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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 20, 2013

Kazo Vision's Lyrebird is a powerful multimedia publishing solution that lets you create, edit, and distribute custom multimedia content, incorporating a huge range of file and document types to a variety of devices employing LCD screens and projection technology. It's composed of two parts, an Editor and a Player, though they're one and the same in the free Standalone Edition. The free version lets you master Lyrebird's many options and steps, and schedule multimedia presentations to play on your own PC, once or multiple times, always on top (or not) and with effects such as text overlays and background screens. Presentations can cycle through and repeat multiple windows, each with different content. Lyrebird packs many extras, such as an LCD screen testing tool that can help you diagnose bad pixels and other issues.

Lyrebird's main interface, the Editor, resembles an e-mail client in some ways, though that makes for both a familiar layout and a logical one, too, starting with the navigation sidebar's tree view. Although Lyrebird isn't difficult to learn, it does things its own way. But following the reasonably clear and copious assistance the program offers, we were able to pick up the basics. Step one is to configure the software and device, which involves some significant options, though the process is much easier in the Standalone version since no remote devices are involved. After that, it's a simple matter of creating and programming one or more display windows, adding content, and scheduling playback. That's the condensed version, but we were able to create a brief presentation within a few minutes of opening the tool's Editor.

We barely brushed the surface of this impressive tool's capabilities, not to mention its many extras such as the aforementioned LED screen tester and the ability to detect and import LED screen settings from software already installed in our system. Lyrebird's free standalone Edition is a great way to interview a top prospect.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.23

Version 0.23 brings a log of new features. More easy to publish contents to LED screen. Control the brightness of your LED screen directly.

General

Release April 16, 2013
Date Added April 16, 2013
Version 0.23

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,096
Downloads Last Week 15
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Developer's Description

This is a common information publishing software, it can help you easily edit and distribute medias to all types of display devices. It will manager various of devices with the same interface, which will help user edit and playback the media information easily. This system also supports network operation, automatically scheduling, shortcuts control, and external control interface. Base Function: Divide the screen into several areas, contents could display on each area separately. Could create several screen divide style in the same time, they will be displayed by sequence. Support all kinds of media formats: videos, video signal, Flash movie, image, text, MS Word doc, MS Excel sheet, MS PowerPoint presentation, database, analog clock, etc. And several visual effects make the materials more activity. Full visualization edit procedure. User could preview the effect directly on the EDITOR, and make a modification quickly. The playing contents will not be interrupt during the edit procedure. Auto schedule function, help you publish the contents at appointed time automatically. Create and store the periodicity contents on the PLAYER, implement the real scheduling display. Statistics for published contents, record the start and stop time for each media item exactly. The statistics information could be query by several type of conditions, and could be export to EXCEL sheet. Security modules could protect the system, only authorized user could modify the contents on the display devices.