With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, if multiple webcams or microphones are connected to the local client system, only one of the devices is used in the remote desktop or published application. To specify which webcam or microphone is preferred, you can configure Real-Time Audio-Video settings in Horizon Client.

About this task

If it is available, the preferred webcam or microphone is used in the remote desktop or published application. If the preferred webcam or microphone is not available, another webcam or microphone is used.

With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, video devices, audio input devices, and audio output devices work without requiring the use of USB redirection, and the amount of network bandwidth required is greatly reduced. Analog audio input devices are also supported.

Note:

If you are using a USB webcam or microphone, do not connect it from the Connect USB Device menu in Horizon Client. Doing so routes the device through USB redirection and the device cannot use the Real-Time Audio-Video feature.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that a USB webcam or USB microphone, or other type of microphone, is installed and operational on the local client system.

  • Verify that you are using the VMware Blast display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol for the remote desktop or published application.

  • Connect to a server.

Procedure

  1. Open the Settings dialog box and select Real-Time Audio-Video in the left pane.
    • Click the Settings (gear) icon in the upper right corner of the desktop and application selector window.

    • Right-click a remote desktop or published application shortcut and selecting Settings.

  2. To select a preferred webcam, select a webcam from the Preferred webcam drop-down menu.

    The menu shows the available webcams on the client system.

  3. To select a preferred microphone, select a microphone from the Preferred microphone drop-down menu.

    The menu shows the available microphones on the client system.

  4. To save you changes, click OK or Apply.

Results

The next time you start a remote desktop or published application, the preferred webcam or microphone that you selected is redirected to the remote session.