Feature Requests

Give us your ideas, thoughts, suggestions, and improvements to our software. Please look through and vote on suggestions before submitting a duplicate idea.

Export Cues as Graphics Files (.jpg)

In MS5, we were able to export the entire script as .jpg files. This allowed us to create lower thirds for live broadcast from the original script, then export them for use with WireCast. No way to do that now, so we are just staying with MS5 on our streaming computer for the time-being.
Planned
5 votes
3

Font color choices

MediaShout 5 had the ability to match font colors (and outline/shadow colors) to other colors in the background. A little pencil icon showed up as a choice. Then the color could be lightened/darkened, as needed. Thanks Fran, we have this on the list.
Under review
0 votes
1

Renumbering verses, choruses, etc.

In previous versions, I was able to assign any number to a verse, chorus, bridge, etc. Cannot find that capability in v6 but would find it very useful, particular when working with multiple hymnals. Sal, MediaShout does allow the renaming of Stanzas, but only if that Stanza is not in use. For example, if Verse 1 is actually the Chorus, and a Chorus is already in the Playorder, then renaming it calls it Chorus 2. So this is what I usually recommend. 1. Open the Insert Lyric dialog. 2. Select t...
Completed
1 vote (noun)
4

Use Enter Key (Keyboard shortcut) to fire selected cue

In v5, there was the ability to select a cue by navigating with keyboard or mouse and then hitting 'Enter' key to fire the cue. This appears to have been removed in v6. This is very useful feature for running a script, especially during songs which get repeated and you quickly want to go back to the top of a lyric cue. Using a mouse to do this is less accurate and prone to mistakes. Please add this back. Israel, We are looking into this, but since we now have 2 areas of focus (Script and Pa...
Under review
0 votes
2

Drag and Drop

Be able to drag a cue from one script to another. We had this ability in MS5 where we could open a script in the left side bar and then drag over a cue. I would use this feature to recreate my bible and sermon text. Right now I have to go into the first script, scroll down to the cue, copy it, go out of the first script into the second script, scroll down to the correct placement and paste it in. It wouldn't be bad if I only had to do this once, but there are anywhere from 7 to 10 cues on a give...
Under review
0 votes
2

clone a slide

Media Shout 5 had the option of "cloning" a slide. This allowed a background, font and formatting to be identical, and just the text content could be changed. It was helpful for song & sermon titles and other headings. Or, if I wanted to keep a text and change the background from still to motion. Thanks again Fran, I know Clone is a 2 click option, but this can still be done by Copy & Paste. However, I will put it on the table for consideration in a future release.
Under review
0 votes
1

Clock counter

It would be great to have a clock that counts up from zero that will show up on the stage view only and that will also continuously count up even while going from cue to cue during the sermon. Sherrie, Thanks for the suggestion. We will add it to our list and review it with our developers.
Under review
0 votes
1

Dictionary

I would like to suggest that you add an embedded dictionary. It would be nice to be able to look up words and fire the definitions without having to leave the program and copy them from something else and the come back into MediaShout and paste them in a cue. Thank you. Thanks for the suggestion. We will add it to our list and review it with our developers. Thanks, my pastor is very often giving the definition of a word in his sermon and this would greatly improve my ability to quickly throw a d...
Under review
0 votes
2

Hot Keys (for audio)

It would be great if you could add a place for audio “hot keys” I am often throwing up a sound such as a rimshot, a drumroll or a “five minute warning” bell. The five minute bell one is easy. I have it preprogrammed for five minutes before the end of our Sunday School class but having dedicated buttons to fire certain sounds on the spot would be great. I realize that I could customize the three cues at the top right of the screen. But I already use those for customized image cues. Thanks for the...
Under review
0 votes
3

Font size increase & decrease buttons

I would like to see font size increase and decrease buttons that when clicked would bring any selected text to the next point size up or down. These would likely best sit next to the existing font size drop down. Often when building slides the user does not know exactly what font size will work best. These new buttons would allow for faster adjustments than repeatedly visiting the font size dropdown. Thank you in advance for your consideration! This idea originally came from my fellow projecti...
Under review
1 vote (noun)
2

