With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, if multiple webcams or microphones are connected to the client system, you can specify which webcam or microphone is preferred by configuring Real-Time Audio-Video settings in Horizon Client.
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.
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.
For virtual desktops that have Horizon Agent 7.10 or later installed, the Real-Time Audio-Video feature supports multiple webcam and microphone devices.
- Verify that a USB webcam or USB microphone, or other type of microphone, is installed and operational on the 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.
- 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 in the desktop and application selector window and select Settings.
- To configure a preferred webcam, select a webcam from the Preferred webcam drop-down menu.
- To configure a preferred microphone, select a specific microphone or All from the Preferred microphone drop-down menu.
If the remote desktop supports multiple devices with the Real-Time Audio-Video feature and you select a specific microphone, only the selected microphone and webcam devices are redirected to the remote desktop. If you select All, all the available microphone and webcam devices are redirected to the remote desktop.