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185w ago - Following up on his previous Showtime TV release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer Fabio Canada aka facanferff has released a YouTube v1.0 Showtime Plugin for the popular PS3 Media Player with details below followed by v1.0.1 on Plugin Central.

Download: Showtime PS3 Media Player YouTube v1.0 Plugin / GIT

To quote: After a month long period of beta-testing by users, here is final list of features and last minute bug fixes to bring it up to the v1.0 release:

Showtime PS3 Media Player YouTube v1.0 Plugin Features:


  • Login to Youtube
  • Standard Feeds (complete)
  • Channel Feeds (complete)
  • Movie Feeds (not supporting yet paid content)
  • Trailer Feeds (complete)
  • User Feeds (Favorites, New subscriptions, Contacts, etc.)
  • Getting Video Information
  • Every resolution supported
  • Search videos
  • Pagination (Powerful and fast!)
  • Recommendations
  • Get information about user
  • Search for User Profile (see note 1)
  • Related videos (if Advanced Youtube is enabled)
  • Response videos (if Advanced Youtube is enabled)
  • safeSearch
  • Limit entries per request (to avoid for a bigger time memory fullness)

Changelog:

  • Add: Trace messages are only shown if Debugging mode is enabled;
  • Add: Support for background (a simple image) in the feeds view
  • Add: Support for Channels Feeds
  • Add: basic error handling for feeds and videos;
  • Add: safeSearch
  • Add: Support to get arguments from a default URL (not used in present)
  • Fix: URL getting of a video in Advanced mode (was slowing down)
  • Fix: playlist support;
  • Fix: some feeds giving error 400; Added setting to limit entries per request (to avoid fast memory fullness);
  • Fix: Title labels of feeds
  • Fix: Paginator (was able to get only max two pages)
  • Fix: If is unable to get ID of a specific video in a feed bypass that item (instead of avoiding loading feed)
  • Fix: Issue avoiding loading Video Information (in advanced mode) when Views/Duration tag is not available
  • Fix: Login giving error “Authentication without realm”
  • Enhancement: Rewrite of User Screen (support more things now – Watch Later playlist and Recent Activity feed);
  • Enhancement: Major rewrite of the function to get entries of a feed (more powerful now and more stable);
  • Enhancement: In advanced mode display the resolution as it is (e.g.: hd1080)
  • Enhancement: New logo

The plugin is not yet available online via the Showtime Plugin Central, but you may install it by download the zip below and putting it (UNEXTRACTED) in the following location: /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins

To make it available in the Showtime.SELF that is launched from multiMAN, the youtube.zip should be copied to: /dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR/st_settings/installedplugins

Showtime PS3 Media Player YouTube v1.0.1 Plugin Changelog:

For those that were Beta Testers, this is the changelog since the Beta version (0.4) to the present version (1.0.1):

  • Add: setting to limit entries per request (to avoid fast memory fullness);
  • Add: Trace messages are only shown if Debugging mode is enabled;
  • Add: Support for background (a simple image) in the feeds view
  • Add: Support for Channels Feeds
  • Add: basic error handling for feeds and videos;
  • Add: safeSearch
  • Add: Support to get arguments from a default URL (not used in present)
  • Fix: If title of a video has special characters (such as it would fail to load;
  • Fix: URL getting of a video in Advanced mode (was slowing down)
  • Fix: playlist support;
  • Fix: some feeds giving error 400;
  • Fix: Title labels of feeds
  • Fix: Paginator (was able to get only max two pages)
  • Fix: If is unable to get ID of a specific video in a feed bypass that item (instead of avoiding loading feed)
  • Fix: Issue avoiding loading Video Information (in advanced mode) when Views/Duration tag is not available
  • Fix: Login giving error “Authentication without realm”
  • Enhancement: Rewrite of User Screen (support more things now – Watch Later playlist and
  • Recent Activity feed);
  • Enhancement: New logo (thanks GPatel)
  • Enhancement: Major rewrite of the function to get entries of a feed (more powerful now and more stable);
  • Enhancement: In advanced mode display the resolution as it is (e.g.: hd1080)

For non-Beta Testers, here is the list of features of the plugin:

  • Login to Youtube
  • Standard Feeds (complete)
  • Channel Feeds (complete)
  • Movie Feeds (not supporting yet paid content)
  • Trailer Feeds (complete)
  • User Feeds (Favorites, New subscriptions, Contacts, etc.)
  • Getting Video Information
  • Every resolution supported (excluding 4k)
  • Search videos
  • Pagination (Powerful and fast!)
  • Recommendations
  • Get information about user
  • Search for User Profile (see note 1)
  • Related videos (if Advanced Youtube is enabled)
  • Response videos (if Advanced Youtube is enabled)
    safeSearch
  • Limit entries per request (to avoid for a bigger time memory fullness)

Note: To search for a video/channel/playlist, you have to write with an EXTERNAL keyboard what you want in the box on Showtime’s homepage (with a magnifying glass icon).

The plugin does not handle how a video is played, it is the work of Showtime, if in the middle of the video playback it fails, the audio is synched off or other, please report it to andoma.

If by any reason when navigating feeds, your ps3 crashes it is because the memory of ps3 is extremely limited, and because of that navigating extremely fast will crash Showtme itself. There have been efforts to improve the plugin since the Beta version was released so it wouldn’t need so much memory.




Showtime PS3 Media Player YouTube v1.0 Plugin is Released

Showtime PS3 Media Player YouTube v1.0 Plugin is Released

Showtime PS3 Media Player YouTube v1.0 Plugin is Released

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#10 - violentcris - 213w ago
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it is not working under 3.41

#9 - fame1418 - 213w ago
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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 - 213w ago
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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 - 213w ago
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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 - 213w ago
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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 - 213w ago
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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 - 213w ago
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mkv works with this... testet by me... but stutterd... but works.

#3 - mrgreaper - 213w ago
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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 - 213w ago
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Now we can watch Penn and Teller on the PS3 =D

#1 - PS4 News - 213w ago
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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: http://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/files

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

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

Keyboard

  • 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)

Bugs?

There are probably plenty of those. Please use the issue tracker at http://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/issues/new

Build it yourself!?

Start by reading README here: https://github.com/andoma/showtime

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