What is an EDID and why would I need one?

Modified on Tue, 27 Jun, 2023 at 9:06 AM

A video EDID is part of the required setup for LES MILLS Virtual and ensures a reliable playback experience.  If an EDID is not in place you may experience a frozen screen, no video at all, audio issues and generally unstable playback.

EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is the information that the digital source (iPad) and the digital display uses to work correctly with each other. EDID refers to the method the devices use to talk to each other. 

An EDID device can stabilize the communication between a display and the iPad removing any 'power on/wake up' synchronization problems and ensuring the external display always receives the correct resolution and input settings when it needs it. The iPad always thinks the external display is switched on and is ready to receive the video. The EDID is designed to lock in the connection to the output source (screen/projector) and "trick" the iPad into thinking that the output is always available. The iPad will adapt to the EDID of the external device and most external devices will be able to scale content as needed 

Note: HDMI Audio Extractor's will not work with the system

Tried and tested models:


See attachments for settings and install guidance

Additional EDID info

No system should be installed without a Blustream SM11 HDMI signal manager. It improves reliability and has been approved as an essential piece of equipment for operation of the Les Mills Virtual app system.

The virtual app will not be able to control the TV (turn it on and turn it off) so we’d recommend checking the TV display can be programmed to turn on in the morning, and off in the evening or else it will be on 24 hours a day which is not required (if applicable).


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