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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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#520 - cyber02000 - February 10, 2013 // 2:03 am
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its really weird that since the navi-x plugin was released 180upload and billionupload links do not work till today. and searching the internet i haven't found the answer to this problem as 95% of the links are from these hosts !!! or is it a issue i am having ?? i hope some of you can help.


#519 - mmanolos - February 9, 2013 // 10:52 pm
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I always have issues with Showtime. Some upgrades ago I lost the tiled view and I got the list view with no icons for everything, besides all the channels I pinned down in the home page disappeared.

This last update was great at first, I received a notification for a new version from inside the application, it downloaded and installed fine and all the bugs went away: the change views option returned and I got the lost channels back.

It is an excellent version... but after close it, every time I try to launch Showtime again I receive an error message. It runs fine from inside Multiman. I will try to delete it an reinstall it from scratch.

#518 - PS4 News - February 5, 2013 // 10:33 pm
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Following up on the previous release and YouTube Plugin, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated Showtime PS3 Media Player to version 4.2 with the changes outlined below.

Download: Showtime v4.2 PKG / Showtime GH v4.2 PKG / Showtime 4.2 SELF / Showtime v04.02.000 DEX PKG by deank / GIT

Showtime PS3 Media Player v4.2 Changelog:

Some highlights:

  • Virtual keyboard
  • Integration with
  • Chapter support for movies
  • Support for subtitle plugins

And as usual, a lot of bugs squashed


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 minutes 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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#517 - PS4 News - January 17, 2013 // 1:52 am
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Below is Showtime 4.1.368 for PS3 CEX and DEX from Andreas Oman which has been compiled by deank who states the following:

Download: Showtime 04.01.368 [CEX].pkg (5.62 MB) / Showtime 04.01.368 [DEX].pkg (5.69 MB) / Showtime 04.01.386a [CEX].pkg (5.60 MB) / Showtime 04.01.386a [DEX].pkg (5.67 MB) / Showtime 4.1.387 (g7e95cd9) PKG / Showtime GH 4.1.387 (g7e95cd9) PKG / Showtime 4.1.387 (g7e95cd9) Self

I compiled it with my changes and it should be ok with mM 04.18.00. Also I decreased the size of the pkg/self with 1MB. Showtime 04.01.386a is compiled with my changes as always. Also the size of the pkg/self is decreased with another 20KB.

  • You can update your Showtime for multiMAN from within multiMAN via the Video column (select showtime, press Triangle and then Update)
  • Showtime 04.01.368 [CEX].pkg standalone is available in the WEB column, too.

Update: Showtime 4.1.387 by Andreas Oman is now available online.

Download: Showtime 04.01.387 [CEX].pkg (5.60 MB) / Showtime 04.01.387 [DEX].pkg (5.67 MB)

  • You can update your Showtime for multiMAN from within multiMAN via the Video column (select showtime, press Triangle and then Update)
  • Showtime 04.01.387 [CEX].pkg standalone is available in the WEB column, too.

Update #2: Showtime 4.1.419 (by Andreas Oman) for mM and standalone are available.

Download: Showtime 04.01.419 [CEX].pkg (5.62 MB) / Showtime 04.01.419 [DEX].pkg (5.68 MB)

  • Showtime for mM is available online within mM and in the web column.

#516 - pht - January 12, 2013 // 12:42 pm
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Hello, I'm using Showtime to read video files stored on an "UPnP Media Server" via WiFi connection. Sometimes with big MKV files, WiFi is too slow (or connection is too bad) and video is lagging. Is there any way to copy the video file before reading it. In others words, can I copy file from Media Server (or network drive) to PS3 HDD. Thanks for help.

Edit: Perhaps Comgenie's Awesome Filemanager or Multiman can do this kind of copy but I did not manage?

Sorry for the double post, but I can no more edit it...

