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Showtime Media Player PS3 Homebrew Port Now Supports 1080p


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185w ago - Today Andreas Oman has updated his Showtime Media Player HTPC port for the PS3. The new release now includes 1080p playback at a constant speed and unconfirmed DVD playback.

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To quote: I've hooked up Showtime to the video decoder libraries already present on the PS3. This will accelerate h264 (Up to level 4.2) and MPEG2 video decoding so it can play up to 1080p content.

If you want to make sure that the Cell acceleration is actually used you can press L3 during video playback to see the status window. Make sure that the video codec mentions (Cell) at the end of the row. Just like in this screenshot.

You're welcome!

Features:

1. Playback of video and audio
2. Javascript plugins
3. Unified search
4. View photos and images in slideshow mode
5. Live TV streaming from Tvheadend
6. Spotify integration






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deank's Avatar
#34 - deank - 188w ago
Showtime is not a 'new' application. It is a cross platform media center, which was ported by its author to PS3.

As you can see its current version is 2.99 (3.0 will follow soon) and it is available for various platforms like wii, linux, mac os, etc.

Because of some PS3 hardware specifics, the PS3 port may need some tweaks, but in no words this is a new and untested application!

Many thanks to the author Andreas Íman (and all other participants).

whiteclad57's Avatar
#33 - whiteclad57 - 188w ago
Normally when one releases a prototype application this is how it advances

1. A 1.0.1 version is released that fixes bugs/ increases performance

2. After about 5 or so of these releases they finally get to adding easy to implement features ala NTFS via the already released binaries

3. Add new (more advanced) features such as plugin support

4. Restart from step one and go on to step three

This is probably how this application will advance; hopefully he's not a Hermes

lebanongov's Avatar
#32 - lebanongov - 188w 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 - 188w ago
would this work in australia? sorry not sure what showtime is exactly.. except for the channel on foxtel!!

trasek's Avatar
#30 - trasek - 188w 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.

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