9.3 Sound/Display


The Yodeck Playbox (based on the Raspberry Pi) automatically detects on start-up the “preferred” resolution of the connected monitor (usually, its native resolution). 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.

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

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

Advanced Resolutions

For Advanced, Custom, and 4K resolutions, we strongly recommend reading this article first.

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 which have been layered on top of videos are always displayed in a 32-bit depth color.

32-bit color reduced performance

By choosing the 32-bit depth color, the player will have reduced performance. That means that the player will use more system memory, affecting playback quality and stability.
For example, if you have created a demanding Show, the player will struggle to display all the layers on the screen, and you might face playback freezings.

Sound Output

You can choose the sound output of your device:

    • Auto
    • HDMI
    • Analog jack
    • Muted

Auto Option

If your screen supports CEA, then the sound output will be from the HDMI cable. Otherwise, the sound output will be from the Analog jack.

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 the Sound Volume of your player for an exact date and time.

Setting the Volume Schedule to ” –no schedule– ” the player will always play at a 100% sound level.

You can find more details here .


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