The Yodeck Playbox (based on the Raspberry Pi) automatically detects the “preferred” resolution of the connected screen (usually its native resolution) on start-up. Sometimes, the resolution might not be detected properly. This might happen if you power up your Playbox without a screen connected or if, after a power failure, the Playbox starts before the screen has the time to power up and report properly. In this case, the standard VGA resolution of 640×480 is used.

You can change your player’s resolution by choosing from the drop-down list an available resolution that your player will run.

By selecting the Auto option, your player will always detect the best resolution on boot.

Monitor Resolution Yodeck

Upon bootup sequence, your player will detect all the common resolutions your TV screen can support.

  • The supported resolutions will have a green tooltip  next to them, letting you know you can use them freely.
  • Resolutions not supported by your TV screen will have a red warning tooltip  next to them.

Color Depth

You can choose if your player will run with a 16-bit depth color or 32-bit depth color.

We suggest using the 32-bit color only if you have images with a gradient background or something similar. The 16-bit color will display your Full HD images just as well, and the end-user will not notice any differences on the screen. So, feel free to run your player in a 16-bit depth color.

Another note is that any media you have enabled the transparency option or that have been layered on top of videos are always displayed in a 32-bit depth color.

Sound Output

You can choose the sound output of your device:

  • Auto—The sound output will be from the HDMI cable if your screen supports CEA. Otherwise, it will be from the Analog jack.
  • HDMI
  • Analog
  • Muted

Volume Schedule [Pro & Enterprise Plan only]

You can create your own Volume Schedules and assign them to your Players. With this feature, you can set your player’s sound volume for an exact date and time. Setting the Volume Schedule to “–no schedule—” ensures that the player will always play at a 100% sound level.

Find more details in the Volume Schedules guide.


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