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Note: Plugin name links you to the source of the plugin and the download links directly to the plugin file to be saved to your harddrive.


If you have a plugin you would like to share please upload it to me:





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New Plugins/Additions – available or “sneak peaks”

XVirtualEvents: This plugin allows to create conditional events (working like a switch/case) called "Virtual Events" these events will call another Xlobby event depending on the result of a condition. XVirtualEvents.zip

PowerEvent plugin for xlobby. Runs events / Applications on standby and/or Resume of the computer. PowerEvent.exe

xInTheaters: The plugin is designed to find movies currently playing in theaters in your area and create a Xlobby XML database file with the movie info including local theaters and showtimes, download coverart and stills, and provide links to trailers. The plugin takes country, zip code and radius as inputs. It uses regex to parse the pertinent movie information, coverart and showtimes from http://www.moviestickets.com. Stills are downloaded from http://www.movies.com, and trailer urls are parsed from Itunes. This plugin is US, Canada, UK, and Ireland at this time (results are limited to whatever movietickets.com shows for you postal code). Instructions for installing the plugin are here. Download xInTheaters.zip

xLiveNowPlaying: This updates MSN Live Messenger with the contents of audioplayer>now>%artist% and audioplayer>now>%trackname% the variables you use to show the now playing. Just throw the dll into your plugins directory and away you go!!! Download xLiveNowPlaying.zip

xTopPicks: Allows you to create a sorted new category database limited to the number of records you want to create, sorted on any field available in the database. So, as a few examples, you could create the last 10 tv episodes added (if you store the date aired or added), or the top 50 music tracks if you have a way of monitoring amount played.
Download xTopPicksBeta.zip

xPreferences: Extremely simple plugin, it only knows to 1) save xlobby variable to registry 2) read from registry to xlobby variable. Download XPreferences.v0.01a.exe


Existing Plugins:

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Xap(3):A plugin that will send XAP orders to HomeSeer (using the XAP for homeseer plugin).The following commands can be used: Cmd on/off/toggle, HomeSeer Speak, HomeSeer Event, and HomeSeer Script. Download xAP3.zip

Xant:A plugin that creates an Xlobby database from Ant Movie Catalog .amc files.Can also be used along with Ant for CD music, or video-game roms. Download xant2.zip

Archiver:With this tool you can create an .exe for an easy install of your applications. Download Archiver.exe

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Beyond TV 4 Display Upcoming Recordings:Not a true plugin, but is an external application that will allow the display of upcoming recordings in an Xlobby screen.

Xbourse:Is a plugin that allows the importation of stock-broker data to use within Xlobby. Download XBourse.v1.5.exe

BurnIt:Not so much a plugin on its own, as it uses Xscript . A script that interfaces and control the burning of CD’s and DVD’s within Xlobby using the popular Nero program. Download BurnIt.zip

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xlobbyCalender: Don’t currently have any information on this. Download xlobbyCalendar.zip

XcallerID: A plugin that retrieves Caller ID information on incoming calls and can retain information in a database. It shows who is calling on an overlay within XLobby. Can associate with personal images. Download XCallerID1.3.1.rar

Xcam:A plugin that can be used to view webcam imagery information via Xlobby. Can control the following functions: show, hide, start, stop and window location. Download 3 files

Xlobby.ZIPPlugins.ZIPSystem32.ZIP

Cdex: CD Ripping Plugin used to extract audio files from a cd and save them to a drive and import to an Xlobby database. The CDEX plugin retrieves album/track titles to embed into the audio files ripped. Download CDEX.zip

XchangeSkin:A plugin that will automatically change between two skins without having to enter the Xlobby setup window. Download XchangeSkin.v1.exe

Xclock:A plugin that displays a round analog clock. Download XClock.dll

xCloseNotXL:A very simple plug-in that terminates the process of the application that is active, other than Xlobby (and MyHD). Download xCloseNotXL.zip

XconvertToVariable:A plugin that implements the ConvertVariable command that was added to Xlobby that takes two variables (text variable and variable name) and makes it globally visible so it can be used for any event or external command. Download XConvertToVariable.zip

CopyFile:Download CopyFile.zip

xCoverResize: A plugin which is used to resize movie covers (it ensures that the image aspect ratios are correct for movies/cd covers), it's modded it so it could create a bitmap copy of another file....the command is:
"xCoverResize:make bmp*src file*dst file*width*height"

