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.
Laurent Bischoff commented
Heard some noise that a fix is planned for the end of this month (November). Can you confirm ? Thanks a lot (PS: this is more than urgent !)
why is it that microsoft products need an environment like this, while apple products just work, and an update is an update instead of a sloppy deployment of half finished software?
Same on windows 10. It works with Zoom but not with Teams!
It is November 19. I installed Teams, and it is STILL broken. C'mon MSFT - we need a fix for this, please.
@Alex @Teams, i have 1.3.00.28778 running. With the terminal commands I got it working yesterday. Today the virtual camera device not there. At the microfoon setting the Blackmagic Ultra Studio Mini Recorder is visible (latest software version (11.7) from last Friday) So the device is correctly installed.
Please fix this
@Alex any update?
Dan Neumann commented
What Hash posted worked for me, although I didn't have the (GPU), (Plugin), or (Renderer) apps. I just executed the first three lines on my Mac.
I REALLY hope this gets resolved by Microsoft soon.....
I need to use an external green screen chroma keying app - please re-enable virtual cameras.
Hash Milhan commented
This is the workaround for now, and you will need admin access. Proceed with care:
In order to get this fix working on the latest version of Teams, additional commands will need to be entered. Keep in mind, these commands are relative to where you have Teams installed, so if it is in a different location, you'll need to adjust the file path accordingly. So as it stands currently here are all of the commands (must be entered one by one and not pasted in one big block) that will need to be entered:
xcode-select --install (only if you haven't already)
sudo codesign --remove-signature "/Applications/Microsoft Teams.app"
sudo codesign --remove-signature "/Applications/Microsoft Teams.app/Contents/Frameworks/Microsoft Teams Helper.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"
Hash Milhan commented
I tried this, and got virtual cameras to work! Thanks @Stephan Zipperien
Stephan Zipperlen commented
Crazy that this is still an issue...
did this work for anybody?
Ey, this is so incredibly ****** that it no longer works. MS Teams is so almost completely worthless for video meetings...
its not a bug?! You don't like the fact that nobody needs a webcam anymore?
Every cameracompany comes up with webcam utilitys and you are not able to fix this? Come on!
Am I missing something or is this issue still an issue? Working on it since 14th August??? This is a vital feature many of us use for work. When will this be resolved? If there is a fix would love to know. Usint terminal commands didn't work for me, am I doing something wrong?
Having been very frustrated by this issue, I tried disabling SIP to see if it would help. Turns out it does! I have OBS on my Mac recognised by Teams - and, unlike the code unsigning suggestion made available via Github, my screen sharing still also works! (I was finding that the code unsign would mean that I couldn't start the screen sharing).
If you are able to boot your MacOS recovery (Command-R) then bring up a Terminal whilst in there, and you can type "csrutil disable". You must do this from the Recovery OS rather than in the main OS for it to be able to set.
I'm annoyed I've had to change this setting but until Microsoft can resolve their security conflict with MacOS it is the best fix I have found.
Seriously? It's been THREE MONTHS. When this happened on Zoom they fixed it in THREE DAYS.
Hey guys, this should indeed be very high on your backlog list - very disappointed to see that the latest update has not only not fixed the issue, but as I feared it has broken the fix I had managed to get via command line interface and I had to start it over again...
when can we expect a fix ?
This should be a top priority but it's being treated like it's not important. COME ON MS!
Asmund Maeland commented
Yes ??? how long shall this take ?? The app is updated today, but no fix.