We found this guide for picking file formats on www.worship-backgrounds.com. Luckily we know some people there, and they agreed to share the post with us as a guest blog! This is a great resource to use if you’re new to worship media or thinking about switching programs. Check it out:

Free Worship Backgrounds

On Free Worship Backgrounds there are three different file types to choose from. This is designed to eliminate any need for conversion. Once you download our clips, it should be ready to drop into your video editing or presentation program!

The question is: which file format is right for you?

We’ve put together these easy bullet points to help you find the file format that is right for your software:

.WMV files are compatible with…

  • Easy Worship
  • PowerPoint
  • Pro Presenter
  • Media Shout
  • Song Show Plus
  • Windows MovieMaker

.AVI files are compatible with…

  • Easy Worship
  • Pro Presenter
  • Song Show Plus
  • Worship Him

.MOV files are compatible with…

  • Pro Presenter
  • Keynote
  • iMovie
  • Media Shout

Some software is listed under multiple formats, but that just means your program is versatile! When this happens, you’ll generally want to pick .wmv files or .avi files if you’re working on a PC and a .mov file if you’re working on a Mac.

Are you still not sure on what software to use with certain files? Here’s a more in-depth look at today’s most popular worship presentation programs to help you get familiar with whats available:

Easy Worship

Easy Worship is a multimedia tool that was designed specifically for worship presentations. It easily allows you to incorporate Bible verses and song lyrics without ever leaving the application. Easy Worship works best with .wmv and .avi video files.


PowerPoint is a slide show tool that comes with the Microsoft Office Suite. It is available for both PCs and Macs. While it doesn’t have any specific bells and whistles designed for churches, its wide spread availability makes it a popular choice for churches. PowerPoint works best with .wmv files.


Similar to Easy Worship, ProPresenter was created specifically for church media. It has great features like allowing you to edit upcoming slides without disrupting the slide being shown on the projector. ProPresenter is available for both Macs and PCs and is compatible with all of the file formats offered on Free Worship Backgrounds!

Media Shout

Media Shout is a very user friendly church worship software that is designed for creating slides, hosting video and presenting countdowns. It is available for both Mac and PC and is compatible with .wmv and .mov files.

Song Show Plus

Song Show Plus is particularly good at presenting worship song lyrics through its easy to use interface. They offer multiple plug ins and extra features so you can customize the program to meet your organization’s specific needs. Song Show Plus is compatible with .wmv and .avi files.

Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a simple video editor that comes standard on most PCs. It will allow you to add basic text, music and transitions to your presentation. Windows Movie Maker works well with .wmv files.

Worship Him

Worship Him is an affordable yet affective presentation tools designed for church use. Different licensing agreements allows your organization to customize the software and only pay for what you need. Worship Him only works on Windows computer and is best compatible with .avi files.


Keynote is the Apple version of PowerPoint. It allows for simple slide show presentations and has customization features such as animations and video embedding. Keynote works best with .mov video files.


iMovie is the Apple version of Windows Movie Maker. This program comes standard on all Apple computers and is very user friendly. iMovie will allow you to edit simple videos, as well as add text, music and transitions. This program works best with .mov files.

Thanks, Free Worship Backgrounds! If you have more questions, they’d be happy to answer them. Just leave a comment below or hop on over to their Facebook page. And don’t forget to check out their site, too. They have tons of great motion backgrounds that are all available for free.

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