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121w ago - PlayStation 3 homebrew developer facanferff has updated his Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in today for Showtime PS3 Media Player with the changes outlined below.

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To quote: Navi-X is a 'content aggregator' app that provides access to all kinds of multimedia content, listed on a public directory of user contributed listings or playlists for playing on your TV or PC! Users can link to content and playback video, audio, pictures, podcasts, text, rss and html on the internet and share it with people around the world in seconds!

Create fully customizable playlists with backgrounds, logos and icons as well as link to your favorite multimedia on the internet or browse the already existing directory of publicly available content, in one sleek, fast and unified application!"

During the development time of the plugin, Tyrant was valuable, giving important feedback about what was correct and what was wrong. He knew already Navi-X and that allowed a faster development of the plugin. As of his experience with it, he says to new Navi-X users: "Navi-x is awesome once you get to know all the directories and content."

And after Beta Testing the plugin, Tyrant states that "Navi-x is the one and only solution in Showtime PS3 to watch movies, livetv, pictures and listen to music! A must have!"

You may ask, What are the features of the plugin? Here it is:

  • PLX Playlists
  • RSS Playlists
  • Flickr XML

Video/Processors:

  • If a processor fails (gives error different than "This processor is empty, nothing to do...") add an entry to a local store that must be sent to facanferff
  • TMDB For movies

Item Listing:

  • Display information about the date of an item
  • Display URL and Processor if available

User Account:

  • Enable/Disable Login Popup
  • Add Video/Playlist to Favorites
  • Remove from Favorites
  • Create Playlist
  • Add to Playlist
  • Enable/Disable Adult Content (in settings page)
  • Automatically add video to History playlist (if it already exists, moves it to top)
  • Set if new playlists should be private or public (History playlist is by default private and can't change in the plugin)
  • Search (needs external keyboard)

FAQ

1. Where can I download Showtime?
Go to here (lonelycoder.com/showtime/download) and select the PKG you want, install it normally and execute it.

2. Live Streams from playlists are supported in Showtime?
Yes they are, but they should be in rtmp protocol, there is no support for mms or http live streaming in Showtime. You can watch even TV Channels added from other Navi-X user but I'll not tell you where, search Navi-X and you might find it.

3. There are some sections that says "XBMC Only", I can't use them in Showtime?
Some of them you can, those entries are labelled like that because the videos contained in those playlists are rtmp link, that XBMC supports while other platforms can't support, but Showtime supports it and you can use it as well, you're free to navigate these playlists.

4. There are some sections that says "Boxee Only", I can't use them in Showtime?
During development, I faced myself with some playlists labelled like these and some of them didn't work since the feature behind that makes the playlist only supportable for Boxee is the HTML support that Showtime can't support, you might try these playlists but most possibly the plugin will not be able to get you the playlist, in these cases you'll get an empty playlist.

5. You talk about Processors in this plugin several time, what are they?
Well to quote from navixtreme.com: "The purpose of the processor is to function as an online plugin for Navi-X which produces media playback parameters for a single item, normally starting with only the URL of the web page which contains the item. In other words, if a web page has a flash player embedded in it, the processor teaches Navi-X how to emulate that site's flash player to get the media in the page to play in Showtime."

6. When I logged in the first time to Navi-X server, was added some few playlists to my account what should I know about it?
These created playlists pretend to make easier and better your experience in Navi-X plugin for Showtime. For your privacy, any playlist created by the plugin are saved as Private, it means only you can access those, if you want you might change it in navi-xtreme verified user media. Currently, these are the playlists created automatically by the plugin:

  • Favorites: Keeps a list of items that you marked as Favorite
  • History: List in which is added a video when you select a video to play and it starts playing, if it gives any error from the Processor part it will be discarded.

NOTE: Video links that don't play too due to lack of support from Showtime are added too automatically (no way to check it in current Showtime's API)

NOTE 2: If you play a video that was added already to the playlist History, the plugin will remove the one that exist and insert a new one on top of playlist, creating a fresh copy.

7. What is the status of WatchTV plugin?
With this new plugin, WatchTV plugin became obsoleted, there's no reason to use anymore the system that WatchTV provided, in this plugin you can watch too Live Streams normally and with the advantage of viewing those that were added by other users without having work of setting up a server or using a keyboard to enter a link.

8. Where can I find facanferff to talk about Showtime?
facanferff is sometimes in Efnet on channel #showtime, you might try to find him there. There will be there some other helpful people ready to assist you.

9. How can I give feedback, suggest or report bugs?
To report bugs you can create a ticket in the official bug tracking managed by facanferff and running in andoma's Web site (lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/navix)






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Mtealo's Avatar
#522 - Mtealo - 80w ago
Short answer NO. You need CFW and will get banned if you play online.

sticky876's Avatar
#521 - sticky876 - 80w ago
Hi everyone, I'm new to play station 3 but I love online gaming, I also love watching movies but what I want to know is. Can I install showtime/navi-x on my ps3 slim & still be able to receive updates from playstation, access psn & online gaming? I don't want to install showtime/navi-x & lose the ability to upgrade & play online.

