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


152w 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

Download Link: Showtime Media Player for PS3 v2.99.401

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

Download Link: Showtime 2.99.393 Media Player for PS3




Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!

Comments 543 Comments - Go to Forum Thread »

Quick Reply Quick Reply

sharks's Avatar
#18 - sharks - 161w ago
You should definitely add support for MKV files!! That would make this program sky-rocket into legend!

moja's Avatar
#17 - moja - 161w ago
I'm sick of hearing about XBMC... these are still early days as far as homebrew media players for PS3s, they will get better.
I agree with you - however, it depends on how it is referenced. 'When will we get XBMC?' is pretty annoying, and I'd rather have a native PS3 app just like this. Just keep in mind the standard it set for homebrew multimedia playback and management.

JugMuffin's Avatar
#16 - JugMuffin - 161w ago
Might the spu-medialib stuff be of use? I don't know much (anything) about multimedia programming, but the cell-based functions could be used as a basis for implementation here, yes?

elcido6's Avatar
#15 - elcido6 - 161w ago
i could convert mkv to avchd but some large files (mostly 1080p) don't want to convert at all and with the new firmware update 720p movies get the image cropped at the top right 1/4th of the screen upon playback.

mrgreaper's Avatar
#14 - mrgreaper - 161w ago
mkv is supported? ok i'm impressed (even if juttery its a sign of good things to come) apologies for my earlier comment.













Affiliates - Contact Us - PS3 Downloads - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2014 PlayStation 3 News