Mediashout’s Quick Access to Your Songs

MediaShout Presentation Software is the premier display software for churches, available in more congregations than any other presentation software. Mediashout users can access songs in two different ways.

OPTION 1 is available to Mediashout users from version 2.5 to present. Use that method if you have anything other than Version 4 of Mediashout, or if you don’t want to import your sets directly with Mediashouts song library.

OPTION 2 is available only for Mediashout 4 users. You can directly access your sets and import the songs without ever leaving Mediashout. This requires one of your Mediashout computers to have direct access to the internet, so that Mediashout can synch with your account and access your songs instantly for use in your Mediashout presentations.

Each of the above options are explained below, depending what your situation is.

OPTION 1: Export from to the Mediashout Song file format– the grand-poobah of presentation software, Mediashout has the most developed feature set and powerful display options of all the software. They have also created two seamless methods of getting song content into their presentation database and scripts. The first method is to import their custom song file format. supports this easily as follows:

  1. Simply log into and go to view any set you wish to export (including all the songs in the set) to Mediashout.
  2. Select the “Export” icon from the icons at the top of the set.
  3. A dialog will appear for exporting. Select the “Mediashout” radio option, and click “Export” button.
  4. will generate a file of your set that is in a compatible import file for Mediashout. Save that file where you can find it from Mediashout.

Import the Mediashout Song file format to Mediashout-

  1. Open Mediashout.
  2. Select “Song Library>Import Songs>From Files”
  3. Choose the “Song deck text file” source file type. Click Next.
  4. On the Import Songs dialog, select the folder icon and browse to your text file you just downloaded from (above). Select the file and click Open. Back on the Import Songs dialog, click Next.
  5. Now the songs are ready to be imported. Choose either “Import All Songs” of “Skip Duplicates”. You can also choose to group the songs according to your preferences.
  6. When you are ready, click “Import”.
  7. Once you being importing, the file will be processed into a results screen. Review the results and click “Close”.
    You will now find your songs in your Mediashout song library!

OPTION 2: Mediashout Online Set Import– Mediashout and engineers worked together to provide a direct online song import function that requires no saving of files, just selecting the set you developed in and importing it to your Mediashout database. This features is completely embedded in Mediashout 4 and beyond (Mediashout 3.5+ and earlier should use the song file import method described above). Below are the details on using sets inside of Mediashout as of Mediashout version 4. Please check with your Mediashout documentation for more details on this great, time saving feature.

Before adding songs from, you must have it enabled and configured in the song settings. Do this once, and you don’t have to do it again. Here is how to configure Mediashout for your account:

  1. Select “Tools>Settings…” and you will have the Settings dialog appear.
  2. Select the “Songs” option the left and the screen will change to adjust your songs settings.
  3. Select the button called “WorshipTeam” under “External Library Settings”. This will bring up the Settings dialog.
  4. Select the “Enable WorshipTeam” checkbox. Fill our the user name/password information.
  5. Once you have configured the options as you like them, select OK. You now are ready to use in Mediashout.

To retrieve a WorshipTeam song set, follow these steps:

  1. Open MediaShout, and then click the Songs tab to open a song deck.
  2. Click the CM button, and then click WorshipTeam.
  3. Click the WT button, and then click Retrieve Sets.
  4. Select the set to import.
  5. Once the set list is retrieved, link each song to a song in the library, or if the song is not already in the library, create a new song.

Take a look at which option works best for you and your church and enjoy the power of songs in your Mediashout display presentations.

Kim Gentes

New Practice Pad Options

We are excited to bring new options to the Practice Pad! The Views, Key, Files and Resources Menus are now available while listening to your set.

Custom Views and Files are now easily accessible to you and your team members while practicing! This can be very helpful if team members need different views of the same song.

Guitar Players will be able to instantly switch to a Capo Chart by simply changing the key.

Audio Now Available on WT Mobile!

“Will there ever come a time when we can play the set on a mobile device?”

YES – The time has come! We have heard loud and clear from our customers the need to play their sets while away from their computers. Now when viewing your set, or a song within your set, you will see a Play button on WT Mobile. Simply click the play button and within a few moments it will be “music to your ears”.

Windows Mobile users will be prompted to install the music player from the WT Mobile login screen. iPhones, iTouches and Blackberries work without any additional software or configuration.

Aside from the obvious benefit of mobile access as you are traveling, in your car or at the office, WT Mobile audio means that most teams no longer need to worry about burning CDs, downloading mp3s or audio files and such. Most mobile devices have stereo mini-jacks/ports that can feed into a church sound system, an audio docking station (such as iHome etc), car or home stereos. Your audio is now portable and you can practice with it, listen to it, and take it with you as far as your mobile connection can go. This is a wonderful advantage for worship teams, musicians and worship leaders. And it is all legal and completely included with your subscription at no extra cost, meaning you don’t have to worry about additional purchasing of licensing or listening resources for your team to have access to audio.

“Getting Started with” – a tour of the site for the new administrator

We have added a video that browses through the 6 main sections of the and allows new planners/administrators the opportunity to get a few minutes of seeing the power of the new service. The video is available from the dashboard when you login, and is below:
We hope it helps give you a good overview of the deep functionality in

New Set Builder/Planner Goes live

We just added a new, drag and drop, user friendly set builder. When you click to edit a set now, you will see your songs and items in your set. Each song listing (or field of information) will be editable by simply double-clicking into the information you wish to change. If you want to change the order of a song list, simply grab the item (with your cursor) you want to move and drag it to the position in the list you wish it to appear. Then drop it. It is that simple. This is an example of a user moving a comment (about taking a break) inside of the set.

The set builder is very powerful. You can now add instant items such as songs, comments, and notes. You can add details to any item, and specify flow information in details and notes, even specifying if you have specific people doing specific songs. The layout is drag and drop and very quick to edit any field.

In fact, if you are just throwing together a set for an ad hoc event, you can even put this event on the calendar right here on the set builder, but clicking “Add to Calendar” where you can chose to select a previously configured event or simply select a date and one will be auto-created for you.

Try it out!