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February 15, 2013 // 12:29 am - Not long after the last Stable 4.2 Build, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build to version 4.3.21 followed by 4.3.41, 4.3.207, 4.3.227, 4.3.228, v4.3.263 and v4.3.313 with the changes outlined below.

Download: Showtime 4.3.21 (gda36c46) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.21 (gda36c46) PKG / Showtime 4.3.21 (gda36c4) Self / Showtime 4.3.41 (gde886c7) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.41 (gde886c7) PKG / Showtime 4.3.41 (gde886c7) Self / Showtime Test Build 4.3.207 / Showtime 4.3.227 (g076d4f6) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.227 (g076d4f6) PKG / Showtime 4.3.227 (g076d4f6) Self / Showtime 4.3.228 (gbb5a917) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.228 (gbb5a917) PKG / Showtime 4.3.228 (gbb5a917) Self / Showtime 4.3.264 (g21d63c9) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.264 (g21d63c9) PKG / Showtime 4.3.264 (g21d63c9) Self / Showtime 4.3.313 (g841bdacb) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.313 (g841bdacb) PKG / Showtime 4.3.313 (g841bdacb) Self / Showtime 4.3.443 (g306fd63c) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.443 (g306fd63c) PKG / Showtime 4.3.443 (g306fd63c) Self / Showtime 4.3.482 (g2b0b1b46) PKG / Showtime GH 4.3.482 (g2b0b1b46) PKG / Showtime 4.3.482 (g2b0b1b46) Self / Showtime 4.3.536 PKG / GIT


HLS: Fix crash when HLS streamer encountered corrupt streams
glw/video: Remove unused fields
glw: Add a simple grid widget
glw: Tentative support for requested aspect during image load
hls: Keep track of h264 profile and level
Add 'Exit to Standby' in Settings -> General


Always upgrade using patches on platforms that support it
Fix build break
hls: If streaming live, never try to resume last position as it just screw things up
hls: Respect playback priority
rpi: Various OMX fixes to hopefully avoid some hangs


Make 'force screensaver' work again
rpi: Avoid getting stuck in hw accelerated image decoder if image is corrupt
ssa/ass: WIP on encoding detection
glw: Reduce memory footprint my rearranging struct members


Update pl_PL.lang
rpi: Avoid crash when video ends


Make subtitle font setting actually work.
Fix broken browsing. Right pane in UI did not update correctly because URL was not set in fontstash model.
Fix problem making subtitle scanner crash if it found a file without file ending.


rpi: Rework seeking code to be more stable (hopefully)
rpi: Do MPEG-4 part 2 and h263 in VideoCore


FTP-server: Add delete,rmdir,makedir,rename support
Check for showtime upgrades daily
rpi: Fix showtime exit problems


Make it possible to set path to persistent storage (settings)
Add libyuv revision 775
Fix broken save of multiopt settings in javascript …


Fix crash when deleting exported bookmarks …
Update language files: fr_FR.lang and ru_RU.lang
Add subtitle support when playing HLS
osk: Make ESC exit on screen keyboard
Fix typos in displayed strings


Add FTP server support. Can be enabled in Settings -> Network settings
Update ru_RU.lang
Fix problem with underscan settings. Recent regression. Fixes #1727
ps3: Fix mutex init problems


Fix issues with list wrapping and pagination
Detect command to compute sha1
Initial work of building for Android


Fixes issue when, in external subtitles, new overlays appear before all previous overlays have disappeared (Fixes #1723)
Fix broken handling of permanent redirects
Keep navigator when closing window


Fix: No default value was set after the rewrite of the setting system (Fixes #1722)
Improve charset decoding: Add new codepages 1254, 1257 and 1258
Refresh language files
Rename setting 'Userinterface size' to 'Font and icon size'


multiopt: Do the right thing if current options is deleted.
Fix recent regression for HEAD requests
Make (cancel) work in Showtime's own OSK


Add 'Mark all as seen' and 'Mark all as unseen' in page menu …
Rework Showtime's HTTP client …
skin: Rework how background image is set
Add missing mutex lock
Remember set video/audio/subtitles playback settings for each video.


subtitles: Get canvas dimensions from codec context


When deleting RAR file, delete all files in multivolume archive


ps3: Select + Square starts screen saver Add option to enter system standby after current video ends
Update portuguese translation
ps3: Make it possible to configure seeking using L2/R2 Allow user to adjust position of subtitles from video playback menues


