You can configure VMware Blast options 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. H.264 is an industry standard for video compression, which is the process of converting digital video into a format that takes up less capacity when it is stored or transmitted.
After you connect to a server, the VMware Blast setting is visible only if VMware Blast is the preferred protocol.
Depending on the Horizon Agent version that is installed, a Horizon administrator can use agent-side group policy settings to enable or disable VMware Blast features, including H.264. For information, see "VMware Blast Policy Settings" in the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon document.
- Start Horizon Client.
- Tap Settings at the bottom of the Horizon Client window and tap VMware Blast.
If you are logged in to a server, the VMware Blast setting is visible only if VMware Blast is the preferred protocol.
- 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.