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June 29, 2011 // 12:00 pm - Today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime Media Player for PS3 to version 2.99-534.

Download: Showtime Media Player v2.99-534 for PS3 (SELF) / Showtime Media Player v2.99-534 for PS3 (PKG) / GIT

To quote: This is the last release (by me) before setting the 3.0 stamp. Hopefully there are no serious issues lurking and if so I hope to be able to release 3.0 in a couple of days.

I know there is still alot of bugs (although not as many as I would expect, to be honest) to be squashed and a lot more features to be implemented.

On top of this I have a lot more ideas in my head for stuff I would like to add. But as always, time is a limiting factor.

A list of changes since 2.99.401 release:

  • Popup menu redesigned a bit
  • Add support for Windows 1251 codepage
  • upnp: Make sure that we really find subtitles when doing a blind probe. This bug has caused problems for some people making some video not start at all.
  • Make it possible to enter credentials in the auth popup that is not saved to disk
  • Add support for passing mimetypes internally. This speed up media loading and playback start.
  • PS3: Update XMB icon (better centered)
  • Make SRT subtitle discovery better
  • Add support for setting subtitle output delay
  • Add seek-by-thumbnail in the command popup menu (looks very bad on PS3 at the moment though)
  • ui: Redesign the auth popup
  • Improve the setting views
  • PS3: Add support for BD remote
  • Add support for cycling between audio and subtitle tracks using a single button
  • Make presentation of audio and subtitle tracks better
  • Improve subtitle rendering. There is a lot of changes here. see bc0cf58e and 76142920
  • PS3: Display all reasonable entries found in system VFS root as services on their own
  • PS3: If display operates in non-square pixel 16:9 mode, scale UI accordingly
  • Use libav.org's recently released 0.7 version (with a couple of bug fixes on top)



Showtime Media Player for PS3 Updated to v2.99-534

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#10 - Dukeboy01 - March 17, 2011 // 2:35 am
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Looks like it will play movies with cinavia.

Thanks cinavia was so annoying...

#9 - violentcris - March 17, 2011 // 2:22 am
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it is not working under 3.41

#8 - fame1418 - March 17, 2011 // 1:29 am
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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

#7 - gs01 - March 17, 2011 // 1:17 am
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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.

#6 - moja - March 17, 2011 // 1:07 am
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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!

#5 - gs01 - March 17, 2011 // 1:03 am
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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.

#4 - barrybarryk - March 17, 2011 // 1:00 am
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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.

#3 - BallaBalla - March 17, 2011 // 12:48 am
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mkv works with this... testet by me... but stutterd... but works.

#2 - mrgreaper - March 17, 2011 // 12:37 am
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could we not before?

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

#1 - fabian9907 - March 17, 2011 // 12:22 am
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Now we can watch Penn and Teller on the PS3 =D