[CDBUG-talk] An idea of mine.
steve.moon at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 16:01:07 EST 2005
> The other down side that I'm just thinking about is that I don't think
> that RDP will deliver sound (though I'm not positive on this). While
> this isn't critical, some of the edutainment programs they use are far
> more engaging for the kids when the sound is on.....
The remote desktop client for Mac OS X (from Microsoft) has options for
playing sound on the local computer. At first this didn't work, but the
terminal service configuration program has an option to map audio
devices which was disabled. I enabled it and was able to run itunes on
the server, and playback through my client (perversely enough the
itunes on my client was sharing out the mp3 file).
That was on a Windows 2003 server, RDP protocol 5.2
On a Windows 2000 server, RDP protocol 5.0, there is a "Audio Mapping"
option on the screen (under "client settings" in the RDP-TCP
properties), however it's grayed out and I don't see a way to turn it
on. I couldn't get audio to work on that.
Of course Citrix has pretty much always supported audio, although
unless you've already got it the expense would far outweigh a few dozen
It looks like the rdesktop client supports audio mapping, but I haven't
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