OpenLP - Open Source Worship Presentation

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Want OpenLP in Your Language?

Translate OpenLP

If you'd like to see OpenLP in your language, now's the time! We are about 2 weeks away from the release of 2.2, and now is your opportunity to translate OpenLP's interface into your own language.

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Almost There: OpenLP 2.1.6 Release Candidate 3

We're very close to releasing OpenLP 2.2 now. We've made a few additional bug fixes and have decided to release another Release Candidate. If we don't find any major bugs in this version, the next release will be 2.2.

These are the bugs we fixed in this release:

Android 2 -(Alpha) Release through Google Play Store.

Announcing the Release of the Version 2 Android App.

This new application replaces the existing Android Application.  The two versions will co-exist on the same machine.

This code is Alpha so has been tested and, in at least one church it is already being used live but there may still be issues with it.

The new version builds on the Android 5 material design theme and whilst will work on a phone, a tablet is the recommended device. 

This new version works with OpenLP 2.0 and 2.1.5.

The following functions are supported:

Getting Closer to a Stable Release: Version 2.1.5

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Update: The Windows builds are now available on the Download page.

Another step closer to version 2.2, today we have released version 2.1.5, the second release candidate. This release comes with 7 known bugfixes  as well as a few of other fixes.

The PowerPoint integration has recieved a lot of attention and we hope some of the quirks has been fixed. Thanks go to the OpenLP community for quick feedback while testing the changes.

Here are the bug reports we have fixed:

#1451237 Remote view: sending image or video live from search results causes traceback
#1458056 Traceback when importing a Worship Assistant CSV
#1458672 Import of settings file with non-existing keys causes traceback
#1460235 Focus doesn't switch to Live when you click in "move to live" button
#1395848 OSX Menu Bar
#1449041 Main vebview doesn't mirror PowerPoint when using a single-screen setup
#1449064 Transitions happens in the same slide


Woo! Another release! Announcing OpenLP 2.1.4

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:14

I'm glad to announce another release of the upcoming OpenLP 2.2, version 2.1.4 Release Candidate 1. This release comes with 31 known bug fixes, as well as a bunch of other fixes that don't have specific bug reports.

There's also been a renewed focus on Mac OS X, with bugs like the dock icon problem fixed, and the menu bar fix in the works.

Here are the bug reports we have fixed:

  • #1419300: OpenLP freezes when double clicking an image in media manager
  • #1424297: Renaming a theme causes a crash
  • #1247661: Cannot restore OpenLP after minimising on OSX
  • #1411433: Media disappears on upgrade
  • #1413324: Going live on songs too quickly causes hang
  • #1424330: OpenLP Loops Presentations on start up
  • #1432418: delete PowerPoint presentation before removing from service
  • #1438563: Saving theme with unicode letters in the name causes traceback
  • #1441055: Webkitplayer (and video background) doesn't work on Windows and Mac
  • #1081807: Inconsistent verse ranges
  • #1194847: Clicking on a PowerPoint slide doesn't advance animations on that slide
  • #1195694: Presentations error: RPC server is unavailable
  • #1389149: Traceback when switching PPT presenter
  • #1412216: ccli traceback when the lyrics aren't present
  • #1423699: CCLI SongSelect Import - import more logs out
  • #1423913: PowerPoint steals focus when a PowerPoint presentation goes live
  • #1424555: When editing a single verse, the number is always 1
  • #1424972: Powerpoint with unicode characters makes OpenLP crash
  • #1425035: Wrong use of translation causes crash in opensong bible import
  • #1431476: Exception when playing a mpg file with webkit
  • #1431478: Size of media slider should not change
  • #1433245: Error message when start playing a video with vlc
  • #1437771: CCLISongSelect import saves multiple copies of same song
  • #1439311: Print service does not always put a blank line between verses
  • #1439671: Edit button on preview toolbar disappears when editing custom
  • #1440571: Drag and drop powerpoint file to mediamanager fails to load file
  • #1446491: OpenLP shows wrong thumbnail when new and old image has the same name
  • #1056652: Service item selection bug in Service Manager
  • #1254190: Can no longer add Bible verses
  • #1315917: [Web stage] native android web browser causes text to compress affects Android app as well
  • #1410774: OpenLP fails to start on first run
  • #1414990: Menu - language list

A number of translations have been updated and nearing full coverage.

UPDATE: All the files have been uploaded, and are available on the Download page.

New Beta Release: 2.1.3

Hooray! It's another release of OpenLP!

Brought to you by much blood and sweat and tears (OK, maybe only the sweat part), is version 2.1.3, the 3rd beta in our 2.2 series. As with the previous release, this is a bugfix-only release, with the focus on getting to a 2.2 release.

There are over 30 bugs fixed in this release, including:

  • 2.1.2 Traceback on Presentations for MAC
  • Remote password protection doesn't work with https off
  • OSX: OpenLP does not start without phonon
  • Preview media slider repeatedly shows "Error Occurred" dialogue box
  • Exception when saving a service
  • non-ascii characters in file path of images and presentation causes traceback
  • The FTW fails when network is disconnected during download
  • Previewing media item interferes with live media item
  • Corrupted databases stop OpenLP from starting
  • Traceback in czech bible download
  • Slide preview viewer pane
  • Bible download from crosswalk fails because crosswalk has updated their layout
  • Traceback when playing media with no players available/enabled
  • Several bibles missing in download.cfg
  • Select Translation Dialog missing icon
  • No cancel button on FTW "No inetrnet page"
  • Bible quick search to end does not work
  • Thumbnail of images isn't shown in stage view and remote control
  • When deleting a presentation from the mediamanager the cursor remains busy
  • Importing certain presentation manager pro files fails
  • Consider moving the delete option in the right click menu to the bottom of the menu.
  • Some disk errors are not being caught
  • Zefania bible imports all books as "Genesis" if book name is missing
  • One failed download stops first run wizard
  • Remove support for .theme files
  • Second Bible verse separation
  • Traceback when importing CSV bibles
  • Traceback in FTW on download error (404)
  • After downloading KJV through FTW, searching in KJV causes traceback
  • Double clicking item in preview adds to service instead of sending live
  • Alert is displayed on a single screen when "Display on a single screen" is not checked

Important Notes

OpenLP 2.1.3 is not backwards compatible with 2.0.5. Once you have upgraded from 2.0.5, version 2.0.5 cannot read the upgraded files. OpenLP 2.1.3 will make a backup on startup, but it is recommended that you make your own backup too.

Upgrading from versions of OpenLP before 2.0.5 are not supported. You need to upgrade to 2.0.5 first, and make sure you run OpenLP at least once before continuing to upgrade to 2.1.3

This is a beta release, which means it is not yet finished and likely to still contain a few bugs. Please test it out as much as you can (using a Portable build on Windows is a good way to do this) and report the bugs you find.

Service Files created in 2.1.3 cannot be opened in 2.0

System Requirements

OpenLP's system requrements have been upgraded since the 2.0.5 release. We have had to drop older operating systems in order to take advantage of newer features not available in older operating systems. Please take note:

  • Windows Vista and up
  • Mac OS  X 10.8 and up
  • Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and 15.02
  • Fedora 21

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121