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Installation and Setup

Installation of MediaShout 7 is very easy. Simply download the latest build to your computer and run the file. The installer will begin and walk you through the steps for installing the program. In almost all cases, the recommended defaults will be perfect. For Advanced Users, you can change the install location of the software and create a desktop icon among other things.

NOTE: For users who do not have the C++ 2017 Redistributable (x86 and x64), MediaShout 7 will also install those as part of the install process. Don’t worry if you don’t see those appear; it just means you already have them installed.

Uninstalling MediaShout 7 is very easy, too. Simply go to the Window’s Add or Remove Programs on your computer and you can remove MediaShout 7. If you forget to Deactivate your license, the uninstaller will ask you if you want to Deactivate before it completes the uninstall so that you can use the activation on another computer. If you plan to reinstall on this computer, then simply choose not to deactivate.

Setting up MediaShout 7 correctly the first time you run it is very important to having a great experience with it. Once MediaShout opens, you will be presented with the Tip of the Day. You can close that and then click the Settings Menu to open the Settings Window. Here, you will want to do a few things:

1) Set your Save Folder (if you don’t want to use the default)
2) Set the Library Folders for Images and Videos
3) Finally, setup your preferred resolutions and screens

If you have a single monitor connected to your computer, then you can leave the Main and Stage Display dropdowns alone. If you have two monitors connected, then usually Display 1 will be your Control Screen (in front of you) and the Main Display will be Display 2. The Display numbering does follow Windows numbering in almost all cases, so use that as a guide to get started. You will also want to setup your resolutions for your presentation here. Please choose the resolution that matches your preferred output for your presentations as this is what your scripts will be created at (don’t worry, it’s much easier to change resolutions now if you set it up in the wrong resolution).

If you need a visual representation of this screen setup, we do have the following video to help:

Setting Up Your Screens for MediaShout 7

That’s it! You are ready to get started building your first presentation in MediaShout 7. On the Welcome Screen you will see quick links on the right to tools and websites designed to help you be successful with MediaShout 7.

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