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19 Jul 2017 01:22 PM  
The first Candidate release of SongShow Plus version 8.4 dated 07/18/2017 is now available from the Downloads page on the SongShow Plus site.  You must have a current subscription and be logged in to the SongShow Plus site to get this download. 

This is a Candidate release, which means that it isn't at "Production" status yet but we are getting close. This release is feature complete and has gone through regression testing, however this may not catch every scenario. The purpose of the release is to let you look at the new features, prepare for the transition to this build and offer feedback.
We are still working through some bugs and defects but if you encounter any problems using a feature - new or existing - please post a question about it on this forum right away. If you have a bug, question or comment, please start a new thread so they can be tracked individually. 

Remember, you can install this along side your existing version and avoid disrupting your production environment. 

This build includes bug fixes for issues in the newly added features:
  • SongShow Drive
  • Audio Chains
  • Online Services Selector
  • WMV Video Playback Improvements
  • Windows 10/PowerPoint Improvements
  • Improved Mobile Control App for Android
  • Package to Go Enhancements

Additional Bug fixes and improvements are also included:
  • Corrections to Chromex and Color Search
  • Improvements to ordering of Planning Center Online plans
  • Enhanced startup error messaging
  • Bible Search improvements
  • Other bug fixes


Thank You for your interest in SongShow Plus
- GEORGE

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This KB was preserved in the previous form here but updated for clarity in the main post.

This process explains how to remove the SongShow Plus and related licenses from your machine. You should not perform this procedure unless you have been directed to do so by a SSP technical support person.

  1. Download R-Technics License Remover utility and copy it to your machine. This utility can be downloaded from HERE.
  2. Run the utility. You will be presented with a window showing any licenses you have installed.
  3. Select the licenses you would like to have removed. By default, none are selected.
  4. Click Remove. This performs the removal process.
  5. Click Close.

(FAQ009)

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19 Jun 2018 10:54 AM
RE: Recommended Professional Level Video Cards (DI009) by George in Display Information

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The content below was removed from the main thread but preserved here for historic purposes.  The approach to published graphics card KB info has changed from noting what we know works to what we know does not work.  The assumption is that it will work unless proven otherwise.

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The list below is intended for those of you who are considering the purchase of a new video card for your Professional Level SSP system. This is not a recommendation to upgrade your current video card if it is working for you sufficiently. These cards have undergone rigorous testing and have passed the tests. These are also cards that were generally available for sale at the time they were tested with the drivers listed below.  If the card you are considering is not listed here it does not mean that we know it does not work, only that we have not specifically tested it.

If you are looking to purchase a new card, we strongly recommend that you consider picking one from the list, including the specific manufacturer named. Use of other manufacturers, models, and drivers may be a source of problems and could limit technical support.

Windows 7 and 32/64 bit drivers - Our primary test platform is the 64 bit version of Windows 7 therefore most Windows 7 drivers listed here will be the 64 bit version, however, we do test 32 bit on occasion and when a card/driver has sufficient testing in this configuration it will also be listed here.


Manufacturer 
Name

Manufacturer Card 
Model Name

 Memory
Amount

Motherboard
Connector

Driver Versions tested

BFG

NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT OC

256 MB

PCIe

Win XP Pro w/ SP2 Driver 93.71
Win XP Pro w/ SP2 Driver 169.21  
Vista Ultimate w/ SP1 Driver 169.25 
Windows 7 (32 bit) – Driver 197.13 

BFG

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT OC

256 MB

PCIe

Win XP Pro w/ SP2 Driver 93.71
Win XP Pro w/ SP2 Driver 169.21 
Vista Ultimate w/ SP1 Driver 169.25
Windows 7 (32 bit) – Driver 197.13   

eVGA

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT

256 MB

PCIe

Win XP Pro w/ SP2 Driver 93.71

BFG

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX OC

768 MB

PCIe

Win XP Pro w/ SP2 Driver 158.22 

eVGA

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

768 MB

PCIe

Win XP Pro w/ SP2 Driver 169.21
Vista Ultimate w/ SP1 Driver 169.25 

eVGA

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

256 MB

PCIe

Win XP Pro w/ SP2 Driver 169.21 
Vista Ultimate w/ SP1 Driver 169.25
Win XP Pro w/ SP3 Driver 175.19 
Vista Ultimate w/ SP1 Driver 175.19  
Win XP Pro w/ SP3 Driver 178.24 
Vista Ultimate w/ SP1 Driver 178.24 

eVGA

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT SC

512 MB

PCIe

Win XP Pro w/ SP3 Driver 175.19
Win XP Pro w/ SP3 – Driver 197.13
Windows 7 (64 bit) – Driver 197.13  

