Connecting to a wireless display or HDMI (V5.x.x)
If you want to project your lyrics onto the big screen, you can connect to a wireless display such as Chromecast or use an HDMI cable.
To connect to a Chromecast device, simply look for the 'Cast' icon in the actionbar.
To connect to an HDMI device, connect the cable to your Android device and then start up OpenSongApp. If the device is not automatically recognised, you can click on the HDMI button in the 'Display' option menu.
Once you have connected to a secondary display, you can change the settings of this display by clicking on the 'Connected Display' button in the 'Display' option menu.
Depending on the current app mode, the connected display and related settings menu differ slightly. Please note that the 'Connected display' setting is not available when no secondary display is detected.
In Performance mode, the secondary display shows the entire song autoscaled to your secondary screen (landscape). You have the option of changing the cross fade time, maximum autoscale font size and showing or hiding the chords on the secondary screen. You can also adjust the horizontal and vertical margins to best suit your device. The screenshot below shows a simulated secondary display in the bottom left corner of the Performance mode song display window. The settings window is also shown.
In Stage Mode, the settings window ('Connected display' option) is exactly the same. The main difference is that Stage Mode only displays the currently active section on the secondary display. The screenshot below shows a simulated secondary display in the bottom left corner of the Stage mode song display window.
This is the mode that is designed to get the best out of a secondary display. The options available are far more specific allowing you to select custom image or video backgrounds, audio clips, positioning of text (including Author, Copyright, etc.) and your own logo between songs. The screenshot below shows a simulated secondary display in the bottom left corner of the Presentation mode song display window. The settings window is also shown (in two sections).