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Videos in terminal server/Citrix

Hey guys

We are completely Citrix XenApp based with published desktops and currently we have YouTube blocked.  We would like to open it up but apart from link utilization and memory/CPU consumption, is there anything else we need to take into consideration for testing?
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Felix LevenCommented:
Xenapp 5 and higher recommended (many improvements in version 6). Interesting settings to check for video and falsh performance are:

-SpeedScreen Browser Acceleration
-SpeedScreen Multimedia Acceleration
-SpeedScreen Flash Acceleration
-SpeedScreen Progressive Display
-SpeedScreen Latency Reduction
-Session reliability
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Tony JLead Technical ArchitectCommented:
Be aware though, that a lot of the flash acceleration doesn't work properly (if at all sometimes) with YouTube.

This would appear to be the way Google handle the datastream to try and combat the downloader programs.
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blinxAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replies.

We are using all the technologies listed except Latency Reduction.  The videos are a little choppy but watchable.

Thanks
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blinxAuthor Commented:
Any other thoughts?  Will leave question open for another few days
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Felix LevenCommented:
You know that the clienthardware is also a bottleneck for multimedia performance in virtuell desktop's ?

Nice comparsion between different "Thin"-Clients:
http://img.delivery.net/cm50content/intel/software/e-alert3/HDX_client_performance_1010.pdf
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