MediaShout 6 (Windows) User Forum

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Issue with third screen

OK guys - here is what we have. Normal three screen setup, with main control screen as the VGA output on nVidia 210 card. Projector as hdmi out on this same card, and stage displays as VGA output on a second identical card. It's been working fine, but just lately I can't access 3-display mode. The three displays all show correctly in windows, and my control screen is set as the primary screen for windows. I use the Media Shout tool to set up the displays, and that all works fine. I restart aft...

thumbnails for video files

In an older version of MS you used to be able to play back a video file and capture a moment to use as a thumbnail for the cue. I have a video file of a slideshow that starts with several seconds of black so the cue is black in the script. Is there a way to set a thumbnail in v.6? Hey Sal! There sure is. The key is to first get selected on that video within the middle Inline Editor. To do this, I usually try clicking on the very edge of the editing area to avoid the Text box and to select th...

In Cue and Page Options "Apply to All Pages" is missing.

I am using Media Shout 6. I'd like to change just one page in a cue but cannot because all the pages change. Under Cue and Page options there should be "Apply to All Pages" but it is missing whether I use the toolbar or the shortcut from the yellow triangle on the page. Ronald, The Apply to Cue button is under the Home Tab on the ribbon when you are selected on a Main Text Box. It will not be available if you are selected on any other object (Reference Box, Background, Text Box, etc.). Can you ...

Compatibility with HDCast

Is MediaShout 6 for Windows compatible with Optoma's HDCast Pro so that we can project wirelessly? Hi Steve, We never recommend projecting wirelessly unfortunately. There are so many importing things that happen on a Sunday morning that you wouldn't want to rely on a wireless system. It simply isn't as reliable as a wired system. Please let us know if we can help answer anything further. God bless.

Media Shout looking for files

When I open Media Shout I see it looking for a bunch of files while it waits to open. The little notices are popping up really fast, but it looks like they are old announcement images from a year or more ago. I could not find where they were in the script anywhere, so I went into the script settings and set it to not open a default script but it still is searching for those files. I looked in "Script Properties" and "Missing Media" after it opened but nothing is in there. Any idea what would be ...

Words cut off

I use mediashout 6.2.73 and most of the time the Bible verses get cut off at the right edge of the screen on the pc and on the projection, even though mediashout shows the words in the boundaries. Attached is a screen shot to show you what I mean. Can you tell me how to prevent this...other than going through all the scripture and hitting return to put the word on the next line...which I am doing now but sometimes I forget and then during the sermon the words are cut off. Hi Pastor Tim, I alre...

Manually advance announcement loops?

Is there a way to conveniently advance announcement slides manually from within an announcement loop? Here's what I've got set up: I've created several single-page cues and added them to the announcements library. I have two announcement loops, one that auto-advances and another that I would like to be able to manually advance. I've applied tags to the cues so they show up in the two different loops. The auto-advance loop works great through a script control. Using a script control for the manu...

Converting imported powerpoints to lyric files

Is there a convenient way to convert an imported ppt into a Lyric? We have 850+/- PPTX files with CCLI licensed sheet music in them. The sheet music consists of single-page jpg files (words and music) within each ppt. I have tested the process of creating new Lyrics and inserting the images one song at a time but, as you can imagine, this is a bit tedious (many songs are 20+ pages). We would like to make use of the power of MS's Lyric db to make it quicker/easier for our volunteers (and insulat...

Media Shout File Packing Solution

I have a user that was trying to pack a service. So I packed the file and tested it on her computer and found that some of the background were wrong. So I found the solution, while a rare case, would also improve performance to the Media Shout Program over all. The Script when packaged does not change.. the script should be recompiled and have the file locations changed from Static Location to Dynamic ones. A static path works great for programs that do not intend to move. (i.e. C:\file\location...

Keep getting "Recover new media" upon start up.

How can I get a clean startup?

Half of Screen Black.

