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August 11, 2012 // 8:59 pm - Following up on his previous update, this weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer facanferff has updated his Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in to version 1.0 followed by v1.0.5 and v1.1.5 for Showtime PS3 Media Player with the changes below.

Download: Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in Update v1.0 / Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in Update v1.0.5 / Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in Update v1.1.5

To quote: This update is a major release, it is the biggest update I ever released for a plugin for Showtime, and that being said is recommended that every user update to this new version.

Changelog v1.0.5:

  • Add: Allow user set the source for playlist search in settings
  • Add: New default source for playlist search (in TMDB View)
  • Add: Support for IMDB Lists
  • Add: Search for entries from Item Menu
  • Add: Stats system
  • Fix: IMDB's Parents Guide would not show up
  • Fix: Parser PLX would join the last two items of a playlist wrongly
  • Enhacement: Improve reporting system

Changelog v1.0:


  • Add: Allow user to disable History Tracking
  • Add: Notifications for important things (such as reporting)
  • Fix: User would be logout after forced reload
  • Enhancement: Use notifications instead of messages that require user interaction


  • Add: Set number of elements in X axis (see note 1)
  • Add: Set number of elements in Y axis (see note 1)
  • Add: Allow user to hide information bar (see note 1)
  • Add: Store items in local Favorites playlist (see note 2)
  • Add: Playlists with IMDB/TMDB type redirect to TMDB view
  • Add: Support for subtitles in playlists
  • Fix: Entries with no title would fail to load page in PS3 platform
  • Fix: Titles with colors would be wrongly parsed
  • Enhancement: Set view in playlists upon entrance to avoid "screen transformation"


  • Add: Report processors that don't work
  • Add: Display current status of processing (including countdown timer)
  • Add: Cache processors that have cacheable flag equal to 1
  • Add: Nested if statements
  • Fix: Subvariables in which the main class didn't exist would return error when trying to get it's result


  • Enhancement: Improve plugin startup response time
  • Enhancement: Improve response time when browsing


  • Add: TMDB View (see note 2)
  • Add: Trailers
  • Add: Similar Movies
  • Add: Search in several networks for a movie
  • Add: Get Full Cast of a movie
  • Add: Get Full Crew of a movie
  • Add: Get movies in which a person appeared in the cast
  • Add: Use IMDB variable in PLX playlists to identify a movie
  • Add: Use TMDB variable in PLX playlists to identify a movie
  • Add: IMDB's Parents Guide

User Account:

  • Add: Save playlists IDs for user in local store
  • Enhancement: Use local History/Favorites playlist instead of online solution
  • Fix: When adding an item to a playlist that contained that item already, it would add again the item making it twice -> Remove the old one and add the fresh one
  • Fix: My Playlists

Note 1: These features are present in the Page Menu that can be accessed via Triangle (PS3) or F1 (PC).
Note 2: These features are present in the Item Menu that can be accessed via Square (PS3) or F3 (PC) after focusing the item to see the features relative to.

A quick look in the new views

As you might have seen in the changelog, this version features a new look for list view, it is possible due to a recent feature that lets plugins have their own view files (the way Showtime uses to show the GUI), it means this view is a custom view and not from Showtime's source code, it has been developed by myself using as model some mockups from opium2k and the guidance of andoma in terms of widgets available.

One other biggest new feature is the new exclusive TMDB View, it allows you get a list of persons in the cast/crew of the movie, a list of trailers that redirect to Youtube plugin, a list of movies in the collection, a list of similar movies, search for entries in one page provided as Search in Navi-X googlecode that you may use to get access to videos like Behind the Scenes and others of the movie, and finally access to IMDB's Parents Guide for the movie, perfect to help build up nice nights plans for all family.


  • Showtime v3.99.448


1. If you have one of the latest Showtime version (as required by the plugin) and installed previously the previous plugin it should be updated to the newest version once andoma updates the plugin repository with the new version.
2. Access the Plugin Central inside Showtime to install the plugin.
3. Put the zip archive available (linked above) in the directory /installedplugins/

Special thanks to (Alphabetically):

  • Andreas Oman (also known as andoma), for creating and maintaining the best alternative to XBMC
  • Opium2k, for creating mockups of both Array and TMDB views that ended being improved to the current state of them
  • Tyrant, for Beta Testing the plugin as the development happened and for giving ideas in what could be added/improved


How can I log in to
In settings page of the plugin there should be an option that says "Login to" click that. If you used before the previous version of the version and logged in and set to remember the credentials, this process will automatically use that information and adapt to the new authentication method otherwise you'll have to write your credentials. After doing this you never need to click this option again, just by starting Showtime with the plugin enabled will authenticate you.