Real life example:
"xCoverResize:make bmp*%movies>coverart%*C:\Program Files\TheaterTek\TheaterTek DVD 2.0\background.bmp*200*300"

Download: xCoverResize.zip

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XDBImportExport:This plugin will import/export xlobby databases so settings will not be lost if the database is deleted. Download xDBImportExport.zip

Xdacal:A plugin that controls and supports multiple Dacal CD/DVD storage units. Download XDacal.zip

xDatabase: The functions can be broken into the following sections:
1) Routines for finding/editing items in a category.
2) Routines for saving and restoring a database in a "move" friendly way (move a directory and still pick up the info).
3) Routines for adding user ratings to a category entry.
4) Routines for adding last played data to a category.
5) Routines for manipulating databases.
6) Routines for caching database coverart.
7) Miscalanious routines.
To install download the file below and then extract it to the plugin directory in the Xlobby folder. I have included a sample ini file which you will have to open up in notepad and select the actions you want. It defaults to doing nothing so should not break anything. if you are using xMusic, dont try this yet!
Download xDataBase.zip

DVD Decrypter (XLDVDImportPlugin):this plugin will allow the control/setup/execute of DVD Decrypter software from within Xlobby. Download XLDVDImportPlugin.zip

DVD Profiler to Xlobby:A utility which will import DVD Profiler data into an Xlobby database. Gives more control over which information to import and which shouldn’t.plugin that creates a database for shoutcast radio stations listed from the shoutcast server. Download dxc2_070610_rc1.rar

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Elk M1 HS/Automation Plugin: This plugin will allow users to interface with an Elk hardware controller. Download xelk.rel1.1.zip

Xevent:A plugin that allows you to schedule events or triggers for certain dates and times. The events can be repeating or one time. Useful for creating things as sleep timers, alarm clocks. Download XEvent.zip

EXtreme Movie Manager:This plugin allows you to import an XMM database into xlobby. Download xmm2xml.zip

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Foobar: A plugin that enables communication with the Foobar player. This plugin allows Xlobby to speak to Foobar behind the scenes. Download foo_xlobby1.2.zip

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XgetPhotos:Copies photos from your camera/memory card into folder structure (by date) on the HTPC.It also has a delete function. Download XGetPhotos.v0.04b.exe

GetStills: The script can be run using the xScript or xScriptNG plugins. It takes movie name and path as inputs and searches Movies.com and IMDB.com for stills. It will create a "stills" folder in the DVD root folder, or if it's not a DVD folder structure (ie no VIDEO_TS folder) it will create the "stills" folder in the folder containing the video file. XscriptNG needs to be configured to use the assembly. Go to F2\Plugins\XScriptNG\Configure\Referenced Assemblies\Add New - type in "System.Xml.dll" without the quotes. Download GetStills.zip

GetDuration:tswhite70 wrote this EXE so he could have duration for his FLAC files, it also should support Monkey's Audio files. It will ignore Id3v2 tags if they have been put on the files. It will parse the FLAC an Ape headers to determine duration, it's incremental and will only parse tracks that do not have a duration listed or have a duration of 00:00. GetDuration.zip

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XhideMouse:This gives you the option of automatically hiding/showing the default system cursor, you can also set it to auto hide it xxx msecs afther the last mouse action (default is 5 seconds). Download xHideMouse.zip

xHideTaskbar: A simple plug-in that hides and restores Taskbar. It has only two commands - "Hide" and "Restore. Download xHideTaskbar.zip

Homeseer: A plugin that will allow direct control of Homeseer from within Xlobby. Download xseer.zip

xHoroscope: Check your daily horoscope from within Xlobby. DownloadXHoroscope.v1.4.exe

XLHotkey: A plugin that allows a user to assign keys to buttons or events. Functionality overlaps partially with the triggers of events, girder and adds some functions of its own. Download XLHotkeyPlugin.zip

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xInfosMarees: Not sure totally what this does, but appears to update port information through Xlobby. Download XInfosMarees.v0.2b.exe

xInTheaters: The plugin is designed to find movies currently playing in theaters in your area and create a Xlobby XML database file with the movie info including local theaters and showtimes, download coverart and stills, and provide links to trailers. The plugin takes country, zip code and radius as inputs. It uses regex to parse the pertinent movie information, coverart and showtimes from http://www.moviestickets.com. Stills are downloaded from http://www.movies.com, and trailer urls are parsed from Itunes. This plugin is US, Canada, UK, and Ireland at this time (results are limited to whatever movietickets.com shows for you postal code). Instructions for installing the plugin are here. Download xInTheaters.zip

