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Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in Update v1.0 Out Now


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107w 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.

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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.

Changelog v1.0.5:

  • 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

Changelog v1.0:

General:

  • 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

Playlists:

  • 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"

Processors:

  • 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

Speed:

  • Enhancement: Improve plugin startup response time
  • Enhancement: Improve response time when browsing

TMDB:

  • Add: TMDB View (see note 2)
  • Add: Trailers
  • 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

User Account:

  • 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.

Requirements

  • Showtime v3.99.448

Installation:

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

FAQ

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.

v1.1.5 Changelog:

After the release of Showtime Plugin TMDb v1.2.5, a new update to Showtime Plugin Navi-X is now available.

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

Changelog

  • 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]"

Thanks

  • andoma: for creating and maintaining Showtime
  • Tyrant: for Beta Testing my plugins

Special information

To allow a faster boot time of Showtime you may need to disable login in plugin's Settings.

Installation

Any Showtime v4.3.9 can find the update at Plugin Central.








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#522 - Mtealo - 81w ago
Short answer NO. You need CFW and will get banned if you play online.

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#521 - sticky876 - 81w 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.

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#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 - 82w 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.

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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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