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Version 8.4 Production Release UPDATE - 05/22/2018
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23 May 2018 01:07 PM  
An update to the PRODUCTION release of SongShow Plus version 8.4 dated 05/22/2018 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. 

If you have any issues with this production release, please contact the support team for assistance.  You can also discuss issues in this forum but this may delay assistance.

Updates in this build of Version 8.4 are: 
  • Fixed SSL problem that was affecting SongSelect and Shift Worship - possibly other services.

New features of Version 8.4 are:

NEW - SongShow Drive
  • Collaborate Better - New integrated cloud storage solution in SongShow Plus allows file sharing between two or more machines.
  • User Friendly App allows for local and cloud file browsing and sharing in one place.
  • App allows for file management on both local and cloud
    • Add, Delete, Move, Upload and Download content.
NEW - Audio Chains
  • Extend Audio Use - New feature allows user to create a chain of audio files.
  • These audio chains can be applied the same way as individual audio files.
  • This can be found in the Audio Tracks menus:
    • Creator
    • Package Restore
    • Also in the Send To... menus
NEW - Online Services Selector
  • Eliminate Menu Clutter - New feature allows user to manage the appearance of the Online Services for 3rd Parties.
  • Change settings to only showing the services that you use.
  • Under Settings > Online Services...
    • NOTE: Due to an announced but incomplete change to the Dropbox platform, support for Dropbox as an SSP Online Service has been discontinued until further notice.
NEW - WMV Video Playback Improvements 
  • Improved Playback - Update to address a recurring WMV video playback issue with corrupt videos.
  • This correction addresses the issue documented in KB TS223.

NEW - Windows 10/PowerPoint improvements
  • Better PowerPoint Behavior - Changes to address some of the Windows 10 1607 build PowerPoint issues.
  • This correction addresses the issue documented in KB TS285.
    • If you had employed the workaround of disabling high-end graphics to use PowerPoint, this update will allow you to re-enable it.
    • Follow the steps in KB TS292 to re-enable high-end graphics.
  • Improved Windows 10 Support
New - Improved Mobile Control App for Android
  • Take Control of All Displays - This new app will allow the control of all enabled displays rather than just the primary Display.
  • This new app provides three mobile control functions for SongShow Plus: Remote Control, Current Program Control, and Stage Monitor. 
  • You can download the new SongShow Mobile Control app from the Google Play Store at this link or search the Google Play Store for "SongShow Mobile Control" on your device. Android version 4.0 and up are supported.
NEW - Package to Go Enhancements
  • Transport Easier - The addition of the "Send To..." menu option makes Package To Go easier
    • Package Slide Shows right from the SongShow Plus media panel
  • Package options added for individual media
    • Songs
    • Video Chains
Look for additional details on these features to follow in the blog.

Additional Bug fixes and improvements are also included: 

  • Fixed various problems with SongShow Mobile Control support. (Update to the SongShow Mobile Control app is also required)
  • Fixed minor problem in the Program Panel menu.
  • Minor update for Artisan menu item directing users to SSP 8.5.
  • Update to correct issues with both Audio and Video Chain behavior related to PTG.
    • Audio Chain content now included as expected in Slide Show and Program PTG.
    • Video Chain content now included as expected in Slide Show and Program PTG.
    • Audio Chain Package file now recognized by system and will open in the Package Restore Utility when double clicked.
    • Video Chain Package file now recognized by system and will open in the Package Restore Utility when double clicked.
  • Update to support new website feature - Account Details
    • The new "Your Account" page on the SongShow Plus website gives users additional details on their SongShow Plus account.
    • Users can more easily view status and organizational information.
    • Users can, at a glance, view the features and plugins that they have available.
    • Users can easily purchase additional features and plugins from this area.
    • Users can update contact information themselves.
  • Corrected Catastrophic failure that occurred on some system configurations when a program with media files was opened. 
  • Corrected YouTube playback issues caused by YouTube site changes.
    • This was presented as a "Flash-embedded videos are no longer supported" error.  The update corrects this.
  • Corrected image embedding in a song file as background error.
    • Embedding song image file was not being saved - this has been corrected.
    • NOTE: Large embedded images can slow down presentation of content due to time for extraction on the fly. Linking is preferred.
  • Corrected Program PTG issue where Slide Show content was not included.
    • PTG of programs did work but content inside the Slide Shows added to the program were lost.
  • Online Services - Removed Dropbox option due to changes in Dropbox platform.
    • Due to an announced but incomplete change to the Dropbox platform, support for Dropbox as an SSP Online Service has been discontinued in this build.
    • Future support of Dropbox in SongShow Plus is unknown at this time.
  • Accommodated a change made by Shift Worship which broke SSP's access to the service
  • 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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23 May 2018 06:55 PM  

Would the android app have automatically updated?

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Regarding your question about the post 1809 WMV video issues - possibly.

That issue was only encountered when multiple high res (1920) videos were used so if this is created in the importer at less than 1920 then probably not.

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