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140w 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.


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#520 - cyber02000 - 116w ago
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its really weird that since the navi-x plugin was released 180upload and billionupload links do not work till today. and searching the internet i haven't found the answer to this problem as 95% of the links are from these hosts !!! or is it a issue i am having ?? i hope some of you can help.

Thanks

#519 - mmanolos - 116w ago
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I always have issues with Showtime. Some upgrades ago I lost the tiled view and I got the list view with no icons for everything, besides all the channels I pinned down in the home page disappeared.

This last update was great at first, I received a notification for a new version from inside the application, it downloaded and installed fine and all the bugs went away: the change views option returned and I got the lost channels back.

It is an excellent version... but after close it, every time I try to launch Showtime again I receive an error message. It runs fine from inside Multiman. I will try to delete it an reinstall it from scratch.

#518 - PS4 News - 117w ago
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Following up on the previous release and YouTube Plugin, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated Showtime PS3 Media Player to version 4.2 with the changes outlined below.

Download: Showtime v4.2 PKG / Showtime GH v4.2 PKG / Showtime 4.2 SELF / Showtime v04.02.000 DEX PKG by deank / GIT

Showtime PS3 Media Player v4.2 Changelog:

Some highlights:

  • Virtual keyboard
  • Integration with thetvdb.com
  • Chapter support for movies
  • Support for subtitle plugins

And as usual, a lot of bugs squashed

4.2

ps3: Remove "/dev_hdd0/tmp/turnoff" before shutting down system

Fixes #1594

4.1.480

Fix broken colors in VOBSUB

Fixes #1579

4.1.479

Fix regression causing crash with embedded DVD/VOBSUB tracks

Fixes #1577

4.1.477

httpclient: Fix a regression when using range queries to determine filesize

Caused problems with minidlna (possibly other servers)

Fixes #1576

4.1.470

Fix the oversized album art during music playback

4.1.456

ps3: Fix video stuttering in some high bitrate video streams

4.1.454

Fix broken date-sorting (Allow user to sort on newest or oldest first)

Fixes #1297

4.1.451

Rework subtitle scheduling

This allows us to pick subtitles that are out of sync with video stream. Also makes it possible to do negative subtitle time shifting for embedded subs

Fixes #727
Fixes #1470

4.1.445

ps3: Increase audio buffer size

Fix stuttering playback with some audio formats (APE is one)

Fixes #1451

4.1.441

Fix problem that caused picture stuttering in some movies after 20-25 minutes

Fixes #1483

4.1.427

Add support for LPCM in DVD playback

Fixes #1046

4.1.422

Add movie chapters support where supported by file formats

Chapters can be found in menu during video playback next to seek thumbnails and audio/subltitle tracks

Fixes #786

4.1.414

Fix broken seeking in FLAC files

Fixes #1435

4.1.404

Add support for subtitle plugins

This also removes the built-in support for opensubtitles.

Opensubtitles is now available as a plugin. No username + password is needed as opensubtitles.org allows anonymous logins

4.1.401

The list of subtitles are now sorted based on user preferred languages

4.1.398

Fix a bug that made "Custom query" impossible to erase in the metadata editor. It would come back next time the item was scanned

4.1.397

Fix a crash that was caused by invalid markup tags in SRT files

Typically this would happen if the SRT file contained a subtitle entry with just one tag that was invalid. Now such invalid tags will be
presented as normal text instead.

Fixes #1501

4.1.394

ps3: Fix a crash on PS3 when playing AAC HEv2 files

This was caused by too small stack for the threads

Fixes #1515

4.1.387

Fix recently introduced crash in opensubtitles.org module

4.1.386

Add stretch-to-widescreen and stretch-to-fullscreen as options during video playback

Fixes #1334

4.1.383

Add support for getting metadata from thetvdb.com

4.1.382

Allow user to adjust subtitle timing 10 minutes in increments of 0.5 seconds

4.1.380

Improved support for opensubtitles.org

Showtime will now search in opensubtitles.org database using the movie title and optionally the IMDB ID if it manages to resolve that

To limit the number of returned results it will only include the subtitles that matches the languages configured in Settings -> Languages.
If no such configuration has been entered all results will be displayed.

