To quote: This is the last release (by me) before setting the 3.0 stamp. Hopefully there are no serious issues lurking and if so I hope to be able to release 3.0 in a couple of days.
I know there is still alot of bugs (although not as many as I would expect, to be honest) to be squashed and a lot more features to be implemented.
On top of this I have a lot more ideas in my head for stuff I would like to add. But as always, time is a limiting factor.
A list of changes since 2.99.401 release:
Popup menu redesigned a bit
Add support for Windows 1251 codepage
upnp: Make sure that we really find subtitles when doing a blind probe. This bug has caused problems for some people making some video not start at all.
Make it possible to enter credentials in the auth popup that is not saved to disk
Add support for passing mimetypes internally. This speed up media loading and playback start.
PS3: Update XMB icon (better centered)
Make SRT subtitle discovery better
Add support for setting subtitle output delay
Add seek-by-thumbnail in the command popup menu (looks very bad on PS3 at the moment though)
ui: Redesign the auth popup
Improve the setting views
PS3: Add support for BD remote
Add support for cycling between audio and subtitle tracks using a single button
Make presentation of audio and subtitle tracks better
Improve subtitle rendering. There is a lot of changes here. see bc0cf58e and 76142920
PS3: Display all reasonable entries found in system VFS root as services on their own
PS3: If display operates in non-square pixel 16:9 mode, scale UI accordingly
Use libav.org's recently released 0.7 version (with a couple of bug fixes on top)
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This weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Facanferff has announced the release of the first Showtime PS3 Media Player skin called Oceanus for the application.
Download: https://github.com/downloads/facanferff/showtime-plugin-oceanus/oceanus.zip / http://www.sendspace.com/file/tlwbd0 (Installable from the “Package Files” options) by wizzkidd / http://www.sendspace.com/file/x2lna5 / http://www.sendspace.com/file/eipnn6 by facanferff
To quote from his blog (linked above): Facanferff strikes again with the first Showtime Skin Ever! The skin is called Oceanus, with it you’ll be able to use different views for a better Showtime experience.
This first version supports already several views that you can enjoy. Check it out!
Array view (photo taken from Vevo plugin)
Artists view (photo taken from Vevo plugin)
Posters view (photo taken from Crackle plugin)
List view (photo taken from Youtube plugin)
List 2 view (photo taken from Youtube plugin) This view is the default one.
“Oceanus was the Titan of Water. When I started creating the skin I always wanted to create something that would be enjoyable, flexible and that would expand Showtime experience in new ways and Oceanus is all about that.” -Facanferff
“Special Thanks to Tyrant for beta testing and giving fresh ideas” -Facanferff
This new skin really makes the user experience much more enjoyable and it also takes the Showtime plugins to a whole new level!
Info: Coming soon to Official Plugin Repo.
Installation: Needs Showtime with 4.1 or later.
Put the zip archive in /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins/
1. How can I change between views?
To change between views open the page menu (Triangle button in PS3 or F1 in PC) and click continuously in View setting to select a view.
2. I’m finding issues with the plugin, what can I do?
Fill a report if it wasn’t reported already at lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime.