Can BrightSign players output component and composite video?

Updated: October 13, 2015

HD810 and HD1010 players come installed with YPbPr component connectors. Using a third-party VGA converter, you can also play component and composite video on other models.

There are many third-party VGA breakout cables; however, some VGA breakout cables will not work with the VGA port on a BrightSign player. You will need to ensure that the VGA converter you purchase has the same pin layout as outlined below:

  Pin 1 Pin 2 Pin 3
Component RGB Red Green Blue
Component YPbPr Pr Y Pb
S-Video C Y --
CVBS -- -- CVBS

 

In BrightAuthor, configure the output for component/composite as follows:

Component:  Select Component from the Connector type dropdown menu. In the Screen resolution dropdown menu, you may choose any 1080,  720, or 480 option, as well as the NTSC-COMPONENT and PAL-COMPONENT options.

S-Video or CVBS: Select HDMI from the Connector type dropdown menu. In the Screen resolution dropdown menu, you may choose the following options:

  • PAL-N
  • PAL-M
  • PAL-I
  • PAL-BG
  • NTSC-M-JPN
  • NTSC-M 
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    Jose Gomez

    Thanks you, I'll try

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    Ken Rerdon

    I have successfully done this several times in the passed with HD-220 units however I can not get it to work using HD-22w w/ BA 4.3.0.16. I have tried 2 VGA adaptors that both types have worked in the passed. The results are similar on both adaptors.

    My presentations come out in Black and White, B&W out of phase or squiggly

    I have tried many setting before I started this list, but all other attempts have similar results

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    Ken Rerdon

    I have successfully done this several times in the passed with HD-220 units however I can not get it to work using HD-22w w/ BA 4.3.0.16. I have tried 2 VGA adaptors that both types have worked in the passed. The results are similar on both adaptors.

    My presentations come out in Black and White, B&W out of phase or squiggly

    I have tried many setting before I started this list, but all other attempts have similar results

    Connector Type    Screen Res        Result

    Comp      720x480x60P    B&W out of phase

    VGA            640x480 P       B&W out of Phase

    HDMI           NTSC-Comp   B&W out of Phase

    HDMI         NTSC_M_JPN  B&W out of phase

    Comp      NTSC-Comp     Squiggly on Blu, B&W on Green

     

    I have even published an HD-220 pres. to the HD-222 with the same results

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    Alfonso Descalzo

    Is it possible to use the composite output without using BrightAuthor?

    I mean, I need to use the unit as standalone, playing files from the SD/USB 

    Maybe with an script?

     

    And could be possible to have the 2 outputs active? HDMI and composite via VGA?

     

    Thank you

    Regards

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    TBsstr

    Offcouse you can. We use scripts almost for everything.

    Here is a script i found on internet (zachpoff.com) which I modified a bit. Paste the code below in a text file and save as 'autorun.brs'.

    Inside the script are 'commented' instructions how to change resolution and output mode.

    Good luck!

    ------------

     

    ' Brightsign Multi File Loop Script. Supported files: .MOV, .MP4, .MPG, .VOB, .TS
    ' --------------------------------------------
    ' Scripts provided by Brightsign, modified by Zach Poff and further modified by Tjerk Busstra @ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam to work on all Brightsign HD models.
     
    ' STEP 1
    ' ------
    ' Format your SD card by choosing the right format:
    ' - Windows users: For videos under 4gig, FAT32 is OK. Otherwise use NTFS.
    ' - Mac users: Use "Mac OS Extended". (Update Brightsign firmware if player won't recognize card.)
    ' - Linux users: Use EXT3
    ' http://support.brightsign.biz/entries/20403507-What-file-system-can-I-use-with-the-BrightSign-

    ' STEP 2a
    ' ------
    ' Set the video variable below: mode.SetMode("1920x1080x25p")
    ' Choose from the output resolution and refresh rate from list below and put it between the quotes.

    ' STEP 2b
    ' ------
    ' Set the audio volume below: v.SetVolume(100)
    ' For headphone levels put the volume between 10-15

    ' STEP 3
    ' ------
    ' ' Copy this script file (rename to autorun.brs) and your video('s) onto the SD card.

    ' VIDEO MODES on Brightsign HD players
    ' -----------------------------------------------

    '    Component requires an adapter: http://support.brightsign.biz/entries/22929977-Can-I-use-component-and-composite-video-with-BrightSign-players-
    '    via HDMI / Component:
    '    ---------------------
    '    ntsc-component
    '    pal-component
    '    ntsc-m
    '    ntsc-m-jpn
    '    pal-i
    '    pal-bg
    '    pal-n
    '    pal-nc
    '    pal-m
    '    720x576x50p
    '    720x480x59.94p
    '    720x480x60p
    '    1280x720x50p
    '    1280x720x59.94p
    '    1280x720x60p
    '    1920x1080x50i
    '    1920x1080x59.94i
    '    1920x1080x60i
    '    1920x1080x25p
    '    1920x1080x24p   (not backwards compatible)
    '    1920x1080x29.97p
    '    1920x1080x30p   (not backwards compatible)
    '    1920x1080x50p
    '    1920x1080x59.94p
    '    1920x1080x60p

    '    via HDMI / VGA:
    '    ---------------
    '    640x480x60p
    '    800x600x60p
    '    800x600x75p
    '    1024x768x60p
    '    1024x768x75p
    '    1280x768x60p
    '    1280x800x60p
    '    1360x768x60p

    ' -----------------------------------------------

    debug=false

    v=CreateObject("roVideoPlayer")
    p=createobject("roMessagePort")
    v.SetPort(p)
    v.SetVolume(100)

    mode = CreateObject("roVideoMode")
    mode.SetMode("1920x1080x25p")

    count=0
    playcount=0
    countFound=0
    countMax=100
    DIM mylist[countMax]

    read:
    list=ListDir("/")

    for each file in list
     if ucase(right(file,3)) = "MOV" or ucase(right(file,3)) = "MP4" or ucase(right(file,3)) = "MPG" or ucase(right(file,3)) = "VOB" or ucase(right(file,2)) = "TS" then
      mylist[countFound]=file
      countFound=countFound+1
     endif
    next


    play:
    if countfound=0 then goto read

    if debug print mylist[count]
    ok=v.PlayFile(mylist[count])
    playcount=playcount+1

    'advancing count
    if count = countFound-1 then
     count=0
    else
     count = count+1
    endif

     

    if ok=0 then
     if debug then print "Playback failed"
     goto play
    endif

     

    loop:
     msg=wait(0,p)
     if debug print type(msg)
    if type(msg) = "roVideoEvent" then
      if msg.GetInt() = 8 then
       goto play
      endif
     endif
     
    goto loop

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