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church tech questions on: International streaming, free media, and Is Pro5 worth the switch?

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Scott Gerhart via email
Hi Paul I just found and listened all day. Love what you are doing! I too am a church tech guy as well as missionary.
So I looked at and will switch my church to them since they have responsive code more up to date features than I am using currently.
But they can’t help me with my missions streaming outside North America. I was wondering if you know of a streamer that would allow me to stream from outside the USA?
I am developing TheLifeNetwork.TV for ministry mainly in India. I am an American but have been planting churches in India for 20 years and now we plan to expand our outreach with TheLifeNetwork.TV by providing a platform our India leaders can use to minister to their satellites and home groups by live and pseudo live streaming and also to provide 24/7 streaming of ministry in local languages. Amazingly they now have wifi and 3g or 4g even in remote areas now.
So I need to find a stream service that has servers or CDN near India and start with low cost and let me scale up to more bandwidth as we grow and get more support.
So I was wondering if you know of any service that might work? suggested I try Livestream but I’d rather use a Christian platform.
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Nathan on

Hey! Our church just purchased ProPresenter 5 and i have never used it before. I was told that when you purchase the software that it came with some backgrounds, and motion video backgrounds. I cant figure out how to access these and would love to use them. Do you know how i can use those, or anywhere where i can get some free ones for now?

Jim Frye via email
Hi Paul,
First of all thank you for the vast information you and your site provides. What a resource!! I have used it (and continue to) for setting up the streaming of our church services. I am still playing around with it all waiting until a church business meeting where the appropriate funds can be allocated.

I write to you though to ask another question. As head of the AV team, I am begging to research presentation software to replace EasyWorship 2009. I know you are a big Propresenter 5 fan. How easy is it to switch from EasyWorship to Propresenter. I read that Easyworship doesn’t make it easy to export the song database. Currently each song is associated to a background, I am also reading that the association won’t transfer. To me it sounds like a huge headache and not worth the time for the little benefits Propresenter offers. Am I way off base?

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