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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



Video DVD clips can be played as a cue or from the background layer of another cue or inserted as an Other Object in an existing cue.


Inserting a video DVD clip as a cue


To insert a DVD clis as a cue, follow these steps:

  1. Load the DVD into your computer's DVD drive.
  2. On the Home tab, click Insert Elements > Blank.
  3. Open the Blank cue in the Inline Editor.
  4. Click Insert Object > Video > DVD.
  5. Browse to the file, then click Open.
  6. In the DVDView pop-up window, edit the settings then click OK.

    The following options are available in the DVDView pop-up window:
  • Disk. Select the DVD to use for the clip.
  • Preview. Shows a preview of the movie so you can mark in and out settings.
  • Time Code. Use the time code slider to move through the video.
  • Timer. The timer shows the number of seconds played.
  • In and Out. Use the Mark buttons to mark the frames:
  1. If the DVD is not already playing, click Menu, select Root, then in the video preview pane, click Play Movie.
  2. Once the movie starts, use the button controls or drag the slider to the desired frame, then click the Mark In button.
  3. Enter the out frame in the Out field, or allow the movie to play to the desired out frame, then click the Mark Out button.
  • Volume. Click the button to launch the volume slider.
  • Player buttons. Volume Slider, Previous Chapter, Reverse, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward, Next Chapter, Mute.
  • Title and Chapter. Use the drop-down lists or arrow buttons to browse to a specific location in the movie.
  • Menu. The Menu button provides the following options:
    • Audio. Select audio language options.
    • Root. Select to go to the root menu of the DVD.
    • Titles. If the DVD has a Title search function, select to access the menu.
    • Chapters. If the DVD has a Chapter search function, select to access the menu.
    • Subtitles. Enable or disable subtitles. To use subtitles, first go to the root menu of the DVD and enable subtitles. Then you can enable or disable them using the Menu button.

      Note: If you are having difficulty with the subtitle (lyrics) feature when using iWorship DVD's from Integrity Music, please see this KB article.
  • Title and Chapter. Use the dropdowns to select the title and chapter where you want to start the DVD.
  • Play DVD. Click to fire the cue to the main screen.


Playing a video DVD clip in the background of a cue


To add a video as the background of an existing cue, follow these steps:

  1. Open the cue in the Inline Editor.
  2. Click New Insert Object > Video > DVD.
  3. Browse to the file, then click Open.


Formatting the DVD object


Formatting controls are available on the ribbon for easy access.

Follow these steps to open the DVD object for editing:

  1. Open the cue into the Inline Editor.
  2. Right-click the editor then select Objects > DVD.
  3. On the Home tab in the Formatting group, use the tools to format the DVD object:
  • Sizing. Select Custom, Full Scale, or Full Stretch.
  • Keep Aspect Ratio. Select to prevent the DVD viewport from becoming distorted when resizing.
  • Volume. Set the playback volume.
  • Loop. Select the number of times to play the clip or Loop for continuous play.
  • Play and Mark. Opens the Play and Mark pop-up window that allows you to set the Mark in Time, Mark Out Time, and create a thumbnail image.
  • fx. Opens the Video Object Effects pop-up window. The following options are available:
    • Location. Browse to a new location or remove the video object.
    • Size. Set the height, width, and location on the X and Y axis.
    • Volume. Set the playback volume.
    • Loop. Select the number of times to play the clip or Loop for continuous play.
    • Display. Set the time delay for transition effects.
    • Transition In and Transition Out. Set the type of transition effect.
    • Shadow. Create a drop-shadow effect. Select the shadow color, direction, distance, blur, and opacity.
    • Outline. Select the size and color of the border.


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