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Showtime Media Player for PS3 v2.99.401 Arrives with Bug Fixes


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176w ago - PlayStation 3 developer Andreas Oman has updated Showtime Media Player for PS3 today to v2.99.401 which includes several bug fixes and performance tweaks, as follows:

Showtime v2.99.401 Changelog:

  • Fix alignment issues with subtitles.
  • Make sure each rendered text line is aligned same way as the text bounding box
  • Fixes ticket #497
  • Don't crash if text rendering fails
  • freetype: If we are unable to get a face with style modifiers, try to get one without
  • It's ok since we can do italic and bold ourselfs. Before this Showtime crashed
  • httpclient: Fix regression with non-chunked transfered data
  • Problem when reading last bytes of file (truncated reads)
  • Affected playback of .mov/.mp4 files

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Showtime 2.99.393 Changelog:

  • New PS3 icon in XMB (credits to gizmo)
  • Improved subtitle rendering (Can now do some styles, etc from SSA/ASS)
  • subtitles: Add support for Windows 1250 character encoding
  • Handle UTF-8 BOM in SRT files
  • Fix various bugs in PS3 Cell accelerated video decoder
  • Improve SRT scanner (Don't search on UPNP shares, only search parent folder and subs/ folder)
  • Faster navigation to new page when clicking on an item
  • Fixes for Twonky UPNP/DLNA server
  • Fix playback of some AVI files (Timestamp problems)
  • Plug a bunch of memory leaks
  • Handle and tags in SRT subs, skip other tags

Add settings for subtitles:

  • Screen positioning (left, center, right)
  • Size adjustment (no longer scale from UI settings)
  • Possible to have Showtime always select a subtitle if one is found


  • Faster start of video playback from upnp (use mimetype to infer container format instead of probing)
  • Improve buffer management, see 7ecd2e76
  • Improve performance of browsing RAR archives
  • Make opensubtitles.org work again
  • Support SRT files from minidlna server

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lebanongov's Avatar
#32 - lebanongov - 185w ago
works great on PS3ITA 3.55 mkv support. Used mkvtools (mac only don't have a window) to split the files bigger the 4GB so the fit on Fat32 HDD.

elser1's Avatar
#31 - elser1 - 185w ago
would this work in australia? sorry not sure what showtime is exactly.. except for the channel on foxtel!!

trasek's Avatar
#30 - trasek - 185w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Zinxz View Post
Does anyone knows if it works on Waninkoko`s V2 CFW 3.55. I got only error


Yes it works, it was also giving me that error, then I tried repack for 3.41 version and it supprisingly works.

Bishoff's Avatar
#29 - Bishoff - 185w ago
Awesome, thx a bunch mate!

For you 3.41 users, I had to enable the hermes patch or whatever payload u use for it to boot, otherwise it would error 8000...

tonybologna's Avatar
#28 - tonybologna - 185w ago
Thank you Dean! You're the man!

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