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How do I import my library from MediaShout?
Posted by Renewed Vision Support on January 26, 2011 at 12:16 AM
Updated by Renewed Vision Support on Feb 2, 2017

 

Overview

ProPresenter is great at importing text documents (including Microsoft Word documents). Since there is no standard file type for song lyrics, the default is plain text in a structured format (as commonly seen in CCLI). Therefore, to import anything into ProPresenter from any other program, you first need to export all song files as text from your existing solution. Not all worship software allows for easy exporting as text and every developers database is proprietary, so we can't easily interpret and transpose a competitor's data. This is why all songs must first be converted to a cross-platform plain text document. Some do help facilitate this, however, as outlined below.

MediaShout 3.x instructions:

  • Choose Shout Singer > File > Export Songs > Shout Singer Text File.
  • Choose Destination file.
  • Name your file > Next > All Songs.
    ***Uncheck the "Save as Unicode" box. Import will not work right unless you do this.
  • Export/Save file and move it to your ProPresenter machine (via thumb drive or network). If you are using Pro4 for Windows on the same computer, make note of where you saved the file on your computer and skip to the "Import into ProPresenter" instructions below.
  • Skip to last step below "Import into ProPresenter".

MediaShout 4 and 5 instructions:

  • On the Song Deck, click the arrow next to the search field, select Export > Song deck text file > Next.
  • Choose Destination file.
  • Name your file > Next > All Songs.
    ***Uncheck the "Save as Unicode" box. Import will not work right unless you do this.
  • Export/Save file and move it to your ProPresenter machine (via thumb drive or network). If you are using Pro4 for Windows on the same computer, make note of where you saved the file on your computer and skip to the "Import into ProPresenter" instructions below.
  • Skip to last step below "Import into ProPresenter".

MediaShout 6 instructions:

  • On the Home tab, click the "Insert Lyrics"
  • Search for the songs you want to export then highlight the song in the list.
  • Right-click a highlighted song in the list.
  • Click "Export Lyrics"
  • Select a destination file type, either text (.txt) or MediaShout Script (.ssc), then click save.
  • When the export is finished, the "Exporting Results" window apears. It confirms which songs were exported successfully.
  • Skip to the last step below "Import into ProPresenter".

MediaShout for Mac instructions:

  • Click on the Action menu on the Songs deck.
  • Select Export Songs To > MediaShout Song Text
  • Save the file to your computer.

Import into ProPresenter:

  • From the File menu, choose "Import Presentation"
  • Locate the .txt file
  • Choose "Import into Library" and select "Paragraph break"
  • Finish by clicking the Continue button and ProPresenter will import the file(s).

 

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