System Requirements

Note. The system requirements listed below apply to one active ManyCam video preset with one 720p video source selected.

The minimum system requirements for ManyCam are:

System Requirements (Windows)

  • Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Intel Core i3 or faster processor (i5 or greater preferred)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics card drivers must be up-to-date
  • To check encoder requirements, see this page.
  • Broadband Internet Connection (high-speed) is required for ManyCam subscription activation, and such features as RTMP streaming (including RTMP ingest), Motion Detection,  ManyCam mobile app video source, YouTube URL, Web source URL

Virtual Backgrounds requirements:

  • Windows 10 build 1809 or higher
  • GeForce 500 series or higher
  • or AMD Radeon 7000 or higher (HD 7730 and up)
  • or 6th generation Intel Core Processor or higher (discrete GPU is preferable)
  • DirectX 12-compatible GPU (feature level 11_0 or higher)
  • WDDM 2.0 or higher
  • Shader model 5.1 or higher
  • ARM64-based systems are not supported (Surface Pro X)

System Requirements (macOS)

  • macOS X 10.11 and higher
  • Intel Mac only
  • Broadband Internet Connection (high-speed) is required for ManyCam subscription activation, and such features as RTMP streaming, ManyCam mobile app video source, YouTube URL
  • Firefox browser

Virtual Backgrounds requirements:

  • Metal hardware acceleration mode enabled. Navigate to ManyCam Settings -> General and select Metal from the list of Hardware Acceleration modes.
  • Make sure you run macOS High Sierra (10.13.4) or newer,
  • Make sure your hardware (GPU) is MPS-compatible. Such hardware includes macOS GPU family 1 or higher. For more information on Mac support for Metal, see Mac computers that support Metal.

Please remember these are the minimum system requirements to run ManyCam. In general, the better your processor is, the better ManyCam will perform.


If you require more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Updated on September 15, 2020

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