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I have been using virtual backgrounds without issue since March 2020, but in recent weeks I have sporadic issues with Zoom failing to work with any virtual backgrounds. When I turn on the camera, the feed stays black until a pop-up comes up saying that the virtual background is still loading and asking me to start video anyway or stop. I can not ever get the background to work. Unplugging and reconnecting the webcam, changing ports on the dock, restarting Zoom don't work. Using the mic on the webcam never suffers any issues and works even when the feed is black while Zoom is apparently attempting to load the virtual background. Once I click on "Use video" button and ignore the virtual background, the camera works without issue though obviously without the virtual background.
Setup is USB Logitech webcam attached via VAVA USB-C dock on 2019 Macbook Pro running macOS Big Sur 11.4. Zoom version is 5.7.6.
Has anyone else encountered this or have ideas for fixes or workarounds?
I have the same error message.
macOS Catalina 10.15.7. Zoom version is 5.7.3 (809).
I have the Blur background selected but have also seen this on custom backgrounds.
When I choose "use video" Zoom starts without a virtual background, but after a couple minutes the virtual background comes up.
Same problem still exists with Zoom for Mac version 5.8.0
Using the Macbook builtin camera is not a problem and the issue only shows up when trying to use an external USB camera. The error message seems to be misleading as this has nothing to do with the virtual background, i.e. turning off the background won't solve the issue either. Note that the external USB camera is working find from within the settings section inside Zoom but fails inside meetings.
I have the same problem with MacOS 11.6, Zoom 5.8.0 (1780) and surprisingly Powerpoint 1653. Every time she I use zoom after having started PPT in presentation mode, this message appears in zoom and the camera is not started. Neiter the embedded MacBook Pro camera, nor the Thurderbolt display camera works.
Same problem I face.
- Showed the alert "Virtual Background is still loading".
- If I check "I have a green screen", I can see the virtual background but since I don't have a green screen, my face doesn't see.
- Every time I turned on the video, I can see the same alert "Virtual Background is still loading".
- I tried to uninstall and installed several times but it still has not fixed this issue so far.
My laptop environment is below.
MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
macOS Big Sur ver 11.6
ZoomVersion: 5.8.0 (1780)
I have sometimes hold webinars and need to attend the webinar, too so it's very painful for me.
Same issue on my end. Uninstalled two weeks ago and reinstalled - that fixed the issue for about a week. Middle of last week it started having the issue again and is still happening. Running a 2020 M1 Macbook Pro fully up-to-date on macOS Monterrey Version 12.0.1. Zoom version 5.8.3 (2240).
Hey Zoom....can you please fix this? I had no trouble since I uploaded Big Sur, and now lots of issues. Big Sur has been out for quite some time, so I would think you would have the bugs worked out by now.
Here's the fix I received from Zoom (on a Mac) that solved the issue:
1. Quit Zoom
2. Delete folder ~/Library/ApplicationSupport/zoom.us/data
3. Delete file ~/Library/Preferences/zoom.us/ZoomChat.plist
4. Restart the device.
Is there a fix for Windows 10? This fix for MAC looks like it is exactly what I need. I have tried to uninstall 4 times and reinstall but still get "Virtual Background is Still Loading" I believe there is files that were not removed in the uninstall process. I even bought a new webcam but the same problem I have. HELP!!
Under Preferences > Video > Camera make sure your camera is toggled to the external and not the laptops. When I've unplugged from external monitor and camera the setting defaults to my MacBook's internal camera. When I plug back into external monitor and camera I have to adjust back to external camera.
Same issue today 2023-03-04. (Uninstalled zoom, rebooted my windows PC, reinstalled, rebooted computer) x 4. But still no luck. It's sad that I had to type the word "luck" in a technical forum. However, that's the quality of software we're dealing with.
I would appreciate if there is a fool proof way that anyone has found, or if @Anonymous tech support knows. To me this started happening the third time I launched zoom after having added an mp4 video background a few days ago. It worked fine the first two times, but today it doesn't show. I started a camera app to verify that the Camera is connected and working.
I found a reliable workaround for Windows, a bit tedious but video is back.
1. Start zoom, join a meeting, say Your personal room. If you're in this situation, Video will not come.
2. Go to Settings, Device Manager, Cameras. Right Click your Camera and Disable it. When a pop up comes on and says "You must restart", ignore it and Do not restart your computer.
3. Now, Right Click your Camera and Enable it.
4. Exit out of the meeting.
5. Get back into the meeting, and this time Video will work.
The sad thing is, I have to do this every time the PC is restarted. This is a messed up situation for @Anonymous. I'm using zoom download version 5.13.11 released on 2023-03-06.