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Short Description
Dockerized zoom with voice and video call support
Full Description

This project is fully inspired of sameersbn Skype's containerization.



Dockerfile to create a Docker container image with Zoom for Linux with support for audio/video calls.

The image uses X11 and Pulseaudio unix domain sockets on the host to enable audio/video support in Zoom. These components are available out of the box on pretty much any modern linux distribution.


If you find this image useful here's how you can help:

  • Send a pull request with your awesome features and bug fixes
  • Help users resolve their issues.

Getting started


Automated builds of the image are available on Dockerhub and is the recommended method of installation.

docker pull mdouchement/zoom-us:latest

Alternatively you can build the image yourself.

docker build -t mdouchement/zoom-us

With the image locally available, install the wrapper scripts using:

docker run -it --rm \
  --volume /usr/local/bin:/target \
  mdouchement/zoom-us:latest install

This will install a wrapper script to launch zoom.


If Zoom is installed on the the host then the host binary is launched instead of starting a Docker container. To force the launch of Zoom in a container use the zoom-us-wrapper script. For example, zoom-us-wrapper zoom will launch Zoom inside a Docker container regardless of whether it is installed on the host or not.

How it works

The wrapper scripts volume mount the X11 and pulseaudio sockets in the launcher container. The X11 socket allows for the user interface display on the host, while the pulseaudio socket allows for the audio output to be rendered on the host.

When the image is launched the following directories are mounted as volumes

  • ${HOME}/.zoom
  • ${HOME}/.config
  • XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR or if it is missing ${HOME}/Downloads

This makes sure that your profile details are stored on the host and files received via Zoom are available on your host in the appropriate download directory.



To upgrade to newer releases:

  1. Download the updated Docker image:

    docker pull mdouchement/zoom-us:latest
  2. Run install to make sure the host scripts are updated.

    docker run -it --rm \
    --volume /usr/local/bin:/target \
    mdouchement/zoom-us:latest install


docker run -it --rm \
  --volume /usr/local/bin:/target \
  mdouchement/zoom-us:latest uninstall

Shell Access

For debugging and maintenance purposes you may want access the containers shell. If you are using Docker version 1.3.0 or higher you can access a running containers shell by starting bash using docker exec:

docker exec -it zoom bash
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