Has anyone had success using Zoom with an external webcam and a USB hub?
Zoom video works if my camera is plugged into one of the USB sockets on my 2015 MacBook Pro, but if I use a hub (even a powered one) the video becomes so laggy that it’s unusable.
I’m not entirely surprised, but it’s annoying that Photo Booth video works fine through the hub, and so does Zoom on a Dell Windows laptop.
I’m running Big Sur (but the problem was there in Mojave) and the latest version of Zoom. The webcam is a moderately-priced Chinese one with a USB2 interface. The hub is a cheap-and-cheerful USB3 switch with a micro-USB socket for external power. I was hoping to be able to switch the webcam and a headset between the Mac and the PC, and indeed that works – but Zoom doesn’t like it.
I’d happily spend more on both the webcam and the hub if I could find a solution that worked. Thanks in advance for any insights.