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May 4, 2012 // 8:08 pm - PlayStation 3 homebrew developer facanferff has updated his Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in today for Showtime PS3 Media Player with the changes outlined below.

Download: Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in Update

To quote: Navi-X is a 'content aggregator' app that provides access to all kinds of multimedia content, listed on a public directory of user contributed listings or playlists for playing on your TV or PC! Users can link to content and playback video, audio, pictures, podcasts, text, rss and html on the internet and share it with people around the world in seconds!

Create fully customizable playlists with backgrounds, logos and icons as well as link to your favorite multimedia on the internet or browse the already existing directory of publicly available content, in one sleek, fast and unified application!"

During the development time of the plugin, Tyrant was valuable, giving important feedback about what was correct and what was wrong. He knew already Navi-X and that allowed a faster development of the plugin. As of his experience with it, he says to new Navi-X users: "Navi-x is awesome once you get to know all the directories and content."

And after Beta Testing the plugin, Tyrant states that "Navi-x is the one and only solution in Showtime PS3 to watch movies, livetv, pictures and listen to music! A must have!"

You may ask, What are the features of the plugin? Here it is:

  • PLX Playlists
  • RSS Playlists
  • Flickr XML


  • If a processor fails (gives error different than "This processor is empty, nothing to do...") add an entry to a local store that must be sent to facanferff
  • TMDB For movies

Item Listing:

  • Display information about the date of an item
  • Display URL and Processor if available

User Account:

  • Enable/Disable Login Popup
  • Add Video/Playlist to Favorites
  • Remove from Favorites
  • Create Playlist
  • Add to Playlist
  • Enable/Disable Adult Content (in settings page)
  • Automatically add video to History playlist (if it already exists, moves it to top)
  • Set if new playlists should be private or public (History playlist is by default private and can't change in the plugin)
  • Search (needs external keyboard)


1. Where can I download Showtime?
Go to here ( and select the PKG you want, install it normally and execute it.

2. Live Streams from playlists are supported in Showtime?
Yes they are, but they should be in rtmp protocol, there is no support for mms or http live streaming in Showtime. You can watch even TV Channels added from other Navi-X user but I'll not tell you where, search Navi-X and you might find it.

3. There are some sections that says "XBMC Only", I can't use them in Showtime?
Some of them you can, those entries are labelled like that because the videos contained in those playlists are rtmp link, that XBMC supports while other platforms can't support, but Showtime supports it and you can use it as well, you're free to navigate these playlists.

4. There are some sections that says "Boxee Only", I can't use them in Showtime?
During development, I faced myself with some playlists labelled like these and some of them didn't work since the feature behind that makes the playlist only supportable for Boxee is the HTML support that Showtime can't support, you might try these playlists but most possibly the plugin will not be able to get you the playlist, in these cases you'll get an empty playlist.

5. You talk about Processors in this plugin several time, what are they?
Well to quote from "The purpose of the processor is to function as an online plugin for Navi-X which produces media playback parameters for a single item, normally starting with only the URL of the web page which contains the item. In other words, if a web page has a flash player embedded in it, the processor teaches Navi-X how to emulate that site's flash player to get the media in the page to play in Showtime."

6. When I logged in the first time to Navi-X server, was added some few playlists to my account what should I know about it?
These created playlists pretend to make easier and better your experience in Navi-X plugin for Showtime. For your privacy, any playlist created by the plugin are saved as Private, it means only you can access those, if you want you might change it in navi-xtreme verified user media. Currently, these are the playlists created automatically by the plugin:

  • Favorites: Keeps a list of items that you marked as Favorite
  • History: List in which is added a video when you select a video to play and it starts playing, if it gives any error from the Processor part it will be discarded.

NOTE: Video links that don't play too due to lack of support from Showtime are added too automatically (no way to check it in current Showtime's API)

NOTE 2: If you play a video that was added already to the playlist History, the plugin will remove the one that exist and insert a new one on top of playlist, creating a fresh copy.

7. What is the status of WatchTV plugin?
With this new plugin, WatchTV plugin became obsoleted, there's no reason to use anymore the system that WatchTV provided, in this plugin you can watch too Live Streams normally and with the advantage of viewing those that were added by other users without having work of setting up a server or using a keyboard to enter a link.

8. Where can I find facanferff to talk about Showtime?
facanferff is sometimes in Efnet on channel #showtime, you might try to find him there. There will be there some other helpful people ready to assist you.

9. How can I give feedback, suggest or report bugs?
To report bugs you can create a ticket in the official bug tracking managed by facanferff and running in andoma's Web site (

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#530 - PS4 News - October 13, 2013 // 3:26 pm
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Following up on the previous updates and his Haider ENG2AR (Arabic) v1.03 PS3 CFW 4.46, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer Haider.Kiara has made available Showtime Arabic with details below.

