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.
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
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)
▬ Home menu
L3 - Bring up playback info (During video playback)
R3 - Bring up log console
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)
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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This weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Facanferff has announced the release of the first Showtime PS3 Media Player skin called Oceanus for the application.
Download: https://github.com/downloads/facanferff/showtime-plugin-oceanus/oceanus.zip / http://www.sendspace.com/file/tlwbd0 (Installable from the “Package Files” options) by wizzkidd / http://www.sendspace.com/file/x2lna5 / http://www.sendspace.com/file/eipnn6 by facanferff
To quote from his blog (linked above): Facanferff strikes again with the first Showtime Skin Ever! The skin is called Oceanus, with it you’ll be able to use different views for a better Showtime experience.
This first version supports already several views that you can enjoy. Check it out!
Array view (photo taken from Vevo plugin)
Artists view (photo taken from Vevo plugin)
Posters view (photo taken from Crackle plugin)
List view (photo taken from Youtube plugin)
List 2 view (photo taken from Youtube plugin) This view is the default one.
“Oceanus was the Titan of Water. When I started creating the skin I always wanted to create something that would be enjoyable, flexible and that would expand Showtime experience in new ways and Oceanus is all about that.” -Facanferff
“Special Thanks to Tyrant for beta testing and giving fresh ideas” -Facanferff
This new skin really makes the user experience much more enjoyable and it also takes the Showtime plugins to a whole new level!
Info: Coming soon to Official Plugin Repo.
Installation: Needs Showtime with 4.1 or later.
Put the zip archive in /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins/
1. How can I change between views?
To change between views open the page menu (Triangle button in PS3 or F1 in PC) and click continuously in View setting to select a view.
2. I’m finding issues with the plugin, what can I do?
Fill a report if it wasn’t reported already at lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime.