69w ago - Following up on his previous update, this weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer facanferff has updated his Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in to version 1.0 followed by v1.0.5 and v1.1.5 for Showtime PS3 Media Player with the changes below.
To quote: This update is a major release, it is the biggest update I ever released for a plugin for Showtime, and that being said is recommended that every user update to this new version.
Add: Allow user set the source for playlist search in settings
Add: New default source for playlist search (in TMDB View)
Add: Support for IMDB Lists
Add: Search for entries from Item Menu
Add: Stats system
Fix: IMDB's Parents Guide would not show up
Fix: Parser PLX would join the last two items of a playlist wrongly
Enhacement: Improve reporting system
Add: Allow user to disable History Tracking
Add: Notifications for important things (such as reporting)
Fix: User would be logout after forced reload
Enhancement: Use notifications instead of messages that require user interaction
Add: Set number of elements in X axis (see note 1)
Add: Set number of elements in Y axis (see note 1)
Add: Allow user to hide information bar (see note 1)
Add: Store items in local Favorites playlist (see note 2)
Add: Playlists with IMDB/TMDB type redirect to TMDB view
Add: Support for subtitles in playlists
Fix: Entries with no title would fail to load page in PS3 platform
Fix: Titles with colors would be wrongly parsed
Enhancement: Set view in playlists upon entrance to avoid "screen transformation"
Add: Report processors that don't work
Add: Display current status of processing (including countdown timer)
Add: Cache processors that have cacheable flag equal to 1
Add: Nested if statements
Fix: Subvariables in which the main class didn't exist would return error when trying to get it's result
Enhancement: Improve plugin startup response time
Enhancement: Improve response time when browsing
Add: TMDB View (see note 2)
Add: Similar Movies
Add: Search in several networks for a movie
Add: Get Full Cast of a movie
Add: Get Full Crew of a movie
Add: Get movies in which a person appeared in the cast
Add: Use IMDB variable in PLX playlists to identify a movie
Add: Use TMDB variable in PLX playlists to identify a movie
Add: IMDB's Parents Guide
Add: Save playlists IDs for user in local store
Enhancement: Use local History/Favorites playlist instead of online solution
Fix: When adding an item to a playlist that contained that item already, it would add again the item making it twice -> Remove the old one and add the fresh one
Fix: My Playlists
Note 1: These features are present in the Page Menu that can be accessed via Triangle (PS3) or F1 (PC).
Note 2: These features are present in the Item Menu that can be accessed via Square (PS3) or F3 (PC) after focusing the item to see the features relative to.
A quick look in the new views
As you might have seen in the changelog, this version features a new look for list view, it is possible due to a recent feature that lets plugins have their own view files (the way Showtime uses to show the GUI), it means this view is a custom view and not from Showtime's source code, it has been developed by myself using as model some mockups from opium2k and the guidance of andoma in terms of widgets available.
One other biggest new feature is the new exclusive TMDB View, it allows you get a list of persons in the cast/crew of the movie, a list of trailers that redirect to Youtube plugin, a list of movies in the collection, a list of similar movies, search for entries in one page provided as Search in Navi-X googlecode that you may use to get access to videos like Behind the Scenes and others of the movie, and finally access to IMDB's Parents Guide for the movie, perfect to help build up nice nights plans for all family.
1. If you have one of the latest Showtime version (as required by the plugin) and installed previously the previous plugin it should be updated to the newest version once andoma updates the plugin repository with the new version.
2. Access the Plugin Central inside Showtime to install the plugin.
3. Put the zip archive available (linked above) in the directory /installedplugins/
Special thanks to (Alphabetically):
Andreas Oman (also known as andoma), for creating and maintaining the best alternative to XBMC
Opium2k, for creating mockups of both Array and TMDB views that ended being improved to the current state of them
Tyrant, for Beta Testing the plugin as the development happened and for giving ideas in what could be added/improved
How can I log in to navixtreme.com?
In settings page of the plugin there should be an option that says "Login to navixtreme.com" click that. If you used before the previous version of the version and logged in and set to remember the credentials, this process will automatically use that information and adapt to the new authentication method otherwise you'll have to write your credentials. After doing this you never need to click this option again, just by starting Showtime with the plugin enabled will authenticate you.
Where can I find facanferff, andoma, opium and Tyrant?
In the channel #showtime on irc.efnet.net.
What happens to my automatic reports the plugin creates?
If you have the setting for it enabled, once you find a processor not working (generally giving a message starting with "Processor error: "), the plugin will call immediately a website hosted by the plugin's developer that might use the URL, processor and error to debug the problem and fix if it applies. If you want to get information on the current status of a report contact facanferff (via the channel mentioned in this FAQ) and provide your user id and the report id.
