How to enable H264 for Thinfinity Remote Desktop

How to enable H264 for Thinfinity Remote Desktop

In this document, we are going to show you How to enable H264, a new feature for Thinfinity Remote Desktop 6.0.

H.264 is a video compression standard. It is by far the most commonly used format for recording, compression, and distribution of video content. The intent of the H.264 was to create a standard capable of providing good video quality at substantially lower bit rates than previous standards, without increasing the complexity of design so much that it would be impractical or excessively expensive to implement.

In order for Thinfinity to work in conjunction with H264, this setting has to be enabled on the Remote Host you wish to connect to. This article will guide you through the process on how to easily accomplish this in just a few steps:

Let’s start by installing Thinfinity Remote Desktop. Once this is complete, open the registry editor by typing “regedit” on the start menu and navigate to:

  1. “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cybele Software\Thinfinity\Remote Desktop Server”
  2. And add the following key (DWORD) “EnableH264”.Screenshot example
  3. After you create it, click right and select “Edit”, in here edit the value data, and set it to “1”

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  4. Open the Local Group policy editor: click Start, then type Local Group policy editor . Once on the Group policy editor, navigate to this path:

     “Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Remote Desktop Session Environment”

    You will have to enable these three policies:

    Prioritize H.264/AVC 444 graphic mode for Remote Desktop Connections

    Configure H.264/AVC hardware encoding for Remote Desktop Connections

    Use hardware graphics adapters for all remote desktop sessions”

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  5. Click right and select “Edit”

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  6. And then select “Enable”

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  7. Press “OK” then “Apply”.

  8. Now open a command prompt window by typing “CMD” in the Start menu, and then run: gpupdate /force

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  9. Now you can open Thinfinity Remote Desktop, edit your profile, and go to the tab “ Experience”. On this tab you can mark the option “H264”, press “OK”, “Apply” and “Save”.

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You’re good to go! If you have any questions regarding this document, you can leave a comment below or email us at [email protected]m.


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