Random thoughts video shorts | Virtual camera in Microsoft Teams!

Posted by Sam Lowrie on 01 July 2021

Make your Teams meetings a little more fun by using a Virtual camera. OBS lets you have multiple scenes and objects as part of your camera. Include videos, images, reports and more. You could even record a video of yourself and broadcast that in boring meetings (like this guy, but we didn't tell you that! Other fun ideas using SnapChart here.

Duration: 7 minutes and 11 seconds.

Click on the Files tab above to see (and download) the 4 files that go with this short.

You can use the Help tab above to get the most out of watching this short.

This short has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Border.png Image
dancing dino.gif Image
power point.PNG Image
Timer.gif Image

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

Making a  video bigger

You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:

View full screen

Play your video (the icons shown won't appear until you do), then click on the full screen icon which appears as shown at its bottom right-hand corner.


When you've finished viewing a video in full screen mode, just press the Esc key to return to normal view.

Improving the quality of a video

To improve the quality of a video, first click on the Settings icon:

Settings icon

Make sure you're playing your video so that the icons shown appear, then click on this gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner.


Choose to change the video quality:

Video quality

Click on Quality as shown to bring up the submenu.


The higher the number you choose, the better will be your video quality (but the slower the connection speed):

Connection speed

Don't choose the HD option unless you have a fast enough connection speed to support it!


Is your Wise Owl speaking too slowly (or too quickly)?  You can also use the Settings menu above to change your playback speed.

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