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Showtime PS3 Media Center v4.4 (Stable) for PlayStation 3 Arrives


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34w ago - Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman updated the Showtime PS3 Media Center Stable builds to version 4.4 followed by Testing Build v4.5.7 with details below.

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To quote: Over 750 commits later I've finally decided to release Showtime 4.4

Some of the most prominent features are:

  • Raspberry Pi support

Full SD images are available that turns your RPi into a Showtime powered media center. SD Card images can be downloaded at: showtimemediacenter.com/downloads/stos

The STOS (Showtime OS) have built-in upgrades of both the Showtime application itself and the whole system (including the Linux kernel)

PS3 specific changes

  • NTFS support. Both Read and Write (Finally!)
  • Ability to turn off system when video playback is completed
  • Use X button for Play/Pause

General new features

  • Built-in FTP Server
  • Automatic code page detection. Showtime will guess the code page used for SRT files, etc based on language heuristics.
  • FTP client support (Stream content directly from FTP servers)
  • Ability to delete file and folders where applicable
  • Custom background (via plugin)
  • .sub (Microdvd) support
  • Much improved support for loading subtitles from different locations
  • Ability to activate/devative automatic metadata lookup per-folder
  • Mark all items in folder seen/unseen
  • On Screen Keyboard on systems other than PS3
  • Subtitle position can be configured per movie

Plus a lot more bug fixes. For the full list of issues closed see: showtimemediacenter.com/versions/56



Testing Build v4.5.7 Changelog:

  • Add support for BIG5 character encoding
  • Add support for .txt subtitles
  • Upgrade PARAM.SFO: Enable PSP Remote support and DTS audio
  • Consistent naming of logfile on disk
  • SRT: Skip over any initial control characters
  • keyring: Make it possible to ask without password
  • Make it possible to prioritize items in blobcache

Right now only used to make sure the TMDB configuration (which is small) get stored without risking to be expired. If it is expired none of the other images can be loaded.




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pht's Avatar
#517 - pht - 90w ago
Hello, I'm using Showtime to read video files stored on an "UPnP Media Server" via WiFi connection. Sometimes with big MKV files, WiFi is too slow (or connection is too bad) and video is lagging. Is there any way to copy the video file before reading it. In others words, can I copy file from Media Server (or network drive) to PS3 HDD. Thanks for help.

Edit: Perhaps Comgenie's Awesome Filemanager or Multiman can do this kind of copy but I did not manage?

Sorry for the double post, but I can no more edit it...

pinoytechno's Avatar
#516 - pinoytechno - 91w ago
thanks showtime

billyreneoberra's Avatar
#515 - billyreneoberra - 92w ago
2 questions, first i have a little problem with the showtime youtube plugin.

i have the 4.1.208 version of showtime and the latest version of youtube for it. i have authenticated youtube but whenever i go on my user profile i get this message:

unable to open resource
youtube:user:default
ReferenceError: reference to undefined property data.yt$username

and i can't login into my youtube account. can anybody please tell me how to fix this or if it even can be fixed at all. i tried uninstalling and reinstaling everything, re-authenticating ....

second i have troubles with getting showtime to see some plugins like megaviewer, hd-trailers, game trailers and so on. i put the rar's in the appropriate folder but they don't show once i go to the plugging section of showtime

can anybody help me out here?? thanks

mw00's Avatar
#514 - mw00 - 92w ago
awesome!

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#513 - PS3 News - 92w ago
Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has updated the YouTube Plugin to version 2.0 for Showtime PS3 Media Player dubbed the New Experience with the changes outlined below followed by v2.2, v2.21 and v2.2.5.

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Below are the changes, as follows:

The first major release of the plugin was more than a year ago and now it is time to renew that experience and provide a improved experience that I hope everyone will enjoy. Please see carefully the changelog so you know exactly what's new:

