You can configure H.264 decoding for remote desktop and published application sessions that use the VMware Blast display protocol.

You can configure H.264 decoding before or after you connect to a server.

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 a transport to provide the best user experience automatically.

Prerequisites

To use this feature, Horizon Agent 7.0 or later must be installed.

Procedure

  1. Open the Option menu.
    • If you are not connected to a server, tap the Option menu in the upper-left corner of the Horizon Client menu bar and expand the VMware Blast section.
    • If you are connected to a server, tap the Option menu in the upper-left corner of the desktop and application selection window, expand the Protocol section, and select VMware Blast.
  2. To enable or disable H.264 encoding, tap and toggle the Allow H.264 decoding option to On or Off.
    When this option is set to On (the default setting), Horizon Client allows H.264 encoding if Horizon Agent for the remote desktop or published application supports H.264 encoding. If Horizon Agent for the remote desktop or published application does not support H.264 encoding, Horizon Client uses JPEG/PNG encoding instead. When this option is set to Off, H.264 encoding is not allowed and Horizon Client always using JPEG/PNG encoding.

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.