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DVDLobby 3.75 Release notes

Postby CinemarDave » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:44 am

8/17/2009 DVDLobby version 3.75.508
1) Updates Amazon search routines to use signed requests to conform with new Amazon requirements.

5/21/2008 DVDLobby version 3.75.382
1) Adds Release Date into the collection of cataloged server variables
2) Adds RELEASEDATE as a sort by option

5/18/2008 DVDLobby version 3.75.377
1) Adds Movie Location Is and Collection Type is filter choices
2) Renames Collection Is filter choice to Collection Number Is
3) Forces Collection Number sort to be numeric

4/25/2008 DVDLobby version 3.75.373
1) Adds Compact Database menu option
2) Fixes issue when cataloging movies with local cover art. Cover art file was not being found. The plugin looks for a file called folder.jpg, cover.jpg and coverart.jpg residing in the same folder as the movie.
3) Movie title will default to folder name when cataloging a movie and the movie can not be located.
4) Adds "Home Movie" as a genre for new installs.

4/25/2008 DVDLobby version 3.75.371
1) Adds support for MyMovies import.
2) Changes the family of server variables names {{media_{{clientname}}_activemovie}} to {{media_{{clientname}}_activeplayer}}. These server variables are movie player centric so the renaming was done to make it fall into line.
3) Adds new database and coverart for first time installers. Does not affect current installations.

4/4/2008 DVDLobby version 3.75.344
1) Fixes an issue with DVDProfiler imports.

2) Adds new server variable DVDBROWSE_SORTBY_{{clientname}} to control movie browser sorting. The valid values for this server variable are:

TITLE = Sort by Movie Title
SORTTITLE = Sort by Sort Title
CHANGERLOCATION = Sort by Changer Location
CHANGERNUMBER = Sort by Changer Number, Then By Changer Location
COLLNUMBER = Sort by Collection Number
PRODUCTIONYEAR = Sort By Production Year
RATING = Sort by Rating
RELEASEDATE = Sort by DVD Release Date

If no server variable is defined then the default sort order is by Sort Title.

3) When cataloging movies by folder if a image called cover.jpg, coverart.jpg, or folder.jpg exists in the same folder as the movie then this image will be used for the front cover art for the movie.


3/29/2008 DVDLobby version 3.75.342
1) Fixed issue where movies with no runtime would inherit runtime from previous movie.
2) Fixed issue when editing existing movie and a duplicate movie was created. when saved.


3/14/2008 DVDLobby version 3.75.336

DVDLobby 3.75 has been officially released. It is available for purchase and upgrade effective immediately. Users who purchase DVDLobby within the last 30 days are eligible for a free upgrade.

Please note that DVDLobby 3.75 requires MLServer 3.0.463 to function properly. Please upgrade to the latest version of MLServer before upgrading to DVDLobby 3.75.

DVDLobby 3.75 also requires MainLobby client version 3.0.130 or better.

To coincide with this release the following plugins / services have also been released.

MLClientSvc 3.0.14 and ClientSvc 1.0.35 - Post processing support for those users who want to rip movies to their hard drives. (Ripping software is not supplied.)

MLCX777ES 3.0.36 - Upgraded to be a member of the AV family of devices.

PowerDVD Agent 3.0.11 and MLPowerDVD 3.0.31 - Plugin for PowerDVd movie renderer for DVD, Blue-Ray and HD movies.

MLXL1B 1.0.9 - Support for Sony Firewire and Powerfile DVD changers.

DVDLobby WMC 3.0.1 Client / Server - DVDLobby for Windows Media Center PCs.

It is strongly suggested that you upgrade to all of the latest software as they are all tied together.

This release of DVDLobby incorporates all known bug fixes and feature requests. There is still some updating to the documentation Wiki that nneds to be done.
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Postby Jehrico76 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:25 pm

I've decided to go ahead and purchase the upgraded DVDlobby. I can't find where to purchase the license though, your website only has 3.0 listed still. Also, what's the price for those who previously purchased 3.0? If I go into MLserver, right click dvdlobby, select registration, then select purchase, I go to an invalid web page.

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Postby CinemarDave » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:29 pm

Go here and you'll see the option to purchase the upgrade.

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Postby AccessHA » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:29 am

Hi Dave,

Is there an updated UI that showcases some of the new 3.75 features? If so, can you point me to the link.

BTW… nice job on 3.75…. the cover art feature is great.
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Postby CinemarDave » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:44 am

Click on the Advanced button on the bottom of the movie browser scene that ships with MainLobby 3.0.130. This will take you to the browser scenes that demonstrate all the new capabilities in 3.75.

If you just want to see all the files that are there then from Windows explorer look in the Content\0019\1024x768\Movies folder. You will find all the sample scenes there.

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Postby mcascio » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:48 pm

Here are some sample screens that we are working on for DVDLobby 3.75 to match the iTunes scenes.

This is a work in progress.
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Postby jstaab » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:19 pm

Are these going to be included with MainLobby? I like the layout, specifically the slider :-)

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Postby mcascio » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:39 pm

jstaab,

Yes - the slider is already part of Library0019 that ships with MainLobby. The sample itunes scenes utilize this object.
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Postby AccessHA » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:48 pm

Thanks Mario, looking forward to their release.

BTW... I really like the slider in the DMR scenes. Tracks very smoothly on my touch screen.
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Postby jstaab » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:59 pm

Assuming it is 0019_0302e, how did you get rid of the letter that is to the left and above the slider button?
mcascio wrote:Yes - the slider is already part of Library0019 that ships with MainLobby. The sample itunes scenes utilize this object.

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Postby jstaab » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:27 pm

Ah, never mind, found the scenes you were mentioning!

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Postby Steve Bate » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:10 am

Mario,

Are all the scenes being developed now in 4:3 format? It looks light a major task rejigging 4:3 to view well on a 16:9 screen.

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Postby sfreiman » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:37 am

mcascio wrote:Here are some sample screens that we are working on for DVDLobby 3.75 to match the iTunes scenes.

This is a work in progress.


Nice! I like this look. I hope to see an entire scene theme along this line.

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iTunes Scene

Postby T.Wells » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:20 am

Mario,

It is great that you are expanding the DVDLobby scenes for the end users. My comment though may be off-topic for this thread. I found it odd that the stock iTunes scene does not mirror the look and feel of the standard 0019 scenes. I think that the looks above does not work well with the standard ML scenes.

Just my 2-cents.

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Postby DavidL » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:56 pm

Hi T.Wells,
Yes, and you probably will see additional new styles. Take a look at the newest library 0026 "Lodge" as example.

The other nice thing, is there is no reason that you can't modify the examples provided to look anyway you want it to be (including 0019 style). I would start with the background color and the mod to your hearts content.


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