With the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, you can use the local client system's webcam or microphone in a remote desktop or published application. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications and browser-based video applications. It supports standard webcams, audio USB devices, and analog audio input.

For information about setting up the Real-Time Audio-Video feature on the agent machine, including configuring the frame rate and image resolution, see the Horizon Remote Desktop Features and GPOs document.

End users can run Skype, Webex, Google Hangouts, and other online conferencing applications in their remote desktops. This feature redirects video and audio data to the agent machine with a lower bandwidth than can be achieved by using USB redirection. With Real-Time Audio-Video, webcam images and audio input are encoded on the client system and then sent to the agent machine. On the agent machine, a virtual webcam and virtual microphone can decode and play the stream, which the third-party application can use.

No special configuration is necessary, although administrators can set agent-side group policies and registry keys to configure frame rate and image resolution, or to turn off the feature. By default, the resolution is 320 by 240 pixels at 15 frames per second. If needed, administrators can also use client-side configuration settings to set a preferred webcam or audio device.

Note: This feature is available only on some types of clients. To find out whether this feature is supported on a particular type of client, see the feature support matrix included in the installation and setup document for the specific type of desktop or mobile client device.