Download: Showtime Arabic by haider.rar / Convert Sub arabic srt for ps3.rar

To quote: Hi all. Today I finished translation Showtime with some features


  • added arabic language
  • support arabic subtitle (.srt)
  • added EarthLink TV (Only In Iraq)


  • Asian Series
  • Arabic Movies
  • EarthToon
  • Documentary
  • TV Shows Drama
  • TV Shows comedy
  • Sports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)


How to convert .srt arabic to play on ps3 (you need use showtime above):

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#529 - msteffes - September 6, 2013 // 6:43 pm
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I can play mkv file on my ps3 I have CEChH01 and also CECHK01, CECHL01 they all play them. I wish i coud get XBMC on the ps3 as a media player.

#528 - PS4 News - August 21, 2013 // 7:26 pm
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Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has made available an update to the Showtime PS3 Plugin TMDB (The Movie DataBase) bringing it to version 1.2.5 followed by v1.3 with the changes below.

To quote: A new version for Showtime Plugin TMDb is now available and adds some features that many users have been asking since day 1.

Please read carefully the changelog and the Important information section as both help you get a better experience in Showtime.


  • Add: View Collection images option in movie view
  • Add: View images option in movie view
  • Add: "Search in Showtime" option in movie view (thanks Buksa)
  • Enhancement: Improve some design aspects (makes images fit better for different screens)
  • Enhancement: In "Director" field in movie view show all directors instead of just one
  • Add: TMDb item menu option (it allows users to see a movie view from any video, including offline videos or anything else)


  • andoma: for creating and maintaining Showtime
  • Tyrant: for Beta Testing my plugins
  • Buksa: for giving me the idea to add a Search in Showtime option


From plugin central inside Showtime you can download and install the plugin.

Important information:

  • To use TMDb item menu option you need at least Showtime v4.3.261.
  • If you have Custom Background by Andreas Oman installed you can use the View images/View Collection images to set as main Showtime background a fanart of a movie (in above screenshots, the background was set using this feature, choosing this image:
  • It may be confusing for some users since a few time ago I said I would not work more in Showtime Plugins, I thought better and decided to make some changes that make me able to continue working in Showtime Plugins, later I'll talk more about it.

Update: A new update to Showtime Plugin TMDb v1.3 is now available. Finding free time has been extremely hard (studying is hard ) so this is what I have to give you right now to enjoy, more features are being prepared by due to time I don't know when will they be ready.

Changelog version 1.3:

  • Add: Setting to allow show all movies found in a search from item menu
  • Add: Search for movie by custom title in item menu
  • Add: Add movies to a list

Note: For now you have to create manually a list in website. I tried to add this but right now there seems to be some problem with TMDb API so it isn't included for now.

Installation: Download at Showtime Plugin Central (Apps) inside Showtime
Requirements: Showtime v4.1

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#527 - matrixreaver - March 26, 2013 // 9:02 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by matrixreaver View Post
Is it normal for most of the online movies to skip a lot when watching them on the PS3 thru say like Navi?

Can and/or will someone answer this question please?

#526 - PS4 News - March 19, 2013 // 7:51 pm
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Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has made available a Showtime TwitchTV 1.0 HD Plug-in with details below.

To quote from his blog: After several updates to Youtube and Navi-X, facanferff brings a new plugin for the worldwide known game streaming website, TwitchTV. This new plugin lets user (or gamers) watch live streams of games in real time.


  • Browse for Games
  • Browse for Live Streams
  • Play HD live streams!


  • Showtime 4.2 and up


  • In Showtime open the Plugin Central and install the plugin called TwitchTV under Video Streaming category

Special thanks

  • Andoma: for creating and maintaining Showtime
  • Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin

Special Note: Any issue please inform to showtime AT

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#525 - myjunkhurts - March 10, 2013 // 5:13 pm
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sweet update

#524 - matrixreaver - March 10, 2013 // 8:09 am
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Is it normal for most of the online movies to skip a lot when watching them on the PS3 thru say like Navi?

#523 - PS4 News - February 14, 2013 // 11:17 pm
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Not long after the last Stable 4.2 Build, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build to version 4.3.21 followed by 4.3.41, 4.3.207, 4.3.227, 4.3.228, v4.3.263 and v4.3.313 with the changes outlined below.