4.1.373

ps3: Sign pkg files to work with 4.xx CFW

4.1.372

Fix some issues related to mono audio in videos

4.1.371

Use external metadata (TMDB, etc) for video title in video OSD

4.1.369

Avoid doing external metadata lookup for very short file names

4.1.321

Add support for playback of HLS (Http Live Streaming) URLs

4.1.301

Add support for user configurable fonts

To install and use a new font put the font someplace where Showtime can browse it. When clicking on the font Showtime will what you want to use the font for. Showtime will copy the font to an internal storage location.

To select between installed fonts or to reset to default, go to Settings -> Look and Feel -> Fonts

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#517 - PS4 News - 120w ago
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Below is Showtime 4.1.368 for PS3 CEX and DEX from Andreas Oman which has been compiled by deank who states the following:

Download: Showtime 04.01.368 [CEX].pkg (5.62 MB) / Showtime 04.01.368 [DEX].pkg (5.69 MB) / Showtime 04.01.386a [CEX].pkg (5.60 MB) / Showtime 04.01.386a [DEX].pkg (5.67 MB) / Showtime 4.1.387 (g7e95cd9) PKG / Showtime GH 4.1.387 (g7e95cd9) PKG / Showtime 4.1.387 (g7e95cd9) Self

I compiled it with my changes and it should be ok with mM 04.18.00. Also I decreased the size of the pkg/self with 1MB. Showtime 04.01.386a is compiled with my changes as always. Also the size of the pkg/self is decreased with another 20KB.

  • You can update your Showtime for multiMAN from within multiMAN via the Video column (select showtime, press Triangle and then Update)
  • Showtime 04.01.368 [CEX].pkg standalone is available in the WEB column, too.

Update: Showtime 4.1.387 by Andreas Oman is now available online.

Download: Showtime 04.01.387 [CEX].pkg (5.60 MB) / Showtime 04.01.387 [DEX].pkg (5.67 MB)

  • You can update your Showtime for multiMAN from within multiMAN via the Video column (select showtime, press Triangle and then Update)
  • Showtime 04.01.387 [CEX].pkg standalone is available in the WEB column, too.

Update #2: Showtime 4.1.419 (by Andreas Oman) for mM and standalone are available.

Download: Showtime 04.01.419 [CEX].pkg (5.62 MB) / Showtime 04.01.419 [DEX].pkg (5.68 MB)

  • Showtime for mM is available online within mM and in the web column.

#516 - pht - 120w ago
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Hello, I'm using Showtime to read video files stored on an "UPnP Media Server" via WiFi connection. Sometimes with big MKV files, WiFi is too slow (or connection is too bad) and video is lagging. Is there any way to copy the video file before reading it. In others words, can I copy file from Media Server (or network drive) to PS3 HDD. Thanks for help.

Edit: Perhaps Comgenie's Awesome Filemanager or Multiman can do this kind of copy but I did not manage?

Sorry for the double post, but I can no more edit it...

#515 - pinoytechno - 121w ago
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thanks showtime

#514 - billyreneoberra - 122w ago
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2 questions, first i have a little problem with the showtime youtube plugin.

i have the 4.1.208 version of showtime and the latest version of youtube for it. i have authenticated youtube but whenever i go on my user profile i get this message:

unable to open resource
youtube:user:default
ReferenceError: reference to undefined property data.yt$username

and i can't login into my youtube account. can anybody please tell me how to fix this or if it even can be fixed at all. i tried uninstalling and reinstaling everything, re-authenticating ....

second i have troubles with getting showtime to see some plugins like megaviewer, hd-trailers, game trailers and so on. i put the rar's in the appropriate folder but they don't show once i go to the plugging section of showtime

can anybody help me out here?? thanks

#513 - mw00 - 123w ago
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awesome!

#512 - PS4 News - 123w ago
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Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has updated the YouTube Plugin to version 2.0 for Showtime PS3 Media Player dubbed the New Experience with the changes outlined below followed by v2.2, v2.21 and v2.2.5.

