Feature Requests

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MS7 special text box has next line of song input like it did in ms6

MS7 special text box has next line of song input like it did in ms6 Also would like to be able to add more prebuilt codes into the special text box. Not just song title and copyright and writer. Piggy backing Paul's feature request specifically for the next line of the song on the stage monitor. Hey Paul and Jeff, Yes, this is something that is planned for MediaShout 7 and we plan to have this added ASAP in an update coming to v7. Thanks for the input! -Ryan
New
12 votes
2

Bring Back Drag-And-Drop to create new cues

It would be extremely helpful if MS7 brought back the ability to drag an image, video, or other file into the script and automatically create a cue, rather than having to create a blank cue then add the media. Thanks!
Completed
11 votes
5

Drag Lyrics into Script from Insert Lyric Window/Insert Multiple Songs at Once

We would like to have the ability to open the lyric window, then drag songs right from the library list into the script. This might be helpful also to insert multiple songs into the script and only having to open the insert lyric window once, as opposed to having to go back into the Insert Lyric window and click "insert" again for each and every song.
Started
11 votes
not commented yet

Allow transition duration to be lower than a whole second

In MS5 I could set a transition duration to the 1/10's place of a second (i.e. 0.5 sec), however MS6 appears to only allow whole seconds. Please bring this back! And also please fix the input box as it appears to accept to the 1/100's place but it doesnt actually do it. This is especially an issue when in a fast paced song and a 1sec transition duration can't keep up. I think the latest build of MS6 addresses this, but not completely IMO. The input box for the transition time behaves a bit oddl...
Started
8 votes
9

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. If you have PowerPoint on the computer with MediaShout you can try running CUE2PPT11 and converting slides to PowerPoint then in PowerPoint export to JPG. We do not have PowerPoint but I think it will work. ht...
Planned
8 votes
8

Countdown video

Would it be possible to add a feature where I could display a countdown video in a small frame that would appear over other cues (much like a timer cue). For example, I would like to have a countdown timer automatically appear 3 minutes before a service, but only appear on the bottom right portion of the screen so that I can still play announcement slides underneath it. It would also be nice if I could select whether this should go to the stage or main screens or both. Thanks!
Under review
7 votes
not commented yet

Manage Bibles

I see that all the possible Bibles are in the list, WOW! Over half of these Bibles will never be used by us so V7 needs to let the User manage which Bibles are visible. In V6 the User could Add or Delete Bibles which was great, a nice short list to pick from each service.
New
7 votes
1

Folders in the Library

Being able to categorize images and videos into folders instead of scrolling through them all would be a nice feature. Hey Shannon, Thanks for your request! I can confirm that we do plan to add Folders and Sub-Folders to the Library section. As you said, this will make it much eaier to organize this library section. We hope to have that in an update coming soon. Thanks! -Ryan This question was answered 6 months ago with "hope to have that in an update coming soon". Any idea how much longer ...
New
6 votes
5

Default Bible Translation

We would like to be able to add several versions of the Bible to our library and choose one version as our default. It seems that the only way to do that currently is to add the default version last. If there is already a way to do this, I'd love to know. Thanks!
Completed
6 votes
4

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
6 votes
3

Load "Insert Lyric" Screen with Cursor in Search Box

I would like to ability to start typing the name of the lyric immediately upon entering the "Insert Lyric" Screen instead of pressing the tab button 4 times or using to mouse to select it. This would increase the speed of finding the desired lyric to insert in to your script.
Planned
6 votes
not commented yet

Comment cue

I would like to see the return of the Comment cue in MS7. In MS6 I would insert comment cues to mark certain points in the service to make it easier to follow along and ensure that if I was inserting something I was in the right "section". We also miss the Comment cue greatly. MS7 is supposed to be an improvement over MS6 and arbitrarily removing it is not welcomed. PLEASE bring it back.
New
5 votes
1

Counters - on timed slides and ESPECIALLY video media

In addition to the previous request to show counters on timed slides - it would be REALLY useful if the counters for videos were right there on the viewer or in the presenter screen as well, so you don't have to go looking for it. A feature I have on other products - a count DOWN timer - is very helpful too. Hey Mark, Thanks! I'll pass this along for you again! Thanks again, -Ryan I did find if you go to the Fire Control Plugin and select the video tab, it will display the video with a timer...
New
5 votes
4

Resizing of Page Area Thumbnails

I would love to see a way to set the size on the page area thumbnails - aka a way to resize the thumbnails of the slides in the cue area, or tell it how many rows / columns of thumbnails to have there? (I purchased a new PC last week to take care of issues we have had and bought a 29” ultra-wide to replace our current widescreen monitor (2560x1080). Hoping to get more real-estate for things like the viewers section and the cue thumbnails area.) I would love to have say 6-8 columns of thumbnails ...
Planned
5 votes
not commented yet

Keep Current Fired Cue in Pages Area, Vertically Centered or Top Third Centered.

Can we have a setting that keeps the current fired cue in the pages area, in the center or top third of the Pages Area. Currently with a Lyric cue (or any multi-page cue) that has lots of pages, when we get to the bottom line of visible pages, there's no visibility of the next line of pages. When in live production, we have no idea of how many pages are left in the cue. Could be only one page or 20 pages. I know we can use the mouse to scroll up, but it's just more messing around. If the current...
Under review
5 votes
4

Add capability to put linked text boxes on text cues

I think what is requested in suggestion line is what is needed. It seems to be much more difficult to create a multipage text cue in MS7 than in MS6. We use many multipage text cues, and the process to create them is usually: Create first page, paste all the text into the text box on that page (in MS6, multiple pages are created automatically when there is wrapping), then edit the pages using page breaks to do appropriate pagination. And, apply common formatting to all pages as needed. Hey D...
New
5 votes
5

Lyric search to ignore punctuation

Please could the search line in add lyrics ignore punctuation? Currently "Come let us join" will return no results if the song is in as "Come, let us join" and vice versa. This results in frustration when searching, and sometimes songs being added multiple times because the song is not found. Thank you Hi, I apologize for the delayed response. I reached out to our Team and was able to verify that this is something that our Developers are currently looking into. We hope to be able to add this...
New
5 votes
3

Main/Stage Display Toggle in Presenter View

When you turn on Presenter View, the Main/Stage Display Toggle on the bottom of the app goes away. I'd really like to be able to toggle back and forth while staying in presenter view. Hey Tim, I see what you mean with how the Display Main/Stage goes away. Can you give me an example of why you would want to flip over to the Stage Display during Presenter View? This is really only used to flip over to make edits to the Stage. Let me know how you would use it so I can pass it on to our team and l...
New
4 votes
3

Allow Ribbon portions to be resized

We have about 20 templates, but I can only see 2 of them at a time. However, there is tons of unused space on the right side of the ribbon (seen attached screenshot). It would be nice if I could resize the template portion to show me 3 or 4 templates simultaneously. Or if nothing else, at least expand that portion to fit 3 at a time instead of 2 (since it is almost already wide enough for that). Thanks for considering. I'm still working on redoing our templates in V6, but anticipate having 60-7...
Under review
4 votes
1

Notes on cues for operator

It would be nice to have the ability to add notes to the individual slides in the cues that only the operator sees, similar to PowerPoint. Notes such as "drum solo this chorus" would be a great help for the sound guy next to me, or "repeat ending possible" for the MS operator.
Under review
4 votes
2