Color Depth


High Speed

Click "High Speed" from color depth menu to increase the speed of desktop streaming. You may use "High Speed" if you are experiencing slow speed of desktop streaming.


Best Quality

Click "Best Quality" to maximize streaming quality.



You can adjust the quality by adjusting the codec and the number of colours used. ISSC stands for Internet Screen Sharing Codec and it includes several colour depth options, operation modes and quality settings. The higher the colour depth, the higher the bandwidth usage. Screen refresh is faster if less colours are selected.


There are two main groups here, first group uses ZRLE and the second group uses a combination of ZRLE (lossless compression) and JPEG (lossy compression).

Apart from colour depth, ISSC offers two modes - dual and triple.

Dual mode: If the size of the update using JPEG compression is less than half the size using ZRLE compression, a JPEG-compressed update is sent, otherwise a ZRLE-compressed update is sent.

Triple mode: Same as dual mode, but after a second, ZRLE-compressed updates of previously sent JPEG-compressed updates will be sent. This means that JPEG artifacts will clear as the ZRLE updates arrive.

The last parameter is quality setting for JPEG compression, you can choose either 60% or 15%.

There are two preset values, one is called best quality (this means 64k colors, ISSC triple @60%) and the other is called high speed (this means 256 colors, ZRLE). High speed is the default value, but you can mark the checkbox when starting desktop sharing and use best quality instead. Naturally you can change quality at any time when viewing the remote screen.

Tags: in session, features, color depth, color, quality, speed

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