Download: YouTube v2.0 Plugin for Showtime PS3 Media Player / GIT

Below are the changes, as follows:

The first major release of the plugin was more than a year ago and now it is time to renew that experience and provide a improved experience that I hope everyone will enjoy. Please see carefully the changelog so you know exactly what's new:

  • Add: Support for Continuous Playback (needs to activate setting in Showtime's Video Playback Settings)
  • Add: Main Page now supports order customization (like Showtime Main Page)
  • Add: Youtube Disco
  • Add: Native Sorting (by Publish Date, by Views, by Title (incrementing/decrementing) and as Default)
  • Add: Youtube EDU
  • Add: Featured feed in Youtube Movies
  • Add: New User Profile Interface/Experience
  • Add: New Advanced Mode for videos
  • Add: Choose what feeds to show in User Profile
  • Add: Header buttons in Oceanus skin plugin
  • Add: Item Menu:
  • Like/Dislike video
  • Comment video
  • Add to Favorites
  • Add to Watch Later
  • Related Videos
  • Response Videos
  • Redirect to Movie (if video is a known trailer)
  • Trailers (if video is a movie)
  • Redirect to a Show (if video belongs to a Show)
  • Redirect to the Show Season (if video belongs to a Show Season)
  • Fix: Video Playback
  • Fix: Some videos would fail due to some RegEx differences
  • Fix: Videos that are no available don't show friendly error message
  • Fix: The plugin would load additional pages of a feed that didn't contain entries
  • Fix: User Favorites didn't work
  • Improvement: Updated video metadata for support in Oceanus skin plugin
  • Improvement: More flexibe Youtube Search
  • Improvement: Don't show login popup in search

v2.25 Changelog:

  • Add: Add video to existing playlist (available in item menu in video listing and in Actions in Advanced Mode)
  • Add: Itemhook "Search in Youtube" for video entries in Showtime (in item menu,
    you can use this feature to search for videos in Youtube given any title of a video item in Showtime) (requires 4.3.261)
  • Add: Show debug information if setting is enabled

2.2.1

  • Fix: Search for space separated queries

v2.2 Changelog:

  • Add: Support for Live Streaming videos using HLS
  • Add: Show videos that authenticated user liked
  • Add: Searchers for API v3 (old searchers are still active)
  • Add: Authentication for API v3
  • Add: New URI routes for video playback
  • Add: My Activity (provides recommendations, videos that users subscribed liked/favorited)
  • Add: Subscribe to User in User Profile
  • Add: Initial support for Guide Categories
  • Add: Initial support for Video Categories (old "Browse Videos" section)
  • Add: Video Advanced Mode actions: Like, Dislike, Add to Favorites, Add to Watch Later, Comment
  • Add: Show more information for videos in pages using API v3 (enable in Settings)
  • Enhancement: Improved User Profile
  • Enhancement: Started work to upgrade plugin from API v2 to v3

As you may see several things that were being asked since the first release are now here, fresh and ready to be used.

Showtime Plugin Youtube changes:

  • The new Home Screen, using SELECT + Arrows in PS3 you can customize the order of the items.
  • The improved item listing.
  • The new Youtube Search screen providing easy to use search for everything you want.
  • The new advanced mode in videos, cleaner and easier to use.
  • The new User Profile screen, featuring an easy to use and fast experience.

Installation:

Go to Plugin Central (puzzle icon in home screen) inside Showtime and download the plugin.

Special thanks:

  • andoma: for creating Showtime and maintaining it
  • Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin and giving fresh ideas

Note:

  • When testing, my Beta Tester (El Tyrant) found that the resume videos of Showtime does not work properly with the plugin, so please disable the following settting: Video playback -> Resume video playback

FAQ:

1. I found some issues, had crashes or have suggestions, where can I inform the developer about them?

At lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime.

Finally, below is a brief tutorial on how to log out from the Showtime Plugin YouTube from facanferff (via psx-scene.com/forums/content/tutorial-log-out-showtime-plugin-youtube-2841/) for those interested:

Recently a user in IRC (EFNET, #showtime) asked how to log out from the current user in Youtube plugin for Showtime, so here is a tutorial for it. This method is only needed for versions 1.5 and up where it uses OAuth2 as the main authentication method. This method works for the standalone version.

