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December 17, 2011 // 10:06 pm - This weekend PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has released Khan Academy v1.0 and YouTube v1.2.5 (which includes subtitle support) Plugin updates for the Showtime PS3 Media Player homebrew application.

Download: Showtime PS3 Khan Academy v1.0 Plugin / Showtime PS3 YouTube v1.2.5 Plugin

To quote: The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization, created in 2006 by Bangladeshi American educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT.

With the stated mission of "providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere", the Web site supplies a free online collection of more than 2,700 micro lectures via video tutorials teaching Mathematics, History, Healthcare & Medicine, Finance, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Economics, Cosmology and Computer Science.

With this plugin, learning advanced Math is easier than ever it was. And you can choose too a language as subtitle.

Note: Thanks to GPatel for the logo.

YouTube v1.2.5: This is a minor update to Youtube, but the new feature is one that I think is one of interest to many users, with it you can, for example, watch a music video and in real time read the lyrics of the song on the screen.


  • Add: Subtitles support (via Universal Subtitles) (you need to activate the setting for it, see last photo)
  • Enhancement: Unescape two times titles because some of them are double escaped
  • Fix: Some videos would not get the video id correctly from playlists


1. Where do I must install these plugins?

Put the the zip files from the download links above at /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins.

2. No virtual keyboard support?

At the moment that is not possible, maybe in future.

Showtime PS3 Khan Academy v1.0 & YouTube v1.2.5 Plugins Arrive

Showtime PS3 Khan Academy v1.0 & YouTube v1.2.5 Plugins Arrive

Showtime PS3 Khan Academy v1.0 & YouTube v1.2.5 Plugins Arrive

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#10 - violentcris - March 16, 2011 // 9:22 pm
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it is not working under 3.41

#9 - fame1418 - March 16, 2011 // 8:29 pm
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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

#8 - gs01 - March 16, 2011 // 8:17 pm
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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.

#7 - moja - March 16, 2011 // 8:07 pm
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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!

#6 - gs01 - March 16, 2011 // 8:03 pm
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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.

#5 - barrybarryk - March 16, 2011 // 8:00 pm
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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.

#4 - BallaBalla - March 16, 2011 // 7:48 pm
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mkv works with this... testet by me... but stutterd... but works.

#3 - mrgreaper - March 16, 2011 // 7:37 pm
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could we not before?

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

#2 - fabian9907 - March 16, 2011 // 7:22 pm
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Now we can watch Penn and Teller on the PS3 =D

#1 - PS4 News - March 16, 2011 // 7:13 pm
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Today andoma announced on IRC that he has released Showtime - a PS3 Homebrew Home Theater System media player application!

Download: Showtime PS3 PKG File / Showtime PS3 SELF File / Showtime PS3 for 3.41 (by deanrr) / Showtime GIT v2.99.183.gbf4bb for PS3 / Showtime Overview / Showtime Repo

To quote from his page linked above: After about a month of hacking I'm happy to announce that Showtime now can be run as a native "homebrew" application on the PS3. See PS3 usage guide for more information of how to get started.

If you have any questions please use the PS3 forum on this site.

PS3 usage guide

Getting started

Download files here:

For a full featureset of Showtime see

Most of this should work except for playback of high res. HD videos (basically when the PPU runs out of cycles). There are a bunch of strategies for how this should be handled but I've not had time to start digging into this yet

Video output

Showtime on PS3 has been tested with 576i, 720p and 1080i video resolutions.

I've tried to set reasonable defaults for overscan compensation. But if it not correct for you it can be adjusted under Settings -> Display and UI settings

Buttons on controller

✕ Activate (Enter) currently focused item
○ Navigate back
△ Bring up options / playcontrol menu
□ Screensaver (Until something better has been figured out)
► Play/Pause
▬ Home menu
✜ Navigate

L3 - Bring up playback info (During video playback)
R3 - Bring up log console


  • Plugging in a standard keyboard in the PS3 USB port works and is currently the only way to input characters.
  • No virtual keyboard is supported at the moment.

Other stuff that does not work

  • TV-style remote controller (whatever that's called) has not been tested. No idea if it works or not.
  • BD/DVD/CD Discs - No idea how that works
  • Digital pass thru audio (AC3, DTS, etc)


There are probably plenty of those. Please use the issue tracker at

Build it yourself!?

Start by reading README here:

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