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February 1, 2014 // 5:14 pm - Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman updated the Showtime PS3 Media Center Stable builds to version 4.4 followed by Testing Build v4.5.7 with details below.

Download: showtime-gh-4.4.pkg / showtime-4.4.pkg / showtime-4.4.self / showtime-gh-4.4.pkg / showtime-4.4.pkg /showtime-4.4.self / Showtime 4.4 ISO (showtime.iso - all settings goes into showtime directory on USB port 1 the right most one) by Mogwai

To quote: Over 750 commits later I've finally decided to release Showtime 4.4

Some of the most prominent features are:

  • Raspberry Pi support

Full SD images are available that turns your RPi into a Showtime powered media center. SD Card images can be downloaded at: showtimemediacenter.com/downloads/stos

The STOS (Showtime OS) have built-in upgrades of both the Showtime application itself and the whole system (including the Linux kernel)

PS3 specific changes

  • NTFS support. Both Read and Write (Finally!)
  • Ability to turn off system when video playback is completed
  • Use X button for Play/Pause

General new features

  • Built-in FTP Server
  • Automatic code page detection. Showtime will guess the code page used for SRT files, etc based on language heuristics.
  • FTP client support (Stream content directly from FTP servers)
  • Ability to delete file and folders where applicable
  • Custom background (via plugin)
  • .sub (Microdvd) support
  • Much improved support for loading subtitles from different locations
  • Ability to activate/devative automatic metadata lookup per-folder
  • Mark all items in folder seen/unseen
  • On Screen Keyboard on systems other than PS3
  • Subtitle position can be configured per movie

Plus a lot more bug fixes. For the full list of issues closed see: showtimemediacenter.com/versions/56


Testing Build v4.5.7 Changelog:

  • Add support for BIG5 character encoding
  • Add support for .txt subtitles
  • Upgrade PARAM.SFO: Enable PSP Remote support and DTS audio
  • Consistent naming of logfile on disk
  • SRT: Skip over any initial control characters
  • keyring: Make it possible to ask without password
  • Make it possible to prioritize items in blobcache

Right now only used to make sure the TMDB configuration (which is small) get stored without risking to be expired. If it is expired none of the other images can be loaded.


Showtime PS3 Media Center v4.4 (Stable) for PlayStation 3 Arrives

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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