Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

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Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

Postby chadpetty » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:01 pm

Why aren't we seeing the hymn lyrics on screen during the congregational hymns today (Apr 1) during general conference? That was very helpful, especially when trying to sing in a dark chapel. Anyone know the reason?

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Re: Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

Postby sbradshaw » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:48 pm

I noticed they updated the format of subtitles in general (for example, speakers' names have a blue banner now). I'm guessing the lack of hymn lyrics was something to do with this change; maybe switching over to a new system that isn't fully-featured yet.
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Re: Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

Postby Hagothsen » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:15 pm

Curious... they had the capability to show the text of President Monson's talk in the Priesthood Session, but not the lyrics for the congregational hymn. Of course, "you" should know the lyrics to Redeemer of Isreal by now. :) I too suspect they've got a new system they're working with. I didn't see if there were hymn lyrics on the monitors inside The Conference Center. I had thought to turn on the lights, especially for the Afternoon Session. No one in the building even remotely knew that hymn. You could have heard a pin drop, but for the sound system. The problem with turning on the lights, our FM group issued consumer projector's display would fade to white.

Let's hope the Sunday session's congregational hymns are super familiar. (ie "I Am A Child of God" or "Love At Home")

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Re: Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

Postby lajackson » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:30 am

They were missing from the Women's General Session last week, as well.

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Re: Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

Postby WBMcA » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:18 am

This needs to be quickly corrected. We thougjt in our chapel that maybe we were not hooked up correctly.

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Re: Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

Postby WBMcA » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:33 am

Apparently we fixed it here. If you are connecting to the broadcast by the satellite dish, you need to switch to Internet Only, whatever that means.

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Re: Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

Postby emmapanti » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:38 am

I was saddened the text to hymns missing. Hopefully this will be restored by the October conference. We love to sing along from home, and the text for the less familiar hymns is extremely helpful. Additionally, because it is a worldwide broadcast, many non-members also view our beloved confetence sessions.

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Re: Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:47 am

WBMcA wrote:If you are connecting to the broadcast by the satellite dish, you need to switch to Internet Only, whatever that means.

Can you give more details?
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

Postby thekeck » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:42 am

Fun Conference Fact:
We are no longer broadcasting the lyrics to the Congregational Hymn. Why, you ask?
All the world receives the same video feed. We then add over 90 live languages to that video. In a global church, it no longer makes sense to have everyone view the English lyrics on their screen.
So grab your Hymnal, or check out the LDS Music app and sing along in whichever language you prefer! Happy Sunday Morning! #ldsconf

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Re: Why no hymn lyrics on screen this general conference?

Postby Hagothsen » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:01 pm

thekeck wrote:Fun Conference Fact:
We are no longer broadcasting the lyrics to the Congregational Hymn. Why, you ask?
All the world receives the same video feed. We then add over 90 live languages to that video. In a global church, it no longer makes sense to have everyone view the English lyrics on their screen.
So grab your Hymnal, or check out the LDS Music app and sing along in whichever language you prefer! Happy Sunday Morning! #ldsconf


Then... announce the hymn#, or use a lower third graphic.


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