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176w 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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whiteclad57's Avatar
#32 - whiteclad57 - 176w ago
Normally when one releases a prototype application this is how it advances

1. A 1.0.1 version is released that fixes bugs/ increases performance

2. After about 5 or so of these releases they finally get to adding easy to implement features ala NTFS via the already released binaries

3. Add new (more advanced) features such as plugin support

4. Restart from step one and go on to step three

This is probably how this application will advance; hopefully he's not a Hermes

lebanongov's Avatar
#31 - lebanongov - 176w ago
works great on PS3ITA 3.55 mkv support. Used mkvtools (mac only don't have a window) to split the files bigger the 4GB so the fit on Fat32 HDD.

elser1's Avatar
#30 - elser1 - 176w ago
would this work in australia? sorry not sure what showtime is exactly.. except for the channel on foxtel!!

trasek's Avatar
#29 - trasek - 176w ago
Does anyone knows if it works on Waninkoko`s V2 CFW 3.55. I got only error

Yes it works, it was also giving me that error, then I tried repack for 3.41 version and it supprisingly works.

Bishoff's Avatar
#28 - Bishoff - 176w ago
Awesome, thx a bunch mate!

For you 3.41 users, I had to enable the hermes patch or whatever payload u use for it to boot, otherwise it would error 8000...

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