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October 23, 2021 at 2:52 pm in reply to: User guide and importing content from another easyslides instance #381
Yep thats the V4 guides.
Funny enough I’ve just had to add an image file (a flyer). for tomorrow service.
The way I do it is add the image to the “Images” folder (we have our Images folder set up with subfolders for different images – people, crosses, Christmas, etc)
Then I have a couple of items set up in a Song database & Infoscreens, all titled with BLANK FOR IMAGE# (you have to add at least a V1 to the item, but no need to add any text or blank lines)
Add one of these to the Schedule & then add the image to the item.
If more than 1 image required then add another BLANK
Others may do it differently
Not sure what you mean about older /newer folders. The DBs in ESv4 (1 MS Access DB for all Song folders) are different to ESv5 (1 .db file per song folder “database”),
But when you first install ESv5 it asks if you want to copy ESv4 DBs to the new install & it does it all for you, keeps the same Folder names, etc. I think some settings may be lost.
hope tha6t helps
MontyOctober 19, 2021 at 11:23 am in reply to: User guide and importing content from another easyslides instance #377
If you have an install of Easislides v4 available, you’ll find it includes a comprehensive help section, much of which, including import/export, still applies in Easyslides v5
There used to be PDFs of each page of the help guide for v4 as well, which I did have, if I can find them I could try & get them to you.
Regarding loading to a new PC, you can copy the “EasyslidesData” folder & sub folders (which contains all the databases, schedules, Bibles, settings, etc) onto a USB drive & then copy that to your documents folder on new PC.
I’ve managed to get Easyslides v5 to use the USB drive as the location for the “EasyslidesData” folder, which allows me to swap it between PCs (home & church) – only problem with this is if the PC doesn’t see the USB drive before Easyslides is loaded, then it wants to create a new “EasyslidesData” folder on the main drive (unless one already exists)
Sorry only just seen your question.
The Rotate options are now on a tab in the LIVE screen section (Clock, Frontpage, Alerts, Data panel, Multicast, Rotate)
There is then a tick box for “Enable Auto Rotate”
then the same options as in Easyslides v4
There is also a setting in the General Settings > Main Window, “Rotate Gap (seconds)”, this seems to control how quickly it automatically moves/rotates onto the neext item at the end of a video, though I found it also repeated the same video, even without selecting “Auto repeat One Item – Repeat”. We have it set to 30 seconds to stop it replaying the same video.
hope that helps
I’ve noticed with the copy item, it will copy one item to a new DB, but if I try to copy another item it won’t copy it; I have to close Easyslides, relaunch, refind the next song, then copy it.
I’m having to copy multiple items each week at the moment as we are using mp3s to go with words, & then setting up the timed sequences for each song & changing how each song is made up, etc, storing them in a different song DB so it has different settings (font, size etc,
this is so I don’t change the original DB item, as we will eventually go back to normal use.
so you can imagine this is a bit of a pain to have to shut it down after copying one song & relaunch ES
I’ve just watched the Youtube video on Publishing a Schedule & realised its not the type of tool I thought it was!
Still sounds very useful though, especially at this time.
If you do have any ideas for what I want to do, thta would be great
I’ve found with some videos, if I don’t have “Enable Auto Rotate” ticked, the video doesn’t fill the screen, but if I tick “Enable Auto Rotate”, the video will change to full screen, I’ve got some images if I can send you them?
I’m not sure if its intentional to do that, accidental or a bug.
I look forward to testing the additions 🙂
Thanks for the reply WK, I didn’t expect anything over Christmas.
Is there a way to default set the “Display panel settings” like we could in ES 4.05?
or should this also work with the “load template” as you’ve explained above.
Something else I’ve spotted, mp3 tracks same as title don’t have the # next to them in the DB lists like they did in ES 4.05…the # does appear in the schedule list.
Also, when I am in Manage schedules & click on the “Media” button, choose “Play MEdia File Based on title (if any)”, click OK, then Apply, I get an error message “Unhandled exception has occured in your application….The path is not a legal form.”
If I click continue, ES 5.0 will contunie working, but after I close it & try to reopen it get “the path is not a legal form” & it won’t reopen at all”…had to uninstall / reinstall one time. sorry.