Follow Steps 1-4 to set up your player and publish content to it. This process should take approximately 15 minutes.
If you want to play content immediately without setting up the player, follow the Quick Play Instructions below.
Quick Play Instructions
Note: Content files on an SD card will play alphabetically in a continuous loop.
Step 1 – Get the Software You Need
Click here, select your player model, and download the Official Release of BrightAuthor software.
Note: BrightAuthor is not supported on Mac. However, there are still several ways to publish presentations using a Mac: See this FAQ for more details.
Install BrightAuthor on your PC. If needed, additional installation instructions are available on the Step-by-Step tutorials page:
Step 2 – Set up the Player
Follow these steps to set up your BrightSign player:
Note: These instructions outline the setup process for the Local File Networking publishing method. You can use this method to publish presentations to your player via SD card or over your local network. Watch the Player Setup Introduction tutorial video to learn about the different publishing methods.
Note: We recommend formatting your SD card using FAT32. Formatting your card using NTFS allows you to play media files that are 4GB or larger in size, but the player will not be able to receive network updates or generate logs.
The SD card must remain installed on the BrightSign player during playback and networking operations. Because the player has no internal storage, it cannot play presentations or receive content over the network without a storage device connected.
Step 3 – Create a Presentation in BrightAuthor
Use BrightAuthor to create a presentation for your player. Choose one of the following modules to get step-by-step instructions and a sample BrightAuthor presentation:
Step 4 – Publish the Presentation to Your Player
Once you have set up your player and created a presentation, you can use BrightAuthor to publish the presentation to your player. The following steps outline how to publish a presentation using an SD card.
Note: If you have set up your player for Local File Networking, you can also use BrightAuthor to publish content over your local network. View this tutorial video to learn more.
Note: You can drag and drop multiple presentations into the calendar to schedule different presentations at different times; you can even have one schedule interrupt the other for a set period of time.
Step 5 – Further Steps
Once you have your player set up and running content, you can follow these links to learn more about advanced BrightSign topics: