TightVNC vs regular VNC

Michael March march "at" indirect.com
Fri, 03 Aug 2001 17:39:28 +0000


In my experience, SSH+Compression+Hextile always *seems* to work better
than Tight encoding.

> "lag" also depends on what compression level you've set Tight encoding to
> use, as well as any other options like using the jpeg encoder.  Also if
> you're running a graphics-rich through it or have a complicated background,
> it'll appear "worse".  Also check to make sure both sides are running at the
> same colour depth - if VNC has to convert them, it'll take some processing
> power.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Edric [mailto:ebulalacao "at" yahoo.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 10:08 AM
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> Subject: TightVNC vs regular VNC
> 
> 
> I've compiled both versions on Solaris 7 Intel
> successfully.  The box is a P3/600mhz w/ 512mb RAM. 
> On a 10base-T network, I noticed that if I use the
> "tight" encoding, the screen display is slower than if
> I just use "hextile".  I'm assuming this is because it
> takes more time for the Unix box to compress the data
> stream it sends to the client and it takes additional
> time for the client to decompress the data stream. 
> The client is a Windows 98 laptop, P2/300mhz w/ 96mb
> RAM.  So the bottleneck is the processing power of
> both machines, not the network.  Is this assumption
> accurate?  Has anyone else had similar experience?  I
> have not tested TightVNC vs regular VNC on a dial-up connection.
> 
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