Where can I find facanferff, andoma, opium and Tyrant?
In the channel #showtime on

What happens to my automatic reports the plugin creates?
If you have the setting for it enabled, once you find a processor not working (generally giving a message starting with "Processor error: "), the plugin will call immediately a website hosted by the plugin's developer that might use the URL, processor and error to debug the problem and fix if it applies. If you want to get information on the current status of a report contact facanferff (via the channel mentioned in this FAQ) and provide your user id and the report id.

The user id is what identifies an installation, it consists of a mix of alphanumeric character followed by your nickname if you're authenticated there. You may see your user id at the folder /settings/jsstore/navi-x-tracking_settings and locate the line that starts by saying "user_id" and the value between double quotes in the right side of is your user id. But if you're authenticated then in the same file you should find a line for the variable "username", so your final user id will be the previous string you obtained plus 1 underscore plus your username, e.g. 1234567890_qwert

The report id is a string that identifies a report and is unique per report, to obtain that value access the navi-x-reports_ids in the same folder as before and locate the line that contains in left side _, the string attached to it is the report id.

If you want to contact the developer to get the status of the report and if you know that the report is for a processor that was reported only that time you may just provide your user id and processor name.

Which reports get a higher priority?
The reporting system sets automatically a priority checking the url and processor in the test bed, if in that test it has success then it is given High priority. If the test also gives an error but different than the one you obtained, it will be given a Medium priority, otherwise it is given Low priority.

I'm a developer and would like to know about those exclusive features of the plugin's API, where may I find those information?
Shortly after the release of this version, facanferff will release a tutorial explaining all of those exclusive features.

I would like to report or suggest about something not related directly to processors, where can I do it?
You should use the official Bug Tracker website for the plugin available (at You don't need to provide your user id here.

Note: Reporting non working processors in this Web site will not give you a higher priority.

v1.1.5 Changelog:

After the release of Showtime Plugin TMDb v1.2.5, a new update to Showtime Plugin Navi-X is now available.

This version brings a new settings option that many users have been asking to set a new home page URL. This setting allows you to use your own PLX playlist or other PLX playlist without having problems with time-out that have been rather frequent with


  • Add: Setting option "Home Page URL" that allows user to change home page URL
  • Add: All items that are from are labelled as so with "[NAVIXTREME]"


  • andoma: for creating and maintaining Showtime
  • Tyrant: for Beta Testing my plugins

Special information

To allow a faster boot time of Showtime you may need to disable login in plugin's Settings.


Any Showtime v4.3.9 can find the update at Plugin Central.

Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in Update v1.0 Out Now

Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in Update v1.0 Out Now

Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in Update v1.0 Out Now

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#570 - bloodmoney - January 1, 2015 // 2:10 pm
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Love it thank you

#569 - schrammbo93 - January 1, 2015 // 8:52 am
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Thanks, it is an awesome piece of software

#568 - Aleksan - January 1, 2015 // 7:37 am
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#567 - free1981 - January 1, 2015 // 7:23 am
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Thanks a million for this great and useful software

#566 - wicko - January 1, 2015 // 6:12 am
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#565 - svoobey - January 1, 2015 // 5:16 am
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for iso images will it work?

#564 - idizzle - December 31, 2014 // 11:05 pm
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Excellent, nice releases

#563 - PS4 News - December 30, 2014 // 8:54 pm
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Following up on all their previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer Andreas Oman released Showtime PS3 Media Center v4.8 Stable Build for PlayStation 3 with some updates followed by Showtime Remote from Claes Hallstrom with the changes outlined below.

Download: showtime-4.8.pkg / showtime-gh-4.8.pkg / showtime-4.8.self / showtime-4.8.iso / showtime-4.8.3.pkg / showtime-gh-4.8.3.pkg / showtime-4.8.3.self / Showtime 04.09.021 [CEX].pkg (7.50 MB) / showtime_remote_v0.0.5.apk / Showtime Remote / showtime_remote_v0.0.6.apk / Showtime Remote / GIT / Showtime for multiMAN v4.09.021 (Mirror) by deank

To quote: Showtime 4.8 released

Finally time for a new release just before 2014 ends. In total 183 issues have been filed and fixed (

Major changes

  • Add support for streaming directly from bittorrent peer-to-peer network.
  • Improved HLS streamer, in particular better support for live streams and quicker adaption between bitrates.
  • New javascript engine for plugins ( which is actively maintained and offers much better support than Spidermonkey. Spidermonkey is now deprecated and will be removed for 5.0 so plugin authors are urged to port their plugins.
  • Major rewrite of user interface rendering code. This is a preparation for Showtime 5.0 which will sport a new user interface.

