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




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#538 - zazoon - 12w ago
I have Showtime problem with installing plugins ! Both standalone and multiman version don t work. I have reinstall - update / upgrade rogero 4.50 & multiman - still nothing. Update to Steven CEX-4.53 & newest multiman - still nothing.

No plugin in apps ! I have deleted multiman and showtime and then update system bouth with rogero and Steven - and still nothing.

I have tried and search for alternate plugin repository url. Did not find it ! This are versions of showtime i have tried and no go :

Showtime 04.03.582 [CEX]
Showtime 04.03.536 [CEX]
Showtime 04.03.479 [CEX]

Update all version to new one and still nothing !

Any idea what to do ?

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#537 - cuah - 12w ago
Getting error 404 when attempting to install plugins in showtime version 4.3.536. Seems like it cannot connect to internet. PS3 has internet connection and I can see browse on it fine. Any suggestions pls...

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#536 - tim132 - 14w ago
I was wondering whether there's a way to add imdb.com to collect metadata of my films?

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#535 - PS3 News - 14w ago
Following up on the previous revision, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player testing builds to v04.03.698 followed by Showtime for multiMAN (both CEX and DEX) by deank with the changes outlined below.

Download: showtime-gh-4.3.698-g64539eae.pkg / showtime-4.3.698-g64539eae.pkg / showtime-4.3.698-g64539eae.self / Showtime 04.03.698 [CEX].pkg (6.21 MB) / Showtime 04.03.698 [DEX].pkg (6.27 MB) / ShowTime v4.3.748 Cobra-ODE-V4.iso (13.7 MB) by Mussonero

Showtime Media Center Changelogs

4.3.698

Avoid some log messages from sqlite (we deal with them anyway)
Call logfiles "showtime-#.log" instead of "showtime.log.#"
h264: Skip the check converting h264 AVCC to annexb even when NAL unit len = 3.
media: Fix lock-against-self when cycling subtitle/audio tracks …
Make sure fa_parent() works on NTFS drives (ugly hack) …
Update pl_PL, sp_SP, zh_CN language
Make miner also translatable

4.3.685

upnp: Add more URLs in device description
settings/store: Fix lock inversion Fixes #1837
ssdp: Remove unused code
ssdp: If we fail to bind, retry later Fixes #1838
Update translation files: Swedish, dk_DK, zh_CN
Make system name configurable in Settings -> Network
hls: Drop astray FA_DEBUG
asyncio: Handle errors from poll() in a more resilient way poll() on ps3 can return error if there is a problem with one of the fd:s
If settings storage can't use rename to overwrite, just log a debug message
Improve ext subtitle load debug
ASYNCIO: Add names to all file descriptor structs
When ASYNCIO Poll error occurs, output more info in log
subtitles: Fix some memory leaks when loading ext subs
When user can rename discovered services, revert to original name if configured name is empty

4.3.628

Upgrade librtmp - Fixes bug with DecodeTEA on BE systems. Fixes #1774
upnp: One more fix. Fixes #1788
upnp: Use URL to video file as canonical URL
Rework how continous video playback build the video play list. Fixes #1819
audio: Fix assert() in pulseaudio when skipping to next video track
upnp: Fix issue causing names of UPNP services to be messed up
ps3: Nag a bit more about donations if it's never turned on by the user
HLS: More robust handling of corrupted segments
RTMP: Set media source info. Fixes #1822
hls: Avoid calling sub_scanner repeatedly if nothing will be scanned by it
httpclient: Deal with "206 Partial Content" when we didn't ask for it.

Here is the standalone version of Showtime 04.03.698 compiled by me with all the standard changes:

Showtime for multiMAN is available as usual within mM/mmCM in the VIDEO column (press [Triangle] over "Start Showtime" and select "UPDATE").

CEX/DEX standalone versions are also available for direct download (as .pkg) in the WEB column of multiMAN/mmCM.

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#534 - PS3 News - 15w ago
Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player testing builds to v4.3.613 with the changes outlined below.

Download: showtime-gh-4.3.613-geccc3c8e.pkg / showtime-4.3.613-geccc3c8e.pkg / showtime-4.3.613-geccc3c8e.self

4.3.613 (Testing Build) Changelog:

glw: Fix some nastyness related to how we resolve properties This fixes a long standing issue with image view in the UI, causing just the spinner to appear and no image to be shown
hls: Fix issues when seeking past end of track when doing continous play
osk: Replace with $
Upgrade: Don't fail patch upgrade attempt if we can't open target file to get current hash
Add Slovak translation
Improve event routing

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