RemoteFX H.264 Codec Improvements in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2


RemoteFX H.264 Codec Improvements in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

RemoteFX H.264 Codec Improvements in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

The Remote Desktop Team have extended the use of AVC/H.264 in RDP 8.1 to deliver a great remoting experience to resource constrained devices.

Summary 

“Ayesha Mascarenhas, a Program Manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team. I have some exciting news about how we have extended the use of AVC/H.264 in RDP 8.1 to deliver a great remoting experience to resource constrained devices.

With Remote Desktop Protocol version 8, included in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and also available through an update for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, the RemoteFX adaptive encoding feature was introduced. This enabled us to encode each type of content (text, images, video) most effectively using the best codec for content. In Windows 8, only the video decoder was capable of leveraging AVC/H.264 hardware when available on the client device. The decoders for text and images were CPU based decoders.”

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