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 his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has updated the YouTube Plugin to version 2.0 for Showtime PS3 Media Player dubbed the New Experience with the changes outlined below followed by v2.2, v2.21 and v2.2.5.
The first major release of the plugin was more than a year ago and now it is time to renew that experience and provide a improved experience that I hope everyone will enjoy. Please see carefully the changelog so you know exactly what's new:
Add: Support for Continuous Playback (needs to activate setting in Showtime's Video Playback Settings)
Add: Main Page now supports order customization (like Showtime Main Page)
Add: Youtube Disco
Add: Native Sorting (by Publish Date, by Views, by Title (incrementing/decrementing) and as Default)
Add: Youtube EDU
Add: Featured feed in Youtube Movies
Add: New User Profile Interface/Experience
Add: New Advanced Mode for videos
Add: Choose what feeds to show in User Profile
Add: Header buttons in Oceanus skin plugin
Add: Item Menu:
Add to Favorites
Add to Watch Later
Redirect to Movie (if video is a known trailer)
Trailers (if video is a movie)
Redirect to a Show (if video belongs to a Show)
Redirect to the Show Season (if video belongs to a Show Season)
Fix: Video Playback
Fix: Some videos would fail due to some RegEx differences
Fix: Videos that are no available don't show friendly error message
Fix: The plugin would load additional pages of a feed that didn't contain entries
Fix: User Favorites didn't work
Improvement: Updated video metadata for support in Oceanus skin plugin
Improvement: More flexibe Youtube Search
Improvement: Don't show login popup in search
Add: Add video to existing playlist (available in item menu in video listing and in Actions in Advanced Mode)
Add: Itemhook "Search in Youtube" for video entries in Showtime (in item menu,
you can use this feature to search for videos in Youtube given any title of a video item in Showtime) (requires 4.3.261)
Add: Show debug information if setting is enabled
Fix: Search for space separated queries
Add: Support for Live Streaming videos using HLS
Add: Show videos that authenticated user liked
Add: Searchers for API v3 (old searchers are still active)
Add: Authentication for API v3
Add: New URI routes for video playback
Add: My Activity (provides recommendations, videos that users subscribed liked/favorited)
Add: Subscribe to User in User Profile
Add: Initial support for Guide Categories
Add: Initial support for Video Categories (old "Browse Videos" section)
Add: Video Advanced Mode actions: Like, Dislike, Add to Favorites, Add to Watch Later, Comment
Add: Show more information for videos in pages using API v3 (enable in Settings)
Enhancement: Improved User Profile
Enhancement: Started work to upgrade plugin from API v2 to v3
As you may see several things that were being asked since the first release are now here, fresh and ready to be used.
Showtime Plugin Youtube changes:
The new Home Screen, using SELECT + Arrows in PS3 you can customize the order of the items.
The improved item listing.
The new Youtube Search screen providing easy to use search for everything you want.
The new advanced mode in videos, cleaner and easier to use.
The new User Profile screen, featuring an easy to use and fast experience.
Go to Plugin Central (puzzle icon in home screen) inside Showtime and download the plugin.
andoma: for creating Showtime and maintaining it
Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin and giving fresh ideas
When testing, my Beta Tester (El Tyrant) found that the resume videos of Showtime does not work properly with the plugin, so please disable the following settting: Video playback -> Resume video playback
1. I found some issues, had crashes or have suggestions, where can I inform the developer about them?
Finally, below is a brief tutorial on how to log out from the Showtime Plugin YouTube from facanferff (via psx-scene.com/forums/content/tutorial-log-out-showtime-plugin-youtube-2841/) for those interested:
Recently a user in IRC (EFNET, #showtime) asked how to log out from the current user in Youtube plugin for Showtime, so here is a tutorial for it. This method is only needed for versions 1.5 and up where it uses OAuth2 as the main authentication method. This method works for the standalone version.
The process is really simple and may be done via Multiman:
1. Go to the jsstore folder of showtime.
In PS3: /dev_hdd0/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/settings/jsstore
In Linux: /home//.hts/showtime/settings/jsstore
2. Delete the file called youtube-oauth2.
3. Open Showtime and it will no longer use your old user account, so you may authenticate again for another user account.
1. Now every time I try to play a video, it fails with random errors, what is happening?
With the recent website changes featuring a new layout, the plugin is unable to play any video. A fix for it is being worked on and will be available once it is possible and it is confirmed to be stable. Sorry for this.
