Supported video formats and codecs

The following describes the requirements for video to play successfully on BrightSign players.

XTx44, XDx34, HDx24

4K Video

  • Video Codec: H.264, H.265, or VP9
  • Resolution: The maximum supported resolution is 3840x2160x60p or 4096x2160x60p.
  • Color Depth: 4K video can be encoded at 4:2:0 subsampling with 8 bits (Main Profile) or 10 bits (Main 10 Profile) of depth.
  • HDR and Dolby Vision: XTx44 players support both HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
  • Display Hardware: The maximum supported framerate and color depth are also affected by your display hardware. See this section of the 4K Video Encoding tech note for more details. 

NoteBrightSign players support both H.265 version 1 profiles: Main and Main 10. However, we do not support the recently ratified version 2 profiles.

  • Container Format: The following container formats are supported: .ts, .mov.mp4, .mkv, .webm.

Note: XTx44/XDx34 models currently support .webm video with the Opus audio codec (not Vorbis), while HDx24 models support .webm with the Vorbis audio codec (not Opus).

  • Bitrate: The XTx44 and XDx34 models support a constant bit rate (CBR) between 70 and 80 Mbps. These values apply to both the primary and secondary video decoders.
  • Merge Mode: If you are using B-frames as references in H.265 “merge mode”, the size of the references list should be limited to two or less.
  • Audio Support: AAC audio (CBR/VBR) up to 288Kbps

Note4K video must be played from a Class 10 SD card.

HD Video

  • Supported Codecs: H.265, H.264, VP9, MPEG-2
  • Resolution: The maximum supported resolution is 1920x1080. Note that some supported VESA video modes have limitations, as outlined in this FAQ
  • Supported Extensions/Containers.ts.mpg.vob.mov.mp4.m2ts

Note: .mov files with compressed "atoms" (i.e. metadata) are not currently supported. 

  • Additionally Supported Extensions: Players also support .webm video with Vorbis audio (the Opus audio codec is not supported).
  • Specs for H.265 Extensions/Containers: Support for Main and Main 10 profiles up to level 5.1
  • Specs for H.264 Extensions/Containers: Support for Main and High profiles up to level 4.2
  • Maximum Recommended Video Bit Rate: 25Mbps
  • Audio Support: AAC audio (CBR/VBR) up to 288Kbps

XTx43, XDx33, 4Kx42

4K Video

  • Video Codec: 4K video must be encoded as an H.265 (HEVC) file. 
  • Resolution: The maximum supported resolution is 3840x2160x60p or 4096x2160x60p.
  • Color Depth: 4K video can be encoded at 4:2:0 subsampling with 8 bits (Main Profile) or 10 bits (Main 10 Profile) of depth.
  • HDR and Dolby Vision: XTx43 players support HDR10
  • Display Hardware: The maximum supported framerate and color depth are also affected by your display hardware. See this section of the 4K Video Encoding tech note for more details. 

NoteBrightSign players support both H.265 version 1 profiles: Main and Main 10. However, we do not support the recently ratified version 2 profiles.

  • Container Format: The following container formats are supported: .ts, .mov.mp4, .mkv, .webm.

Note: These players support .webm video with Vorbis audio only. The Opus audio codec is not supported.

  • Bitrate: We recommend a CBR between 30 and 40 Mbps. These values apply to both the primary and secondary video decoders.
  • Merge Mode: If you are using B-frames as references in H.265 “merge mode”, the size of the references list should be limited to two or less.
  • Audio Support: AAC audio (CBR/VBR) up to 288Kbps

Note4K video must be played from a Class 10 SD card.

HD and SD video

  • Supported Codecs: H.265, H.264, VP8, MPEG-2, MPEG-1
  • Resolution: The maximum supported resolution is 1920x1080. Note that some supported VESA video modes have limitations, as outlined in this FAQ
  • Supported Extensions/Containers.ts.mpg.vob.mov.mp4.m2ts

Note: .mov files with compressed "atoms" (i.e. metadata) are not currently supported. 