Ability to search for template by typing its name

We have a significant number of templates (currently 70+ lyric templates!) and finding the one you want in the list when inserting a lyric can be time-consuming. If it was possible to click the drop-down arrow, then start typing the template name to narrow the selection, that would be a *fantastic* addition. (You may ask why we have so many templates. We use different sets of backgrounds for the seasons of the church year - currently using a green set for ordinary time. Some songs are licensed ...
Under review
2 votes
1

Startup in Volunteer Mode

Hey guys Just a request, if possible, to be able to quit Mediashout 6 while in Volunteer Mode and have it then launch in Volunteer Mode when Mediashout is re-opened. This way, a volunteer can startup MS just by running a script and not have to switch it over to Volunteer Mode. Thanks! Andre, We did consider this as an option, but it's one of those things that regardless of how you set it, ON or OFF, you can only make 50% happy. Since there are limitations in Volunteer Mode, we decided the 2 ...
Declined
0 votes
3

Import pictures as pages to a single cue

I would like to be able to create multiple pages, from multiple jpg files, all under one cue - for instance when creating announcement slides from a batch of jpg's. If they are all under one cue, I could see them all at once in the page area. I can do this very painstakingly by creating blank pages within a cue and then importing the image into it, but I'd like to import them all at once. I think I can import multiples at once if I make each one a separate cue, but then I can't see them all a...
Under review
4 votes
3

MIDI Module

The MIDI Module is an additional plugin that can be downloaded (that is currently only usable with ProPresenter), where you can control a presentation software by a MIDI device via a network connection. This could prove to be useful in a number of different scenarios like synching a lyric video with tracks from the worship team, automating various cues with precision and accuracy, and creating a smoother and less distracting Sunday morning church environment all together in case a volunteer mess...
Under review
1 vote (noun)
3

Invert color tool in the Masking feature

We have a circular screen we are using for our missions convention to project a moving globe, so we want to mask out everything except that circle. Unfortunately there is no simple way to do that. With the current masking tools you can add a circle, but it masks out that circle you create instead of masking out everything but that circle. So in order to create a circle mask, we need to spend a lot of time using circles and rectangles to mask out everything but a circular shape, but the problem w...
Under review
1 vote (noun)
1

Relocate the change background for entire script

Please relocate the change background for entire script away from the change background for the entire cue. It is too easy to accidentally hit the entire script when you only want the cue. That happened to me today and it ended up changing the background on all my text cues, all my song ques, and all my bible passages cues. We use a lot of text cues with different backgrounds and it took a long time getting the original backgrounds back. I can't imagine anybody wanting to change the background i...
Under review
0 votes
3

Script Control To Toggle Remote

I love the toggle remote feature. Our new pastor likes to control a powerpoint during his sermon, and the toggle remote feature keeps the DSAN remote from accidentally triggering cues during the rest of the service while it's in his pocket/etc. What would be incredible is if, instead of going into the menus during his sermon and toggling remote - then needing to remember to toggle it off after the sermon (I am putting comment reminders for the operator in the script right now), we could instead ...
Under review
0 votes
1

Service item time journal/digest

We've asked our volunteers to write down the time each item begins (song X, announcements, sermon, etc.). The pastor and worship leader go over that list each week at staff meetings to identify issues that may have caused a service to run long, etc. But it seems MediaShout could offer a feature that does that (preference or workspace setting?). What we need: - Service name and date - timestamp for when each item begins - duration of each item - export the data to a text file or an Excel spread...
Under review
0 votes
1

Make Template location assignable (like graphic or video files) via entry in common settings

We have Several Scripters who work remotely from a common set of resources. > However since the templates are stored on the local machine, it is > extremely cumbersome to insure we all use the same templates for bible > and text cues. Why can't the folder be located in a user specified > folder that could be setup in same set of shared resources as the graphics, > ensuring that the folder would be up to date for all users. Thanks for the suggestion. We will add it to our list and...
Under review
0 votes
1

Running two or more scripts

I always run at least two separate scripts, one for pre-meeting notices and one for the actual worship. When running the pre-meeting script I often need to go into the worship script to edit some cues, then back to pre-meeting script. However, whenever I then go back to the other script it always is at the top of the presentation. It would be helpful if when switching scripts, it remembered the cue you were previously on and you wouldn't need to scroll through the script to get to the cue you...
Planned
0 votes
1