Please let me know. Thank you.

cyber02000's Avatar
#520 - cyber02000 - 81w ago
its really weird that since the navi-x plugin was released 180upload and billionupload links do not work till today. and searching the internet i haven't found the answer to this problem as 95% of the links are from these hosts !!! or is it a issue i am having ?? i hope some of you can help.

Thanks

mmanolos's Avatar
#519 - mmanolos - 81w ago
I always have issues with Showtime. Some upgrades ago I lost the tiled view and I got the list view with no icons for everything, besides all the channels I pinned down in the home page disappeared.

This last update was great at first, I received a notification for a new version from inside the application, it downloaded and installed fine and all the bugs went away: the change views option returned and I got the lost channels back.

It is an excellent version... but after close it, every time I try to launch Showtime again I receive an error message. It runs fine from inside Multiman. I will try to delete it an reinstall it from scratch.

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#518 - PS3 News - 81w ago
Following up on the previous release and YouTube Plugin, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated Showtime PS3 Media Player to version 4.2 with the changes outlined below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / Showtime v04.02.000 DEX PKG by deank / [Register or Login to view links]

Showtime PS3 Media Player v4.2 Changelog:

Some highlights:

  • Virtual keyboard
  • Integration with thetvdb.com
  • Chapter support for movies
  • Support for subtitle plugins

And as usual, a lot of bugs squashed

4.2

ps3: Remove "/dev_hdd0/tmp/turnoff" before shutting down system

Fixes #1594

4.1.480

Fix broken colors in VOBSUB

Fixes #1579

4.1.479

Fix regression causing crash with embedded DVD/VOBSUB tracks

Fixes #1577

4.1.477

httpclient: Fix a regression when using range queries to determine filesize

Caused problems with minidlna (possibly other servers)

Fixes #1576

4.1.470

Fix the oversized album art during music playback

4.1.456

ps3: Fix video stuttering in some high bitrate video streams

4.1.454

Fix broken date-sorting (Allow user to sort on newest or oldest first)

Fixes #1297

4.1.451

Rework subtitle scheduling

This allows us to pick subtitles that are out of sync with video stream. Also makes it possible to do negative subtitle time shifting for embedded subs

Fixes #727
Fixes #1470

4.1.445

ps3: Increase audio buffer size

Fix stuttering playback with some audio formats (APE is one)

Fixes #1451

4.1.441

Fix problem that caused picture stuttering in some movies after 20-25 minutes

Fixes #1483

4.1.427

Add support for LPCM in DVD playback

Fixes #1046

4.1.422

Add movie chapters support where supported by file formats

Chapters can be found in menu during video playback next to seek thumbnails and audio/subltitle tracks

Fixes #786

4.1.414

Fix broken seeking in FLAC files

Fixes #1435

4.1.404

Add support for subtitle plugins

This also removes the built-in support for opensubtitles.

Opensubtitles is now available as a plugin. No username + password is needed as opensubtitles.org allows anonymous logins

4.1.401

The list of subtitles are now sorted based on user preferred languages

4.1.398

Fix a bug that made "Custom query" impossible to erase in the metadata editor. It would come back next time the item was scanned

4.1.397

Fix a crash that was caused by invalid markup tags in SRT files

Typically this would happen if the SRT file contained a subtitle entry with just one tag that was invalid. Now such invalid tags will be
presented as normal text instead.

Fixes #1501

4.1.394

ps3: Fix a crash on PS3 when playing AAC HEv2 files

This was caused by too small stack for the threads

Fixes #1515

4.1.387

Fix recently introduced crash in opensubtitles.org module

4.1.386

Add stretch-to-widescreen and stretch-to-fullscreen as options during video playback

Fixes #1334

4.1.383

Add support for getting metadata from thetvdb.com

4.1.382

Allow user to adjust subtitle timing 10 minutes in increments of 0.5 seconds

4.1.380

Improved support for opensubtitles.org

Showtime will now search in opensubtitles.org database using the movie title and optionally the IMDB ID if it manages to resolve that

To limit the number of returned results it will only include the subtitles that matches the languages configured in Settings -> Languages.
If no such configuration has been entered all results will be displayed.

4.1.373

ps3: Sign pkg files to work with 4.xx CFW

4.1.372

Fix some issues related to mono audio in videos

4.1.371

Use external metadata (TMDB, etc) for video title in video OSD

4.1.369

Avoid doing external metadata lookup for very short file names

4.1.321

Add support for playback of HLS (Http Live Streaming) URLs

4.1.301

Add support for user configurable fonts

To install and use a new font put the font someplace where Showtime can browse it. When clicking on the font Showtime will what you want to use the font for. Showtime will copy the font to an internal storage location.

To select between installed fonts or to reset to default, go to Settings -> Look and Feel -> Fonts

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