TV Source Widget

Introduction

TV source

Change the TV Source from your Media Player to another HDMI input. Similar to changing the source from your TV controller. Typical use case: Changing content between live TV from the cable box and Digital Signage content.

⚠️It works only with a Yodeck Player based on Raspberry Pi.


Creating a TV source widget

Click on the TV source widget within your widget gallery to add it, or click this link to quickly create a new one and fill in the widget details as follows:

  1. Name is required for the widget and an optional Description.
  2. Select the HDMI source you want the TV screen to switch to.
  3. Click Save, and your widget is ready to use.

Advanced Settings

  • Set the Default Duration for which the widget will appear in a playlist.
  • You can set the Play From/Play Until parameters. In other words, you can select the expiration date, which means you can choose the exact date and time that this widget will play in your playlist. We recommend selecting the “Always” and “Forever” settings for the widget to never expire.

Example

You want to display a football match or a movie during a specific timeframe. You can schedule this switch by creating the TV source widget and scheduling it to change the HDMI source to the source where a TV box is connected to the TV screen. With this functionality, the Player will automatically adjust the TV source to the one you configured in the TV Source widget.

I have set up a TV box on my TV screen in HDMI2. I will create a TV source widget with the below configuration. Then I will schedule that widget to play from 10 am until 12 am. Within that timeframe, the widget will force the Player to switch to HDMI 2 for 2 hours. After that, the HDMI will revert to the Player’s HDMI source.

💡Please check this article if you do not remember how to schedule a media or a widget.

TV source widget settings

CEC Compatibility

Manufacturer CEC Specification list


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