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Vmware With Windows 7 and Video

I seem to be stumbling onto a rather strange problem, with a windows RDP 6.1 client, if I remote into a XP machine I can play a video through the RDP client. If I RDP into a Windows 7 machine I get a video error. I am trying to setup a VDI enviroment with thinclients that can not be upgraded to RDP 7 client. The VDI needs to be running Windows 7 and needs video with the use of thin clients. Thanks for any help in advance.
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What video error are you getting?

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Windows Media Player simply says "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file."
1.May I know what thin client models are you using ?
2.Please update what VDI are you using (VMware View / Citrix XenDesktop / Windows RemoteFX)
3.Please update the version of Windows Media Player on your Thin Clients as the WMP version in Windows 7 is WMP 12. I hope this fixes the video not playable issue.

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1. The thin client is an HPt5740
2. I have tried it with VMware View as well as Hyper-V Remote Desktop Services
3. WMP11 is installed on the thinclient.

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I just did some checking and it appears they don't make WMP12 for XP.
I apologize for requesting you to upgrade to WMP 12 as I was not aware of this limitation.
VMW is a great company, but they arent there yet on the VDI front, why not investigate other options, video is perfected in the citrix solution - you can even do webcams and voip.
http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/1910
If that isnt an option - then is there is anything more detailed in the event log? Did you see this info
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/10/errors.aspx
TreyBcool - The issue here does not seem to be with VMware View but with the version of Media Player on the HP Thin Client.
VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop are both scalable VDI Solutions.

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Do you have any documentation or articales that states that the Client machine has to have the same version of WMP that the Host has? I have never heard of such requirment as I thought all the processing was done within side of the RDP client.

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TReyBool: There are no message in the event viewer.
Unfortunately, I am not able to support my points with any documentation.
In reality, I am not able to check your scenario, although I had tried running Windows Vista RDP Client v6.1 on a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers Session and did not run into any issues.
I am of the opinion that a higher RDP Client is backward compatible, on the other hand if you have a higher version of RDP at the other end, then the only option is to upgrade the Client.
May I know what is the video format which you are trying to play from the Thin Client end ?

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Hmm it is possible, I am loading a Vista VDI now to see if it will play the video. I am trying to play a .wmv file.
Please keep us posted about the results.

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arunraju, it appears you were correct. Inside of a VSTA rdp connection from my thin client I can play the video just fine.
I was not certain on this part but I guessed from my Terminal Services Deployment Experience.