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143w ago - Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Stable and Testing Builds to version 4.0 alongside a DEX port with the changes outlined below:

Download: Showtime 4.0 PKG / Showtime GH 4.0 PKG / Showtime 4.0 SELF / Showtime 4.0 (Testing) PKG / Showtime GH 4.0 (Testing) PKG / Showtime 4.0 (Testing) SELF / Showtime 4.0 for DEX coded by andoma and compiled by andbey0nd / Showtime 4.0 for DEX (Mirror) / GIT

Showtime 4.0 is finally released.

Some highlights:

  • New UI design
  • Self upgrade of both Showtime itself (only on PS3) and all plugins (all platforms)
  • Automatically load metadata from themoviedb.org
  • Improved support for subtitles (in particular external ASS/SSA files and vobsub files)
  • Support for on screen keyboard on PS3
  • Buttons on PS3 dual shock controller have changed their meaning a bit: See PS3 usage guide for details
  • Each focusable item have a dedicated popup menu (Use □ button on dual shock controller for this)
  • File browsing will sort folders first and then files. Sorting can be adjusted in the per page menu (△ on dual shock controller)
  • Lots of bug fixes
  • ... + more stuff I've forgotten

Try it out! See you soon.

Showtime 4.0 for DEX Changelog:

  • Install "Showtime 04.00.000 [DEX].pkg"
  • Start it from "TV/Video" column - it will return to XMB after initial processing (it will happen only the first time you start it after installation)
  • Start it again and enjoy andoma's great work

PS3 usage guide

Getting started

For a full featureset of Showtime see lonelycoder.com/showtime

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 dual shock controller

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Note: In some regions the ✕ and ○ buttons are swapped. This is also done in Showtime.

Keyboard

  • Plugging in a standard keyboard in the PS3 USB port works and is currently the only way to input characters.
  • Press ✕ in a text box to bring up on screen keyboard




Showtime PS3 Media Player 4.0 Changelog:

4.0

Say hello to Showtime 4.0

3.99.608

ps3: Replace XMB icon to new one by Mike S (thanks dude!)

The pkg needs to be reinstalled for this to take effect

3.99.605

Pass filename without file ending to metadata lookup functions. Avoids the file ending reappearing if lookup failes or is disabled

3.99.604

Fix problem with bad clock from AVI files. This caused subtitles to appear multiple times. Fixes #1170

3.99.582

Notify user on home screen if a new version of Showtime is available.

This feature can be turned off under Settings -> General

3.99.580

Work on metadata lookup for movies.

Allow the user to select the 'none' datasource that will just not try to lookup anything for a given file

Improve logic that use foldername to search for movie metadata. Showtime will now use the folder name if there is no match when using title to search and only if there is only one video file longer than 5 minutes in the folder.

Get rid of various crashes related to metadata probing

Fixes #1159
Fixes #1160

3.99.578

Plug three different memory leaks related to subtitles. These caused out of memory and thus crash of Showtime. Mostly related to vobsub and DVD subtitles

Fixes #1165

3.99.575

Fix issue with subtitles loaded from UPNP/DLNA to not appear correctly in subtitle selection menu

3.99.574

Fix problem with SRT files that start with UTF-8/16 BOM markers

Fixes #1136

3.99.566

Fix a bug causing the in-RAM index of cached content to be corrupted

This bug could result in randomg hangs of some parts of showtime (Notifications that didn't go away, images not loaded)

Also it could crash showtime during shutdown

3.99.538

Remember selected subtitle and audio track for each video file

Fixes #1141

3.99.532

Fix broken seeking in files that does not start at PTS 0

Fixes #1124

3.99.530

Add support for upgrades of Showtime from within Showtime

Check for updates in Settings -> General

Currently only supported on PS3 platform

3.99.513

Improve metadata lookup

User is now able to enter a custom query in the item popup menu. It's also possible to enter a IMDb ID directly there.

Showtime will also automatically use the folder name of the video if it seems more appropriate. An internal scoring system is used to choose if it should try to search using file name or folder name.

Score results can be seen as debug in logfile

3.99.510

ps3: Seek using L2 and R2 buttons

3.99.502

Improve RTMP robustness

Reconnecting an RTMP stream during playback is now completely invisible to the user.

3.99.496

Rework UI during video and audio playback

3.99.483

PS3: Add support for the system on screen keyboard (finally!)

Press X in an textbox to popup the on screen keyboard

3.99.480

ps3: Improve button mappings on ps3

Select + ○ will stop playback
Select + ► will open playqueue

3.99.479

Showtime will now hide all files it cannot play by default

This feature can be disabled/enabled on per-directory bases in the page menu

3.99.473

Fix various bugs related to seeking

3.99.471

Some people reported a regression in Showtime's key repeat delay on PS3. The shortened key repeat delay has now been reverted to the previous value

3.99.470

Fix a problem with TMDB search lockups

3.99.461

Improve speed when seeking (using left/right buttons) during video playback.

With the PS3 six axis dual shock remote controller the user can press harder on the left/right buttons to increase seek speed

3.99.450

Fix a bug causing issues with audio if a file contains an audio track that switches from one mode to another.

Typically TV shows where the recap is in stereo and the main episode in 5.1 suffered from this bug

3.99.437

When browsing files it's now possible to enable/disable the sorting of folders before files in the page menu

3.99.436

When browsing files it's now possible to sort on files on date.

See the page menu (△ button on PS3)

3.99.428

Improve metadata lookup for movies.

  • Allow the user to select which of the metadata providers to use for a certain movie
  • Allow the user to select between all results for a given movie

3.99.427

Fix some issues related to uPnP / DLNA discovery.

This should make Showtime find PS3 Media Server and Universal Media Server immediately on start. Previously it had to wait for the periodic notification before adding them

3.99.419

ps3: Based on region, swap X and O button if configured in system

Finally, below is a video format compatibility chart in German from osta (via boerse.bz/multimedia/konsolen/playstation-1-3/psjailbreak/714064-show-10.html#post7232119) for those interested in a rough idea of how far along Showtime 4 is coming.


Showtime PS3 Media Player 4.0 Stable and Testing Builds Released

Showtime PS3 Media Player 4.0 Stable and Testing Builds Released

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#570 - bloodmoney - 21w ago
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Love it thank you

#569 - schrammbo93 - 21w ago
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Thanks, it is an awesome piece of software

#568 - Aleksan - 21w ago
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Thanks

#567 - free1981 - 21w ago
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Thanks a million for this great and useful software

#566 - wicko - 21w ago
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thanks

#565 - svoobey - 21w ago
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for iso images will it work?

#564 - idizzle - 21w ago
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Excellent, nice releases

#563 - PS4 News - 21w ago
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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 v0.0.5.zip / showtime_remote_v0.0.6.apk / Showtime Remote v0.0.6.zip / 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 (showtimemediacenter.com/versions/60)

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 (duktape.org) 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 themoviedb.org, 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 showtimemediacenter.com/boards/6/topics/8944)

Use your Android phone as a remote for Showtime (showtimemediacenter.com)

Features

  • 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 (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.claha.showtimeremote) with Binaries and Source Code.

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.

NOTE FOR DEX PS3 USERS:

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 - 23w ago
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Excellent homebrew

#561 - justking1 - 23w ago
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nice releases thanks