2. I found the plugin crash for some reason, what can I do?
The simplest answer is report it, you can either use lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/ or github.com/facanferff/showtime-plugin-youtube/issues. Please report any issue you encounter, if you don't I may not face it so I will not fix it by the simple aspect that I won't know about it.
Make sure Showtime does not downgrade a plugin to a lesser version
Add support for replacing various parts of the UI using plugins. More information about this will surface once plugins support it
For beta-testers of plugins there is now a setting under "General" where a user can specify a, list of space separated, passwords
that will enable beta testing of plugins. Passwords are administrated by the plugin developer
Add support for adjusting volume during video playback using up/down keys
Don't wrap from end to beginning of list during continuous video playback
Correctly recognize '.m2ts' as a file type ending to ignore
Reworked audio pipeline. This should fix various issues. In particular various clicks and pops now and then on PS3 should be gone.
Upgrade to libav9_beta2. This is a huge upgrade that might cause problems with some files. Please report bugs if anything seems to have broken
Fix broken RTMP(E) playback on PS3
Fix a problem that caused playback time to stay at 0:00 for some audio files
Fix problem that caused resume position not to be reset when movie ended
Fix search lookup loops when changing TMDB configuration
Add support for Shoutcast playback. Plugins are required to be able to browse Shoutcast services
Add support for setting custom movie titles directly from the item popup menu
Add an action in settings->general to clear the entire metadb item table. Safeguarded with a popup as it is a non-revocable action.
ps3: When seeking using L2/R2, rescale seek delta based on duration of feature. In principle this make it so that the user can always seek from begining to end in ~2 seconds regardless of how long the currently playing media is.
Add Exit and Standby as items in the page popup menu
Only reset screensaver timer if movie is actually playing
Add support for plugins that can replace certain parts of the UI
Add support for categorization of plugins. When browsing available plugins they will appear under a category instead of a single long list
TMDB: Let user choose which language to use for TMDB. Also lets user choose if to display the original title or translated title
Don't set resume time for videos if current position < one minute. This makes sure the user does not accidentally lose the resume
position if restarting the video from beginning by mistake
Let 'mark as seen' create entry in item table if it does not exist
Improve Showtime's response time to play/pause events
Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer facanferff has made available a Showtime PS3 Plugin TMDB (The Movie DataBase) followed by TMDb v1.1 alongside an Oceanus Skin Plugin for Showtime v04.01+ (CEX) with details below.
Put zip archive at dev_hdd0/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins or if you use Showtime through multiMAN
Put the zip archive in: dev_hdd0/game/BLES080608/USRDIR/sys/st4_settings/installedplugins/
Method 2 (only for standalone Showtime, thanks wizzkidd):
Download: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3wl0up or http://www.sendspace.com/file/7gu3ij
Install the pkg normally.
Method 3 multiMAN edition PKG:
andoma: for creating Showtime
Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin
wizzkidd: for the pkg installs
1. I found some issues, had crashes or have suggestions, where can I inform the developer about them?
Official source: facanferff.net
Update: TMDb v1.1 Changelog:
Add: Support for specifying 3 search sources (in Movie View, only supports PLX playlists at the moment)
Add: Browse movie in Youtube (in Movie View, requires Youtube plugin to be installed)
Add: Play Now button (in Movie View, if clicked it will play the video specified in the URI)
Add: Show all lists that contain a movie (in Movie View)
Add: Make plugin design independent of Oceanus plugin (user without Oceanus plugin couldn't load See more lists)
Add: Search for a list
Add: Show if a movie was marked as favorite (in Movie View)
Add: Show if a movie was marked as watchlist (in Movie View)
Add: Choose background for current movie (in Movie View)
Add: Choose poster for current movie (in Movie View)
Add: Browse most popular people
Add: Allow user add movie to watchlist
Add: Browse a list by id
Add: Hide Favorite/Watchlist button if movie was already marked
Add: Kids In Mind's Parents Guide (in Movie View)
Fix: Search would not work if user specified 2 or more words separated by spaces
Fix: User would not be logged in after some uses
Fix: If a movie/person had no poster the screen would be somewhat corrupted
Fix: In Genres page, movie titles would not show
Fix: In some cases, when a subrequest (i.e. favorites in user view) failed, the page would not show up
Enhancement: Better Search movie by title algorithm (only observable externally, i.e.: TMDb View in Navi-X) (See Note 1)
Enhancement: Improve slightly Genres page design
Enhancement: Improve Movie View loading time
StanSmith if you are interested i have a copy of ShowTime 4.1.244 (is not the same version that you need but i think that have the feature that you want) and i have uploaded here: http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/97633242/file.html