Real-Time Audio-Video allows View users to run Skype, Webex, Google Hangouts, and other online conferencing applications on their remote desktops. With Real-Time Audio-Video, webcam and audio devices that are connected locally to the client system are redirected to the remote desktop. This feature redirects video and audio data to the desktop with a significantly lower bandwidth than can be achieved by using USB redirection.

Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications and browser-based video applications, and supports standard webcams, audio USB devices, and analog audio input.

This feature installs the VMware Virtual Webcam and VMware Virtual Microphone on the desktop operating system. The VMware Virtual Webcam uses a kernel-mode webcam driver that provides enhanced compatibility with browser-based video applications and other 3rd-party conferencing software.

When a conferencing or video application is launched, it displays and uses these VMware virtual devices, which handle the audio-video redirection from the locally-connected devices on the client. The VMware Virtual Webcam and Microphone appear in the Device Manager on the desktop operating system.

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Real-Time Audio-Video also installs an earlier version of the VMware Virtual Webcam. You might see two versions of the VMware Virtual Webcam in certain conferencing applications. The earlier version is called VMware Virtual Webcam (legacy).

The drivers for the audio and webcam devices must be installed on your Horizon Client systems to enable the redirection.