Download: Showtime 4.3.21 (gda36c46) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.21 (gda36c46) PKG / Showtime 4.3.21 (gda36c4) Self / Showtime 4.3.41 (gde886c7) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.41 (gde886c7) PKG / Showtime 4.3.41 (gde886c7) Self / Showtime Test Build 4.3.207 / Showtime 4.3.227 (g076d4f6) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.227 (g076d4f6) PKG / Showtime 4.3.227 (g076d4f6) Self / Showtime 4.3.228 (gbb5a917) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.228 (gbb5a917) PKG / Showtime 4.3.228 (gbb5a917) Self / Showtime 4.3.264 (g21d63c9) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.264 (g21d63c9) PKG / Showtime 4.3.264 (g21d63c9) Self / Showtime 4.3.313 (g841bdacb) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.313 (g841bdacb) PKG / Showtime 4.3.313 (g841bdacb) Self / Showtime 4.3.443 (g306fd63c) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.443 (g306fd63c) PKG / Showtime 4.3.443 (g306fd63c) Self / Showtime 4.3.482 (g2b0b1b46) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.482 (g2b0b1b46) PKG / Showtime 4.3.482 (g2b0b1b46) Self / Showtime 4.3.536 PKG / GIT


HLS: Fix crash when HLS streamer encountered corrupt streams
glw/video: Remove unused fields
glw: Add a simple grid widget
glw: Tentative support for requested aspect during image load
hls: Keep track of h264 profile and level
Add 'Exit to Standby' in Settings -> General


Always upgrade using patches on platforms that support it
Fix build break
hls: If streaming live, never try to resume last position as it just screw things up
hls: Respect playback priority
rpi: Various OMX fixes to hopefully avoid some hangs


Make 'force screensaver' work again
rpi: Avoid getting stuck in hw accelerated image decoder if image is corrupt
ssa/ass: WIP on encoding detection
glw: Reduce memory footprint my rearranging struct members


Update pl_PL.lang
rpi: Avoid crash when video ends


Make subtitle font setting actually work.
Fix broken browsing. Right pane in UI did not update correctly because URL was not set in fontstash model.
Fix problem making subtitle scanner crash if it found a file without file ending.


rpi: Rework seeking code to be more stable (hopefully)
rpi: Do MPEG-4 part 2 and h263 in VideoCore


FTP-server: Add delete,rmdir,makedir,rename support
Check for showtime upgrades daily
rpi: Fix showtime exit problems


Make it possible to set path to persistent storage (settings)
Add libyuv revision 775
Fix broken save of multiopt settings in javascript …


Fix crash when deleting exported bookmarks …
Update language files: fr_FR.lang and ru_RU.lang
Add subtitle support when playing HLS
osk: Make ESC exit on screen keyboard
Fix typos in displayed strings


Add FTP server support. Can be enabled in Settings -> Network settings
Update ru_RU.lang
Fix problem with underscan settings. Recent regression. Fixes #1727
ps3: Fix mutex init problems


Fix issues with list wrapping and pagination
Detect command to compute sha1
Initial work of building for Android


Fixes issue when, in external subtitles, new overlays appear before all previous overlays have disappeared (Fixes #1723)
Fix broken handling of permanent redirects
Keep navigator when closing window


Fix: No default value was set after the rewrite of the setting system (Fixes #1722)
Improve charset decoding: Add new codepages 1254, 1257 and 1258
Refresh language files
Rename setting 'Userinterface size' to 'Font and icon size'


multiopt: Do the right thing if current options is deleted.
Fix recent regression for HEAD requests
Make (cancel) work in Showtime's own OSK


Add 'Mark all as seen' and 'Mark all as unseen' in page menu …
Rework Showtime's HTTP client …
skin: Rework how background image is set
Add missing mutex lock
Remember set video/audio/subtitles playback settings for each video.


subtitles: Get canvas dimensions from codec context


When deleting RAR file, delete all files in multivolume archive


ps3: Select + Square starts screen saver Add option to enter system standby after current video ends
Update portuguese translation
ps3: Make it possible to configure seeking using L2/R2 Allow user to adjust position of subtitles from video playback menues


Disable binary patches on ps3
Update rusian and chinese translations
Make cache resilient to clock going backwards


Add multi language support to TheTVDB integration

Fixes #1544


Update Polish, German and Swedish translations
Add support for Windows code page 1256
Fix broken PNG decoder for rpi
HLS: Fix playcount and resume position
On tiled home page, only show enabled services. Fixes #1568


Fix an issue with subtitle scanning
This might fix some recent crashes people have seen when Showtime scans for subtitles Fixes #1715 (maybe)


No longer ignore 'The' prefix when sorting. The old behavior can be re-enabled under Settings -> Languages


Add confirmation when just deleting one file as well


Add support for recursive delete of files. Also, in case when deleting a directory, ask user for confirmation


Add support for deleting files and empty directories over SMB Fixes #1062


Support deleting directories (and not only files) Refs #1062


Make sure we count video as played if we reach 100% of playback


Add support for deleting files. This currently only works for local file systems and must be enabled in Settings -> General


Fix recent regression causing vertical lines in images on PS3

Fixes #1617


Fix bug making 'Refresh metdata...' option in item menu not to work at all


Avoid loading .mkv attachments into RAM

Instead we keep a reference to where in the MKV file the attachment is located and we can later open a slice of the mkv-file as the attachment.

