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Immersed Webcam Setup (Mac & PC & Linux)

Getting Immersed Webcam to work with Zoom, Hangouts, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and pretty much all others!

Immersed Webcam Install

Follow these steps to get Immersed Webcam installed:

  1. After you install the Immersed Agent AND enter your Secure Pairing Code, the webcam driver should install.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Follow the steps for the video-conferencing product you’re trying to use:
    Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype, or Microsoft Teams.

Linux Installation

We use vl42loopback to achieve virtual camera on linux.

Please install the package “v4l2loopback-dkms” for Debian, or appropriate one in other distributions.

Then please run the command before launch Immersed.

$ sudo modprobe v4l2loopback

After the command, please check your video device is generated at /dev/video0 (or other numbers if video0 was used already. That case, please write your device path for “CameraDevice” in ~/.ImmersedConf file.).

You can connect your VR avatar to pretty much any web-conferencing tool if you fidget with it enough.

Here are some examples:

Google Hangouts Setup for Immersed Webcam (only works on Google Chrome)

Follow these steps to get Immersed Webcam to work with Hangouts:

  1. After Immersed Webcam has been installed, shut down the browser you’re using for Google Hangouts.
  2. Open the Immersed Agent BEFORE opening Chrome (assuming the Immersed Webcam was installed from before).
  3. Open up Google Chrome and join your Hangouts meeting.
  4. Go to your Video Settings in Hangouts and change the input camera to Immersed Webcam.

5. In the Immersed VR app’s Menu, select the Immersed Webcam icon on the bottom bar.

6. Enjoy! (Note: If you get a “green screen” when using this feature, you need to go back out to the Oculus Home settings and reset your avatar, then restart the Immersed VR app.)

Zoom Setup for Immersed Webcam

In-Browser (only works on Google Chrome)

Follow these steps (or skip to the Native Zoom app):

  1. After Immersed Webcam has been installed, shut down the browser you’re using for Zoom.
  2. Open the Immersed Agent BEFORE opening Chrome (assuming the Immersed Webcam was installed from before).
  3. Open up Google Chrome and paste the Zoom meeting invitation link into the URL bar at the top.
  4. Click Cancel when Chrome prompts you to open the native Zoom app. You might have to click “Launch Meeting” and “Cancel” one more time to get the “Join from your browser” option to show up.

5. Click “Start Video” and select the up-arrow next to it to select the Immersed Webcam:

6. In the Immersed VR app’s Menu, select the Immersed Webcam icon on the bottom bar.

7. Enjoy! (Note: If you get a “green screen” when using this feature, you need to go back out to the Oculus Home settings and reset your avatar, then restart the Immersed VR app.)

Native Zoom App

For PC, skip to Step 5. For Macs, Apple has added a strict policy for loading 3rd-party virtual cameras for security reasons. Immersed is in the process of being whitelisted by Zoom, but in the meantime, you can safely follow these steps to get Immersed Webcam to work with Zoom (or go back to Zoom In-Browser):

  1. Update to the latest version of Zoom.
  2. Install Xcode by pasting the following into Terminal:
    xcode-select --install
  3. Remove Zoom’s restrictions for virtual webcams by pasting the following into Terminal:
    sudo codesign --remove-signature /Applications/zoom.us.app/
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Open the Immersed Agent BEFORE opening Zoom (assuming the Immersed Webcam was installed from before).
  6. Join your Zoom meeting.
  7. In Zoom, select Immersed Webcam as the input camera source:

8. In the Immersed VR app’s Menu, select the Immersed Webcam icon on the bottom bar.

9. Enjoy! (Note: If you get a “green screen” when using this feature, you need to go back out to the Oculus Home settings and reset your avatar, then restart the Immersed VR app.)

Skype Setup for Immersed Webcam

For PC, skip to Step 5. For Macs, Apple has added a strict policy for loading 3rd-party virtual cameras for security reasons. Immersed is in the process of being whitelisted by Skype, but in the meantime, you can safely follow these steps to get Immersed Webcam working with Skype:

  1. Update to the latest version of Skype.
  2. Install Xcode by pasting the following into Terminal:
    xcode-select --install
  3. Remove Skype’s restrictions for virtual webcams by pasting the following into Terminal:
    codesign --remove-signature /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/Frameworks/Skype\ Helper\ \(Renderer\).app
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Open the Immersed Agent BEFORE opening Skype (assuming the Immersed Webcam was installed from before).
  6. Join your Skype session.
  7. Change the input camera to Immersed Webcam:

8. In the Immersed VR app’s Menu, select the Immersed Webcam icon on the bottom bar.

9. Enjoy! (Note: If you get a “green screen” when using this feature, you need to go back out to the Oculus Home settings and reset your avatar, then restart the Immersed VR app.)

Microsoft Teams Setup for Immersed Webcam

For PC, skip to Step 5. For Macs, Apple has added a strict policy for loading 3rd-party virtual cameras for security reasons. Immersed is in the process of being whitelisted by Microsoft Teams, but in the meantime, you can safely follow these steps to get Immersed Webcam working with Microsoft Teams (or run Teams in-browser, similar to Zoom):

  1. Update to the latest version of Microsoft Teams.
  2. Install Xcode by pasting the following into Terminal:
    xcode-select --install
  3. Remove Microsoft Teams’ restrictions for virtual webcams by pasting the following into Terminal:
    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\ \(Plugin\).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\ \(Renderer\).app
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Open the Immersed Agent BEFORE opening Teams (assuming the Immersed Webcam was installed from before).
  6. Join your Teams session.
  7. Change the input camera to Immersed Webcam.

8. In the Immersed VR app’s Menu, select the Immersed Webcam icon on the bottom bar.

9. Enjoy! (Note: If you get a “green screen” when using this feature, you need to go back out to the Oculus Home settings and reset your avatar, then restart the Immersed VR app.)

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Renji Bijoy

Renji Bijoy

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CEO/CTO @ Immersed [Techstars ‘17], Georgia Tech A.I. Master’s Graduate