The Media Manager contains a number of
tabs that plugins supply to OpenLP. Each tab in the Media
Manager is called a Media Item and contains a type of media
provided by the plugin for OpenLP to use.
Slide Controller controls which slide from a Service Item is
currently being displayed, and moving between the various slides.
This is the panel on the top right which
contains a list of Service Items. The Service Manager manages
what items are used in the service, and transfers the current Service
Item to the Slide Controller when it is selected to be displayed.
An item that appears in the Service Manager. This item can be a song
with a set of slides, or a set of images. Each plugin that needs to add
items to the service, and display them, provides OpenLP with a
customised Service Item.
OpenLP is built with a Plugin architecture. This basically means
that OpenLP is made up of a bunch of components that "plug in" to OpenLP
and provide certain features and functionality. Plugins themselves are
"invisible", but they often provide key visible components like media
items or menu items.