We Just recently got a new computer and TV for our Kids area. I have set the resolution correctly according to the trouble shooting solutions. For every picture and video half the screen is black and the image shows up on the other half as if its been slid over. (I attached a picture) I can't seem to find anywhere that someone has had this same problem with a solution. I know Media Shout is the problem since I have used other programs and they work fine. I have even messed with the resolution se...

is anyone pleased with media shout 6?

I had to upgrade from 4 to 6 and found this program non intuitive, unresponsive and a royal pain in the but even after 60 plus days of use. Problems galore For the record, my experience of MS6 is very good, it far outstrips previous versions. The trick in learning about MS6 when coming from previous versions, I found, was to completely forget how you did things in previous versions and come to MS6 with no baggage from previous versions, it's easier to pick up that way. I did take some time to...

Mediashout 6 crashes when editing slides

Our church just recently upgraded computers as we were having problems with MS 6 crashing when trying to display motion backgrounds during worship. We upgraded significantly to the new Intel Core i5, with 250GB Samsung SSD, 8GB RAM, and 1 NVIDIA GTX 1070. We have noticed that occasionally Mediashout will still crash when using motion backgrounds (we only display 1024x768 4:3). And I am under the impression that Mediashout should easily be able to handle this, however we switched over to still ba...

How do I set a timed sound control to stop all sounds?

I want to set a script control at a certain time to stop the background music playing through a playlist. I have background music playing before services at church and want to be able to set a control that will stop that music at a specific time so that our operators do not have to remember to stop it. How can that happen? I've tried to set a script control at a time to activate the "stop sound" sound control, but that doesn't work. Script controls cannot target Sound controls. However if you...

Announcement Loop

Is it possible to embed a music sound track that plays in the background during the announcement loop?

projection screen

When I build a new media cue and I add my video file when I click to play it in the main program window it is displayed as a split screen showing the same slide twice. So when I project it to my second screen it does the same thing. So now you can no longer read the lyrics instead you just see half of the lyrics because it is split screen. Hi, This is an easy fix. Within MediaShout 6, go to Settings > General Settings > Displays and UNCHECK Enable Multi Output Mode. Then, click Apply and...

Importing Animation into Mediashout 6

Is there a way to import animated power point slides into Mediashout Mike, There is the option to simply Insert a Slideshow as opposed to Importing it. This allows all transitions/animations to be carried over. The only caveat is that this requires a specific version of PowerPoint to work consistently. The versions that work are PowerPoint 2010 and 2016 Pro Plus. If you have either of these programs installed on the computer that will run the presentation, you should be able to Insert your Pow...

Time Change Sunday affecting timed script cues

We have two script controls set up to automatically start our countdown timers at 5 minutes till our service starts. (ex. 8:25am & 9:40am) This same situation happened in the fall and again this past Sunday, that they don't play correctly on Time Change Sunday. The computer's clock was correct and had changed on it's own, but when it comes time for the cue to fire, nothing happens. We actually had the 8:25 cue play in the middle of our second service at 10:25 while our Pastor was preaching. Is t...

Dual Bible Boxes TOO CLOSE

We have a Bilingual church (English & Spanish) and the Dual Bible is great …. BUT... the Dual Bible Boxes are just too close to each other and it is DIFFICULT to read! Many times the Left Dual Box word runs right into the Right Dual Box word... (1) I can manually move the right side, BUT the moment I change the left box, the right box jumps next to it. (2) I tried setting one side to Left Justified and the other to Right Justified... BUT the settings are not saved in the Template. (3) I tried us...

Lyric Time Triggers

We use time Triggers on all of our lyrics. (Found a Bug). If you make a mistake when entering your time trigger and trying to clear the playback grid to restart it only clears the grid not the last slide that was displayed so when you restart it starts at last slide. You have to shut MediaShout down or delete lyric and re-enter to start entering the time triggers again. For example, if you start recording your time triggers and get to the third screen and make a mistake then cleare the playback ...