Streaming from XD or 4K player (streaming server)

Last Updated: March 6, 2017

A player can act as a Media Streamer, streaming video to another BrightSign player or compatible network device. XT, XD, and 4K players can also act as true Media Servers, which wait for requests from clients and then stream the requested content. The Media Streamer is a unicast feature, while the Media Server is a multicast feature.

  • Supported streaming protocols: UDP, RTP, RTSP, and HLS streaming
  • Supported streaming codecs: MPEG-TS (MPEG-2 or H.264 Transport Streams)

 

Media Server Plugin

Media server features are currently not available via BrightAuthor, but you can still set up a streamer/server using the Media Server plugin.

Streaming with BrightScript

See the Media Server Developer's Guide to learn more about creating a Media Streamer or Media Server script.

 

 

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14 Comments

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    MidwichAU Support

    Hello,

    can I have more details about how to get it work please?

    Cheers,Gavin

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    Alex (BrightSign Support)

    We've attached a BA presentation that can be published to a XD player via BA 3.7.0.37 (please use the latest 4.7.x firmware available from the website).

    Rename the MPEG2 transport stream file you will be streaming to “clip.ts”, then copy this file to the root of the SD card. Please note that the file should be encoded as per the description below for UDP/RTP streaming:

    http://support.brightsign.biz/entries/22262919-What-Video-Streaming-Formats-Do-BrightSign-Players-Support-  

    Once the attached presentation is opened and saved publish it to your XD player.

    This presentation contains 2 UDP commands (“play” and “stop”). In order to start streaming the file which is on the root of the SD card you need to send the “play” UDP message and “stop” to stop the streaming.

    With this presentation clients can connect to the stream by using “rtp:// 239.255.12.42:5004” with VLC. Please note that in order to use this address your network/router/switch has to support IP multicast.

    You can also stream directly to a device by changing the streaming IP address to something like “rtp:// 192.168.1.5:5004” through the “play” UDP event advanced command.

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    MidwichAU Support

    Thanks.

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    Alfonso Descalzo

    I´m trying but with no sucess.

    Fistable, at the presentation, when you send de play UDP command, it response you with another UDP command, i suposse it has to be an plugin message, so I think it´s the first thing why it doesn´t work...

    anyway I send a play plugin message but have no success viewing the streming at VLC at the rtp url..

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    Alex (BrightSign Support)

    We have tested the instructions provided in the previous comment on multiple computers and multiple XD players. What is the model of your BrightSign unit and what firmware version is installed? Did you rename the video file to clip.ts and copy it to the root directory of SD card? Try with the attached video. Does the unit show the images on the screen when you send "play" and "stop" commands? What steps did you follow in VLC to connect to the stream.

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    Alfonso Descalzo

    Finally I got it.

    I think the problem was related to the network (switchers). Connecting the BS directly to the PC i can see the streamming at VLC, but I changed it to send the "play" pluging message instead of the UDP one.

    At the "stop" command a plugin message is sent, but not at the "play" one...

     

    Anyway, thank you for your help.

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    Cfernandez

    Hi, How XD1132 can be configurated for Works like a streaming server?

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    Fernando Díaz Vinuesa

    How many BS clients can connect to a BS Stremaing Server?

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    Alex (BrightSign Support)

    It's configurable. It may depend on exactly what you're serving. Default value is just 5 clients, but could support a few dozen clients easily enough. Remember that lots of clients all causing the server to read from an SD card may not work so well. An SSD might be better.

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    Brandon (BrightSign Support)

    Keep in mind that available network bandwidth will also be a limiting factor.  Only the 4K players have Gigabit Ethernet, the other models have 10/100.

    See page 25 of the Media Server (5.1.x) Developer's Guide:

    http://brightsignbiz.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/Media%20Server%20%285.1.x%29.pdf

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    lakkhanaphon Saengchinda

    Hi,

    I download StreamingServerDemo3 for test with my XD1132 firmware is 6.0.25.

    My XD IP address is 192.168.13.102

    My computer run VLC IP address is 192.168.13.67.

    I change destination in serve_plugin_working4.brs to ' s.destination$ = "192.168.13.67:5004" '

    And change destination in UDP input even to ' serve!play!clip.ts!192.168.13.67:5004 '

    But when I use BrightSing App puch Play button XD led Err blink and XD player restart.

    Please introduce,I make something wrong.

     

     

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    Nikolay Klochkov

    Is it possible to streamin in H265 if we use any of 4K  players?

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    Andrew Domarkas

    Hello, anybody tried to stream to a SmartTv?

    Thank you for response.

    Greetings

    Andrew

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    Lyndon (BrightSign Support)

    From the 1132 and 4k, yes you can

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