Disable binary patches on ps3
Update rusian and chinese translations
Make cache resilient to clock going backwards


Add multi language support to TheTVDB integration

Fixes #1544


Update Polish, German and Swedish translations
Add support for Windows code page 1256
Fix broken PNG decoder for rpi
HLS: Fix playcount and resume position
On tiled home page, only show enabled services. Fixes #1568


Fix an issue with subtitle scanning
This might fix some recent crashes people have seen when Showtime scans for subtitles Fixes #1715 (maybe)


No longer ignore 'The' prefix when sorting. The old behavior can be re-enabled under Settings -> Languages


Add confirmation when just deleting one file as well


Add support for recursive delete of files. Also, in case when deleting a directory, ask user for confirmation


Add support for deleting files and empty directories over SMB Fixes #1062


Support deleting directories (and not only files) Refs #1062


Make sure we count video as played if we reach 100% of playback


Add support for deleting files. This currently only works for local file systems and must be enabled in Settings -> General


Fix recent regression causing vertical lines in images on PS3

Fixes #1617


Fix bug making 'Refresh metdata...' option in item menu not to work at all


Avoid loading .mkv attachments into RAM

Instead we keep a reference to where in the MKV file the attachment is located and we can later open a slice of the mkv-file as the attachment.

This combined with the fact that freetype can open fonts from a file handle reduces the static memory use for attachments to 0 bytes

Fixes #1689 (out of memory (av error -12) with certain MKV files)


Initial attempt of a built-in FTP client in Showtime

To use it enter 'ftp://ip.address.of.ftpserver' in search bar or create a bookmark (much like the CIFS/SMB client)

Note that the code has only been tested against a few FTP servers so it's probably still buggy. If you find any problems and want to report please turn on "FTP logging" in settings:dev and include the logfile in ticket.


Add support for sorting on filename and date when browsing over UPNP


upnp: Include video playback URL in canonical URL

Fixes problem with UPNP servers that just give sequential numbers to directory items. If just using the URL items would be confused with other items if video are removed from the directory

Fixes #1697


Add Danish translation


Fix bug that caused "Custom search query" to disappear for video items

Fixes #1696


Fix a bunch of memory leaks


Make sure metadata scanner stops when we leave a directory

Also fix possible crashes related to those occations
Fixes #1601


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

Fixes #1594


Fix broken colors in VOBSUB

Fixes #1579


Fix regression causing crash with embedded DVD/VOBSUB tracks

Fixes #1577


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

Caused problems with minidlna (possibly other servers)

Fixes #1576


Fix the oversized album art during music playback


ps3: Fix video stuttering in some high bitrate video streams


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

Fixes #1297


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


ps3: Increase audio buffer size

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

Fixes #1451


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

Fixes #1483


Add support for LPCM in DVD playback

Fixes #1046


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


Fix broken seeking in FLAC files

Fixes #1435


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 allows anonymous logins


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


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


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


ps3: Fix a crash on PS3 when playing AAC HEv2 files. This was caused by too small stack for the threads

Fixes #1515


Fix recently introduced crash in module


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

Fixes #1334


Add support for getting metadata from


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


Improved support for

Showtime will now search in 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.


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


Fix some issues related to mono audio in videos


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


Avoid doing external metadata lookup for very short file names


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


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

Showtime PS3 Media Player 4.3.21 Testing Build is Now Available

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#570 - bloodmoney - January 1, 2015 // 2:10 pm
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Love it thank you

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#564 - idizzle - December 31, 2014 // 11:05 pm
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Excellent, nice releases

#563 - PS4 News - December 30, 2014 // 8:54 pm
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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 / showtime_remote_v0.0.6.apk / Showtime Remote / 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 (

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 ( 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, 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

Use your Android phone as a remote for Showtime (


  • 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 ( with Binaries and Source Code.

The PS3 Remote Controller theme has been updated with some graphical enhancements: tooltips for keyboard shortcuts, visual button feedback, less flicker, remapped some keys, webMAN GUI is shown in portrait mode (Android), ability to use virtual pad and view webMAN:

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The "PS3 Remote Controller" is an alternative theme of the PS3 webPAD / Movian Remote (formerly Showtime Remote webGUI) that now supports the remote control of the XMB, media players, homebrews (e.g. backup managers) and games via webMAN MOD 1.43.02 and above.

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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.


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 - December 18, 2014 // 12:11 am
Excellent homebrew

#561 - justking1 - December 18, 2014 // 12:06 am
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nice releases thanks