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132w ago - This weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Facanferff has announced the release of the first Showtime PS3 Media Player skin called Oceanus for the application.

Download: Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus / Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus PKG (Installable from the “Package Files” options) by wizzkidd / Oceanus Skin Plugin for Showtime 04.01+ [CEX] XMB Install Package: Showtime (Standalone) / Oceanus Skin Plugin for Showtime 04.01+ [CEX] XMB Install Package: Showtime (multiMAN Edition) by facanferff

To quote from his blog (linked above): Facanferff strikes again with the first Showtime Skin Ever! The skin is called Oceanus, with it you’ll be able to use different views for a better Showtime experience.

This first version supports already several views that you can enjoy. Check it out!

  • Array view (photo taken from Vevo plugin)
  • Artists view (photo taken from Vevo plugin)
  • Posters view (photo taken from Crackle plugin)
  • List view (photo taken from Youtube plugin)
  • List 2 view (photo taken from Youtube plugin) This view is the default one.

“Oceanus was the Titan of Water. When I started creating the skin I always wanted to create something that would be enjoyable, flexible and that would expand Showtime experience in new ways and Oceanus is all about that.” -Facanferff

“Special Thanks to Tyrant for beta testing and giving fresh ideas” -Facanferff

This new skin really makes the user experience much more enjoyable and it also takes the Showtime plugins to a whole new level!

Info: Coming soon to Official Plugin Repo.

Installation: Needs Showtime with 4.1 or later.

  • Put the zip archive in /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins/

FAQ:

1. How can I change between views?

To change between views open the page menu (Triangle button in PS3 or F1 in PC) and click continuously in View setting to select a view.

2. I’m finding issues with the plugin, what can I do?

Fill a report if it wasn’t reported already at lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime.



First Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus is Now Released

First Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus is Now Released

First Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus is Now Released

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#10 - violentcris - 218w ago
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it is not working under 3.41

#9 - fame1418 - 218w ago
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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

#8 - gs01 - 218w ago
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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.

#7 - moja - 218w ago
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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!

#6 - gs01 - 218w ago
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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.

#5 - barrybarryk - 218w ago
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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.

#4 - BallaBalla - 218w ago
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mkv works with this... testet by me... but stutterd... but works.

#3 - mrgreaper - 218w ago
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could we not before?

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

#2 - fabian9907 - 218w ago
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Now we can watch Penn and Teller on the PS3 =D

#1 - PS4 News - 218w ago
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Today andoma announced on IRC that he has released Showtime - a PS3 Homebrew Home Theater System media player application!

Download: Showtime PS3 PKG File / Showtime PS3 SELF File / Showtime PS3 for 3.41 (by deanrr) / Showtime GIT v2.99.183.gbf4bb for PS3 / Showtime Overview / Showtime Repo

To quote from his page linked above: After about a month of hacking I'm happy to announce that Showtime now can be run as a native "homebrew" application on the PS3. See PS3 usage guide for more information of how to get started.

If you have any questions please use the PS3 forum on this site.

PS3 usage guide

Getting started

Download files here: http://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/files

For a full featureset of Showtime see http://www.lonelycoder.com/showtime

Most of this should work except for playback of high res. HD videos (basically when the PPU runs out of cycles). There are a bunch of strategies for how this should be handled but I've not had time to start digging into this yet

Video output

Showtime on PS3 has been tested with 576i, 720p and 1080i video resolutions.

I've tried to set reasonable defaults for overscan compensation. But if it not correct for you it can be adjusted under Settings -> Display and UI settings

Buttons on controller

✕ Activate (Enter) currently focused item
○ Navigate back
△ Bring up options / playcontrol menu
□ Screensaver (Until something better has been figured out)
► Play/Pause
▬ Home menu
✜ Navigate

L3 - Bring up playback info (During video playback)
R3 - Bring up log console

Keyboard

  • Plugging in a standard keyboard in the PS3 USB port works and is currently the only way to input characters.
  • No virtual keyboard is supported at the moment.

Other stuff that does not work

  • TV-style remote controller (whatever that's called) has not been tested. No idea if it works or not.
  • BD/DVD/CD Discs - No idea how that works
  • Digital pass thru audio (AC3, DTS, etc)

Bugs?

There are probably plenty of those. Please use the issue tracker at http://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/issues/new

Build it yourself!?

Start by reading README here: https://github.com/andoma/showtime

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