How To Disable Obs Virtual Camera On Zoom

Should you be leveraging OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) as your digital camera for Zoom and decide to turn it off at a certain juncture, follow these instructions to accomplish that:

Step 1: Open OBS

First, open OBS on your computer. You can find it in your Start menu or by searching for “obs” in the search bar.

Step 2: Go to Settings

Once you have opened OBS, go to the “Settings” tab in the bottom right corner of the screen. This will take you to the settings menu.

Step 3: Select Video

In the settings menu, select the “Video” tab. This is where you can adjust your video settings.

Step 4: Disable Virtual Camera

Under the “Output” section, you will see an option for “VirtualCam”. Uncheck this box to disable the virtual camera in OBS. You may also want to uncheck the “Use NVIDIA Encoder” box if you are using an NVIDIA graphics card.

Step 5: Save Changes

Once you have made your changes, click on the “Apply” button in the bottom right corner of the screen to save your changes. You may also want to restart OBS for the changes to take effect.


Disabling OBS virtual camera on Zoom is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following these steps, you can easily disable the virtual camera and use your own webcam instead.