How to get good sound (from video or music) over Zoom

Zoom is optimised for speaking.  If there is any other noise (e.g. a guitar) Zoom will think it is background noise and try to remove it!  To share a movie or song via screenshare you need to change some settings.

Go to Zoom/Preferences/Audio Advanced and select the following options…

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It’s best to turn off background noise suppression when playing music like a guitar. “Enable Original Sound” will put the audio from your mic or movie directly to Zoom without noise and echo cancelling.
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Thsi is what it looks like when ‘Original Sound’ is turned on.
When sharing a video click these options as you share it to include the sound and optimise the quality.

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