The process is really simple and may be done via Multiman:

1. Go to the jsstore folder of showtime.

  • In PS3: /dev_hdd0/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/settings/jsstore
  • In Linux: /home//.hts/showtime/settings/jsstore

2. Delete the file called youtube-oauth2.

3. Open Showtime and it will no longer use your old user account, so you may authenticate again for another user account.

FAQ

1. Now every time I try to play a video, it fails with random errors, what is happening?

With the recent website changes featuring a new layout, the plugin is unable to play any video. A fix for it is being worked on and will be available once it is possible and it is confirmed to be stable. Sorry for this.

2. I found the plugin crash for some reason, what can I do?

The simplest answer is report it, you can either use lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/ or github.com/facanferff/showtime-plugin-youtube/issues. Please report any issue you encounter, if you don't I may not face it so I will not fix it by the simple aspect that I won't know about it.

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#511 - PS4 News - 125w ago
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Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build to version 4.1.273 with the changes outlined below.

Download: Showtime v4.1.273 (g1e323cc) PKG / Showtime GH v4.1.273 (g1e323cc) PKG / Showtime 4.1.273 (g1e323cc) SELF / GIT

For those who missed them, a Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus and Showtime PS3 Plugin TMDB and Oceanus Skin Plugin are also available.

4.1.270

Make sure Showtime does not downgrade a plugin to a lesser version

4.1.269

Add support for replacing various parts of the UI using plugins. More information about this will surface once plugins support it

4.1.267

For beta-testers of plugins there is now a setting under "General" where a user can specify a, list of space separated, passwords
that will enable beta testing of plugins. Passwords are administrated by the plugin developer

4.1.259

Add support for adjusting volume during video playback using up/down keys

Fixes #1241
Fixes #1123
Fixes #751
Fixes #560

4.1.249

Don't wrap from end to beginning of list during continuous video playback

Fixes #1250

4.1.245

Correctly recognize '.m2ts' as a file type ending to ignore

Fixes #1391

4.1.244

Reworked audio pipeline. This should fix various issues. In particular various clicks and pops now and then on PS3 should be gone.

Fixes #1408
Fixes #1308
Fixes #1005
Fixes #964

4.1.225

Upgrade to libav9_beta2. This is a huge upgrade that might cause problems with some files. Please report bugs if anything seems to have broken

4.1.221

Fix broken RTMP(E) playback on PS3

4.1.210

Fix a problem that caused playback time to stay at 0:00 for some audio files

4.1.182

Fix problem that caused resume position not to be reset when movie ended

4.1.166

Fix search lookup loops when changing TMDB configuration

Fixes #1293
Fixes #1292

4.1.129

Add support for Shoutcast playback. Plugins are required to be able to browse Shoutcast services

4.1.99

Add support for setting custom movie titles directly from the item popup menu

Fixes #1213

4.1.98

Add an action in settings->general to clear the entire metadb item table. Safeguarded with a popup as it is a non-revocable action.

Fixes #1218

4.1.95

ps3: When seeking using L2/R2, rescale seek delta based on duration of feature. In principle this make it so that the user can always seek from begining to end in ~2 seconds regardless of how long the currently playing media is.

4.1.92

Add Exit and Standby as items in the page popup menu

Fixes #1042
Fixes #1184

4.1.84

Only reset screensaver timer if movie is actually playing

Fixes #1022
Fixes #1115

4.1.76

Add support for plugins that can replace certain parts of the UI

4.1.68

Add support for categorization of plugins. When browsing available plugins they will appear under a category instead of a single long list

4.1.50

TMDB: Let user choose which language to use for TMDB. Also lets user choose if to display the original title or translated title

4.1.26

Don't set resume time for videos if current position < one minute. This makes sure the user does not accidentally lose the resume
position if restarting the video from beginning by mistake

4.1.25

Let 'mark as seen' create entry in item table if it does not exist

Fixes #1175

4.1.20

Improve Showtime's response time to play/pause events

Fixes #1180

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