Customize your app experience with the following settings! To access the Settings section in the Native App, launch any virtual machine, and click the menu icon in the upper right corner. Choose "Settings."
Control how the Paperspace app streams your VM to you. Some of the more complex features are elaborated here.
UDP is a newer streaming protocol which you can read more about in the Native App Overview article. These settings allow you to enable it, as well as choose to use Super Responsive Mode, the maximum wait time (in ms), and the number of frames for an intra-refresh cycle.
Emulate USB Mouse
This feature addresses an issue that some users have specifically while gaming. It uses an emulated USB mouse device, if available. Note that the mouse movement may be slightly less accurate.
Allow VM to Move Mouse
Some games or applications will move the mouse within the VM on its own. This setting will mirror the movement of the mouse in the local device. This is recommended if you use games or applications that capture the mouse, like some 3D games.
Allow the application to use your physical machine's GPU (graphics processing unit) as a co-processor to accelerate CPUs for general-purpose computing. The GPU accelerates applications running on the CPU by offloading some of the compute-intensive and time-consuming portions of the code.
Bitrate refers to the amount of data that is used to encode media (i.e. audio/video) in a unit of time, which is typically seconds. Commonly we use kbps (Kilobits per second) or Mbps (Megabits per second, which you've seen in our options).
Think of the bitrate as the size of a pipe, where the water is data comprising your video stream. If you're trying to stream high-quality, good-frame-rate video and you want it to not be compressed or lose its fidelity due to the size of your pipe, you need a higher bitrate.
So lowering your bitrate, on Paperspace, would extend the amount of time needed to compress the stream so that it can fit through the smaller pipe; incidentally, this would increase latency ("less bandwidth").
Tip: Configure a hotkey to toggle this on and off! For more information on setting up hotkeys, see Hotkey Forwarding / Keyboard Shortcuts.