  • Add: Support for Continuous Playback (needs to activate setting in Showtime's Video Playback Settings)
  • Add: Main Page now supports order customization (like Showtime Main Page)
  • Add: Youtube Disco
  • Add: Native Sorting (by Publish Date, by Views, by Title (incrementing/decrementing) and as Default)
  • Add: Youtube EDU
  • Add: Featured feed in Youtube Movies
  • Add: New User Profile Interface/Experience
  • Add: New Advanced Mode for videos
  • Add: Choose what feeds to show in User Profile
  • Add: Header buttons in Oceanus skin plugin
  • Add: Item Menu:
  • Like/Dislike video
  • Comment video
  • Add to Favorites
  • Add to Watch Later
  • Related Videos
  • Response Videos
  • Redirect to Movie (if video is a known trailer)
  • Trailers (if video is a movie)
  • Redirect to a Show (if video belongs to a Show)
  • Redirect to the Show Season (if video belongs to a Show Season)
  • Fix: Video Playback
  • Fix: Some videos would fail due to some RegEx differences
  • Fix: Videos that are no available don't show friendly error message
  • Fix: The plugin would load additional pages of a feed that didn't contain entries
  • Fix: User Favorites didn't work
  • Improvement: Updated video metadata for support in Oceanus skin plugin
  • Improvement: More flexibe Youtube Search
  • Improvement: Don't show login popup in search

v2.25 Changelog:

  • Add: Add video to existing playlist (available in item menu in video listing and in Actions in Advanced Mode)
  • Add: Itemhook "Search in Youtube" for video entries in Showtime (in item menu,
    you can use this feature to search for videos in Youtube given any title of a video item in Showtime) (requires 4.3.261)
  • Add: Show debug information if setting is enabled

2.2.1

  • Fix: Search for space separated queries

v2.2 Changelog:

  • Add: Support for Live Streaming videos using HLS
  • Add: Show videos that authenticated user liked
  • Add: Searchers for API v3 (old searchers are still active)
  • Add: Authentication for API v3
  • Add: New URI routes for video playback
  • Add: My Activity (provides recommendations, videos that users subscribed liked/favorited)
  • Add: Subscribe to User in User Profile
  • Add: Initial support for Guide Categories
  • Add: Initial support for Video Categories (old "Browse Videos" section)
  • Add: Video Advanced Mode actions: Like, Dislike, Add to Favorites, Add to Watch Later, Comment
  • Add: Show more information for videos in pages using API v3 (enable in Settings)
  • Enhancement: Improved User Profile
  • Enhancement: Started work to upgrade plugin from API v2 to v3

As you may see several things that were being asked since the first release are now here, fresh and ready to be used.

Showtime Plugin Youtube changes:

  • The new Home Screen, using SELECT + Arrows in PS3 you can customize the order of the items.
  • The improved item listing.
  • The new Youtube Search screen providing easy to use search for everything you want.
  • The new advanced mode in videos, cleaner and easier to use.
  • The new User Profile screen, featuring an easy to use and fast experience.

Installation:

Go to Plugin Central (puzzle icon in home screen) inside Showtime and download the plugin.

Special thanks:

  • andoma: for creating Showtime and maintaining it
  • Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin and giving fresh ideas

Note:

  • When testing, my Beta Tester (El Tyrant) found that the resume videos of Showtime does not work properly with the plugin, so please disable the following settting: Video playback -> Resume video playback

FAQ:

1. I found some issues, had crashes or have suggestions, where can I inform the developer about them?

At lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime.

Finally, below is a brief tutorial on how to log out from the Showtime Plugin YouTube from facanferff (via psx-scene.com/forums/content/tutorial-log-out-showtime-plugin-youtube-2841/) for those interested:

Recently a user in IRC (EFNET, #showtime) asked how to log out from the current user in Youtube plugin for Showtime, so here is a tutorial for it. This method is only needed for versions 1.5 and up where it uses OAuth2 as the main authentication method. This method works for the standalone version.

The process is really simple and may be done via Multiman:

1. Go to the jsstore folder of showtime.

  • In PS3: /dev_hdd0/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/settings/jsstore
  • In Linux: /home//.hts/showtime/settings/jsstore

2. Delete the file called youtube-oauth2.

3. Open Showtime and it will no longer use your old user account, so you may authenticate again for another user account.

FAQ

1. Now every time I try to play a video, it fails with random errors, what is happening?

With the recent website changes featuring a new layout, the plugin is unable to play any video. A fix for it is being worked on and will be available once it is possible and it is confirmed to be stable. Sorry for this.

2. I found the plugin crash for some reason, what can I do?

The simplest answer is report it, you can either use lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/ or github.com/facanferff/showtime-plugin-youtube/issues. Please report any issue you encounter, if you don't I may not face it so I will not fix it by the simple aspect that I won't know about it.

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