Last Updated: May 4, 2016
Streaming from IP cameras is supported on all networked BrightSign models.
In BrightAuthor, the Video Stream and Mjpeg Stream states are available in the Other tab in the Media Library section, . If you drag either onto your playlist, you'll be asked to set a state name and a URL for the streaming source. Please note that you should use the latest production versions of BrightAuthor and firmware for best results.
The Mjpeg Stream widget can be added to an images zone or video/images zone. Mjpeg streams allow up to 5-7 frames per second, which is faster than static jpegs, but is not a smooth video. It also supports rotation: If you create a portrait or landscape presentation, you can orient the stream how you would like.
You can also display multiple Mjpeg streams at once (for multi-camera applications). View this Tech Note for more details.
A Live Video state can be added to a Video zone or Video or Images zone. If your camera is located on the same LAN as the BrightSign unit, you will get the highest quality streaming. If your device is connected to an IP camera via the Internet, and the URL is something like www.customersecuritycamera.com, the video will be lossy and will drop packets frequently. Video streaming is most effective in an environment where you have control of the path between the camera source and the BrightSign player.
Details about video streaming formats and codecs are available in this FAQ.