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  • I think the big issue with this one, it is a little like my current project, which is porting from MS Access, there are tools to do this, but they are not Python supported tools.  This requires a "bridge" program that goes from the tools C support t…
  • My preference is to take such a video, download it to the computer as a video file, convert it to a format I know I can display through OpenLP.  Otherwise your depending on the Internet being alive an well at the point you need it.  
  • Okay, I have this kinda sorta working, I may actually build a direct OpenLP importer into it, the SQLite files don't look that complex.....  There can be a long process between working code and production code, and I have limited time to play with i…
  • Sure, once it's complete I will send it along, it essentially reads the WH database using mdbtools, then builds open lyrics files that can be imported.  
  • Okay I'm going ahead with this, originally I was planning on writing in Python, but there is some ugly stuff in there, for example some of the verse types that exist in WH don't transfer to OpenLP, and the conversion program needs to be able to deal…
  • I don't know if you realise, but a lot of images if stretched may not look the way you want them to....  Most modern monitors and projectors are 16:9 or 4:3 which is fine, except that most still cameras are 4:5 or 2:3 there are 4 solutions to this a…
  • I kinda figured that....   Will probably go ahead anyway....
  • Question about Open Format, say I have 8,000 songs, can I create one big file with all the stuff in it, or do I need to do them one at a time?   One at a time, would make the whole project kinda stink....
  • Fedora does have it, I need to get my hands on the church data, then do some playing with it, probably dump it out to text, then figure out how to import it.  Was hoping someone else had already done it.....    I've found if you can get input data a…
  • Don't know if this is still an issue, have you tried running the software under Wine? 
  • Wireless is great in some areas, for a projector, I wouldn't recommend it.  There are lots of things that can interfere with wireless signals, other radio devices, computers, cell-phones, a car going by with a bad ignition coil.  While this is can r…
  • You centre justify lyrics from Song Select, the same way you do anything else, you centre justify the text in the theme.   
  • Windows uses a proprietary system - Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)- to allow applications to talk to one another.  This is implemented with a very ugly pile of C code.     Unix uses a number of simple mechanisms, either shared memory or named …
  • I think because some of the features needed, are only found in PPT.  This could be generally fixed with 1 feature: The ability to play a video in a loop.  In other words I put video X into looping mode, and let it loop until the service is ready t…
  • For themes, the images are in the themes folder, each theme has it's own folder, which contains an image file and an XML file.  You may find a copy of the image in the themes folder as well with the same name as the theme.   I'm not sure where it us…
  • The most foolproof is to ASK.  The pastor may not realise that you need this information in advance, so then he/she will not provide it.  If you let him/her know that you need this ahead of time, then they will fire off an email or text to let you k…
  • If the church has Internet, and the church box is connected to it, then it needs to be moved from XP to something else, or replaced.  Microsoft is no longer supporting XP......  I think Application Data is a hidden directory, because if you go to …
  • It's possible that it needs a driver update, or there isn't enough ram assigned to video, to allow for dual monitor.  Unfortunately with Windows, they seem to quit updating drivers the day they stop actually stop making the chip..... I would pick …
  • Even if your hymn book has 800 tunes in it, your likely to use about 40-50 on a regular basis, outside special seasons like Christmas and Easter.  .  You can take and put a microphone in your piano, and record your piano each week, using a computer …
  • I don't think pianists are getting hard to find, GOOD pianists have always been hard to find, and they are getting even vebn harder to find.   If your pianist is getting older, then perhaps finding someone young who is interested in playing, and get…
  • Thinking on this more, how different are Python2 and Python3?  Can OLP 2.0 be built under Python3 and work, or does it require extensive modification.   Typically programming languages are backward compatible to a large extent.
  • Isn't this a bit of a show stopper? 
  • I think it's common for someone adding songs, to add a group of songs, in other words go to Sing Select, grab say the 5 songs for the service, then add them as a group.  Drag and drop into the media manager's song list would be nice.  I don't know h…
  • Try installing OpenOffice or LibreOffice, the free work-a-like suites to Microsoft-Office, works well on Windows and some other platforms with OpenLP.
  • Raoul, I think one of the problems is that, on real operating systems, when something like this happens, you will get a system log file entry saying permission denied, which is usually a clue as to why something is not working.  Marty, what I woul…