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XjumpTo:This pluginlets you find a specific item in a catergory, either by specifing a text string or passing in a variable name. I have not coded it but it could be easily be extened to find a given index or a page if needed. Download xJumpTo.zip

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kXd: Is part of the PervTalk family. It is not directly a plugin for Xlobby, but is a means to control the different modules in the KX Driver software Link:no link openly available as it is still in Alpha stage, but is included with ZoneSkin3.Download

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Xltv:A plugin for TV viewing from within Xlobby. Works with tuner cards compatible with one of this following applications: wintv2000, ProgDVB, MyTheatre and K!tv. Download xltv.zip

xLiveNowPlaying: This updates MSN Live Messenger with the contents of audioplayer>now>%artist% and audioplayer>now>%trackname% the variables you use to show the now playing. Just throw the dll into your plugins directory and away you go!!! Download xLiveNowPlaying.zip

xLiveShout v1.2.1: What is it.... well, it's a live shoutcast browser for winamp (maybe foobar) users. It allows you browse the shoutcast site real time by genre all from the comfort of your xlobby screen and of course play a stream!! This does not work with the built in player in the prerelease, but if you set your player to winamp, all is good. In fact this was mostly developed on the prerelease. Download xLiveShout.zip

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Xmail:A plugin thatintegrates email services(POP and SSL) within Xlobby. Download XMail.v0.10b.exe

MediaPortal TvEngine3:A plugin that allows the control of a stripped down version of MediaPortal (TV module).Suppose it replaces the xMediaPortal plugin. 

Update Pack: MPTV3_RC4_Update_Pack.zip

Download Link: http://www.xlobby.com/files/Shaggy/MpTv3/mp_V3.rar

xMenu:This plugin/utility will allow for animating/rotating menu system.This is still under development but a “sneak peak” is available to download and try. Download Xmenu.zip

Xml2xlobby:A plugin that will let one perform XSL transformations of any XML file into Xlobby’s database format, and then trigger through normal Xlobby events.This will allow the integration of RSS media, Azureus bittorent clients, network bookmarks and other functions. Download xml2xlobby_v1.0.zip

Xmonitor: This plugin will monitor temperatures and multiple fan speeds, mainly inside the computer. Download XMonitor.dll

XmoveWindow:A plugin that allows a windowed program to "peek" through Xlobby for a more seemless intgration of programs. You can specify the size and location of the window to run background programs, or parts of programs, such as winamp's visualization. Download xmovewindow.zip

XMpc:This plugin allows the showing of runtime information (title, time, progress bar) for anyone using Media Player Classic. Download XMpc.zip

xMusic: A plugin for providing a collection of music related functions, such as track rating, smart shuffle,as well as other convenient features. Download xMusic.zip

xMusicovery:Discover new music based on your mood, this free webradio lets you browse music styles and epochs.

Execute xmusicovery.exe by a command os:execute file with the following command lines:
xmusicovery -reset : refresh the application
xmusicovery -stop : close the application
and xmusicovery without command line : start the application
to integrate the musicovery window in a screen use xmovewindow plugin:
create a new txt zone
in ID : screenname_Musicovery (use your screen name ;) )
in text: plugin>XMoveWindow>Musicovery(Title.XMusicovery)
Downloadxlobby-xmusicovery.rar

XmyHD:A plugin for integrating the MyHD application within Xlobby. Download xMyHDinstall.exe

xMyIR:A plug-in for MyHD IR receiver (RS232 only) and its remote controller. Download xMyIR.dll

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xNetflix:A plugin that will allow the viewing of Netflix information within Xlobby. Download xnetflix0.6.zip

xNowPlaying: This plugin will display a bunch of “Now Playing” images within Xlobby.Similar to the “Now Playing” feature on the Xlobby website, only this is local. Download XNowPlaying.v1.2.exe

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xOapWeather: A weather plugin that retrieves information from the weather channel. It displays different information than the original weather integration. It allows for custom variable naming, and warning ticker. Standard weather info as well as radar images and weather illustrations are possible.It is an alternative to the Xweather Plugin. Download xoapweather1.2.zip

