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Syncing HD2000



Can anyone help with syncing 3 HD2000's? I would like to use the GPIO port. I need to know how to make the cable and set up a script.

Thanks,
Chuck

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    RokuLyndon


    Here are the sync cable diagrams. You can synchronize using either a custom script, or playlist, or an interactive playlist. Can describe what you're trying to do, and I'll provide something you can test with.



    HD200 Sync Cable diagram for the GPIO port

    http://www.brightsign.biz/downloads/GpioSync-HD600_HD2000.pdf



    Compact Sync Cable diagram for GPIO port

    http://www.brightsign.biz/downloads/GpioSync-Compact.pdf
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    Chuck Drew


    I emailed you the details at the beginning of last week. It's a simple thing that I'm trying to do. I have three HD2000's. Each one has only one video but they all need to start at the same time. The videos should loop. The videos should start at power up (no external buttons). What I envision is that all units power up, what for dust to settle, a master unit starts to play video while at the same time telling the other two units to start, and at the end (since the videos are showing black screens at this point) the master would loop and trigger playback on the slaves again thereby ensuring there would not be any drifting through the course of the day.



    Thanks for help,

    Chuck
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    RokuLyndon


    Assuming you're using GPIO output 2 from the master, you can use playlists to accomplish what you want. Your master playlist, a text file named autoplay.bsp would contain the following:



    GPIOOn 2

    movie1.mpg

    GPIOOn







    Your slave playlist, autoplay.bsp, would contain:



    waitbuttonany

    movie1.mpg





    The slave would wait for input, play the video, and go back to waiting.

    You can also add any videomode settings you want to set the output resolution. You could also add a Pause X entry on the mater so the master waits x number of seconds after finishes playing before sending the restart command.
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    Chuck Drew


    So, when the master loops it reads the autoplay.bsp file again? I was under the impression that the player only read it once, at startup. I'm about a week from testing as I'm still editing the content. Oh, one other question. Can the audio out port be set in the same file, as in the HDMI port?



    Thanks,

    Chuck
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    RokuLyndon


    The unit steps through the playlist every time. And, yes, you can set the audiooutput to 2, which is HDMI. If you want raw ac3 over hdmi, set it to 3.
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    Chuck Drew


    Ok, I'm trying to test things now. I have the video that plays one one of the units as an mpg file and plays properly on boot as autoplay.mpg. When renamed to movie.mpg and using a autoplay.bsp file nothing happens. After spending several hours on this I'm kinda worried about this project. The contents of the autplay.bsp file is as follows



    audiooutput 2

    movie.mpg





    I'm just trying to test the audiooutput statement to get audio from the HDMI port.



    I've also tested the file with a videomode statement with no luck.
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    RokuLyndon


    Is this on a mac or pc? Try setting your computer to show known extensions, if you're on a pc. There's a similar setting on the mac. if your computer is not set to show known extensions, then you run the risk of having double extensions.



    Also, can you send me your playlist at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:support@brightsign.biz">support@brightsign.biz</a><!-- e -->?



    If this is an hd2000, you also need to have an autorun.bas file on the flash card along with the playlist and your video.
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    Chuck Drew


    I generated the video in Final Cut Pro. I've created the playlist file on both a mac and pc with no luck. Yes, file extensions are enabled, no double extensions. Yes, I have the .bas file on the card as the video runs fine when named autoplay.mpg athough no audio through HDMI. Here is the log file that it generated if it helps;



    play_bsp entered: autoplay.bsp

    ### No current sync state available

    video object created

    VIDEOMODE Set to: 1920X1080X60I

    Execute AUDIOOUTPUT 2 for zone  0

    Execute  for zone  0



    I will email the .bsp file now.



    I do wsh that there was a support number to call as I think that I'm doing one simple thing wrong and could probably be fixed over the phone.



    Thanks for you help.
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    Chuck Drew


    I replied to your email.
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    Chuck Drew


    Lyndon, I emailed you my number. Please call!



    Thanks,

    Chuck
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    Chuck Drew


    Latest.



    I've gotten it to use a playlist to display a jpg image. It still won't do the movies though. Here is the playlist and the log.



    ***playlist



    p1030480.jpg



    wait 1000



    VIDEO.MPG





    ***log

    play_bsp entered: autoplay.bsp

    ### No current sync state available

    video object created

    Execute p1030480.jpg for zone  0

    Display Image::p1030480.jpg

    msg received - type=roTimerEvent

    Timer Event

    Execute  for zone  0







    The video plays just fine when it is named autoplay.mpg

    I've tried upper and lower case and different names with no luck.
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    RokuLyndon


    Just updating the thread.



    cdrew found an issue where the playlist wasn't being processed properly if there wasn't a carriage return at the end of the playlist.
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