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115w 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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#511 - PS3 News - 98w ago
Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build to version 4.1.273 with the changes outlined below.

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For those who missed them, a Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus and Showtime PS3 Plugin TMDB and Oceanus Skin Plugin are also available.

4.1.270

Make sure Showtime does not downgrade a plugin to a lesser version

4.1.269

Add support for replacing various parts of the UI using plugins. More information about this will surface once plugins support it

4.1.267

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

4.1.259

Add support for adjusting volume during video playback using up/down keys

Fixes #1241
Fixes #1123
Fixes #751
Fixes #560

4.1.249

Don't wrap from end to beginning of list during continuous video playback

Fixes #1250

4.1.245

Correctly recognize '.m2ts' as a file type ending to ignore

Fixes #1391

4.1.244

Reworked audio pipeline. This should fix various issues. In particular various clicks and pops now and then on PS3 should be gone.

Fixes #1408
Fixes #1308
Fixes #1005
Fixes #964

4.1.225

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

4.1.221

Fix broken RTMP(E) playback on PS3

4.1.210

Fix a problem that caused playback time to stay at 0:00 for some audio files

4.1.182

Fix problem that caused resume position not to be reset when movie ended

4.1.166

Fix search lookup loops when changing TMDB configuration

Fixes #1293
Fixes #1292

4.1.129

Add support for Shoutcast playback. Plugins are required to be able to browse Shoutcast services

4.1.99

Add support for setting custom movie titles directly from the item popup menu

Fixes #1213

4.1.98

Add an action in settings->general to clear the entire metadb item table. Safeguarded with a popup as it is a non-revocable action.

Fixes #1218

4.1.95

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.

4.1.92

Add Exit and Standby as items in the page popup menu

Fixes #1042
Fixes #1184

4.1.84

Only reset screensaver timer if movie is actually playing

Fixes #1022
Fixes #1115

4.1.76

Add support for plugins that can replace certain parts of the UI

4.1.68

Add support for categorization of plugins. When browsing available plugins they will appear under a category instead of a single long list

4.1.50

TMDB: Let user choose which language to use for TMDB. Also lets user choose if to display the original title or translated title

4.1.26

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

4.1.25

Let 'mark as seen' create entry in item table if it does not exist

Fixes #1175

4.1.20

Improve Showtime's response time to play/pause events

Fixes #1180

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#510 - scott7seven - 99w ago
should you install both the mm pkg and the stand alone, or can you, and why.. and do you have to dl the ocean them separate?

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#509 - wizzkidd - 99w ago
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.

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From his blog, to quote: Showtime Plugin TMDB released!

That's right! We're again at that time a new release comes to Showtime and this time is the newest plugin for TMDB, featuring a different experience from anything you could find before in Showtime.

TMDB Updates:

1. Home Screen
2. Movie View
3. Person View
4. See more
5. Authentication, easy to follow instructions on screen
6. User Profile
7. Loading screen, should reduce potencial crashes

I hope you enjoy this release, so now the instruction to get it: First of all, it requires Showtime 4.1 at least.

Method 1 (both standalone and multiMan embedded Showtime):

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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):

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Install the pkg normally.

Method 3 multiMAN edition PKG:

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Special thanks:

  • andoma: for creating Showtime
  • Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin
  • wizzkidd: for the pkg installs

FAQ:

1. I found some issues, had crashes or have suggestions, where can I inform the developer about them?

At lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime.

Official source: facanferff.net
irc.efnet.net #showtime

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

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#508 - ConsoleDev - 100w ago
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: [Register or Login to view links]

Let me know if it is OK for you

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#507 - StanSmith - 100w ago
Thanks but there are heaps more TEST versions since that one with some nice features.

Looks like it will finally be getting volume settings, something its been needing since the start.

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