Dec 30 2021 10:51 AM
Dec 30 2021 10:51 AM
Am I alone in finding the video quality for screen sharing borderline unacceptable? It seems to cap out at 1080P with very strong compression at a low framerate. My company are all software developers with high end computers and gigabit internet connections yet we can't screen share a lot of the stuff we're doing in Teams due to the compression killing contrast between text elements and the low framerate making it difficult to follow.
For reference, the workstation I'm using is a Ryzen 9 3900X with 64GB of RAM and a RTX 2080Ti with fibre gigabit coming in right under the desk and my colleagues' setups are similar.
Can Microsoft enable a higher quality video mode to make Teams competitive with less convenient streaming software?
Dec 30 2021 11:24 AMSolution
Thanks for the feedback. You are right that the current limit is 1080p resolution as per Microsoft documentation.
There has been calls for this online for a long time about going beyond 1080p - for example, to 4k. Microsoft restricted it for a while to 720p because of platform scaling, but I think we are at the point it needs to happen, especially as cameras like the Brio support it.
I have raised a feedback for you here. I am sure there was one previously on Uservoice but this doesn't seem to have been moved over. I would recommend voting up and getting as many to do so to get it in front of the product team
Hope that answers your question
Dec 30 2021 11:45 AM
Dec 30 2021 11:49 AM
@Ed Woodrick Yeah, it's a 34" 3440x1440. I set it to 16:9 and zoom things in on my screen whenever I am sharing though. Honestly the 1080P cap on resolution is fine, it's more that the whole thing doesn't seem to want to go over ~4mbps of bandwidth which results in very low framerate and bad video compression.
Dec 30 2021 11:50 AM
Jan 05 2022 10:40 PM
Jan 06 2022 08:41 AM
If sharing between two 4K monitors (each user has a 4K monitor) with high band width (very common these days), why does Teams lower the resolution to 1920 x 1080? Everything appears blurry and hard to read. Try it with Zoom and you will see how much better it looks.
Jan 06 2022 08:07 PM
Jan 31 2022 03:16 AM
Mar 10 2022 02:37 AM - edited Mar 10 2022 02:40 AM
NO! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
I'm working also for a huge software company and most of us have screens with a higher resolution (higher than 1080p) And doing a longer screen sharing session with Microsoft Teams is really a pain! The shared screen is so blurry. Compared to Zoom the screen sharing experience of Microsoft Teams is simply horrible. For me it is unbelievable that not more Microsoft Teams users are complaining about that.
May 02 2022 07:07 AM
Jun 14 2022 04:46 AM
I like Discord's solution: Tell it to optimize your screen share for text legibility and you get high-quality full-resolution captures at a low framerate to keep bandwidth and resource usage down. Great for documents and mostly-static app windows.
Jul 25 2022 10:41 AM
My whole team has dual 27" 4k monitors, which are great for showing a lot of the screen and multitasking. Unfortunately MS Teams is our company standard solution, and being a financial institution we cannot install other options, even though we are in IT.
When sharing we have to change resolution on one monitor to 1920x1080, which makes everything huge for us, but legible on the share. If we share at native resolution, nobody can see what we are sharing. Even when they zoom in it's just all blurry. It would be really nice to share in some higher resolution so we can stop going through these hoops to use MS Teams.
Jul 25 2022 10:57 AM
Aug 02 2022 01:26 PM
Mar 22 2023 07:40 PM - edited Mar 22 2023 07:42 PM
If you're experiencing poor video quality when sharing your screen, there are several things you can do to improve it. Here are some tips:
Use a wired connection: If possible, connect your computer directly to your router or modem using an Ethernet cable. This can provide a more stable and faster internet connection, which can improve the quality of your video.
Close unnecessary applications: Close any applications or programs that you're not using, as they can use up system resources and slow down your computer. This can affect the quality of your video when sharing your screen.
Reduce screen resolution: Consider reducing your screen resolution to improve the quality of your video. Higher resolutions can require more processing power, which can affect the quality of your video.
Use a high-quality camera: If you're using an external camera to record your screen, make sure it's a high-quality camera with good resolution and frame rate.
Use a video conferencing platform with good quality settings: If you're using a video conferencing platform to share your screen, check the quality settings and adjust them as necessary. Some platforms may allow you to adjust the video quality, frame rate, or other settings to improve the quality of your video.
Check your internet speed: Test your internet speed to make sure you have enough bandwidth to support high-quality video. You can use online speed test tools to check your internet speed.
By following these tips, you should be able to improve the quality of your video when sharing your screen.
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