Description of problem:
Using virt-manager through a slow link makes it really difficult to use the VNC console of KVM/qemu guests. The problem seems to be that virt-manger doesn't attempt to use lossy encoding.
This is also true for virt-viewer.
It'd be great to have an option to reduce the quality so we can use it remotely.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. connect to a remote libvirt over a slow link (~300 or 400kbps)
2. open a guest console
3. see how slow it is
Image quality is perfect, but refresh rate is so slow that it's nearly impossible to use
Image quality and colour depth should be reduced when we use slow links.
If automatic selection of the best encoding/colour depth depending on the available bandwidth would really great, we could start with some fixed preset somewhere where we could choose:
- High quality
- Medium quality
- Low quality
either on a per connection basis, or a per guest basis.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 459783 ***