This combined with the fact that freetype can open fonts from a file handle reduces the static memory use for attachments to 0 bytes

Fixes #1689 (out of memory (av error -12) with certain MKV files)


Initial attempt of a built-in FTP client in Showtime

To use it enter 'ftp://ip.address.of.ftpserver' in search bar or create a bookmark (much like the CIFS/SMB client)

Note that the code has only been tested against a few FTP servers so it's probably still buggy. If you find any problems and want to report please turn on "FTP logging" in settings:dev and include the logfile in ticket.


Add support for sorting on filename and date when browsing over UPNP


upnp: Include video playback URL in canonical URL

Fixes problem with UPNP servers that just give sequential numbers to directory items. If just using the URL items would be confused with other items if video are removed from the directory

Fixes #1697


Add Danish translation


Fix bug that caused "Custom search query" to disappear for video items

Fixes #1696


Fix a bunch of memory leaks


Make sure metadata scanner stops when we leave a directory

Also fix possible crashes related to those occations
Fixes #1601


ps3: Remove "/dev_hdd0/tmp/turnoff" before shutting down system

Fixes #1594


Fix broken colors in VOBSUB

Fixes #1579


Fix regression causing crash with embedded DVD/VOBSUB tracks

Fixes #1577


httpclient: Fix a regression when using range queries to determine filesize

Caused problems with minidlna (possibly other servers)

Fixes #1576


Fix the oversized album art during music playback


ps3: Fix video stuttering in some high bitrate video streams


Fix broken date-sorting (Allow user to sort on newest or oldest first)

Fixes #1297


Rework subtitle scheduling

This allows us to pick subtitles that are out of sync with video stream. Also makes it possible to do negative subtitle time shifting for embedded subs

Fixes #727
Fixes #1470


ps3: Increase audio buffer size

Fix stuttering playback with some audio formats (APE is one)

Fixes #1451


Fix problem that caused picture stuttering in some movies after 20-25 minutes

Fixes #1483


Add support for LPCM in DVD playback

Fixes #1046


Add movie chapters support where supported by file formats

Chapters can be found in menu during video playback next to seek thumbnails and audio/subltitle tracks

Fixes #786


Fix broken seeking in FLAC files

Fixes #1435


Add support for subtitle plugins. This also removes the built-in support for opensubtitles. Opensubtitles is now available as a plugin. No username + password is needed as allows anonymous logins


The list of subtitles are now sorted based on user preferred languages


Fix a bug that made "Custom query" impossible to erase in the metadata editor. It would come back next time the item was scanned


Fix a crash that was caused by invalid markup tags in SRT files

Typically this would happen if the SRT file contained a subtitle entry with just one tag that was invalid. Now such invalid tags will be presented as normal text instead.

Fixes #1501


ps3: Fix a crash on PS3 when playing AAC HEv2 files. This was caused by too small stack for the threads

Fixes #1515


Fix recently introduced crash in module


Add stretch-to-widescreen and stretch-to-fullscreen as options during video playback

Fixes #1334


Add support for getting metadata from


Allow user to adjust subtitle timing 10 minuts in increments of 0.5 seconds


Improved support for

Showtime will now search in database using the movie title and optionally the IMDB ID if it manages to resolve that

To limit the number of returned results it will only include the subtitles that matches the languages configured in Settings -> Languages.
If no such configuration has been entered all results will be displayed.


ps3: Sign pkg files to work with 4.xx CFW


Fix some issues related to mono audio in videos


Use external metadata (TMDB, etc) for video title in video OSD


Avoid doing external metadata lookup for very short file names


Add support for playback of HLS (Http Live Streaming) URLs


Add support for user configurable fonts

To install and use a new font put the font someplace where Showtime can browse it. When clicking on the font Showtime will what you want to use the font for. Showtime will copy the font to an internal storage location. To select between installed fonts or to reset to default, go to Settings -> Look and Feel -> Fonts

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#522 - Mtealo - February 14, 2013 // 9:25 pm
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Short answer NO. You need CFW and will get banned if you play online.

#521 - sticky876 - February 14, 2013 // 11:56 am
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Hi everyone, I'm new to play station 3 but I love online gaming, I also love watching movies but what I want to know is. Can I install showtime/navi-x on my ps3 slim & still be able to receive updates from playstation, access psn & online gaming? I don't want to install showtime/navi-x & lose the ability to upgrade & play online.

Please let me know. Thank you.