New xLobby V3 Build 3.0.9135.55

xLobby V3 – 3.0.9135.55
0000530: [setup] individual folders for databases can now be assigned a “library” name for easier sorting (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000447: [content playback] when opening a screen with a playlist, goto page with playing item (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000532: [generic] “music”, “play playlist named” is broken (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000512: [generic] execute sound would play if enter pressed in webbrowser (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000514: [skin editor] boolean logic did not parse percentage values correctly for comparison (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000516: [generic] new command “music” “playlist goto playing page” (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000518: [skin editor] localizing an event does not update the event editor to the new localized event (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000520: [skin editor] event manager, alphabetize event list (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000527: [generic] new category ability called “flat” similar to “details”, used on new “tracks” layout (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000529: [setup] individual folders for databases can now have their own import template (new options button) (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000531: [generic] 3 generic libraries are available in music area, “1”,”2″,”3″, “All”, folders must be given a library name (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000511: [skin editor] opacity setting not updated for hardcoded values (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000513: [generic] web browser upgraded to latest wpf control, can now load swf links that would not load before (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000515: [skin editor] boolean logic, dropping new conditon on a previous condition does not change it (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000517: [skin editor] “category”, “add then play all”, add tracks to a playlist then playlist the 1st track that was added (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000519: [skin editor] copy and paste would select the original button and not the new one (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000526: [services] xcontroller, will try to reconnect 3 times in case com port is unavailable for whatever reason (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000528: [generic] music layout added “Music Tracks” similar to an itunes/wmp layout (stevenhanna6) – resolved.

This new release of xLoby brings us closer to managing multiple music libraries based on different folder locations and import templates. The new Tracks menu can separate iTunes style track list and folder based music libraries from the standard xLobby folder (Artist, Albums) structure. This new set of features allows you to separate or mix both types of libraries together. This allows users to now map directly to the iTunes download folder and read content by songlist or folder format structures.

By also having 3 different music libraries you can separate family members music allowing each user to have there own content.

Sort the following items in the list by Ascending or Descending values

1. Name, 2. Time, 3. Artist, 4. Album, 5. Genre

Other items in the works include Apple Ipod integration, have xLobby read single or multiple IPODs docked and connected directly to xLobby and use them as temporary content drives that xLobby can import from to separate music libraries or be mixed with other IPOD, xLobby music libraries.

Screenshots of xLobbys setup menu, multiple Music Libraries


New Options button to setup libraries 1,2,3


Music library 1 setup menu


Music library 2 setup menu

Sreenshots of xLobby new Tracks Menus and features


Screenshot of the new Music Layouts Overlay Menu


Screenshot of the new Music Flow 2 menu with animated background


Screenshot of the new Music Tracks menu

A few details on the buttons for the Music Tracks menu

1. Right Arrow at the top of the menu will take you to the now playing track

2. The Clear button clears the currently select items for the playlist as well as the current content that is playing.

3. The Sort button opens the overlay menu to select how the content displayed will be sorted.

4. The Playall button adds all the tracks to the playlist for playback

5. The Controls button opens the standard content playback controls, volume, mute as well as the music libraries  selections 1, 2, 3, all.

6. The Add button adds all tracks related to the same Album and Artist that is currently selected in the library

7. The Play button will plays all tracks related to the same Album and Artist that is currently selected in the library

8. The Add then Play button will add all the tracks for a selected artist in the list and then add them to the playlist, then play all the new tracks in order.


Screenshot of the new Music Tracks menu with sort order by Album Descending


Screenshot of the new Music Tracks menu with Controls Overlay


Screenshot of the new Music Tracks menu with animated background


Realtime SWF Video feeds playing with the new WPF webbrowser controls



This news post is subject to change over the next few days. 


Wes Black