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MediaShout 6 User Guide

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Getting Started

This section will give you all the information you need on how to install MediaShout and be up and running quickly.

Installation and Setup

User Interface

This section will cover all the details of the user interface, so that you can configure MediaShout 6 to your liking.

Control Screen Ribbon (Basics) Ribbon (Advanced) Settings Dialog

Scripts and Cues

Trying to figure out how to setup that presentation? This section gives you all the finer points of building your presentation.

Scripts Cues Inline Editor Cue Templates

Working with Media in a Cue

In this section, you learn all about inserting and editing lyrics, scripture, images, videos, audio, and so much more!

Lyrics Lyric Library Bibles Elements Text Objects


Save a Script

Save a Script

To save a script, do the following:

  1. Click File > Save.

    -Or-

    Press Ctrl+S on Windows (Cmd+S on Mac).
  2. Choose a file name and location, then click Save.

 

In Mediashout 6, you also have the option of saving as a .sscx file. The difference between this and the native .ssc file is that with a .sscx, it embeds all of the media files associated with your script INTO the script, so that you can transport it to another computer as one large file, similar to how a Powerpoint .pptx file would work. Otherwise, in a standard .ssc file, Mediashout does not store the associated media files, but just references where they are on your computer and calls them up when it is time to play them.

Packing a script

 

The Packer tool provides a fast and simple way of exporting a copy of a presentation to use on another computer. It does this by making a copy of the script file and every media file used in the presentation, then placing these copies in the presentation folder you designate. This folder can then be copied to a disk or other device and loaded onto another computer.

To pack a script, follow these steps:

  1. Open the script in the Script Area. Make sure any media files it uses are closed in all other applications.
  2. Click File > Pack to open the Packer tool. (See Cloud Sync for instructions about packing and syncing scripts using DropBox.)



  3. Browse to the file location where you want to save the presentation.
  4. Designate a presentation folder. Typically, it is best to create a new folder by typing a name in the Name your New Folder field. This ensures that the folder contains only the files used by the presentation. (If you attempt to use an existing folder, a dialog box will appear asking you to select a save option.)
  5. Choose a name for the script.
  6. Click Pack My Presentation.
  7. A confirmation dialog box appears when the packing is complete. Click OK to close the tool.


 

Opening a script from a packed presentation file

 

Once the packed script has been moved to a new computer, you open it just like any other script file: click File > Open, browse to the script file, and then click Open.

 

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