Frequently Asked Questions
Whats New with Presentation Manager Inspired (version 7)?
A summary of the new features in version 7 compared to version 6
- Multiple templates for dynamic Bible and song display changes
- Dual preview mode.
- Better DVD player (NOTE window 8,10 no long come with native players).
- Text mode displaying complete song / Bible chapter for ease of navigation.
- Better slide tools e.g. movie in movie...
- Dual Bible translation display - on the fly
- Transitions on live streams
- Advanced selective triple display
- Many minor enhancements as requested by users....
NOTE: Presentation Manager 7 can be run on same machine as Version 6 for churches considering the upgrade
What are the system requirements to run Presentation Manager?
- Win 7,8,10
- We recommend with dual Core or greater processor.
- 2G RAM Minimum, 4GB Recommended
In addition, certain hardware is necessary
- A dual, triple or quad display graphics PCI Express card, or dual display compatiblela ptop.
- A video capture card for a live video feed. (Optional)
- Internet connection for RSS feeds, remote data access or remote playlists access.(Optional)
What is dual/triple display?
Dual display means that your computer is sending out two separate video signals at one time. Presentation Manager uses this technology so the operator can make changes to the program while the program output it is being shown to the congregation.
Most laptop computers (but not all, check documentation before purchasing) are dual display compatible, and desktop computers have special video cards that support dual display. These can be purchased from any computer retailer.
Moving Data from version 6 to version 7
by default version 6 has all it's songs images movies is a subfolder of
by default version 7 has all it's songs images movies is a subfolder of
Songs image and moveis can be copied fomr version 6 to version 7.
Unfortunately playlsits are not transferable -sorry
Version 7 and Version 6 can be run side by side
Version 7 minimize maximize icon locations
by default version 7 has it windows management icons on the left.
These can be moved to the right
Under preferences change the toolbar style to "left"
Changing the background colours in the windows of PM
so the software / computer can be darkened for dark environments
- click on preferences
- show advanced configuration
- to the toolbar top right a new icon apears: tooltip help is windows manager
- select each window and edit
- at the bottom is a IPColor - clcik and change the color
Presentation Manger is not projecting on the correct screen(s)
There is an option in setting "Auto Set Screen Viewer". If you uncheck this and save the workspace then on start up the viewer will be as set manually.
Licensing for Presentation Manager Inspired?
Presentation Manager comes with a site license. This means that you can install and use the software on as many computers as needed on your church site.
Is there a Mac version of Presentation Manager?
Yes a Mac version is available.
Can I import movies from YouTube or other movie sharing sites?
There are several sites that allow movies to be downloaded from YouTube and other similar sites. Once downloaded these movies are convert to MP4 or other can be placed in one of the movie folders used within Presentation Manager
Can I add my own video, image and song files into Presentation Manager?
There is no limit to the amount of data you can access through Presentation Manager (except the size of your hard drive). All of our data is managed in various folders of the MasterData folder in your installation folder. This is typically 'C:\synapx'. By adding folders and images/movies/song files to these folders your data will be accessible through Presentation Manager.
What if some movies don't play in Presentation Manager?
Certain video formats, for instance QuickTime and RealPlayer, require the installation of Codecs.
We suggest the K-Lite Codec Pack.
with the codec pack there is a ffdVideoDecoder configuration tool and for unplaying formats use the libavcodec
Does Presentation Manager Inspired work with PowerPoint?
Presentation Manager directly support PowerPoint ie play the power files. (PowerPoint need to be installed on the machine). Also PowerPoint can be run side-by-side with no interference.
- When PowerPoint has the focus it has the screen(s)/projector
- When Presentation Manager has the focus it has ownership of the screen(s)/projector
Do I need a digitizer card for live video?
Presentation Manager supports most webcams and framegrabbers. Inexpensively priced digitizers are available.
eg hauppauge have the hvr 1250.
NOTE on some devices you need to right click on the device and under "Native Connect" set the input connector/source
Does Anti-virus software stop Presentation Manager functioning?
Presentation Manager is constantly accessing the hard drive to load images and movies ... The software may access the internet if requesting RSS feeds. Certain settings on anti-virus packages check for this type of activity and, consequently, conflict with PM.
NOTE with Norton you need to disable heuristic scanning / remove heuristic threat. Software providers claim heuristic technologies can find viruses that have previously been unknown, and yet to be discovered and added to virus definition files. Norton's heuristics reject many good files.
PM7 has been found to work with all DVD players (Windows /7). DVD is the only streaming media that does not support overlay of other data/media
Microsoft does not support DVD playing natively in Windows 8,10. Presentation Manager uses the installed DVD player software.
you can use the Software on several computer at the church. The church site icludes the computer(s) at the church or user computer at home used set up playlists....
Playing audio CD's
The CDDAReader.ax DirectShow filter will allow the playback of CD Audio using the current mmAudiom module. This module can find and load cda files, which is what cd audio files appear as in this filter. In order to play CD Audio the user will need to use the file dialog to browse the CD and choose the appropriate track directly off the CD itself. With the filter installed the mmAudio module will then be able to playback the audio.