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obs-text-slideshow v1.4.0

Supported Bit Versions
32-bit, 64-bit
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Minimum OBS Studio Version
Supported Platforms
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
OBS plugin inspired by the built in image slideshow, except for text sources instead. Both Free Type 2 and GDI+ are supported. Useful for displaying song lyrics, captions, etc.

Please submit any bug reports or feature requests here.

Installers can be found here.

Note: The macOS installer is currently unsigned because I don't have a subscription for the Apple Developer program.

This plugin functions exactly as the built in image slideshow plugin, except instead of transitioning between image sources it transitions between text sources instead. Simply click the add source button and add the Text Slide Show source. Text sources can be added manually using the default Slide Texts box or read from file by selecting the read from file option and specifying the file path(s). The expected format of the text file(s) is described here. Transitioning between text sources manually can be done using OBS's media controls or using the built in dock.

To open the dock, Select View -> Docks -> OBS Text Slide Show. The dock will display the first Text Slide Show source for the current scene as well as all of its text sources below. Clicking on the text sources on the dock will cause the source to transition to this text source. The drop down at the top of the dock can be used to have the dock display another Text Slide Show on the current scene other than the first. Only Text Slide Show sources on the current scene can be viewed on the dock. When the current scene is changed, the dock and will update accordingly to include only the Text Slide Show sources on the new scene.

Further details can be found here.
First release
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Latest updates

  1. v1.4.0

    Changes and Fixes Added multiple file support for #4 Expected file formats can be found here
  2. v1.3.0

    Changes and Fixes Added UTF-8 file reading as requested by #1 Possible chance to support...
  3. v1.2.0

    Changes and Fixes Fixed the dock source order not matching the source list Fixed desyncing...

Latest reviews

How do you use this? No wiki whatsoever, terrible first impression.
Thank you for the feedback. A small usage section has been added. Please message me or submit a bug report at if you have any specific problems or questions.
This is a great plugin! Thanks @jbwong05