You can configure VMware Blast options for remote desktop and published application sessions that use the VMware Blast display protocol.
You cannot configure VMware Blast settings after you connect to a server.
JPG/PNG encoding is always used in multi-monitor mode, even when H.264 decoding is activated.
Depending on the Horizon Agent version that is installed, a Horizon administrator can use agent-side group policy settings to activate or deactivate VMware Blast features, including H.264. For information, see "VMware Blast Policy Settings" in the Horizon Remote Desktop Features and GPOs document.
- Start Horizon Client.
- Before you log in to a server, tap the Settings (gear) icon in the upper-right corner of the Horizon Client window and tap VMware Blast.
You cannot configure VMware Blast settings after you log in to a server.
- To allow H.264 decoding in Horizon Client, tap and toggle the H.264 option to on.
When this option is selected (the default setting), Horizon Client uses H.264 decoding if the agent supports H.264 software or hardware encoding. If the agent does not support H.264 software or hardware encoding, Horizon Client uses JPG/PNG decoding. When this option is deselected, Horizon Client uses JPG/PNG decoding.
Changes take effect the next time a user connects to a remote desktop or published application and selects the VMware Blast display protocol. Your changes do not affect existing VMware Blast sessions.