Archive for April, 2010

xLobby V3 – 3.0.10099.73
– 0000815: [skin editor] hidden, locked, disabled checkboxes added to general properties tab (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000818: [skin editor] cut and paste would offset to incorrect location sometimes (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000820: [skin editor] couldn’t set back level icon for a category (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000814: [skin editor] “ungroup” button added to screen elements (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000813: [skin editor] optional category execute event added for more simplicity (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000812: [skin editor] localize events on multiple selections at once (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000811: [generic] when drive was full it was reporting 0% used in storage monitoring area (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000819: [generic] internal audio volume was saved incorrectly with an offset value (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000822: [skin editor] jumping to the media player screen causes media player to be overlayed over every control (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000826: [skin editor] background set command, show backgrounds in drop down box (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000827: [skin editor] Correct Aspect Ratio for Thumbnails (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000828: [skin editor] Please add “drop-down” box for event “close overlay by name” (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000106: [generic] picture rotate function (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000810: [setup] Please hide data in the email password box (*********************) and add a “Confirm Password” box. (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000764: [skin editor] Image aspect ratio feature still incomplete. (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000698: [skin editor] Please fix category image selector picture attached (This is related to 0000678) (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000330: [generic] Cover art not properly scaled to display aspect ratio (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
– 0000830: [skin editor] “keep aspect ratio” check box works on a category now (stevenhanna6) – resolved.


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The latest bleeding edge contains some new features and the current release is always under Alt+F2, Updates, Advanced.

xLobby Screen Properties Background Sort By

The Screen Properties Background list with 2 new check boxes to select show Images, Videos in the list box.

 xlobby change background drop down list

The background set command that was static with no file pointer for image location has been updated with a drop down list for selection of different background image files.

xLobby Picture Rotate Feature

xLobby Rotate 90

The xLobby Picture library now has  the ability to rotate pictures on the fly without changing the image quality.

Category image rotate

Category Image Rotate command for rotating pictures 90, 180, 270 degrees.

This news post is subject to changes or updates.

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New IPAD Skin from Andy

Andy Grooby is at it again with a new skin called IPAD. Check out the cool graphics.

Forum post:

Andys IPAD Menu


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xLobby Cube is coming advertisement3

Within the next couple months the xLobby website will soon break into 2 areas of product lines, xLobby-Pro and xLobbys new platform called the xLobby Cube. The new xLobby Cube is a compact inexpensive unit with a easy to use content media management system, using a simple interface for Movies, Music, Pictures and support for HULU desktop and iTunes. The small convenient handheld IR remote control uses 6 buttons for navigation, nav up, nav down, nav left, nav right, enter, back plus 3 buttons for voume +, volume -, mute. The setup and options menu will be built directly into the GUI for user selectable features. There will be no access to Alt + F2 or the skin editor in these systems. The basic concept of the xLobby Cube and the new online website is to sell directly to end users who want a simple media management system to access all there content. With a single HDMI interface users can hookup the xLobby Cube to their theater systems or plasma-LCD displays and scale all content up to 1080P. The xLobby Cube provides a intuitive user interface system with a simple setup menu to connect storage solutions such as USB-Firewire external hard drives and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on a home network to manage all their audio and video content. Any MAC or PC on the network can also share there iTunes libraries with the xLobby cube providing a simple method to access all your content. The xLobby cube has a CD ripping system built-in so importing CD’s are easy and user friendly, converts files to .mp3, .wma, .wav. Importing DVD’s are done by 3rd party plug-in software not xLobby, the xLobby Cube GUI simply provides a 2 way API communications path between the 3rd party software just like any other windows PC based software. Moving forward after the initial release we will be adding plugins or add-ons for services like Netflix, You Tube,

Many new features and menu interface designs have been added to the xLobby Cube to provide a simple and easy way to navigate each and every menu of the system, these new features and tools will make it’s way into the next release of the xLobby V3 pro series products for users to explore and use. Some new visual effects include some new category,  panel slide in and out menus, left, right, up, down and category tools.

The xLobby Cube website will provide direct sales to end users with a specfic section for qualified home theater system integrators to provide their services to all xLobby Cube purchasers looking for a professional system integrator to assist them in installing and setting up their xLobby Cube systems. Authorized dealers and distributors can purchase the xLobby Cube at discounted pricing for resale. The xLobby Pro product line will remain the same and only be sold to xLobbby authorized dealers and home theater system integrators. The xLobby cube has provisions so that xLobby Pro dealers and home theater systen integrators can upgrade the license in the future so that the xLobby Cube can integrate into a new or existing xLobby pro system.



xLobby Cube Main Menu

Screenshot: xLobby Cube Start menu

xLobby Cube movies by genre

Screenshot: xLobby Cube menu with Genre overlay on Movie cover artwork

xLobby Cube movies by year

Screenshot: xLobby Cube menu with Year overlay 1999 highlighted on Movie cover artwork

xLobby Cube movies by year inside folder

Screenshot: xLobby Cube menu inside Year folder 1999, movie cover artwork shows title name

xLobby Cube music generic

Screenshot: xLobby Cube, Generic Music menu.

 xLobby Cube Brochure

xLobby Cube, PDF Document Link: xLobby Cube Brochure

xLobby Cube Remote and receiver

xLobby Cube 11 button IR remote and IR remote receiver dongle. 

xLobby Cube Remote Diagram

xLobby Cube Remote Control Diagram.

This News post is subject to change. Pricing on the xLobby Cube to be announced soon, any questions regarding the xLobby Pro series or the xLobby Cube should be directed to Rudy Trujillo,


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