The Media Player is built with lots of features designed specifically to help church musicians learn their music most effectively.
If you have access to audio files, a Media Player is available at the footer of any Plan. Tap it to open the full-screen player.
When you are playing a song and you exit the full screen player, you will see the song playing at the bottom of the screen. Tap the song to get back to the full player, or tap the X to close it completely.
Check out this video to see how how to use the Media Player or follow the steps below to try out each feature.
The video shows an iOS mobile device; however, the functionality is the same for the Android mobile app.
With a song selected, tap the loop icon at the bottom right of your screen, 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.
To skip a song, just swipe it to the left. Once you see Skip label fully appear, you can stop swiping.
The song will bounce back into place, and the file name will be grayed out. When you listen to the playlist, it will skip over that file and play the next enabled track.
To unskip the song, swipe left again until you see Play.
Songs you've skipped on the web media player will automatically be skipped in the app, and songs you skip in the app will then show as skipped in the web application.
Rehearsing music usually means listening to the same songs multiple times. You can download all of your music files so that you will have them available if you don't have a good wifi connection available when you need to play them later.
The Download All button only downloads files that aren't marked as skipped.
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.
Once a file is downloaded, you can see its album art. Tap on the artwork thumbnail to view a large version, which is especially helpful in figuring out what artist and album it's from.
Artwork for the playing track is also shown in the footer of the plan when you leave the Media Player.
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 the Media Player playlist when it's in full screen mode.
If you exit the Media Player by going back 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, then it will continue playing the next audio file in your playlist.
YouTube videos are only able to play fullscreen on devices with iOS 10 or higher.