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Showtime PS3 Media Player 3.6.5, Testing Build 3.99.25 Updated


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112w ago - Following up on the previous revision, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Stable Build to version 3.6.5 and the Testing Build to version 3.99.25 with the changes outlined below.

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Showtime Mediacenter - Official Stable Build 3.6.5 / Testing Build 3.99.25 Changelog:

3.6.5-ga0e171a

  • PS3: Fixed broken MPEG-2 video decoding
  • Fixes #958

Description: Latest from SVN can't play mpeg-2 video

The latest from SVN stopped playing an 1080p mpeg-2 remux I have (it will play the audio only).

Also, why not prioritize external subtitles. That's the only modification I add myself (I posted the code somewhere in redmine).

Usually, if you add an external subtitle, it's because all the internal ones are crappy (grammatical errors, OCR errors, bad translations, etc)




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deank's Avatar
#36 - deank - 173w ago
Yes, it is happening with H.264 (AVC) videos (720p, 1080p) and MPEG2 1920x1080i. It seems that ffmpeg's libavcodec will need some optimizations for H.264 decoding, specific to the PS3, or something... DivX/XviD 720p plays perfect, although in all modes subtitles are not available (debug error: cannot create/display subtitle image... or something similar).

harri01's Avatar
#35 - harri01 - 173w ago
Hey all..

Great work with the homebrew home theater..

I used this all the time to listen streamed music but one thing I have a problem with is the stuttering with watching movies bein streamed and even on my PS3's hard drive. Is this just for me or is it happening to others to ?? my movie files are mostly 720p MP4 x264

cheers

deank's Avatar
#34 - deank - 173w 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 - 173w 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 - 173w 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.

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