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.

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 ...
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Ticker

Scrolling text ticker so we could display messages without having to interrupt the presentation
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Cue copying

In Mediashout 4.5, I was able to drag a cue while holding down the control button, and it would copy the cue where I dropped it instead of moving it. This feature doesn't seem to be a part of Mediashout 6. Even if I hold the ctrl button down, it just moves the cue instead of copying it. Would it be possible to add this feature back? Michael, I have been using MediaShout since 2.5 and never know this combination existed. so I asked around to those who have been here just as long and they too we...
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Background of Stage Display

Can you please make the background of the Stage Display, alpha transparent. It would help us use the stage display to key the lyrics in our video switcher. Thanks Dave Oden Media Ministry Team Leader Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church Dave, Thanks for the cool idea, but this will not be possible. If the BG was alpha transparent, it would only show what was behind the BG and putting something behind the BG Layer is not possible, because it is the last layer and cannot be moved. However, ...
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Add emphasis to a page in a lyric such as color

If the song leader wants to repeat a verse, we need a way to identify that page. Add a way to draw emphasis to a page in a lyric such as color to remind us that a bridge or other text will be sung twice? Harold, Thanks so much for the suggestion. If a stanza is to be repeated, MediaShout lets you change the playorder so you can add as many instances that a stanza will be repeated. So if Verse 3 is to be repeated 3 times, you can add Verse 3 3 times to the playorder. If the song is not going ...
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Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning of sermon illustration videos will serve the hearing impaired as well as multilingual congregations. The specific feature request would be the ability to import a .scc file made for a specific video so that captions can play over said video in the lower third. Interesting idea. We have discussed some closed captioning ideas before (but most of those were live audio). Although this is great, because MediaShout is not a video editor per se and there are programs out there that ...
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Font decoration on stage monitor

It would be beneficial for our service, if the BOLD, UNDERLINE, and ITALICS were duplicated on the stage monitor. The pastor like to draw attention to things on the screen for the congregation, but he also wants the same for him on the stage monitor. I know I can do this manually, but that is inefficient. It would be nice to allow this to configurable so it could be disabled and enabled as desired. I like the idea, but given the formatting of the Stage Text has always been independent of the ...
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template for media cue

Right now, media cues are default using CUT. I want it to dissolve...but I cannot get a proper template to set it. I was told that I need to set a blank text cue template and change Background every time. Can I set it to dissolve automatically? Hope that this function can be introduced Yat, Unfortunately, given we now allow for multiple media files to be applied to a cue, "Media Templates" can no longer be created. If you are inserting videos into the script and want them to dissolve in, you n...
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Allow dissolve transition while inheriting background

In MS 4.5 I was able to use a dissolve between different songs while inheriting the background. MS 6 does not allow this. Please see the attached script. If you go from song A to song B it is a cut transition. However if you go from song B to song A the dissolve works correctly. John, When using Inherit BG, the transition options for the "Cue" to "Cue" will be disabled because it will use the same BG. What you are looking for are the Text transitions found in the FX window. These control th...
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Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar currently has an Undo button and a Redo button only. Why can't I customize the Quick Access Toolbar to have some of the frequently used menu items available at a single click? Todd, Unfortunately, adding to this area is not possible. However, the options to customize the ribbon are on the list of things to incorporate into the next version.
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Allow a section to remain collapsed even when it is looping on the main screen.

We wanted to put our announcements in a section at the beginning of the worship presentation. We would have it looping through until time to start. But it gets difficult for the volunteers to find the first cue to start the service when the announcement cues are constantly expanded and moving with each cue advancement. Can you make it possible to collapse the section and leave it collapsed while the announcement cues are looping on the main screen? Sherrie, Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortuna...
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When refreshing a lyric from library, add option(s) to ONLY refresh the text, not affecting the font & background.

Often times, when I refresh a lyric from the library, I'm just fixing a typo or changing the lyric text. And, I do not want the refresh to change the text box size/position or text font or transition settings or background. It would be GREAT if there were options when refreshing the lyric to check which updates to apply. So, I might uncheck everything but 'text' in the above example. The same might be applied to saving to library: add options to only save the text, etc. to the library. Arlin,...
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"Drag / Drop" / Default Action for Import / Insert of Slideshow into Script options

Two things here 1. Could do a right click Drag and Drop context menu that allows you to pick between Import Slideshow, or Insert Slideshow. 2. Add an option to settings to default either Import or Insert Slideshow. Jon, 1. Adding the "Import SlideShow" option to the right click menu is already on the list of things to do. 2. Please submit this as a separate feature request. In the event that the status of one is changed, it cuts down on the confusion. Thanks I think that you miss understood ...
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Scheduled playlists that don't interrupt/change what is on the screen

I would like to fire off a playlist at a scheduled time without affecting the current position in the script (what is on the screen) E.g, I have a simple announcement loop running before service. I have a playlist built with prelude music that will take a known amount of time to play, for example 7 minutes 20 seconds. I have a script control that will start the prelude play list 7:20 before service is to begin. This works, but it interrupts the announcement loop and advances to the slide that fo...
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Skip on last stanza should update the "On Last Stanza" to the new last slide.

Currently if you choose to skip the last slide in a stanza and you have something like the CCLI info shown on that slide it doesn't move to the new last slide. Would be nice to do that as there is no other way but to delete the last slide. Jon, Since the Copyright is an "object", and there can be multiple objects on a page, it may not be possible to pick and choose what object is moved. However, I will add it to the list to have the developers look into the possibility. I could share an exampl...
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SongSelect Interface

Due to there being so many songs with the same title, it would be great to see a balloon with SongSelect lyrics for each title without having to download each to figure out which is the one I'm looking for and then inserting. Sal, How the integration with SongSelect behaves is controlled by what is called an API (application programming interface). This API is provided to us by SongSelect. So unfortunately we have no control on the limitations of the integration. However, if you click on the Ti...
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Temporarily turn off background display in Pages and Edit areas, while editing Lyric.

In MediaShout 4, while editing a Lyric, you could turn off the background display IN THE EDITOR, temporarily, to make finding/editing of Lyric text easier (white on black text). I'd like to have that feature back in MediaShout 6. There are two ways that I can see to mimic that feature, each with their flaws: 1) Change the Lyric background to solid black, make the edit, and change the background back to original. That is hard to do quickly when in a live rehearsal. 2) Make the background of th...
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Pressing spacebar after "Clear Main" does not advance page

The 'Clear Main' or 'Clear Text' Quickcue is a great way to clear the display during an instrumental or the like. But, when the spacebar is pressed after 'Clear Main' is used, the current page is re-displayed instead of advancing to the next page. IMO, it should advance to the next page instead. Note: The 'Stop All' Quickcue behaves the way I want. So it would also make the behavior more consistent. Arlin, This is one of those features that regardless of how we make it behave (replay current ...
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