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.

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

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

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

Spotify/Streaming Music Service Integration

You can already use audio playlists by importing mp3's or linking to iTunes playlists-- but it would be great to integrate with Spotify or other streaming services for those that have playlists where the mp3 files are not actually saved on the computer.
Under review
1 vote
2

Scrolling and switching in between scripts

Hi, I would appreciate an update that when you scroll down in a script and then switch to another script, when you switch back you are in the same place where you left instead of the script refreshing to the top. Thank you!
Under review
1 vote
not commented yet

Time Triggers

I would really love to be able to record time triggers. It would help so much when a new person has to fill in. I don’t use lyrics as I import PowerPoint slides, and add audio, so it needs to be available on regular queues. Hey Allen, Thanks so much for passing this along. I'll make sure to let our team know that this is something that you'd like to be added (I've also heard this from quite a few other Churches so you are not alone). Thanks again, -Ryan
Under review
1 vote
1

Spell Check in different languages

Can we have a spell checker in non-american English please - UK or Au would be great. Hey Paul, Thanks for the request! I'll pass it along to the team! Thanks and God Bless, -Ryan
Under review
2 votes
1

Export Announcement Script at movie

A feature suggestion: Please add the possibility of exporting the Announcement loop as a movie (mp4, mov). I currently have to export all the cues as jpegs, import them into powerpoint and then export the looping file as a movie so we can show it via thumb drive in our Narthex before the service.
Under review
0 votes
4

Behavior of "Apply Formatting to all pages in cue"

The behavior of this selection seems to be inconsistent. Sometimes it comes right up, sometimes you have to click off the text box and back, sometimes it remains greyed out and doesn't work at all. Can we please look into this? Hey Mark, Yes, this is something that we will improve with each update. I have found the best option is to click off of the text box first, then right-click onto it and you'll find what you need that way. I'll pass this along to the team! -Ryan
Under review
1 vote
1

timed slides

Add indicator that a slide is timed. The only way to tell now is to actually edit the slide. Hey Dennis, I love this idea. I will pass it along to make sure it is a planned addition. Thanks, -Ryan
Under review
1 vote
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

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. I always leaned toward copy -...
Under review
0 votes
3

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
1 vote
4

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
1 vote
1

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...
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1 vote
2

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
2 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...
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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...
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3 votes
2