With HDX MediaStream for Flash, the flash content is rendered on the client device while the player is rendered on the server side. This makes application management easy for administrators but poses some challenges for our engineers when it comes to preserving the “like-local” user experience. One such challenges is what happens when the user changes their volume locally.

We found a way to synchronize the volume of the Flash player on the client with the volume settings on the server. When the desktop is muted, the Flash player running on the client will be muted as well. HDX MediaStream for Flash even allows granular volume control by synchronizing the individual volume setting for each browser window with the Flash player instances on that particular browser. That means you can have a different volume setting for each browser running on the server and have the Flash players on the client respect each browser’s volume setting.

It’s easy to see how HDX MediaStream for Flash makes it easier for IT to choose XenApp and XenDesktop for application management and desktop delivery while preserving the experience that users are accustomed to. Stay tuned for more in my “Did you know” series on HDX MediaStream for Flash.

More of my blog posts on HDX MediaStream for Flash:

HDX MediaStream for Flash Tech Preview
Window-less Mode support in HDX MediaStream for Flash
Volume Synchronization in HDX MediaStream for Flash
Windows Scaling Support in HDX MediaStream for Flash
Multiple Tab Support and Diagnostics with HDX MediaStream for Flash

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