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ProPresenter Tutorials: Inside the ProPresenter 5 Song Format

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Ever wondered if you could tweak the guts of a ProPresenter 5 song file to make bulk changes? Yep, it’s possible. Nope, it’s not easy. Take a look.

Basically, what we’ve got is an XML file. I used to write XML in the dark ages of podcasting back in 2005. I thought that would make it easy. It doesn’t. Since, I’m reverse engineering the file format (I have no prior knowledge), there are a lot of things that are a mystery to me like how text works, and what some of the tags do. Others are pretty obvious, but take a look at the video to see for sure.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.