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146w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer andbey0nd has released StDISC PKG, a Showtime Disc Access PS3 homebrew plug-in for the Showtime Media Player application with details below.

Download: StDISC PKG - Showtime Disc Access PS3 Homebrew Plug-In / StDISC PKG - Showtime Disc Access PS3 Homebrew Plug-In (Mirror) / StDISC PKG - Showtime Disc Access PS3 Homebrew Plug-In (Mirror #2)

To quote:

Requirements:

  • CFW/MFW 3.41/3.55 with peek/poke/lv1 access (KMEAW/REBUG/ROGERO/HERMES)
  • Showtime media player 3.99+ or Showtime for multiMAN (installed in default location)
  • Data DVD/CD/BD in the PS3 tray (video/music/photo content)

Purpose:

  • Allows access to optical data discs (DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, BD-R/RE) which usually are not accessible in homebrew apps
  • Minimizes the steps to access content stored on such optical discs (no need to launch multiMAN with DirectDiscAccess)
  • Allows Showtime to play all your backup videos/music if you used optical media

Extras:

  • You can take screenshots of movies while Showtime is playing
  • You can play music from XMB [Music] column while Showtime is displaying photo slideshow
  • You can use "Remote Play" to watch videos on your PSP / PS Vita or other compatible devices

Installation:

  • Copy "stDISC.pkg" to the root of a USB drive/stick
  • Install from [Game] column -> [* Install Package Files]
  • "Showtime (Disc access)" entry will appear in the [Video] column in XMB
  • Launch it with data disc in the tray
  • In 5-10 seconds your Showtime Media Player will load with disc access

Enjoy!

andbey0nd


StDISC PKG - Showtime Disc Access PS3 Homebrew Plug-In Arrives

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#10 - violentcris - 214w ago
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it is not working under 3.41

#9 - fame1418 - 214w 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 - 214w 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 - 214w 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 - 214w 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 - 214w 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 - 214w ago
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mkv works with this... testet by me... but stutterd... but works.

#3 - mrgreaper - 214w 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 - 214w ago
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Now we can watch Penn and Teller on the PS3 =D

#1 - PS4 News - 214w 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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