Version 1.4.0 released

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of PraiseBase Presenter 1.4.0. This version introduces new dialogs for editing song metadata and showing song statistics. This is particularly useful when reporting used songs to CCLI.

Features

  • The Song-Metadata-Editor is a tool which allows to edit song information like author, copyright, CCLI ID etc. in an easy way.
  • The Song-Statistics dialog displays how many times a song has been used in any of your setlists during a selected time span.

Enhancements

  • The projection preview in the left bottom corner is now displayed in the display ratio of the projection screen (e.g. 16:9).
  • The debug mode, which can be enabled in the program settings dialog, displays the screen resolution and dimensions of text boxes on the projection screen.

Version 1.3.0 released

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of PraiseBase Presenter 1.3.0. This version introduces the chroma keying (green/blue-screen) mode which can be used in conjunction with video mixers. Additionally, an experimental YouTube video player has been added. The presentation of background images with different screen sizes and dimensions has been improved.

Features

  • The new chroma keying mode can be activated by pressing a button. In this mode, all background images and colors are replaced by a pre-defined green or blue color (can be defined in the program settings dialog). This is useful when using PraiseBase Presenter together with a video mixing device, so that e.g. a live video stream can be combied with song lyrics.
  • It is now possible to import song lyrics using a simple copy-paste dialog. This is especially useful when using song lyrics copied from CCLI SongSelect.
  • YouTube videos can be displayed on the projection screen by supplying their video ID.

Enhancements

  • Improved scaling of background images. It is possible to define (in the program settings dialog) if images should be scaled (previous behaviour), fitted or filled (default) on the projection screen.

Version 1.2.6 released

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of PraiseBase Presenter 1.2.6. This version fixes an issue with the representation song copyright and song source information and provides some small enhancements in the Bible verse module.

Enhancements

  • If multiple Bible verses are shown, the verse number is added as a prefix to each verse. If only one verse is shown, the verse number prefix will be omitted.
  • The setting “Show automatically” in the Bible verse module is now remembered correctly accross program restarts.

Bugfixes

  • Song copyright and song source information is now displayed on the correct slides (first and/or last) when using the display mode “Sequence”.
  • Remved an unnecessary leading whitespace when displaying Bible verses.

Version 1.2.5 released

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of PraiseBase Presenter 1.2.5. This version provides some enhancements to displaying of copyright and song source information, and simplifies importing of CCLI song files (.usr) as well as OpenSong XML files.

Enhancements

  • It is now possible to display copyright and song source information on every slide. This can be enabled in the program settings dialog.
  • A button has been added to the main window toolbar, allowing a one-click import of CCLI song files (.usr) and OpenSong XML files.

Bugfixes

  • When the song display mode “sequecen” is enabled, the copyright information is now shown correctly on the last slide, even if not all slides of the song are part of the song sequence.

Version 1.2.4 released

We’re glad to announce the immediate availability of PraiseBase Presenter 1.2.4! This version fixes an issue with the user interface language, improves the editor and adds some enhancements related to logging and error handling.

Enhancements

  • If a song has no or or only one background image, the checkbox “Use this for all slides” is now checked by default in the background selection screen of the song editor.
  • Added a mechanism for catching fatal program errors. If such an error happens, a standardized message box, with a link to the error reporting website, will be shown.
  • A log file is now created by the program, which is used for debugging and analyzing program errors. The log file can be accessed by the menu entry “Help” -> “Show logfile”.

Bugfixes

  • Changing the user interface language did not work, as the language pack files were not installed correctly. This has been fixed.

Version 1.2.3 released

We’re glad to announce the immediate availability of PraiseBase Presenter 1.2.3! This version fixes various issues and improves the usability with regards to the Bible verse feature.

Enhancements

  • Various improvements in the Bible verse module:
    • The representation of bible verses has been simplified. In this new view, multiple verses can be selected by clicking on the first verse, and then clicking on the last verse while pressing down the SHIFT key.
    • Selected bible verses can now, if desired, displayed automatically.
  • The action “Check thumbnails” in the “Extras” menu does now cleanup thumbnails of which the original image does no longer exist.

Bugfixes

  • Multiple issues have been fixed which were related to CCLI .usr and OpenSong XML song files.
  • When importing songs fron a database, the default background is now set correctly.
  • The bible verse search function was broken; it has now been fixed.
  • Annotations in bible verses are no longer shown in the presentation view.

Version 1.2.2 released

We’re glad to announce the immediate availability of PraiseBase Presenter 1.2.2! This version fixes various issues in the song editor and improves the usability with regards to the song sequence feautre which has been added in version 1.2.1.