eVGA

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

1024 MB

PCIe

Win XP Pro w/ SP3 Driver 178.24
Win XP Pro w/ SP3 – Driver 197.13
Windows 7 (64 bit) – Driver 197.13 

eVGA

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+

512 MB

PCIe

Win XP Pro w/ SP3 Driver 178.24 
Vista Ultimate w/ SP1 Driver 178.24 

BFG

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 OC2

1024 MB

PCIe

Win XP Pro w/ SP3 Driver 178.24 
Vista Ultimate w/ SP1 Driver 178.24 

eVGA

NVIDIA GeForce GT 220

1024 MB

PCIe

Windows 7 (64 bit) – Driver 197.13

MSI

NVIDIA GeForce N240GT

1024 MB

PCIe

Windows 7 (64 bit) – Driver 197.13

We have completed testing on the video cards/drivers that have been added to the list above. Other drivers or cards in a similar family (7xxx, 8xxx, etc.) *may* work, however items from this list should be selected first if possible.

Use the newest driver listed for your selected card. The BIOS on your particular video card may behave differently than our test cards did with certain drivers listed.  If this is the case, try one of the previously tested drivers before trying the latest driver from the Manufacturers website.

NVIDIA Quadro Cards
We do not specifically test the Quadro line so we do not include them as recommended in our list above.  This is not to say they will not work, only that they are untested by us.  Some users have experienced problems with them in the past, but others state they work just fine.  While the Quadro cards, by design, have all the same capabilities of the GeForce line, the Quadro cards are built for a specific purpose and have features that SSP will not take advantage of.
The Quadro line is also much more expensive than the consumer level GeForce line due to the more rigorous and specific testing and certifications that NVIDIA does on the Quadro line. The 2x to 4x price increase from the GeForce line make the Quadro cards a poor choice for SSP from a budget perspective.

ATI/AMD Video Cards
Continued testing on the ATI/AMD line is still showing some problems. The X1xxx and HD3xxx ATI/AMD products have had some testing and, for the most part, appear to be good cards. While these cards may work fine for you with SSP, our testing revealed some problems with Visualizations and Transitions when used with certain SSP features and therefore are not recommended at this time.

*For NVIDIA Users with SSP builds PRIOR to the April 2007 Edition Release ONLY*
Until further notice, you will want to run the nVidia Fix utility found HERE when using one of the 7xxx Family or newer NVIDIA cards with SSP builds PRIOR to the April 2007 Edition Release. The April Edition Release has changes that eliminate the need for the nVidia Fix utility.  You are encouraged to return all related settings back to the default settings.  You can find additional information about the nVidia Fix utility and default adjustments in KB article (DI007) found HERE

This article will be updated as new cards are tested.

(DI009)

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The latest update to the Preview release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 06/07/2018 has been posted and is available to users with a current subscription. 

Try out the new Slide Show Artisan!

SongShow Plus version 8.5 is nearing feature lock so if you have not looked at it yet please do so now and provide any feedback.

Details can be found in the Version 8.5 subscriber forum.

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Updates in this build of Version 8.4 are: 
  • Fixed SSL problem that was affecting the activation process.
    Try out the new SongShow Plus 8.4 Features!
      NEW - SongShow Drive
      NEW - Audio Chains
      NEW - Online Services Selector
      NEW - WMV Video Playback Improvements 
      NEW - Windows 10/PowerPoint improvements
      NEW - Improved Mobile Control App
      NEW - Package to Go Enhancements

    Details can be found in the Version 8.4 support forum.

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    Try out the new Slide Show Artisan!

    Details can be found in the Version 8.5 subscriber forum.

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    • Fixed SSL problem that was affecting SongSelect and Shift Worship - possibly other services.
      Try out the new SongShow Plus 8.4 Features!
        NEW - SongShow Drive
        NEW - Audio Chains
        NEW - Online Services Selector
        NEW - WMV Video Playback Improvements 
        NEW - Windows 10/PowerPoint improvements
        NEW - Improved Mobile Control App for Android
        NEW - Package to Go Enhancements

      Details can be found in the Version 8.4 support forum.

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      Updates in this build of Version 8.4 are: 
      • Fixed various problems with SongShow Mobile Control support. (Update to the SongShow Mobile Control app is also required)
        • New Android and iOS versions of SongShow Mobile Control app available.
      • Fixed minor problem in the Program Panel menu.
      • Minor update for Artisan menu item directing users to SSP 8.5.
        Try out the new SongShow Plus 8.4 Features!
          NEW - SongShow Drive
          NEW - Audio Chains
          NEW - Online Services Selector
          NEW - WMV Video Playback Improvements 
          NEW - Windows 10/PowerPoint improvements
          NEW - Improved Mobile Control App for Android
          NEW - Package to Go Enhancements

        Details can be found in the Version 8.4 support forum.

         

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