Setting up a Brightsign player with the Yodeck image

Introduction

Yodeck player based on Brightsign

You are in the right spot if you need to create your own player based on Brightsign using the Yodeck software image.

Keep in mind, though, that this process requires some basic IT skills.


Prerequisites

Make sure that you have everything you need:

  1. A Brightsign player, any version
    • For all other versions, please click here
  2. SD Card (known branding), Class 10, at least 8GB in size
  3. Power Supply Unit (PSU) for the Brightsign player
  4. An HDMI cable connected directly to the TV screen
  5. An SD card reader

Setup – Get the registration code

Prepare a Micro SD Card with a minimum of 8GB of storage. Make sure to format the Micro SD Card in FAT32 format with default allocation size if possible. Here are guides on how to do that: Windows, macOS

  1. Download the Yodeck BrightSign Player app (autorun.zip) and extract it on your computer.
  2. Copy ALL the extracted files to the SD card’s root folder.
    • 💡 Do not add the extracted files to any other folder before copying them to the root folder.
  3. While the BrightSign Player is powered off, insert the Micro SD Card into the BrightSign Player.
  4. Power on the BrightSign player.
    • 💡 Please ensure your BrightSign player is connected to the internet via an Ethernet cable.
    • 💡 Please ensure your BrightSign player is connected to the TV screen via an HDMI cable.
  5. Setup will take a few minutes and may reboot a few times. Once the setup process is complete, you will see the Yodeck Brightsign player running on your screen with the 9-digit registration code showing up on the screen.
  6. Check the below section on registering your BrightSign player under your Yodeck account.

Registering a Yodeck Brightsign Player on your Account

After seeing the registration code on your browser/TV screen, you must register the player to your Yodeck Account.

  1. Login to your Yodeck Account and Go to the “Monitors” section.
  2. Create a new Monitor entry by clicking the “+Add Monitor” button.
  3. A new window will pop up. Choose the Web Player option.
  4. In the “Registration Code” field, type in the 9-digit registration code you see on your TV screen and click the “Save” button.
  5. After a minute or so, your player should register with your Yodeck Account, and it should start showing the assigned content on the screen.

Limitations

Since the newest feature is in the Alpha state, there are currently some limitations.

  • Widgets with Script code
    • Calendars
      • Google Calendar
    • General
      • Google Traffic
      • Google Slides
      • PosterMyWall
    • Social
      • Twitter
    • Business
      • ALL “Business” widgets will not be supported
  • Running custom script code on Web pages
  • For videos, the “Crop” display option is not supported. It will work like the “Fit” option.

Temporary Limitations

  • Some features of Yodeck RPi that are not yet supported by the BrightSign Player, but they will be soon:
    • Portrait screenshots
    • Change monitor orientation (24Hz)
    • YouTube/Vimeo Video
    • Video streaming
    • Ticker Performance (you might face some freezings)

Need Help?

The Yodeck Support Team can help you out! Reach out!