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What Is OpenLP?

Open source worship presentation solution that supports playback of multiple video files with VLC integration.

Who Uses OpenLP?

On-premise worship presentation solution which helps churches of all sizes import multimedia, create playlists, manage documents and display presentations.

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Reviews of OpenLP

Average score

Overall
3.9
Ease of Use
3.6
Customer Service
3.3
Features
3.8
Value for Money
4.7

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5
35%
4
31%
3
23%
2
12%
Simon
Simon
Creative Head in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Media Production, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

In the age of one-man-army teams, this right here is a godsend!

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: OpenLP is everything that is great about open-source software. A well-developed software with a community that supports it even more. It was essential for our church to find something that worked very well for us. Over time, we were able to use most of all features that changed the game. Dynamically editing the setlist while on stage; adding, removing, skipping - all while being completely wireless makes it the best software we've used till date.

Pros:

Cross-platform. This piece of software will run on anything. OpenLP runs on any platform, whether you're running Windows, iOS or Linux. You don't even need a full-sized computer to run it. Makes it all the more easier to spread out our points of failure, making it completely reliable.

Cons:

Multi-language support is something that is still lacking. It does support multiple languages, but having it appear in two languages at the same time - when that arrives, it'll be a game-changer for sure.

Juan
Youth Leader in Mexico
Religious Institutions, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A very complete option for small or medium-sized churches

5.0 10 months ago

Comments: I am very satisfied, I have recommended and trained several people to use this program, it is an all in one.

Pros:

It is very easy to set up a service (with images, praises, etc.) and very intuitive to use.Also, it is very easy to add new praises.

Cons:

Support for using videos as motion backgrounds is not very good. The current Mac OS version is not as well optimized as the Windows version.

Mario
Mario
Network Analyst in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Warehousing
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

If you want something to get up and going fast then this is it. Handles very basic functions well.

3.0 6 years ago

Comments: Easy setup. Fast editing to get screens displayed. I can train people in 1 hour how to create a service, how to download new content and how to put music on the screen. Very Very easy to use and I have got a lot of churches looking at it to save money.

Pros:

It is easy to use for almost anybody with basic computer skills. If you have a limited staff, then I would highly recommed this. I download media from youtube and content is on the screen in less than five minutes. I can create an entire service and easily edit what I want to put on the screen. there is some lag time between what you add to the service and getting it on the screen. but overall, it does a decent job for small churches. I am a computer consultant for small churches and they all like it because the bible is easy to pull up. You click the projector and it goes right to screen. I have two TV's and one project on a hp computer and we are happy.

Cons:

The content sometimes laggs behind when you put it on the screen. Also the songs dont keep up with my musicians. I have to constantly move the needle. Needs more backgrounds so you dont have to do much creating.

Paul
Pastor in US
Religious Institutions, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Program IS NOT for nontechnical persons.

4.0 4 years ago

Pros:

It works for a small fellowship that does not have funds for a better updated modern program. Works well with CCLI - Song Select. I was using LibreOffice PowerPoint - this is a great upgrade with ease of use when preparing for a service.

Cons:

One needs to be tech-savvy to get everything to work, Not novices! There is NO tech support, The interface is not up to modern standards ease of use. I would like to be able to hand off to others when I am not available or have other duties I would like if others like my worship leader to make changes with ease. It takes a lot of effort to get format the slides to look good. Then once you get set up - changing locations/equipment it will not display the same.

Berry
DIrector of Audio/Visual Ministry in US
Religious Institutions, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy to Use Presentation Software

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: Overall, our experience with the software has been positive. The ease of use during the service has been of immense help.

Pros:

I like that it is easy for a user to use during the service. Once a service is done, nearly anyone with ten minutes training can use the software.

Cons:

I dislike the lack of some features such as being able to run video in the software. We have to use separate software for that. Our other issue is the lack of information on how to do things with the software. The lack of tutorials on it probably keeps many churches away from using it.