A new blog post from the Microsoft Remote Desktop Virtualization team. Alvin Lau, a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) from the RDV Team from wrote a blog post on the Multimedia experience with RemoteFX media steaming on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.
“…Previously, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 introduced Windows Multimedia Redirection, which provided a great experience when playing multimedia content by using Windows Media Player (WMP) in a remote session. Since Multimedia Redirection was based on redirecting the native media stream to the client, the experience was great for supported video formats on LAN networks. However, there were a few key shortcomings…”
“…To address these shortcomings, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 introduced RemoteFX Media Streaming, which uses host-side rendering techniques (which provide broad video format support) in combination with the industry standard H.264 codec (which benefits online media streaming) to seamlessly redirect video content…”The blog post also shows a nice video which shows Windows 7 and Windows 8 remote desktops side by side playing a video over a slow link with latency and packet loss.
Read the complete article here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2012/08/16/enabling-a-seamless-multimedia-experience-with-remotefx-media-streaming-in-windows-server-2012-and-windows-8.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0