You can configure H.264 decoding 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 enabled.

Note:

In earlier Horizon Client versions, you had to select a network condition option to provide the best user experience with VMware Blast. In this release, Horizon Client senses current network conditions and chooses one or more transports to provide the best user experience automatically.

Prerequisites

To use H.264 decoding, Horizon Agent 7.0 or later must be installed.

To use increased color fidelity when H.264 decoding is allowed, Horizon Agent 7.4 or later must be installed.

Procedure

  1. 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.

  2. To allow H.264 decoding in Horizon Client, select the H.264 check box.

    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.

Results

Changes for H.264 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.