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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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Multimedia redirection

Multimedia redirection (MMR) is the process of redirecting a media file from the PCoIP host (typically a VMware View vDesktop) to the end device. The more typical approach, known as host video decoding, is common practice with VMware View solutions.

MMR is only capable when the end device is an x86 client.

Additionally, the x86 end device must also have the appropriate codecs installed to support the type of media file being redirected. MMR is a technique that originally came to market years ago to support terminal services. Years ago, thin clients were gaining in popularity, primarily through the efforts of companies such as Wyse. As learned in Chapter 4, End Devices, thin clients have a locked down version of an operating ...

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