If you have access to audio files, the Media Player is at the footer of any plan. It's built with many features designed to help church musicians learn their music most effectively.
Check out this video to see how to use the Media Player!
To open the media player, tap it from the bottom of the Plan page.
The media player shows all the song files you have access to listed in a playlist. Tap a song to play it.
To toggle between Playlist view and Song view, tap the button on the bottom right.
When you are playing a song and exit the full-screen player, you will see the song playing at the bottom of the page.
Tap the song, and then tap the up arrow to open the full-screen player again.
Tap the X to stop the song and close the media player.
Audio files, Youtube, and Vimeo links are visible in the media player, but third-party links to Spotify and Apple Music are not included.
If you're using iOS 12 or higher, you can add a Siri shortcut to open the media player.
In Playlist view, you can skip a song in your line-up by swiping it to the left until you see Skip. The song will bounce back into place, and the file icon will be grayed out, effectively removing it from your playlist. The app remembers your skip settings the next time you return to the playlist.
Songs you've skipped on the web media player will automatically be skipped in the app, and songs you skip in the app will show as skipped on the web.
To add a song back to your playlist, swipe left on it again until you see Play.
To enhance your team's rehearsal, you can tap the metronome icon from both the Song view and the Playlist view and keep time together.
In Song view, tap the loop icon next to the song's timeline, then drag the handles to the section of the song you'd like to loop.
When you enable looping for that song in the future, the app remembers your custom looping positions.
Depending on your device, looping may not be supported while your screen is locked or when you have left the app.
Rehearsing music usually means listening to the same songs multiple times. You can download your music files to have them available if you don't have a good WiFi connection when you need to play them later.
In Playlist view, tap the three-dot button next to the song to decide which file(s) to download for that song.
Once you download all the files, your audio files are temporarily stored (cached) in the app until 30 days after the date of the plan it was used for. However, you can manually remove downloaded files if you need space on your device.
If you are listening to a song from one plan and then open the media player for another plan, you'll see an option to load the playlist from the plan that you just opened.
If you've linked YouTube videos to your song arrangements, they will automatically play from the Media Player playlist when it's in full-screen mode.
If you exit the Media Player by returning to the plan, leaving the app, or locking your phone, videos will not play automatically. As your playlist moves from an audio file to a YouTube video, you'll hear a notification indicating that you'll need to open the app to play it.