Bandwidth Limitation of VNC

David Brodbeck DavidB "at"
Mon, 17 Sep 2001 15:42:02 +0000

My own experience was that on a fast network, it worked best if the client
and server had the *same* color depth, I think because of the overhead of
converting from one to another.  (If this conversion happens in the client,
this may be particularly important for viewers that run on relatively slow
machines like the iPAQ.  I'm actually not sure where it happens.)

On a slow connection, the reduction in data sent at a lower bitrate can
overwhelm that difference, but the person who started this thread said
bandwidth wasn't the issue...

-----Original Message-----
From: Todd A. Jacobs [mailto:nospam "at"]
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 5:26 AM
To: vnc-list "at"
Subject: Re: Bandwidth Limitation of VNC

Also, you might want to consider the color depth of your display. It
certainly takes less time to encode 8 bits than 24 or 32, although some
people claim 16 works best (I'm not sure that I completely understand why,
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