Use this section to edit video and audio output settings.
- Connection Type: Select the video connector that connects the player to the display.
- Target Resolution: Choose a resolution that is compatible with your monitor. See here for a list of all available video modes.
- Force Resolution : Check this box to have the player output the selected resolution even if the display reports over HDMI that it does not support it. If this box is unchecked, the player will attempt to use the selected Target Resolution, but will then fall back to the highest resolution supported by the display if it is unsupported.
- Enable YCbCr 10-bit output : Check this box to output a 10-bit color video signal to the connected display. See the video encoding FAQ for more details on supported 4K color spaces and bit depths.
- Enable Full Resolution Graphics: Check this box to enable full-resolution for the selected Target Resolution. When this box is checked, the graphics plane (images, text, HTML animations, etc.) is rendered at the same size as the video output, rather than being upscaled to the output resolution after rendering. This option is only available for certain video modes larger than 1920x1200; all smaller video modes user full-resolution graphics automatically. This setting is subject to additional restrictions based on the resolution and player model-see here for full details.
- Enable Dolby Vision : Check this box to enable Dolby Vision on the video output. The presentation will be limited to a single video zone with this option enabled. This option is supported on XT244 and XT1144 models only.
- Target Frame Rate : Choose a frame rate that is compatible with your monitor.
- Orientation : The monitor orientation for the presentation. This property must be set during presentation creation.
- Background Color : Select a background color for the presentation. This color will show through if there's no content on an area of the screen, or if the content has some level of transparency.
- Language : Select a language for your presentation. This option affects the time/date display of Clock zones only.
- Delay Schedule Change until current media item completes playback: Check this box to have the player wait until a media item completes playback to switch to a new scheduled presentation. For multi-zone presentations, the first media item to complete playback, no matter the zone, will trigger the scheduled presentation change. If this box is unchecked, a player will switch from one scheduled presentation to another at the specified time regardless of current playback.
- Monitor overscan: Select an overscan setting to determine how the content fills the display screen.
- No overscan – use full screen: Displays content to the edge of the video signal.
- Overscan – action safe area: Restricts the display area to a size that is compatible with most displays.
- Overscan – title safe area: Restricts the display area to a size that is much smaller than the generated video signal.
Use the Audio tab to configure audio mixing and output options:
- Audio Volume: Set the Minimum Volume and Maximum Volume for the audio output (0 – 100).
- HDMI Volume: Set the Minimum Volume and Maximum Volume for the HDMI output (0 – 100).
- SPDIF Volume: Set the Minimum Volume and Maximum Volume for the SPDIF output (0 – 100).
- Audio Configuration: Configure the audio routing for the presentation:
- Mixed Audio PCM Only: Multiple PCM audio sources (for example, from a video and audio file playing simultaneously) will be mixed into a single source for audio outputs. Differing sampling rates (e.g. 44.1 kHz vs. 48 kHz) will be merged into a single rate of 48 kHz. This setting also allows for dynamic adding and removing of audio sources while audio is already playing.
- Auto level volume: Check this box to level all PCM audio streams on a particular audio output to a similar volume level.
- Mixed Audio PCM / Compressed: The behavior is the same as the Mixed Audio PCM Only setting, but compressed audio is supported as well. This is either Mixed PCM Audio or a Compressed audio source (compressed audio cannot be mixed), that can be routed to an audio output.
- Fixed Audio: Audio sources are mixed only if their sampling rates match. If you attempt to add or remove audio sources while audio is playing, playback will fail.
AUx5 players do not support some audio options and those will not be displayed in the Presentation Settings:
- Auto level volume in Mixed Audio PCM Only mode
- Mixed Audio PCM/ Compressed mode
Use the Support Content section to add supplementary files to a presentation.
If you are in BSN.cloud Content mode, you will need to upload support content to your BSN Content Cloud network in the Content tab first before adding it to your presentation. If you are in Local Content mode, you will add files from your local machine.
Add custom files that will be published along with the presentation. This feature is useful if you frequently publish files that are not used in the presentation itself (for example, a media file being played by a custom script) and you want to automate the process of publishing both presentation files and custom files.
- Name: Specify a name for the auxiliary file.
- Select File: Locate and select the auxiliary file.
Add a custom script to your BrightAuthor presentation. Script plugins are custom pieces of BrightScript code that extend the functionality of BrightAuthor. See the BrightAuthor Plugins and Parsers tech note for more information on building script plugins.
- Script Plugin Name: Specify a name for the script plugin. This name must match the initialization function in the plugin.
- Script Plugin Source: Locate and select the script plugin file.
Add a custom BrightScript snippet for parsing feeds in your presentation. Parser plugins can be added to states that utilize feeds to download and display content (e.g. Media List states). See the BrightAuthor Plugins and Parsers tech note for more information on building parsers.
- Parser Plugin Name: Specify a name for the parser plugin file.
- Parser Plugin Source: Locate and select the parser plugin file.
- Feed Parser: Enter the name of the feed-parser function in the script.
- User Agent Parser (optional): Enter the name of the parser function for user-agent strings.
- User Variable Parser (optional): Enter the name of the user-variable parser function in the script.
Add supplementary presentations that will be published along with the primary presentation. You can use the Switch to Presentation command to switch to another presentation while a presentation is running.
- Presentation Name: Specify the presentation name, which will be used in the Switch to Presentation command.
- Script Plugin Source: Locate and select the .bpf presentation file.
Add Data Feeds to the presentation.
- Name: Specify a name for the Data Feed.
- URL: Source the Data Feed from an RSS URL.
- Dynamic Playlist: Source the Data Feed from a Dynamic Playlist on your BSN Content Cloud network.
- Live Media Feed: Source the Data Feed from a Live Media Feed on your BSN Content Cloud network.
- Live Data Feed: Source the Data Feed from a Live Data Feed on your BSN Content Cloud network.
- Parser Plugin: Select a feed parser to parse the feed data before it is passed to the Data Feed.
- Optimize Feed Updates (use HEAD calls): Check this box to have the player make an HTTP HEAD request before retrieving the contents of a Data Feed. See the Data Feed section
<title> tag of the Data Feed to specify the Name of a variable and the
<description> tag to specify its default value.
- User Variable Access: Select Shared to make the User Variable accessible to other presentations scheduled on the player. If two presentations use a variable with the same name, the value of the variable with the Shared attribute will be used for the variable with the Private attribute.
Select the + sign to add Node.js® applications to your presentation. Each application included here will be automatically launched when the presentation starts. Use WebPack to reduce the number of files in your application before uploading it.
Device Web Page
The Device Web Page allows you to view and edit User Variables over your local network. In order to display a standard or custom device web page, the Local Web Server must be enabled on the player.
- Disable: Choose this option if you would like to enable the Local Web Server but do not want the device webpage to be accessible.
- Standard: Choose this option to enable the default device web page, which lists all User Variables and their default/current values on a sparsely formatted page.
- Custom: Choose this option to use a device web page with custom appearance, formatting, and functionality. See the Creating a Custom Device Web Page tech note for more information.
Use the Variables section to create, edit, and delete User Variables. User Variables are customizable values that can be used in User Variable states, as well as commands and conditional targets. The values of User Variables can also be changed during a presentation using the Set Variable or Reset Variable commands.
Click Add Variable to add a new variable to your presentation:
Expand All | Collapse All is useful if you have multiple variables in your presentation. It allows you to easily expand or collapse all of the variables in your presentation with one click: