How to create a simple Video-wall with Yodeck

Introduction

Yodeck Video wall

You can build a really affordable and impressive video wall setup using Yodeck Players.

You need to configure each of your screens manually. To do that for simple matrix-like video walls, like 1×3, 2×2, or 3×3, is really easy.

Steps in Yodeck

Here are the steps you need to follow to configure a Video-Wall in Yodeck.

Create 1 Video entry for each screen

  1. Go to the “Videos” section and click “Add Video” button
  2. In the pop-up that appears, select the “Video” option 
  3. Type in a Name, e.g., “TV 1 Top Left”
  4. Activate the “Crop Video” toggle
  5. Fill out the cropping required for each screen to only display the necessary part of the video. Initially, you can leave all 4 fields at 0% to test it out
  6. Click “Save
  7. Repeat this Video creation process for each screen in your Video-Wall

Create 1 Playlist for each screen

  1. Go to the “Playlists” section, click “Add Playlist” and choose the “Classic” one
  2. Type in a Name, e.g., “TV 1 Top Left”
  3. Add the “TV 1 Top Left” video inside the playlist
  4. Enable the Syncing Feature
  5. Click “Save”
  6. Repeat this Playlist creation process for each screen in your Video-Wall
Sync Playlists for Video wall setup

Assign the Playlists to each Monitor as the Default Content and click the “Push to players” button.

💡Make sure you remove any scheduling temporarily, just for testing it out. Later on, you can do scheduling if you want to.

Matrix Setups (NxN)

Simple setups for matrix Video-Walls (2×2, 3×3) are easy in Yodeck, especially if you do not consider the bezel compensation.

For example, for a 2×2 Video-Wall, you need to specify:

  • Top-Left feed cropping: Top: 0%, Bottom: 50%, Left: 0%, Right: 50%
  • Top-Right feed cropping: Top: 0%, Bottom: 50%, Left: 50%, Right: 0%
  • Bottom-Left feed cropping: Top: 50%, Bottom: 0%, Left: 0%, Right: 50%
  • Bottom-Right feed cropping: Top: 50%, Bottom: 0%, Left: 50%, Right: 0%

Here is a diagram for a 2×2 video wall:

Video wall 2x2

Here is the same for a 3×3 Video-Wall:

Video wall 3x3

Tiled Setups (NxM)

By “tiled,” we mean matrix setups that are not NxN, e.g., a 3×1 “ribbon-like” setup:

Percentages are calculated in the same way as if the Video-Wall was an NxN setup, including the missing screens. You need to place your content in the Layout editor’s right area since the rest will not be shown.

Video wall 3x1