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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

Setting up my Computer

Setting up my Computer

Each computer and video system setup is unique but there are some basic tasks you can do to get MediaShout set up and working properly on any system. 


Recommended Windows settings


For best results, make the following changes to the Windows system settings in Control Panel:

  • Power Settings: set your computer to never sleep, never hibernate, and to never turn off displays or hard drives.
  • Sound Settings: turn off system sounds.
  • Display Settings: disable the screen saver.


Connect to video displays


To connect your computer to the additional video displays, follow these steps:

  1. Connect the computer to your video system.
  2. Press WINDOWS key + P
  3. Click Extend.  The background image should now display on both your computer monitor and your video system.


Configure MediaShout settings


After tweaking your power and display settings and connecting to additional displays, configure MediaShout to work with your video system:

  1. Open MediaShout 6.
  2. Click the Settings tab on the ribbon. In the Display group, select 1 Display.
  3. Click General Settings then click the Displays tab. Take note of the screen resolution for the Main Display and the Stage Display, if applicable.
  4. Click the Cue Setup tab. Set the correct resolution from Step 3 for each display.
  5. Change the Aspect Ratio to Resize the Cues for all displays.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click the Settings tab on the ribbon. In the Display group, select 2 Displays for Dual Screen Mode, or select 3 Displays for Triple Screen Mode if you are using a stage monitor.

Your system is now ready to display your scripts.

If you need additional help configuring MediaShout, contact the technical support team at support@mediashout.com.


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