How to drive Videowall using AnySignage
Many Users have created posts asking for advice on how to set up a Video Wall with AnySignage. Below is a guide on how to do this.
To create a Video wall, you will need to use the AnySignage for Windows Player. For video walls with 2 screens, the PC you are using will require a Graphics Card or Cards that are capable of connecting both of the displays that will be part of your Video wall. For video walls with more than 2 screens, you require a graphics card which can group multiple display outputs in to a single contiguous desktop - for example the nVidia Quadro range in Mosaic mode. More than 2 screens will not work reliably with Windows Extended Desktop.
Please note: You will only need a single AnySignage for Windows Player running on the PC. Using more than one Player on the PC will not stretch a single Layout across all of the screens.
Extend The Displays
Once you have installed and configured your AnySignage for Windows Player and connected all of the screens that you would like to use, you will need to change the Display Settings on your Windows Operating System to Extend the Display. How this is done will depend on the Windows Operating System you are using.
For Windows 7;
- Right click on the Desktop and select Screen Resolution from the menu.
- If the screens do not all show up in the numbered displays window on this page, click the detect button.
- Once all of screens are detected, you will see an option named Multiple Displays, click the box and choose the Extend option.
For Windows 8.1;
- Whilst on the Desktop, swipe the right side of the screen inward or hover your mouse cursor over the bottom right corner of the screen to reveal a quick menu. Select the Devices option from this menu.
- You will be presented with options for your connected screens. Click on the screens and set to Extend in the next menu.
- You can also use the Windows and P keys pressed together on your keyboard to reveal the same option.
For Windows 10;
- Right Click on the Desktop and choose Display Settings from the menu.
- If the Displays are not showing in this menu, you may need to click the Detect button.
- When the screens have been detected, you will see an option named Multiple Displays, click the box and set this to Extend These Displays.
For more than 2 screens - nVidia etc
Use the graphics driver software to bond all the displays together in to a single Display device, such that in the Windows Display settings, you see only one monitor with your desired resolution.
Your Desktop should now stretch across all of the connected screens.