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Thread: Showtime PS3 Homebrew Home Theater System is Released!

  1. #101
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Moved to the main page now, and +Rep NTA for sharing the news.

  2. #102
    mgkmgk Guest
    I've only used Showtime via a Multiman install - can I just install this package and it updates the version used by Multiman?

    Great work on the program - thanks for sharing.

  3. #103
    derVerzweifler Guest

    Building Showtime for PS3

    There is a HOWTO:
    Building Showtime with PSL1GHT v1

    Showtime is a lightweight HTS (Home Theater System) for Windows, Linux, MacOS and even PS3 and Wii. Unfortunately it is impossible to build the recent git snapshots using newest PSL1GHT right after the merge with PSL1GHT v2 I patched the ps3toolchain making it possible to compile PSL1GHT v1 that is required by showtime.

    Compiling Showtime
    apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
    apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev libglw1-mesa-dev gawk libgmp3-dev autoconf \
    automake bison flex gcc libelf-dev make texinfo libncurses5-dev \
    patch python subversion wget zlib1g-dev libtool python-dev bzip2 \
    libgmp3-dev pkg-config htop autoconf automake libgmp3-dev \
    libncurses5 zlib1g-dev build-essential libvdpau-dev libcdio-cdda-dev \
    libcddb2-dev libxv-dev libxxf86vm-dev libxss-dev libgtk2.0-dev libpulse-dev \
    libasound2-dev libxext-dev libfontconfig1-dev libfreetype6-dev yasm git-core
    git clone git:// && cd showtime
    Building for Linux
    ./configure.linux --release
    make -j4 && make install
    Just feel free setting the make parallel job count ( -j ) depending on your hardware. Compiling on a quadcore with -j4 boost up to 4x but sometimes gcc fails on it. Be careful.

    Building for PS3

    You will need the ps3toolchain and PSL1GHT. There is a good reason not to use the precompiled binaries.
    Before you start, it is necessary to define some variables:
    export PS3DEV=/usr/local/ps3dev
    export PATH=$PATH:$PS3DEV/bin
    export PATH=$PATH:$PS3DEV/host/ppu/bin
    export PATH=$PATH:$PS3DEV/host/spu/bin
    export PSL1GHT=$PS3DEV/psl1ght
    export PATH=$PATH:$PSL1GHT/host/bin
    Just put them into your ~.bashrc or set them manually everytime. Now configure the toolchain, PSL1GHT and build them:
    tar xfv ps3toolchain_V1.tar.gz
    cd ps3toolchain_V1 && ./
    This can take several minutes or several hours depending on your hardware. A core2duo should make it within 1,5 hours. There are 12 steps: compiling ppu-gcc, spu-gcc and several tools like gdb, binutils and newlib. I patched the toolchain scripts not to download the source code from the internet. Otherwise building the toolchain fails. Feel free to check the checksums. If it’s done, you get a fully functional environment ready for showtime.
    cd showtime
    make -j4 && make install
    Make install generates .self and .pkg. Congratulations! Don’t hesitate to comment!

  4. #104
    FernanditoJr Guest
    Funny... when I try to install the latest version I get an error message.

  5. #105
    elessarsi Guest


    Getting a error when trying to play movies. Unhandled HTTP response 404. Using TVersity.

  6. #106
    Zinxz Guest
    This one is confirmed working on Waninkoko V2.

  7. #107
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Showtime Media Player for PS3 Updated to v2.99-534

    Today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime Media Player for PS3 to version 2.99-534.

    Download: Showtime Media Player v2.99-534 for PS3 (SELF) / Showtime Media Player v2.99-534 for PS3 (PKG) / GIT

    To quote: This is the last release (by me) before setting the 3.0 stamp. Hopefully there are no serious issues lurking and if so I hope to be able to release 3.0 in a couple of days.

    I know there is still alot of bugs (although not as many as I would expect, to be honest) to be squashed and a lot more features to be implemented.

    On top of this I have a lot more ideas in my head for stuff I would like to add. But as always, time is a limiting factor.

    A list of changes since 2.99.401 release:
    • Popup menu redesigned a bit
    • Add support for Windows 1251 codepage
    • upnp: Make sure that we really find subtitles when doing a blind probe. This bug has caused problems for some people making some video not start at all.
    • Make it possible to enter credentials in the auth popup that is not saved to disk
    • Add support for passing mimetypes internally. This speed up media loading and playback start.
    • PS3: Update XMB icon (better centered)
    • Make SRT subtitle discovery better
    • Add support for setting subtitle output delay
    • Add seek-by-thumbnail in the command popup menu (looks very bad on PS3 at the moment though)
    • ui: Redesign the auth popup
    • Improve the setting views
    • PS3: Add support for BD remote
    • Add support for cycling between audio and subtitle tracks using a single button
    • Make presentation of audio and subtitle tracks better
    • Improve subtitle rendering. There is a lot of changes here. see bc0cf58e and 76142920
    • PS3: Display all reasonable entries found in system VFS root as services on their own
    • PS3: If display operates in non-square pixel 16:9 mode, scale UI accordingly
    • Use's recently released 0.7 version (with a couple of bug fixes on top)

    [imglink=|Showtime Media Player for PS3 Updated to v2.99-534][/imglink]
    More PlayStation 3 News...

  8. #108
    Ecniv Guest
    I don't know if this is the correct place to post this but as a suggestion is it possible to add NAS network support with User Identification, that's what bothers me the most about the PS3...

    Non the less keep up the good work it's making me happy !!!

  9. #109
    sharks Guest
    Andreas Oman, you are dong an amazing job! Your homebrew allowed me for the first time to play mkv videos on my PS3! However, as i am sure you are aware, MP4 files do not work (H.264 video codec). Hopefully, you will make this media player the best by first fixing the playback issues for all existing formats, and then later on, add new features.

  10. #110
    elsagheer Guest


    please can you make it support arabic srt language?

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