The user id is what identifies an installation, it consists of a mix of alphanumeric character followed by your nickname if you're authenticated there. You may see your user id at the folder /settings/jsstore/navi-x-tracking_settings and locate the line that starts by saying "user_id" and the value between double quotes in the right side of is your user id. But if you're authenticated then in the same file you should find a line for the variable "username", so your final user id will be the previous string you obtained plus 1 underscore plus your username, e.g. 1234567890_qwert
The report id is a string that identifies a report and is unique per report, to obtain that value access the navi-x-reports_ids in the same folder as before and locate the line that contains in left side _, the string attached to it is the report id.
If you want to contact the developer to get the status of the report and if you know that the report is for a processor that was reported only that time you may just provide your user id and processor name.
Which reports get a higher priority?
The reporting system sets automatically a priority checking the url and processor in the test bed, if in that test it has success then it is given High priority. If the test also gives an error but different than the one you obtained, it will be given a Medium priority, otherwise it is given Low priority.
I'm a developer and would like to know about those exclusive features of the plugin's API, where may I find those information?
Shortly after the release of this version, facanferff will release a tutorial explaining all of those exclusive features.
I would like to report or suggest about something not related directly to processors, where can I do it?
You should use the official Bug Tracker website for the plugin available (at lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/navix) You don't need to provide your user id here.
Note: Reporting non working processors in this Web site will not give you a higher priority.
This version brings a new settings option that many users have been asking to set a new home page URL. This setting allows you to use your own PLX playlist or other PLX playlist without having problems with time-out that have been rather frequent with navixtreme.com
Add: Setting option "Home Page URL" that allows user to change home page URL
Add: All items that are from navixtreme.com are labelled as so with "[NAVIXTREME]"
andoma: for creating and maintaining Showtime
Tyrant: for Beta Testing my plugins
To allow a faster boot time of Showtime you may need to disable login in plugin's Settings.
Any Showtime v4.3.9 can find the update at Plugin Central.
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Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has made available a Showtime TwitchTV 1.0 HD Plug-in with details below.
To quote from his blog: After several updates to Youtube and Navi-X, facanferff brings a new plugin for the worldwide known game streaming website, TwitchTV. This new plugin lets user (or gamers) watch live streams of games in real time.
Browse for Games
Browse for Live Streams
Play HD live streams!
Showtime 4.2 and up
In Showtime open the Plugin Central and install the plugin called TwitchTV under Video Streaming category
Andoma: for creating and maintaining Showtime
Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin
Special Note: Any issue please inform to showtime AT facanferff.net
Not long after the last Stable 4.2 Build, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build to version 4.3.21 followed by 4.3.41, 4.3.207, 4.3.227, 4.3.228, v4.3.263 and v4.3.313 with the changes outlined below.
HLS: Fix crash when HLS streamer encountered corrupt streams
glw/video: Remove unused fields
glw: Add a simple grid widget
glw: Tentative support for requested aspect during image load
hls: Keep track of h264 profile and level
Add 'Exit to Standby' in Settings -> General
Always upgrade using patches on platforms that support it
Fix build break
hls: If streaming live, never try to resume last position as it just screw things up
hls: Respect playback priority
rpi: Various OMX fixes to hopefully avoid some hangs
Make 'force screensaver' work again
rpi: Avoid getting stuck in hw accelerated image decoder if image is corrupt
ssa/ass: WIP on encoding detection
glw: Reduce memory footprint my rearranging struct members
rpi: Avoid crash when video ends
Make subtitle font setting actually work.
Fix broken browsing. Right pane in UI did not update correctly because URL was not set in fontstash model.
Fix problem making subtitle scanner crash if it found a file without file ending.
rpi: Rework seeking code to be more stable (hopefully)
rpi: Do MPEG-4 part 2 and h263 in VideoCore
FTP-server: Add delete,rmdir,makedir,rename support
Check for showtime upgrades daily
rpi: Fix showtime exit problems
Make it possible to set path to persistent storage (settings)
Add libyuv revision 775
Fix crash when deleting exported bookmarks …
Update language files: fr_FR.lang and ru_RU.lang
Add subtitle support when playing HLS
osk: Make ESC exit on screen keyboard
Fix typos in displayed strings
Add FTP server support. Can be enabled in Settings -> Network settings
Fix problem with underscan settings. Recent regression. Fixes #1727
ps3: Fix mutex init problems
Fix issues with list wrapping and pagination
Detect command to compute sha1
Initial work of building for Android
Fixes issue when, in external subtitles, new overlays appear before all previous overlays have disappeared (Fixes #1723)
Fix broken handling of permanent redirects
Keep navigator when closing window
Fix: No default value was set after the rewrite of the setting system (Fixes #1722)
Improve charset decoding: Add new codepages 1254, 1257 and 1258
Refresh language files
Rename setting 'Userinterface size' to 'Font and icon size'
multiopt: Do the right thing if current options is deleted.
