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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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25 Mar 2019 07:45 AM
RE: Medleys by George in Version 8.4

Roger.

Comparing this request to the existing tools in SongShow Plus, it sounds like what you are asking for would be similar to a Song Chain.  This is an interesting idea.

In the meantime, if you are considering constructing a purpose-built object for this medley and want to be able to apply different backgrounds, my suggestion would be to go the slideshow route.
You can currently export any song as a slideshow to get the building blocks you need and then you can combine/include the specific song parts (now slides) as you see fit.  The slideshow construction allows you to set any background you choose to each slide.  I suggest using the slideshow themes to create and apply the desired background to the related song parts.

Another route you could go is to create a program specifically for the medley songs.  This would contain all the songs and backgrounds that you wanted and allow you to set the verse order as needed.  Then you can use the program merge function to blend this with your full program.  Having this as a separate program would allow you to adjust as necessary then re-merge to use again later in a different full program.

If you need more detailed tips on this you can contact the support team for help.

12 Feb 2019 01:59 PM
Version 8.5 - Production Release 02/07/2019 by George in Latest News

An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 02/07/2019 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

24 Jan 2019 02:34 PM
RE: IOS Help by akins in Mobile Apps

Kim,
The wish list was a great idea and was very active and responsive for several years.
The forums on this site were also quite active with many questions and replies each
day. Both a dwindled over time for some reason - perhaps the product has matured
to the point where there aren't many questions and/or wishes. In any event, it is what
it is, but I, for one, miss the interaction with fellow subscribers and the techs. George
usually gets back with answers in a reasonable time. I no longer submit anything to the
wish list as it seems to be a "black hole."

15 Jan 2019 06:38 PM
RE: Windows 10 Update by osborn4 in Windows 10

I've had little to no problems with Windows 10.

15 Jan 2019 06:35 PM
RE: Song Titles with Parentheses by osborn4 in Version 8.4

I agree. Very handy. We use () it quite a bit in song titles to denote different versions of the same song or alternate song titles, so they show up in the search,

14 Jan 2019 07:01 PM
RE: Ipad and SSP? by JoanneWillian in The Wave Pool

Thanks to the portability of the iPad, I can easily use it as my portable computer. As you said, I linked it to the projector, which brought me a lot of convenience. Also, I think it's a good time to buy old iPad models, they work very well and are cheaper.

02 Jan 2019 11:37 PM
RE: Fire OS version? by Dino123 in Mobile Apps

Posted By yehoshua on 21 Oct 2018 11:33 AM
One option may be installing "Apps2Fire" on your mobile device. This can be used to install device programs on a Fire TV Streaming Stick across the network. It might work for the tablets; I haven't checked. This is probably the easiest solution, if it works.

There are also a couple websites out there which will access the Google Play Store and download the APK files from Play directly. I don't have the one I tried bookmarked, but it shouldn't be too hard to find, but be careful, to. I *think* the one I used is https://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/.

I agree with you.

02 Nov 2018 04:51 PM
RE: Unable to import from SongSelect online to SSP by westhillchurch in Version 8.4

Thanks George.

Time to update!

25 Oct 2018 10:50 AM
Version 8.5 - Production Release 10/23/2018 by George in Latest News

An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 10/23/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

18 Oct 2018 12:41 PM
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An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 10/17/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

Note that there will be additional updates for Slide Show Artisan coming soon. Stay tuned!

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That sounds great!

26 Sep 2018 05:12 PM
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An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 09/26/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

Note that there will be additional updates for Slide Show Artisan coming soon. Stay tuned!

17 Sep 2018 06:42 PM
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Thanks, that took care of it. When I reloaded, I thought I would get the latest version, but of course it reloaded the version I already had.

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10 Sep 2018 01:59 PM
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This initial Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 09/08/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

Note that there will be additional updates for Slide Show Artisan coming soon. Stay tuned!

07 Sep 2018 08:14 AM
RE: Now What? by akins in The Wave Pool

And we have watched your title change and become more impressive over the years -
does that mirror an increase in pay ??
We have seen lots of changes in  SSP over the years:
mostly for the better, a few not so hot.
This forum has been the first of my browser bookmarks,
but now is largely, and disappointingly, inactive.
One thing is certain - things change!

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The initial Candidate release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 07/30/2018 has been posted and is available to users with a current subscription. 

This update enables the normal activation process for 8.5.

Try out the new PowerPoint Tools!
Try out the new Preview Display!
Try out the new Slide Show Artisan!

SongShow Plus version 8.5 is now feature locked.  If you have not looked at it yet please do so now to prepare for migration and provide any feedback.

Details can be found in the Version 8.5 subscriber forum.

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The latest update to the Preview release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 07/18/2018 has been posted and is available to users with a current subscription. 

This update has several bug fixes.

Try out the new PowerPoint Tools!
Try out the new Preview Display!
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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The latest update to the Preview release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 07/12/2018 has been posted and is available to users with a current subscription. 

Try out the new PowerPoint Tools!
Try out the new Preview Display!
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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An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 02/07/2019 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

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An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 10/23/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

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An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 10/17/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

Note that there will be additional updates for Slide Show Artisan coming soon. Stay tuned!

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An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 09/26/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

Note that there will be additional updates for Slide Show Artisan coming soon. Stay tuned!

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This initial Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 09/08/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

Note that there will be additional updates for Slide Show Artisan coming soon. Stay tuned!

 

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