Feature Review: YouTube and Vimeo support
The March 2010 Edition Of SongShow Plus included the new feature that let you present web pages. In the June 2010 Edition, this feature was enhanced with improved support for YouTube and Vimeo videos. The web page presentation feature can be used to present these types of videos, but the video only occupies a portion of the screen space, and the rest is taken up with text and images surrounding the video. Something like this:
There is a full-screen button available, but you have to click that after the web page has been presented. Unlike Web Page import which saves a link to the web page, the video import saves a link to the actual video. When you go the present the video, SongShow Plus quickly builds a small web document that contains just the video player in full screen on a black background which is really what we want:
There are two new import options in the Web Pages panel that step you through the process of linking to a videos from these sites. As an example, if you would like to presenta video that you know is on YouTube, select the Web Pages > Create/Import Web Page From > You Tube. This will open a browser window at YouTube's web site. Search for the video you wish to show using YouTubes search mechanism.
Once you find the video, click the Import button. This will save a link to the video.
This little improvement makes using videos from YouTube and Vimeo much easier.