Minor changes

  • It's now possible to turn off automatic browsing of archives (ZIP and RAR) as folders.
  • It's now possible to configure the amount of time Showtime skips when seeking backward and forwards. Settings available in settings -> video playback.
  • Since February 2014 (Showtime version 4.5.108), clearing metadata does not erase playcount, resume point, etc. Update the 'Clear metadata...' -warning text to reflect this.
  • Improve metadata lookup speed when using external sources such as, etc.
  • Add support for video panning during playback.

Improve User Interface when streaming from Tvheadend:

  • Added show description and name of next show to TV playdeck.
  • If a channel has an icon, display that instead of Display.png in list view.
  • Added tv show description to iteminfo view.
  • Sort channels based on channelNumber set in Tvheadend's user interface.

PS3 specific

  • Fix interlaced h264 playback
  • Display HDD utilization in sysinfo overlay

Raspberry Pi specific

  • Fix broken AV sync when streaming from Tvheadend

Showtime Remote: Showtime Remote (via

Use your Android phone as a remote for Showtime (


  • Use the integrated searchbar to search in Showtime
  • Toggle buttons for play/pause and mute button
  • Long press on button, long press Menu shows ItemMenu
  • Use profiles if you are running Showtime on multiple devices

Next version

  • No Home or About screen
  • Simply switch between profiles in Navigation or Media

A short summary of the features:

  • Searchbar in the topbar at the navigation page, uses the searchbar in Showtime.
  • All icons used for the buttons are now bigger. Maybe even bigger is needed for 7"+ screens??
  • Play/Pause button toggles icon on press (same goes for mute button).
  • Long click on Menu will show you the ItemMenu.
  • Press and hold navigation buttons (up, down, left, right) for faster navigation.
  • Setting: Profiles, add a new profile with your current network settings. Useful if you are running Showtime on more than one device.
  • Setting: Choose which page you want to show at startup, i.e. (Home, Navigation, Media, Settings or About).
  • Setting: Choose to get a notification when there is a new release/commit to GitHub.
  • Custom launcher icon!!!! Please tell me what you think, this is the first icon I have ever made. Used svg, really liked it since I don't know how to draw but I know math and xml The source code for the launcher is under icons at github.

So please try it out, tell me what you think and report any problems you may find
If you have any ideas for future features please let me know.

Update: From Claes Hallstrom: v0.0.6 out now

This release introduces a ViewPager to switch between Navigation and Media instead of the previous NavigationDrawer. This version should also work with Android 3.0 and up, previously it only worked on 4.1 and up.

  • Profiles bugfix and lower minSdkVersion

From aldostools: Showtime Remote webGUI 1.1

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Download: Source Code / Showtime_Remote_webGUI_1.1.apk

With *a lot* of improvements (more commands, more keyboard commands, GUI animation, button effects, better browser support, etc.)

I have been messing with an online tool to create apps for different platforms from a webpage and created this "native" app for Android.

Also Claes Hallstrom has released his Showtime Remote 1.0 for Android on Google Play store ( with Binaries and Source Code.

The PS3 Remote Controller theme has been updated with some graphical enhancements: tooltips for keyboard shortcuts, visual button feedback, less flicker, remapped some keys, webMAN GUI is shown in portrait mode (Android), ability to use virtual pad and view webMAN:

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The "PS3 Remote Controller" is an alternative theme of the PS3 webPAD / Movian Remote (formerly Showtime Remote webGUI) that now supports the remote control of the XMB, media players, homebrews (e.g. backup managers) and games via webMAN MOD 1.43.02 and above.

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Finally, from deank comes Showtime for multiMAN v4.09.021 with the following notes:

Save the downloaded file as: /dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR/SHOWTIME.SELF

  • Added: XMB videos and last folder visible in Showtime
  • Added: Return to multiMAN when using the EXIT icon in to top right corner of main Showtime Interface

Since version 02.05.00 of multiMAN you can update your SHOWTIME within multiMAN, by going to XMMB Video tab -> Press [TRIANGLE] while "Start Showtime" is selected -> Update.

You can also update your showtime.self by deleting it from multiMAN's USRDIR folder and play a video - you'll be prompted to download the updated version. Be advised that in multiMAN versions 04.00.00+ SHOWTIME.SELF is located under USRDIR/sys folder.


You have to install the official CEX/CFW standalone version of Showtime [DEX] BEFORE starting multiMAN DEX for the first time.

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#562 - BOUNDINWOD - December 18, 2014 // 12:11 am
Excellent homebrew

#561 - justking1 - December 18, 2014 // 12:06 am
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nice releases thanks