Info: This Plugin is part of the playlist events. You can find in-depth information about playlist events here.
The Screen Sync Plugin is designed to allow you to sync multiple players and display the same or different content on multiple screens.
A videowall as described above can be built using only 4 players; however, we recommend using 5 players. The 5th player then operates as the master (controller) and does not have to connected to a screen.
The content needs to be prepared so that it can be divided into the 4 playlists of the receiving players and then it will be put together on the screen as a complete picture. In order to accomplish this, each player has its own playlist.
The first step is to create an event associated with the fifth player, which we will call the controller.
Once the event has been created and saved, it will appear in the overview. Now you can see if the "controller" can be connected to the other players. If the players are correctly connected together, you can recognize it by the closed chain. The green dot indicates that the device is "online". Additionally, you can also see if the players are connected to the "controller".
The same content is played synchronously on all screens. In order to do this all of the devices have the same playlist and the "controller" is responsible for timing and sending the signal so that the content starts playing at the same time on all 4 screens.
Each screen displays different content and each player has its own playlist. For Example: A tablet and 2 screens. When content is played on the tablet which is touch-enabled, the assigned content is displayed on both screens.
Info: You can get more information on how to create a Touch Interaction Event, here.
An event is created that indicates when the touch-enabled content should be displayed on the tablet. This is created as an event in the playlist of the "controller". (Note: This item is not mandatory, it is only needed if you want to control the content which is displayed on the tablet from the "controller".)
The result is an event for the playlist that displayed the tablet content. The event also controls the content which is displayed on the two other screens. You can also check and see if the "controller" is connected to the tablet. Additionally, you can also see if the tablets are connected together.
NOTE: Prerequisites: The players must all be on the same local network and can find each other. We are also recommed setting up your own network for these players in order to minimize network traffic.