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.

After you connect to a server, the VMware Blast setting is visible only if VMware Blast is the preferred protocol.

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. 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.

  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 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.