#515 - pinoytechno - January 3, 2013 // 1:13 pm
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thanks showtime

#514 - billyreneoberra - December 28, 2012 // 5:44 am
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2 questions, first i have a little problem with the showtime youtube plugin.

i have the 4.1.208 version of showtime and the latest version of youtube for it. i have authenticated youtube but whenever i go on my user profile i get this message:

unable to open resource
ReferenceError: reference to undefined property$username

and i can't login into my youtube account. can anybody please tell me how to fix this or if it even can be fixed at all. i tried uninstalling and reinstaling everything, re-authenticating ....

second i have troubles with getting showtime to see some plugins like megaviewer, hd-trailers, game trailers and so on. i put the rar's in the appropriate folder but they don't show once i go to the plugging section of showtime

can anybody help me out here?? thanks

#513 - mw00 - December 26, 2012 // 11:39 am
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#512 - PS4 News - December 26, 2012 // 6:51 am
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Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has updated the YouTube Plugin to version 2.0 for Showtime PS3 Media Player dubbed the New Experience with the changes outlined below followed by v2.2, v2.21 and v2.2.5.

Download: YouTube v2.0 Plugin for Showtime PS3 Media Player / GIT

Below are the changes, as follows:

The first major release of the plugin was more than a year ago and now it is time to renew that experience and provide a improved experience that I hope everyone will enjoy. Please see carefully the changelog so you know exactly what's new:

  • Add: Support for Continuous Playback (needs to activate setting in Showtime's Video Playback Settings)
  • Add: Main Page now supports order customization (like Showtime Main Page)
  • Add: Youtube Disco
  • Add: Native Sorting (by Publish Date, by Views, by Title (incrementing/decrementing) and as Default)
  • Add: Youtube EDU
  • Add: Featured feed in Youtube Movies
  • Add: New User Profile Interface/Experience
  • Add: New Advanced Mode for videos
  • Add: Choose what feeds to show in User Profile
  • Add: Header buttons in Oceanus skin plugin
  • Add: Item Menu:
  • Like/Dislike video
  • Comment video
  • Add to Favorites
  • Add to Watch Later
  • Related Videos
  • Response Videos
  • Redirect to Movie (if video is a known trailer)
  • Trailers (if video is a movie)
  • Redirect to a Show (if video belongs to a Show)
  • Redirect to the Show Season (if video belongs to a Show Season)
  • Fix: Video Playback
  • Fix: Some videos would fail due to some RegEx differences
  • Fix: Videos that are no available don't show friendly error message
  • Fix: The plugin would load additional pages of a feed that didn't contain entries
  • Fix: User Favorites didn't work
  • Improvement: Updated video metadata for support in Oceanus skin plugin
  • Improvement: More flexibe Youtube Search
  • Improvement: Don't show login popup in search

v2.25 Changelog:

  • Add: Add video to existing playlist (available in item menu in video listing and in Actions in Advanced Mode)
  • Add: Itemhook "Search in Youtube" for video entries in Showtime (in item menu,
    you can use this feature to search for videos in Youtube given any title of a video item in Showtime) (requires 4.3.261)
  • Add: Show debug information if setting is enabled


  • Fix: Search for space separated queries

v2.2 Changelog:

  • Add: Support for Live Streaming videos using HLS
  • Add: Show videos that authenticated user liked
  • Add: Searchers for API v3 (old searchers are still active)
  • Add: Authentication for API v3
  • Add: New URI routes for video playback
  • Add: My Activity (provides recommendations, videos that users subscribed liked/favorited)
  • Add: Subscribe to User in User Profile
  • Add: Initial support for Guide Categories
  • Add: Initial support for Video Categories (old "Browse Videos" section)
  • Add: Video Advanced Mode actions: Like, Dislike, Add to Favorites, Add to Watch Later, Comment
  • Add: Show more information for videos in pages using API v3 (enable in Settings)
  • Enhancement: Improved User Profile
  • Enhancement: Started work to upgrade plugin from API v2 to v3

As you may see several things that were being asked since the first release are now here, fresh and ready to be used.

Showtime Plugin Youtube changes:

  • The new Home Screen, using SELECT + Arrows in PS3 you can customize the order of the items.
  • The improved item listing.
  • The new Youtube Search screen providing easy to use search for everything you want.
  • The new advanced mode in videos, cleaner and easier to use.
  • The new User Profile screen, featuring an easy to use and fast experience.


Go to Plugin Central (puzzle icon in home screen) inside Showtime and download the plugin.

