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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



Audio files can be played from the soundtrack layer of another cue. You can also have multiple audio tracks attached to a cue, for instance, narration and a background soundtrack.


Using an audio file as the soundtrack of a cue


You can create a soundtrack for a cue by following these steps:

  1. Click the cue to open it in the Inline Editor.
  2. On the Home tab, click Insert Object > Audio.
  3. Browse to an audio file, select it, then click OK.
  4. (optional) If you have a multi-page cue (like a Lyric) that you want the audio to play through all pages, then on the Home Tab, click the Object Visibility->Show on All.


Editing an audio file


  1. Below the Inline Editor, click the Speaker icon.
  2. Select the audio file you want to edit from the drop-down list next to the Speaker icon.
  3. The Formatting tools appear on the Home tab. The following options are available:
  • Volume: set the volume control.
  • Fade-In and Fade-Out: Select the number of seconds for the fade effect. Select 0 for no fade.
  • In-Point and Out-Point. Set the clip in and out time settings. Use the Play and Mark button to find the correct times.
  • Play Times: Select Loop or a specific number.
  • End With Cue: Select to end the sound when the cue ends.
  • Balance: For soundtracks that have instruments on one channel and voice on another, use the slider to adjust the balance between the two.


Setting a sound to play past its cue


By default, an audio file stops playing when the cue it is assigned to ends. But in some cases, you may want a soundtrack to play with multiple cues.

Follow these steps to allow audio to play past the end of a cue:

  1. Open the cue that contains the sound into the Inline Editor.
  2. On the Home tab in the Formatting group, clear End With Cue.


Deleting an audio file from a cue


To delete an audio file from a cue, select the file you want to delete in the area below the Inline Editor. Right-click the Inline Editor then click Delete from Cue.


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