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A simple plugin that allows you to use napari + your webcam in video calls

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A simple plugin that allows you to use napari + your webcam in video calls

Example screenshot of a person using napari conference with the napari viewer and napari conference widget shown


  1. Plugins>start conference
  2. Check running checkbox
  3. Press Update button to update any setting (and start/stop)

If things work in zoom but you don't show up, then make sure blur background is disabled.



You will need to:

Note: I needed to install pyvirtualcam from source on my MacOS M1 with python=3.10.

[Not available on pypi yet] You can install napari-conference via pip:

pip install napari-conference

To install latest development version :

pip install git+

Known Issues

  • resizing the napari window while streaming causes a crash
  • cannot be restarted after stopping the widget


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the BSD-3 license, "napari-conference" is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.

This napari plugin was generated with Cookiecutter using @napari's cookiecutter-napari-plugin template.

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