Fix recent regression for HEAD requests
Make (cancel) work in Showtime's own OSK
Add 'Mark all as seen' and 'Mark all as unseen' in page menu …
Rework Showtime's HTTP client …
skin: Rework how background image is set
Add missing mutex lock
Remember set video/audio/subtitles playback settings for each video.
subtitles: Get canvas dimensions from codec context
When deleting RAR file, delete all files in multivolume archive
ps3: Select + Square starts screen saver Add option to enter system standby after current video ends
Update portuguese translation
ps3: Make it possible to configure seeking using L2/R2 Allow user to adjust position of subtitles from video playback menues
Disable binary patches on ps3
Update rusian and chinese translations
Make cache resilient to clock going backwards
Add multi language support to TheTVDB integration
Update Polish, German and Swedish translations
Add support for Windows code page 1256
Fix broken PNG decoder for rpi
HLS: Fix playcount and resume position
On tiled home page, only show enabled services. Fixes #1568
Fix an issue with subtitle scanning
This might fix some recent crashes people have seen when Showtime scans for subtitles Fixes #1715 (maybe)
No longer ignore 'The' prefix when sorting. The old behavior can be re-enabled under Settings -> Languages
Add confirmation when just deleting one file as well
Add support for recursive delete of files. Also, in case when deleting a directory, ask user for confirmation
Add support for deleting files and empty directories over SMB Fixes #1062
Support deleting directories (and not only files) Refs #1062
Make sure we count video as played if we reach 100% of playback
Add support for deleting files. This currently only works for local file systems and must be enabled in Settings -> General
Fix recent regression causing vertical lines in images on PS3
Fix bug making 'Refresh metdata...' option in item menu not to work at all
Avoid loading .mkv attachments into RAM
Instead we keep a reference to where in the MKV file the attachment is located and we can later open a slice of the mkv-file as the attachment.
This combined with the fact that freetype can open fonts from a file handle reduces the static memory use for attachments to 0 bytes
Fixes #1689 (out of memory (av error -12) with certain MKV files)
Initial attempt of a built-in FTP client in Showtime
To use it enter 'ftp://ip.address.of.ftpserver' in search bar or create a bookmark (much like the CIFS/SMB client)
Note that the code has only been tested against a few FTP servers so it's probably still buggy. If you find any problems and want to report please turn on "FTP logging" in settings:dev and include the logfile in ticket.
Add support for sorting on filename and date when browsing over UPNP
upnp: Include video playback URL in canonical URL
Fixes problem with UPNP servers that just give sequential numbers to directory items. If just using the URL items would be confused with other items if video are removed from the directory
Add Danish translation
Fix bug that caused "Custom search query" to disappear for video items
Fix a bunch of memory leaks
Make sure metadata scanner stops when we leave a directory
Also fix possible crashes related to those occations
ps3: Remove "/dev_hdd0/tmp/turnoff" before shutting down system
Fix broken colors in VOBSUB
Fix regression causing crash with embedded DVD/VOBSUB tracks
httpclient: Fix a regression when using range queries to determine filesize
Caused problems with minidlna (possibly other servers)
Fix the oversized album art during music playback
ps3: Fix video stuttering in some high bitrate video streams
Fix broken date-sorting (Allow user to sort on newest or oldest first)
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
ps3: Increase audio buffer size
Fix stuttering playback with some audio formats (APE is one)
Fix problem that caused picture stuttering in some movies after 20-25 minutes
Add support for LPCM in DVD playback
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
Fix broken seeking in FLAC files
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
The list of subtitles are now sorted based on user preferred languages
Fix a bug that made "Custom query" impossible to erase in the metadata editor. It would come back next time the item was scanned
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.
ps3: Fix a crash on PS3 when playing AAC HEv2 files. This was caused by too small stack for the threads
Fix recently introduced crash in opensubtitles.org module
Add stretch-to-widescreen and stretch-to-fullscreen as options during video playback
Add support for getting metadata from thetvdb.com
Allow user to adjust subtitle timing €10 minuts in increments of 0.5 seconds
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.
ps3: Sign pkg files to work with 4.xx CFW
Fix some issues related to mono audio in videos
Use external metadata (TMDB, etc) for video title in video OSD
Avoid doing external metadata lookup for very short file names
Add support for playback of HLS (Http Live Streaming) URLs
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