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The following table lists and describes the VidyoDesktop installation parameters.

If you're using a Mac, the table lists the correct pList file for each of the supported parameters.

VidyoDesktop Installation Parameters

Parameter

Description

AUTHMETHOD

Indicates the authentication method (either VidyoPortal or SAML).

  • For VidyoPortal, leave empty (default).
  • For SAML, use “SAML”.

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop3.plist.

CHECKFORUPGRADE

Controls whether to automatically check for new versions.

  • To disable check for upgrade, use 0.
  • To enable check for upgrade, use 1 (default).

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop3.plist.

ENABLEAUTOANSWER

Controls whether incoming calls will be answered automatically.

  • To disable auto-answer incoming calls, use 0 (default).
  • To enable auto-answer incoming calls, use 1.

ENABLEENTRYTONE

Controls whether an audio indication will be played when other participants join or leave the conference.

  • To disable playing entry and exit tones, use 0.
  • To enable playing entry and exit tones, use 1 (default).

ENABLEFEATURES

Enables or disables chat.

  • To disable chat, use 7.
  • To enable chat, use 15 (default).

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop3.plist.

ENABLEFULLSCREENVIDEO

Controls whether conferences will start in full screen mode.

  • To disable full screen mode, use 0 (default).
  • To enable full screen mode, use 1.

ENABLESHOWPARTICIPANTNAME

Controls whether labels with the participants’ names will be displayed.

  • To disable showing participant names, use 0.
  • To enable showing participant names, use 1 (default).

ENABLESTARTSHARE

Controls whether content can be shared during a conference.

  • To disable the ability to share content, use 0.
  • To enable the ability to share content, use 1 (default).

ENABLEVIDYOAUTOSTART

Controls whether to automatically start VidyoDesktop when the machine starts.

  • To disable auto-start, use 0.
  • To enable auto-start, use 1 (default). 

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop3.plist.

LOCKUSERNAME

Controls whether the user name can be modified by the user.  When this option is enabled, the Mac user name will be used as the default user name.

  • To disable allowing the user name to be modified by the user, use 0 (default).
  • To enable allowing the user name to be modified by the user, use 1.

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop3.plist.

MEDIAHIGHPORT

A numeric value that sets the highest port that can be used for UDP traffic (e.g., "MEDIAHIGHPORT" = "65535”).

MEDIALOWPORT

A numeric value that sets the lowest port that can be used for UDP traffic (e.g., "MEDIALOWPORT" = "50000”).

PORTALHISTORY

A multi-string type which contains the default list of VidyoPortal addresses as well as the default user name. Please note that either of these two parameters is optional. The first string determines the VidyoPortal address and user name, which are pre-populated into the respective login screen fields.

  • To pre-populate both the user name and the default VidyoPortal, use PORTALHISTORY="portal=[portal address]&un=[user name]".
  • To default the user name to the Windows user name, use PORTALHISTORY="portal=[portal address]&un=%USERNAME%".
  • To default the user name to the Mac user name, use PORTALHISTORY="portal=[portal address]&un=$(whoami)" .
  • To pre-populate only the VidyoPortal without providing a default user name, use PORTALHISTORY="portal=[portal address]&un= ".

PROXYSETTINGS

The default Web Proxy settings.

  • To use the settings from the operating system, use PROXYSETTINGS=536 (default).
  • To always use VidyoProxy plus use the settings from the operating system, use PROXYSETTINGS=537.
  • To always use VidyoProxy plus automatically detect the settings, use PROXYSETTINGS=569.
  • To automatically detect the settings, use PROXYSETTINGS=568.

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop.plist.

SAMLAUTHURL

The SAML authentication URL. This is only used when SAML is the authentication method (e.g., http://saml.vidyo.com).

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop3.plist.

VIDEOMODE

The default video preference. VIDEOMODE is the same as the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vidyo\Vidyo Desktop\2.0\VideoPreferences. It can be modified by opening the Configuration page on the Video tab and setting the desired preference. Once the Apply button is pressed, the registry is changed.

  • Best Quality = 0 (default)
  • Best Frame Rate  = 1
  • Best Resolution = 2
  • Limited Bandwidth = 3
  • Advanced:
    • 360p30 = 21
    • 450p30 = 10
    • 720p15 = 11
    • 720p30 = 12
    • 1080p30 = 20

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop.plist.

WEBPROXYADDRESS

The default Web Proxy address (e.g., "Web Proxy Address" = "172.3.2.111").

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop.plist.

WEBPROXYPACSCRIPT

The location of the PAC script (e.g., "Web Proxy PAC script" = "/path/to/script").

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop.plist.

WEBPROXYPASSWORD

The default Web Proxy user name and password.

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop.plist.

WEBPROXYPORT

The port number used for Web Proxy (e.g., “Web Proxy Port” = “60332”).

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop.plist.

WEBPROXYUSERNAME

The default Web Proxy user name (e.g., “Web Proxy Username” = “WebProxyUsername”).

On Macintosh, this parameter is included in com.vidyo.VidyoDesktop.plist.

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