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This page is reference material which explains every setting and option for this section of an MPF yaml config file. See the instructions for config files for formatting and other details. See our guide to config file examples for more examples of real configs in action.

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machine config files YES ✅
mode config files YES ✅


This section can also be used in a show file in the display_lights: section of a step.

The display_light_player: section of your config is where you use your lights as a display. See Using LEDs as display (display_light_player) for details.

Optional settings

The following sections are optional in the display_light_player: section of your config. (If you don't include them, the default will be used).


Single value, type: one of the following options: play, stop. Default: play

Play or stop the display.


Single value, type: string. Default: local_display

Which BCP client provides the content for your display. You can usually leave this at the default.


List of one (or more) values, each is a type: string. Defaults to empty.

Which LEDs should receive the updates. You usually use a tag here or '*' for all of them.


Single value, type: integer. Defaults to empty.



Single value, type: integer. Defaults to empty.



Single value, type: integer. Default: 0



Single value, type: integer. Default: 0


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