Special thanks:

  • andoma: for creating Showtime and maintaining it
  • Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin and giving fresh ideas


  • When testing, my Beta Tester (El Tyrant) found that the resume videos of Showtime does not work properly with the plugin, so please disable the following settting: Video playback -> Resume video playback


1. I found some issues, had crashes or have suggestions, where can I inform the developer about them?


Finally, below is a brief tutorial on how to log out from the Showtime Plugin YouTube from facanferff (via for those interested:

Recently a user in IRC (EFNET, #showtime) asked how to log out from the current user in Youtube plugin for Showtime, so here is a tutorial for it. This method is only needed for versions 1.5 and up where it uses OAuth2 as the main authentication method. This method works for the standalone version.

The process is really simple and may be done via Multiman:

1. Go to the jsstore folder of showtime.

  • In PS3: /dev_hdd0/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/settings/jsstore
  • In Linux: /home//.hts/showtime/settings/jsstore

2. Delete the file called youtube-oauth2.

3. Open Showtime and it will no longer use your old user account, so you may authenticate again for another user account.


1. Now every time I try to play a video, it fails with random errors, what is happening?

With the recent website changes featuring a new layout, the plugin is unable to play any video. A fix for it is being worked on and will be available once it is possible and it is confirmed to be stable. Sorry for this.

2. I found the plugin crash for some reason, what can I do?

The simplest answer is report it, you can either use or Please report any issue you encounter, if you don't I may not face it so I will not fix it by the simple aspect that I won't know about it.

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#511 - PS4 News - December 7, 2012 // 9:29 pm
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Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build to version 4.1.273 with the changes outlined below.

Download: Showtime v4.1.273 (g1e323cc) PKG / Showtime GH v4.1.273 (g1e323cc) PKG / Showtime 4.1.273 (g1e323cc) SELF / GIT

For those who missed them, a Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus and Showtime PS3 Plugin TMDB and Oceanus Skin Plugin are also available.


Make sure Showtime does not downgrade a plugin to a lesser version


Add support for replacing various parts of the UI using plugins. More information about this will surface once plugins support it


For beta-testers of plugins there is now a setting under "General" where a user can specify a, list of space separated, passwords
that will enable beta testing of plugins. Passwords are administrated by the plugin developer


Add support for adjusting volume during video playback using up/down keys

Fixes #1241
Fixes #1123
Fixes #751
Fixes #560


Don't wrap from end to beginning of list during continuous video playback

Fixes #1250


Correctly recognize '.m2ts' as a file type ending to ignore

Fixes #1391


Reworked audio pipeline. This should fix various issues. In particular various clicks and pops now and then on PS3 should be gone.

Fixes #1408
Fixes #1308
Fixes #1005
Fixes #964


Upgrade to libav9_beta2. This is a huge upgrade that might cause problems with some files. Please report bugs if anything seems to have broken


Fix broken RTMP(E) playback on PS3


Fix a problem that caused playback time to stay at 0:00 for some audio files


Fix problem that caused resume position not to be reset when movie ended


Fix search lookup loops when changing TMDB configuration

Fixes #1293
Fixes #1292


Add support for Shoutcast playback. Plugins are required to be able to browse Shoutcast services


Add support for setting custom movie titles directly from the item popup menu

Fixes #1213


Add an action in settings->general to clear the entire metadb item table. Safeguarded with a popup as it is a non-revocable action.

Fixes #1218


ps3: When seeking using L2/R2, rescale seek delta based on duration of feature. In principle this make it so that the user can always seek from begining to end in ~2 seconds regardless of how long the currently playing media is.


Add Exit and Standby as items in the page popup menu

Fixes #1042
Fixes #1184


Only reset screensaver timer if movie is actually playing

Fixes #1022
Fixes #1115


Add support for plugins that can replace certain parts of the UI


Add support for categorization of plugins. When browsing available plugins they will appear under a category instead of a single long list


TMDB: Let user choose which language to use for TMDB. Also lets user choose if to display the original title or translated title


Don't set resume time for videos if current position < one minute. This makes sure the user does not accidentally lose the resume
position if restarting the video from beginning by mistake


Let 'mark as seen' create entry in item table if it does not exist

Fixes #1175


Improve Showtime's response time to play/pause events

Fixes #1180

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