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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 Text Elements Objects

General Settings

General Settings

The General settings tab allows you to customize MediaShout prompts and warnings, how you interact with the viewers, set the default script and folders, or reset MediaShout to the factory default settings.


Configuring general settings


To configure settings in the General Settings pop-up window:

  1. On the ribbon, click Settings tab > General Settings > General.
  2. Change desired settings.
  3. Click OK.

The General Settings tab contains the following sections and settings:

  • Program Language. This option allows you to install and select a language pack. (Currently, English and Spanish only.)
  • Dictionary. This option determines which language dictionary is used by the spell-checker feature.
  • Color Scheme. Choose between light or dark.
  • Default Folders. Allows you to set the preferred path for the following: MyShout folder, Save folder, Packer location, Video folder, Graphics folder, Audio files, PowerPoint files, and Template files.
  • Enable cue playing from viewers. When this option is selected, the next cue depicted in a viewer can be played by single- or double-clicking it in the viewer.
  • Warn me before:
    • Applying template to existing cue. When selected, a dialog will prompt you to confirm applying a template to an existing cue.
    • Applying a change to a cue's format. When selected, a dialog will prompt you to confirm applying undoable changes to the format of a cue.
    • Deleting custom stage display text. When selected, a dialog will prompt you to confirm deleting custom text that appears on the stage display.
  • Require Password to Exit Volunteer Mode. When this option is selected and a password is entered, volunteers will not be able to toggle off Volunteer Mode on the Advanced tab unless they have the password.
  • Reset MediaShout. Click to restore the default settings.
  • Clear History. Click to delete historical records saved with the application, including lists of the most recently used files and other media selections.
  • Migration Tools. Migrates the selected data types from MediaShout 5 to MediaShout 6.


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