Feature Requests

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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
10 votes
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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
7 votes
6

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

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
5 votes
3

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

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! Actually, the current "default" Bible is the one that is at the top of the list Alphabetically. We are planning on adding an option that will let you set the default in a future build. Thanks! This seems to be one of the areas where M...
Started
4 votes
3

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
4 votes
not commented yet

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

Change BG > For This Entire Script - Needs "Confirmation" prompt

If you are going to "Change BG" "For This Entire Script" I would like a "Confirmation" prompt ("This will change the BG for ALL CUES -- do you really want to do this?"). It is not immediately obvious that you've done this accidentally until you move to another Cue and see that you applied a change to the ENTIRE script. Then you can only use UNDO to get things back to where they were, which may mean undoing a lot of other edits to the last Cue you just edited. Thanks Beverly, I have added this ...
Under review
4 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
3 votes
2

Ability to Export Lyrics and Bible Cues from a Script to a Text File

Add the ability to export Lyrics and Bible Cues in a script to a single text file for review by Worship Leaders. We have a number in our congregation who are visually impaired. They have the ability to create Braille documents but we will need to provide them the text. Being able to export an entire script as text (with an option for repeats etc.) will be huge for them. Hey Mike! This is awesome! We are working on some tools to do exactly what you describe. Stay with us as we work through t...
Planned
3 votes
2

Remote View of Stage/Main from browser i.e. another computer

The remote app is great for viewing and/or controlling but would it be possible to incorporate a remote viewer using a web browser, i.e. from another computer or device. Other open-source presentation software have this feature and it would be nice to use for displays larger than that phones/tablets or in the event that physical wiring isn't possible,it fails or just would be more difficult than locating another computer closer to the display device. We have talked about some ideas around this ...
Under review
3 votes
1

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
2 votes
not commented yet

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
2 votes
1

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

Instantly fire from Insert Lyrics / Bible

I would like to see a play button or a fire button on the insert lyric and insert bible so you could display quickly without having to add them to the script as a cue.
Planned
2 votes
not commented yet

Option to save settings in the script file

Option to save MediaShout settings in the script file. To save all settings, templates details, screen settings, etc, right in the Script file. That will make a reinstallation a lot easier and with less headaches. If I reinstall MediaShout I would not have to reconfigure it because all the settings are in the script file. Also, I can have different settings for a different script.
Under review
2 votes
not commented yet

Keyboard Key for Italics

When inputting text in the inline editor, I would love to be able to click "Ctrl+I" to change text from regular to italics. The "Ctrl+B" works for bold, but when I try the "Ctrl+I" it just eliminates the text altogether. Thank you! Thanks for the suggestion! We do have this feature request as SIX-885 in our system. It looks like this Bug has actually been around for a while now. The Developers are continuing to look into this to determine whether or not this is something that can be easily fixe...
New
2 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
2 votes
2