In Horizon 6.0.2 and later, the Windows Media Multimedia Redirection (MMR) and Wyse MMR components are installed with View Agent. The Wyse MMR component operates on Windows XP and Windows Vista desktops.

In Horizon 6.0.1 and earlier, the Win7 Multimedia Redirection (MMR) and Wyse MMR components are installed with View Agent.

These MMR components have somewhat different characteristics and requirements.

Table 1. View Desktop Operating System Support for Multimedia Redirection
View Release MMR Desktop Operating System Virtual Machine Requirements Supported Media Formats Supported Clients
Horizon 6.0.2 and later Windows Media MMR Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1

3D Rendering can be enabled or disabled.

Windows Media Player 12 or later must be installed. Internet Explorer 8 or later must be installed to play videos in Internet Explorer.

Formats that are supported on Windows Media Player are supported. For example:

M4V, MOV, MP4, WMP, MPEG2-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, WMV 7, 8, and 9, WMA, AVI, ACE, MP3, WAV

Note: DRM-protected content is not redirected through Windows Media MMR.

Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1

Windows Media Player 12 or later must be installed. Internet Explorer 8 or later must be installed to play videos in Internet Explorer.

Horizon 6.0.1 and earlier Win7 MMR Windows 7

Windows 8/8.1 is not supported

The desktops must be virtual hardware version 8 or later.

3D Rendering must be enabled.

Windows Media Player 12 or later must be installed.

H.264 compression standard in M4V, MP4, and MOV format.

Note: The audio stream is not redirected through Win7 MMR. Audio is delivered over PCoIP from the remote desktop to the client system.

Windows 7, Windows 8

The clients must have DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA)-compatible video cards that can decode the selected videos.

Windows Media Player 12 or later must be installed.

Horizon 6.0.x and earlier Wyse MMR Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows Media Player 10 or later must be installed.

Many formats are supported. For example:

MPEG2-1, MPEG2, MPEG-4 Part 2, WMV 7, 8, and 9, WMA, AVI, ACE, MPT3, WAV

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

Windows Media Player 10 or later must be installed.

For more information about MMR system requirements on Horizon Client devices, see the Using VMware Horizon Client for Windows document.