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May 21, 2012 // 9:37 pm - Following up on the previous revision, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Stable Build to version 3.6.5 and the Testing Build to version 3.99.25 with the changes outlined below.

Download: Showtime 3.6.5 ga0e171a PKG / Showtime GH 3.6.5 ga0e171a PKG / Showtime 3.6.5 ga0e171a SELF / Showtime 3.99.25 gefb7ff2 PKG / Showtime GH 3.99.25 gefb7ff2 PKG / Showtime 3.99.25 gefb7ff2 SELF / GIT

Showtime Mediacenter - Official Stable Build 3.6.5 / Testing Build 3.99.25 Changelog:


  • PS3: Fixed broken MPEG-2 video decoding
  • Fixes #958

Description: Latest from SVN can't play mpeg-2 video

The latest from SVN stopped playing an 1080p mpeg-2 remux I have (it will play the audio only).

Also, why not prioritize external subtitles. That's the only modification I add myself (I posted the code somewhere in redmine).

Usually, if you add an external subtitle, it's because all the internal ones are crappy (grammatical errors, OCR errors, bad translations, etc)

Showtime PS3 Media Player 3.6.5, Testing Build 3.99.25 Updated

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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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