Do I need additional software in order to use my BrightSign player?

Last Updated: May 6, 2016

For most applications, we recommend using the BrightAuthor software for Windows (this can be downloaded from the Downloads page). You can also create simple looping playlists using the BrightSign Network WebUI.

If you wish to play content in a simple looping playlist--without interactivity, remote scheduling, or day-parting capabilities--you can publish content directly to the player using these steps:

  1. Place your content on the root folder of your SD card (e.g. "SD:/").
  2. Turn off the BrightSign player by unplugging the power adapter (or Ethernet cable if the unit is being powered by PoE).
  3. Insert the SD card into the player.
  4. Turn on the player by reconnecting the power. The content will begin playing after a few moments.

Note: Content files on an SD card will play alphabetically in a continuous loop.

You can also author content using HTML/JavaScript (on supported players), or you can create presentations using BrightScript.

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