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September 20, 2011 // 6:52 pm - Following up on the official Showtime PS3 v3.2 release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Redsquirrel87 has updated the PS3 Media Player to Showtime Repack (unofficial build) v3.3.037 with the changes detailed below.

Download: Showtime Repack v3.3.037 (Unofficial Build) for PS3

PS3 Showtime Media Player Repack v3.3.037 Update Changelog:

  • Add support for tracking # of times an item has been played.
  • prop: parent == NULL same as a zombie
  • Fix build breakage
  • Add support for keeping track of playcount and last time played for items
  • Add missing file
  • Split some db support code from metadata.c -> db/db_support.c
  • Fix build on OS/X
  • Fix some copy-paste programming error (affected SID and GMEfile playback)
  • metadb: More robust loading of cached directories
  • metadb: Log when we run into SQL syntax issues
  • metadb: Whitespace fixes
  • metadb: Fix broken SQL
  • Get rid of prop_create_check()
  • Merge branch 'release/3.2'
  • Update italian translation
  • Traditional Chinese language file for Showtime-3.2
  • Add sqlite3 binary to gitignore
  • metadb: Store video file format in video info as well
  • Add support for default flag for audio/subtitle tracks
  • Merge branch 'metadata-v2'
  • bump for tag
  • A very simple pooling of sqlitedb handles
  • metadb: Fix some bugs
  • Allow fa_scanner to read entire directory structures from metadata cache
  • build sqlite3 cmd tool with -DSQLITE_DEFAULT_FOREIGN_KEYS=1
  • Make Sqlite3 fly on PS3
  • Add hts_mutex_init_recursive() -- Sqlite needs this (*grumble*)
  • Fix fallout from rebase from master
  • Make metadata cache versioned
  • Move meta.db into path for persistent storage
  • Switch metadb to WAL journal mode
  • drop stray printf()s
  • metadb: Add support for schema upgrades
  • Add a bunch of SQLITE_OMIT_ compile time defines
  • metadata schema
  • Add stuff for building sqlite3 shell
  • Initial work on metadata cache in sqlite
  • Include sqlite3 in build
  • ps3: Disable audio copy control
  • Don't offer multich audio controls on ps3 audio output
  • ps3: Avoid using MSG_WAITALL. It seems a bit buggy or something
  • readme: Mention that wii port is broken
  • update ps3 readme a bit
  • Merge pull request #35 from bielorkut/patch-1
  • configure: Fail if libav configure/make fails
  • Some spelling mistakes corrected.
  • ps3: Build libav from submodule
  • Make libav as submodule work on linux
  • libav as submodule

In related news, the Showtime Channel9 Plug-In has also been updated by facanferff to v1.2 (requires Showtime 3.2 official) located in Plug-In Central within Showtime, with the changes detailed below:


  • Add support to sort feeds by: recent, most viewed or top rated
  • Add Showtime's paginator to list videos
  • Fix broken Channel9

What is Channel9?

Channel 9 features video channels, discussions, podcasts and screencasts including interviews with Microsoft developers about their products which has been adopted by various Microsoft teams as a way to aggregate feedback and respond to issues.

PS3 Showtime Media Player Repack v3.3.037 Update is Released

PS3 Showtime Media Player Repack v3.3.037 Update is Released

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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