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SongShow Plus 7!

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System Requirements and Recommendations

For version 7

12/2009

System: Requirements

Limited Graphics Mode

  • Basic static text over static backgrounds
  • Text-over-video capable but with limited performance
  • 2D transitions and animations only
  • Soft shadow support but with very limited performance
  • 1.6 Ghz CPU
  • 512 MB of system memory
  • Video card supporting 32-bit color resolution
  • Dual head card recommended

Full Graphics Mode,  High Performance

  • Great solution for accelerated text-over-video
  • Good solution for typical use of 3D transitions and animations
  • Good solution for typical use of visualizations
  • Good solution for use of soft shadows
  • 3.0 Ghz CPU or 2.x Ghz Multi-core system.
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 7,200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7000 series

Full Graphics Mode, Extreme Performance!

  • Full SongShow Plus experience with lots of headroom!
  • 3.0 Ghz CPU or 2.x Ghz Multi-core system.
  • 4 GB of system memory
  • 7,200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9000 series

System: OS Support
SongShow Plus 7 is designed and intended for use on Windows XP Professional 32-bit, Windows Vista Business/Ultimate 32-bit version, and Windows 7 Business/Ultimate for both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. SongShow Plus may run other versions of Windows, but no testing is performed on these other versions nor is technical support available for them.

 

System: Other Configurations not Supported

  • Any versions of Windows later than Windows 7.
  • 64-bit versions of Windows prior to Windows 7.
  • Windows emulation software.
  • Windows Terminal Services or Remote Desktop.
  • Hardware with less than a 1Ghz Pentium.
  • Hardware with less than 512 MB of memory.
  • Video hardware set at less than 32-bit color resolution.
  • Use of a video screen resolution of less than 800x600 for the SongShow Plus control monitor (640x480 is still supported for the display monitor).
  • Video playback support is limited to the capabilities of the drivers installed on the machine and is subject to their limitations and quirks.

 

Video File Support
Files in General: SongShow Plus uses Microsoft DirectShow to integrate the playing of video files.  When playing a particular video file, It is necessary that the required drivers (codecs and DirectShow filters) be installed on your system.  SongShow Plus may not work with codec, but it does support the most common ones in use.

MOV support: H.264 encoded .MOV files are supported by SongShow Plus through the H.264 plug-in which is included in the installation package, but requires a separate purchase.

MPEG-2 Support: MPEG-2 support is provided natively with Windows Vista Ultimate. No additional components are required. However, Windows XP does not provide native support for MPEG-2. In order to play an MPEG-2 video through SongShow Plus on Windows XP, you must first install an application that includes an MPEG-2 codec.  Examples of such applications are InterVideo WinDVD, CyberLink PowerDVD,  and LeadTools products.  WinDVD and PowerDVD is frequently included with systems and video card packages.  By installing these applications, the MPEG-2 codec and necessary DirectShow filters are also installed which then enables SongShow Plus to play MPEG-2 files.  Other products may also provide the same function.

 

DVD Support
By default, Windows XP systems do not include support for playing DVDs.  In order to play a DVD through SongShow Plus, you must first install an application that includes a DVD player.  Examples of such applications are InterVideo WinDVD and CyberLink PowerDVD.  WinDVD and PowerDVD are popular choices that are frequently included with systems and video card packages.  By installing these applications, the MPEG-2 codec and necessary DirectShow filters are also installed which then enables SongShow Plus to play MPEG-2 files.  Other products may also provide the same function.

Note: WinDVD 4 and WinDVD 8 have been tested and are known to work with SongShow Plus. Versions 5 - 7 are known to have compatibility issues with SongShow Plus. Versions earlier than 4 and later than 8 have not been tested with SongShow Plus. PowerDVD did not work with earlier versions of SongShow Plus 5.5, but versions 6 and 7 of PowerDVD have been tested and are known to work with SongShow Plus version 7. Earlier and later versions of PowerDVD have not been tested and/or have not been deemed compatible with SongShow Plus.

Important Note: As of this time, encrypted DVDs are not supported in SongShow Plus on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

 

Flash Support (Adobe)
Support for Flash files is provided by the Flash Support plug-in.  This plug-in was designed and tested for use with the Flash Player 6 and is required for its use.  The Flash player is not included with SongShow Plus but can be downloaded from www.flash.com.

 

PowerPoint Support (Microsoft)
PowerPoint presentations can be use directly from SongShow Plus. They can also be imported as images and slide shows as well.  You must have PowerPoint 2000 or later installed to use this plug-in.

 

Song Select Web Site (CCLI)
SongShow Plus supports the importing of lyrics from the CCLI SongSelect web site directly into any installed SongShow Plus database.  This feature is provided through the Lyrics Service Import Plug-in.  You must have current subscription to SongSelect to use this plug-in.

 

SongSelect 2.1 and 3.0 (CCLI)
SongShow Plus supports SongSelect 2.1 and 3.0 through their respective plug-ins.  However, both of these products have been discontinued by CCLI and support for these products is now deprecated.  Song Select is not distributed with SongShow Plus.

 

Worship Software 2,  3, and 4 (Integrity Music)
SongShow Plus supports Worship Software 2, 3, and 4 through a plug-in.  Worship Software is not included with SongShow Plus nor is it still available for sale. Support for this product is now deprecated.  

 

SongBase
SongShow Plus supports SongBase 2000 and later versions through the its respective plug-in.  SongBase is not distributed with SongShow Plus but can be purchased from the SongBase website: http://www.songbase.com.  Support for this product is now deprecated.

 

Libronix Support
SongShow Plus supports the Libronix text engine for scripture retrieval.  Any Bible product based on this engine should work with SongShow Plus through the Libronix Support plug-in.  No Libronix based sources are provided with SongShow Plus. 

 

QuickVerse
SongShow Plus supports QuickVerse text engine for scripture retrieval.  QuickVerse version 5 through 2008 have been tested to work with SongShow Plus.  This is supported through the QuickVerse Support plug-in and requires that the QuickVerse application be installed.  QuickVerse is not provided with SongShow Plus, but can be purchased from the QuickVerse web site: http://www.quickverse.com.  

 

Online Bible
SongShow Plus supports the Online Bible text engine for scripture retrieval.  This is supported through the Online Bible Support plug-in and requires that Online Bible Millennium Edition or later must first be installed.  Online Bible is not provided with SongShow Plus but can be purchased from www.online-bible.com.