Offline-online: Not so much a plugin on its own, as it uses Xscript . A script to manage offline/online function for your movies. Download PLEASE SEND FILE TO ME IF YOU HAVE IT.

xOffline: Not sure how much different this is to the offline-online script above. Download Xoffline.v1.7b.exe

xOfflineExtender:The plugin looks at what screen you are on and opens an overlay with the name of the current screen + "_offline". Download xOfflineExtender.zip

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PCd:A pervtalk device for a program called Phoco, which basically brings your mobile phone to xLobby. Since Phoco is going to die a slow death after on going month, this device is clearly targeted only for handful of people who already owns its license and plan to continue using it after March. New licenses are not available for buying anymore.Download PCd.zip

xPert: A plugin that is part of the PervTalk family that is used allow Xlobby to communicate to devices of different products. Download xPerT.dll

Pervhub: Not a plugin but is the central part of the PervTalk family that is used the individual devices (i.e. xPert and kXd) to communicate to each other. Download Pervhub.zip.

PowerEvent plugin for xlobby. Runs events / Applications on standby and/or Resume of the computer. PowerEvent.exe

Poweroff.exe: A neat little executable that does the following: Command line options: Logoff, Reboot, Shutdown, Poweroff, Standby, Hibernate, Lock, WOL, Turn off Monitor, Turn on Monitor. pwroff30.zip

xPreferences: Extremely simple plugin, it only knows to 1) save xlobby variable to registry 2) read from registry to xlobby variable XPreferences.v0.01a.exe

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Xradio:A plugin that controls the FM tuner portion of a TV/FM tuner card (NOTE: need further info from the French Team). Download Xradio.rar

xReconcile:What it does is it reads through movies.xml and checks if individual entries in <parameter></parameter> exist. It also can check for simple wildcards, i.e. <parameter>D:\movies\lord of the rings\*.avi</parameter>. It also reads offline flags from the database. Then it creates 2 TXT files, one in which it writes (in CSV format) files that are missing, and the other in which it writes offline files. Download XReconcile.v0.01.exe

xReceive: A plugin that allows the user to send commands to Xlobby from other applications from a local machine or over a network. Download XReceive.rar Installer XReceive.v3.1a.exe

Xremote:A plugin that interfaces and controls Xlobby from Girder or an usb-uirt using a remote control. Note that there used to be Girder2Xlobby, which this plugin more or less replaces. Download XRemote.zip

Rom2Xlobby:An application that generates databases for Xlobby based on video game roms. It will scan directories containing roms, recover game covers (art) and information corresponding to the rom and then build the database. Download rom2xlobby.zip

RS 232 Plugin:This plugin will allow for the control of external devices via RS232 protocol.

Link:not publicly released yet.Still under development

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xScan: Allows user to scan all types of multi-media files even from command lines (without GUI).It can also scan from external storage devices. Download XScan.v2.2.6.exe

XSchedule: A plugin for scheduling and recording TV shows from within Xlobby using GPRecord or DadDig.This plugin is not openly supported anymore and the developer may or may not answer questions pertaining to this plugin.User uses this plugin on their own risk. Download Xscheduleplugin.zip

xScreenshot: Make screen captures within Xlobby and display. Download Xscreenshot.v0.1b.exe

Xscrollbar: A plugin that creates an image to visually simulate a scrollbar for a category. Not currently an active scrollbar, just an image that changes position and/or size depending on the navigation of an Xlobby category. Download Xscrollbar_v2.1_3rd_May_2006.zip

XscriptNG:This plugin is based on the Xscript plugin, but was mainly created due to memory leak issues. Download XScriptNG.zip

Xscript:A plugin the interprets VB.Net scripts.This will allow users to write VB style scripts to gain further functionality within Xlobby.An example of the type of script is the InTheaters script. Download XScript.zip

Sendfocus: can be used to select any program to take the forefront (focus) in Windows. You should use the window name as argument. Now when this event is triggered, the sendfocus program is opened, as a new program it as focus and it is allowed to set focus to the window you specified, after which the program is terminated. The only thing you see on the screen is the correct window in front of xLobby. Very nice. Sendfocus.exe

