MediaShout is a software program that allows churches to create multimedia presentations. The software allows church worship leaders the ability to add attractive media displays to their worship services.
- Auto-create slides for lyrics and scripture
- Dual Bible translation display
- Compatibility with some PowerPoint files
- Management of liturgical content
- Easy migration from previous versions
- Mutliple editing tools
- Ability to integrate with old PowerPoint files
- Built-in song lyrics and Bible verses
- Limited compatibility with older operating systems
- Uses considerable computer resources
Many churches today combine multimedia presentations with worship services. These are often done with PowerPoint or a similar program which does not allow for much creativity. MediaShout is a full suite of tools that can energize a worship service with attractive media displays. MediaShout can play many different types of video. It can support multiple codecs as well as play standard DVDs and CDs. Still images can also be used with the software. Even websites can be viewed with the program and integrated into sermons or Sunday School lessons. Ministers of Music will love the fact that MediaShout can automatically create lyric slides. There are 2,500 built-in public domain hymns and songs. Ministers can also import songs from other programs. Prior to the service it is possible to put announcements on a loop. The announcements display in a repeated pattern. If the church has a Twitter feed, this can also be integrated for display. Churches that are looking to upgrade their worship platforms will find that old PowerPoint files can still be used with MediaShout. This can be useful for team members that are trying to make the transition from an older system. Finally, the program has more than 67 versions of the Bible included. Pastors can display verses from any translation of the Bible they wish to use. The slides are automatically created when a team member chooses the book, chapter, and verse. One of the new features of the software is that it allows for two translations to be displayed side by side. MediaShout works with multiple versions of Windows and can be mastered in a very short period of time. Concerns can be addressed by a knowledgeable support staff, many of whom have experience in media presentations for ministry. There is a free trial of the software offered, and the price for either the Windows or Mac version starts at just $399.