Frameworks/Microsoft Teams Helper (Renderer).app/"
Then relaunch Teams. (It will ask for your permissions)