Presenter Feature Matrix

Quickly compare all four editions of Presenter 5 to determine which version suits you and your organisation best.

Which is the right edition for you?

Version 3 and 4 included for reference.
Further information on video playback is provided below.

Presenter 5
Presenter 5
Presenter 5
Presenter 5
Presenter 3
Presenter 4
Licensing and Support
Site License for NPOs
Free Upgrades No further updates No further updates
FAQ/Online Support
Phone/Email Support
O/S: Win32/Win64




Win32 only

Win32 only
Supported Item Types
Scripture Bible modules in Version 5 are compatible with V4 with the added benefit of pre-loading selected verses as run sheet items.
HTML Integrated Chromium browser. Browse and load a web page for full screen display on the designated output.
YouTube Browse and prepare a Youtube clip for full screen playback on the designated output.
Adobe Flash
DVD Player
Video Capture
Output + Monitors
Control + Output1 Output1 Output2 Outputs6 Outputs2 Outputs3 Outputs
Custom Outputs112
Stage Features
Timer: Clock
Timer: Count Up
Timer: Count Down
Timer: Media
Lyric Features
Styles Preset Limited
Copyright Support Preset
Spell Checker
Text Override Support Limited
Image Features
Single and Gradient Colors
Embedded Images
Echo Effect Stylized pillarboxing to pad black areas with blurred copy of the image.
Multiple Formats Supported image formats: BMP, JPG, JPEG, GIF, WMF, ICO, PNG
Slideshow A folder of images becomes an automated slideshow with the press of one button.
Video Features
Multiple Formats Supported video formats: AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG, M1V, M2V, M4V, MOV, MPG, MP4, OGG, VOB, WMV, 3GP, 3G2, WEBM
Windows DirectShow Player See below for more details.
Integrated VLC Player See below for more details.
Detailed Metadata Display
Playback Compatability Check
User-assigned Preview Image
Audio Features
Multiple Formats Supported audio formats: CDA, MID, MKA, MP2, MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA
Detailed Metadata Display
Artwork Display
Browser Features
Item History
Run Sheet (Event) History
General Features
Multi-language Support
Image Cache for Optimised Performance
Check for Updates
Optimised for Windows 10+
Touch-screen-friendly Interface
Quick messages
Quick Scripture Look-up
Themes 2 6

Video Playback

Presenter 5 gives you the option of using either DirectShow, VLC or EVR (New in V5.2) for playback of videos. A video compatibility checking feature is included for each configuration.


DirectShow is part of the DirectX technology included in the Windows Operating System. If you have trouble playing a particular video, numerous codecs are available that support DirectShow and should solve most problems. We have found the K-lite Codec Pack (Basic version) suitable for most needs. It is hosted on sites such as, or


The VLC player from is a popular player that does not require additional codecs to be installed. Presenter 5 can be configured to connect to the VLC rendering system if it is installed via the regular Windows installer found here. Be sure to select the correct platform for your system (Win32 or Win64). The video configuration page provides assistance in this regard.


Enhanced Video Rendering is a feature built into Windows. It has the benefit of not requiring any additional components. Support for EVR is new and so we have tagged it as a BETA Preview feature in the initial release of Version 5.2.

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