  • Additionally Supported Extensions: BrightSign players support .wmv files that are exported from PowerPoint (i.e. video-only .wmv without .wma audio). Players also support .webm video with Vorbis audio (the Opus audio codec is not supported).
  • Specs for H.265 Extensions/Containers: Support for Main and Main 10 profiles up to level 5.1
  • Specs for H.264 Extensions/Containers: Support for Main and High profiles up to level 4.2
  • Specs for MPEG-1 Extensions/Containers: System streams only (elementary streams are not supported)
  • Maximum Recommended Video Bit Rate: 25Mbps
  • Audio Support: AAC audio (CBR/VBR) up to 288Kbps

LS424

  • Supported Codecs: H.265, H.264, MPEG-2
  • Resolution: The maximum supported resolution is 1920x1080. Note that some supported VESA video modes have limitations, as outlined in this FAQ
  • Supported Extensions/Containers.ts.mpg.vob.mov.mp4.m2ts

Note: .mov files with compressed "atoms" (i.e. metadata) are not currently supported. 

  • Additionally Supported Extensions: Players also support .webm video with Vorbis audio (the Opus audio codec is not supported).
  • Specs for H.265 Extensions/Containers: Support for Main and Main 10 profiles up to level 5.1
  • Specs for H.264 Extensions/Containers: Support for Main and High profiles up to level 4.2
  • Maximum Recommended Video Bit Rate: 25Mbps
  • Audio Support: AAC audio (CBR/VBR) up to 288Kbps

HDx23, LS423

  • Supported Codecs: H.265, H.264, VP8, MPEG-2, MPEG-1
  • Resolution: The maximum supported resolution is 1920x1080. Note that some supported VESA video modes have limitations, as outlined in this FAQ
  • Supported Extensions/Containers.ts.mpg.vob.mov.mp4.m2ts

Note: .mov files with compressed "atoms" (i.e. metadata) are not currently supported. 

  • Additionally Supported Extensions: BrightSign players support .wmv files that are exported from PowerPoint (i.e. video-only .wmv without .wma audio). Players also support .webm video with Vorbis audio (the Opus audio codec is not supported).
  • Specs for H.265 Extensions/Containers: Support for Main and Main 10 profiles up to level 5.1
  • Specs for H.264 Extensions/Containers: Support for Main and High profiles up to level 4.2
  • Specs for MPEG-1 Extensions/Containers: System streams only (elementary streams are not supported)
  • Maximum Recommended Video Bit Rate: 25Mbps
  • Audio Support: AAC audio (CBR/VBR) up to 288Kbps

XDx32, XDx30, HDx22, HDx20, LSx22, HDx10

  • Supported Codecs: H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-1
  • Resolution: The maximum supported resolution is 1920x1080. Note that some supported VESA video modes have limitations, as outlined in this FAQ
  • Supported Extensions/Containers.ts.mpg.vob.mov.mp4.m2ts

Note: .mov files with compressed "atoms" (i.e. metadata) are not currently supported.

  • Additionally Supported Extensions.wmv files that are exported from PowerPoint (i.e. video-only .wmv without .wma audio).
  • Specs for H.264 Extensions/Containers: Support for Main and High Profiles up to level 4.2
  • Specs for MPEG-1 Extensions/Containers: System streams only (elementary streams are not supported)
  • Maximum Recommended Video Bit Rate: 25Mbps
  • Audio Support: AAC audio (CBR/VBR) up to 288Kbps

HD600

  • MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Standard video files
  • Supported extensions .MPG and .VOB
  • Must be a Program Stream (System Stream for MPEG-1)
  • Must contain an audio layer at a 48Khz sample rate, even if it's just silence.
  • Maximum bit rate supported is 9Mbps
  • Maximum video resolution supported is 720x480

HD2000

  • MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 HD or Standard video files
  • Supported extensions .MPG and .VOB
  • Must be a Program Stream (System Stream for MPEG-1)
  • Maximum bit rate supported is 25Mbps
  • Maximum video resolution supported is 1920x1080i (interlaced)

 

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    Petr Krobot

    Hello,

    Are there any changes in last weeks? Im not able to add media files to playlist in MP4 (1920x1200px)...but there are the same video files we are using in XT1143 for almost 2 years.

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