This section describes the Media Server application as it applies to XTx44, XTx43, 4Kx42, XDx34, XDx33 and XDx32 players running firmware versions 6.0.x and later. Most BrightSign models can stream files on local storage to other sources on the local network, but the XTx44, XTx43, 4Kx42, XDx34, XDx33 and XDx32 are the only models that support encoding and transcoding of multimedia sources.

The Media Streamer page outlines how to perform unicast and multicast streaming using the roMediaStreamer object. The Media Server page outlines how to use the roMediaServer object to deploy a player as a media server. The Media Server Performance page discusses performance estimates and limitations of the Media Server.

Currently, all media streaming and serving applications are handled using BrightScript.

XTx44, XTx43, 4Kx42, and XDx33 models can stream 4K content from a file or an incoming stream, but they cannot encode or transcode 4K content.