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Showtime PS3 Homebrew Home Theater System is Released!


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197w ago - Today andoma announced on IRC that he has released Showtime - a PS3 Homebrew Home Theater System media player application!

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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.

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PS3 usage guide

Getting started

Download files here: [Register or Login to view links]

For a full featureset of Showtime see [Register or Login to view links]

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 [Register or Login to view links]

Build it yourself!?

Start by reading README here: [Register or Login to view links]






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#562 - BOUNDINWOD - 1w ago
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Excellent homebrew

#561 - justking1 - 1w ago
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nice releases thanks

#560 - PS3 News - 1w ago
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The later versions of it are working fine here: [Register or Login to view links]

#559 - fany33 - 1w ago
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Hi can you pls update links again ? There is error 404 on every stream thx

#558 - topantita - 2w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by spideygower View Post
I have suddenly run into trouble! Been playing back ups and watching files on showtime now suddenly it they don't boot.

I have rogero 4.55 and that it what my system is set at. I have a fat ps3 JB 160gig. I recently did a few updates to showtime and multimsn , maybe I messed it up.

What happens if I try and start showtime or multiman is it goes into a black screen and I have to restart ps3.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks


you can delete multiman, and reinstal latest multiman 4.66 package...
maybe it solve the problem...

 

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