Sendkey – an application that sends key strokes to other applications. Sendkey.exe

xSendKeys:A plug-in sends keys to active application. It has only one command "SendKey(special:key)". Download xSendKeys.dll

Shutdown: Power down/place system into standby. Shutdown.exe

Xskype:A plugin that interfaces Skype to within XLobby. Download XSkype.v0.26b.exe

Sleep: another application to place the system into standby. Sleep.exe

Xsleep:A plugin that allows control of suspending or hibernating the computer. Download xSleep.zip

xSport:This plugin will display information dealing with different sports. Download XSport.v1.6.exe

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Termserv.dll:For controlling audio systems via wireless tablets such as the Viewsonic Airpanel, Kube RoomVue or any touchscreen tablet that supports Windows Remote Desktop Connection (RDC). This mod only works with XP PRO.Download Termserv.dll

xLToolkitPlugin:A plugin that combines several small functions such as: alias (managing two or more screens at once), history (keeping records of visited screens), eject (eject and loading of a CD/DVD), window (activating and sending keys), xlexec (executing events/commands from the command line), hibernate (hibernates the pc). Download XLToolkitPlugin.zip

xTopPicks: Allows you to create a sorted new category database limited to the number of records you want to create, sorted on any field available in the database. So, as a few examples, you could create the last 10 tv episodes added (if you store the date aired or added), or the top 50 music tracks if you have a way of monitoring amount played.
Download xTopPicksBeta.zip

xTransition: This plugin will allow for animating the transition between screens and overlays, using fade, slide or wipe schemes. Download xTransition.zip

TVMan: A standalone application that creates Xlobby database files of TV episode collections.It can download info from TV.com and series images from epguide.com. Download TVMan.zip

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Usb-Uirt:A plugin that allows integration with USB-Universal Infered Reciever Transmitter. When used with a USB-UIRT, one can create triggers as events to signal other devices wirelessly.This plugin is included with the Xlobby bundled package by default.

xUnitConverter:A plugin that calculates and converts termperatur, weight, etc. from metric to imperial values. Download xUnitConverter.dll

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xVideoSignature: Makes images for video “Now Playing” signature, that can be linked to from HTML documents for displaying on websites.Similar to Xlobby’s Now Playing feature for music. Download XVideoSignature.v0.02a.exe

XVirtualEvents: This plugin allows to create conditional events (working like a switch/case) called "Virtual Events" these events will call another Xlobby event depending on the result of a condition. XVirtualEvents.zip

Xvis: A visualization plugin that you to display a graphical spectrum and visualization window in xlobby, independantly of the player used. It is based on the BASS library. Download XVis1_0.zip

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xWeather: A weather plugin that retrieves information from the and displays it in text and graphics. Standard weather info as well as radar images and weather illustrations are possible. This is the default weather plugin downloaded with Xlobby (no link). Updated version can be downloaded through setup/downloads.

xWOL:This plugin allows a Magic Packet to be sent to one or more machines on the network to allow them to resume from S3.Can be set to send when loaded or called from an event. Download xWOL.zip

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xYahoo!Music: A plugin for downloading or streaming music videos from Yahoo music. Download XYahooMusic.zip

xYouTube: This plugin will poll the YouTube website for viewing videos. Download XUTube.v0.13.exe

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Non-working Plugins or Broken Links

InTheaters: Not so much a plugin on its own, as it uses XscriptNG (defined further down), this script will pull movie theater information from movietickets.com and create a database based on this information. It will download and display movie posters and still images as well. Download Intheaters_getmovies.zip

xShoutcast: A plugin that creates a database for shoutcast radio stations listed from the shoutcast server.Plugin no longer updates from Shoutcast.Code not available to correct.

Xstats: A plugin that shows computer information, such as disk size, speed, usage etc. It also can show graphical statistics of the system.

Link:Currently link is broken. Could someone forward an updated location to download?

XCTpvr:A plugin that is used with the CTpvr software to control tuner cards with integrated hardware encoder chips.Plugin has since been cancelled by the developer.

Link:Current link no longer exists


This document was inspired by the forum post started by bmblank here: http://www.xlobby.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4600

Special thanks to Colby for starting to define some of the plugins found in this post: http://www.xlobby.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3908

And special thanks to Dgemily for posting this to easily access the French Team’s site for plugins put forth by them: xlobby.com :: View topic - Releases from the French team www

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