40w 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 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.
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damn, i update to testing all the time to see if certain problems get fixed. anyways, videos will still quit out at a random point if i pause them for too long. i think it jumps to the end cause if i have resume playback, it just starts the video over
The meta feature of showtime is really a big epic fail, it just doesnt work as it should since every video that I got in my library show the same title like, Avatar, wow! I have Avatar on my collection even if I dont.
Else, the GUI is just look sexy, just dont like the bigger Icons today, I just the way it look like in 4.00
But at least there are one or more bugs were fixed, none of them were related fixing the various SMB bugs that most of the time crashes the PS3.