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April 19, 2011 // 2:02 pm - Today Andoma has updated the Showtime Media Player PS3 homebrew port to version v2.99-284 with changes detailed below.

Download: Showtime Media Player PS3 SELF (v2.99-284) / Showtime Media Player PS3 PKG (v2.99-284) / GIT

Showtime Media Player PS3 v2.99.284 Changelog:

Mostly bugfixes in this release, here are the highlights:

  • ps3: Fix video bitrate calculation when using SPU decoder
  • Fix bitmapped subtitle formats (VOBSUB) on bigendian (such as PS3) systems. Ticket #433
  • Fix scanning of SRT subtitles Ticket #408.
  • webdavclient: Strip 'http://host' in webdav responses before parsing. Ticket #426
  • linux: Prefer openssl over libssl
  • ps3: Use system fonts (Latin, Japanese, Korean, Chinese) so lots of more characters should work now
  • subtitles: Autodetect encoding of SRT files
  • ps3: Fix seeking bugs when playing with cell acceleration
  • ps3: Force cell decoder into level 4.2 even if content is 5.x
  • Add support for all ISO 8859 character encodings and make it configurable in Language -> Settings which default character encoding to use for SRT files.



Showtime Media Player for PS3 Updated to v2.99-284

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#10 - Dukeboy01 - March 17, 2011 // 2:35 am
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Looks like it will play movies with cinavia.

Thanks cinavia was so annoying...

#9 - violentcris - March 17, 2011 // 2:22 am
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it is not working under 3.41

#8 - fame1418 - March 17, 2011 // 1:29 am
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thank god something like this came out i was trying to see a movie in the ps3 and it wouldn't play it yet i put in my daughters wii using wiimc and it played it, i just looked like a fool with my high end ps3.. please tell do i need the self file. thanks

#7 - gs01 - March 17, 2011 // 1:17 am
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Yes, I was. I wonder if the Ps3 will ever have naything as good as XBMC was on the original xbox. Those were the days.

#6 - moja - March 17, 2011 // 1:07 am
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Quote Originally Posted by gs01 View Post
If you want to play .mkv files, just download and install the latest divx bundle. After that you'll be able to play .mkv files on your ps3.


Yes, but I don't see how that helps native PS3 playback. I assume you're talking about transcoding.

This is a welcome addition to the homebrew library. Would it be possible to add support for a codecs folder (ala XBMC)? Anyway, thanks andoma!

#5 - gs01 - March 17, 2011 // 1:03 am
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If you want to play .mkv files, just download and install the latest divx bundle. After that you'll be able to play .mkv files on your ps3.

#4 - barrybarryk - March 17, 2011 // 1:00 am
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low res mkv files will work but more optimisation is needed before it's a real alternative to the inbuilt video player. great work in progress though.

#3 - BallaBalla - March 17, 2011 // 12:48 am
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mkv works with this... testet by me... but stutterd... but works.

#2 - mrgreaper - March 17, 2011 // 12:37 am
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could we not before?

no hd means no mkv files, that's the only thing my ps3 can't play.

#1 - fabian9907 - March 17, 2011 // 12:22 am
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Now we can watch Penn and Teller on the PS3 =D