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Showtime PS3 Media Player 4.0 Stable and Testing Builds Released


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112w ago - Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Stable and Testing Builds to version 4.0 alongside a DEX port with the changes outlined below:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] coded by andoma and compiled by andbey0nd / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links]

Showtime 4.0 is finally released.

Some highlights:

  • New UI design
  • Self upgrade of both Showtime itself (only on PS3) and all plugins (all platforms)
  • Automatically load metadata from themoviedb.org
  • Improved support for subtitles (in particular external ASS/SSA files and vobsub files)
  • Support for on screen keyboard on PS3
  • Buttons on PS3 dual shock controller have changed their meaning a bit: See [Register or Login to view links] for details
  • Each focusable item have a dedicated popup menu (Use □ button on dual shock controller for this)
  • File browsing will sort folders first and then files. Sorting can be adjusted in the per page menu (△ on dual shock controller)
  • Lots of bug fixes
  • ... + more stuff I've forgotten

Try it out! See you soon.

Showtime 4.0 for DEX Changelog:

  • Install "Showtime 04.00.000 [DEX].pkg"
  • Start it from "TV/Video" column - it will return to XMB after initial processing (it will happen only the first time you start it after installation)
  • Start it again and enjoy andoma's great work

PS3 usage guide

Getting started

For a full featureset of Showtime see lonelycoder.com/showtime

Video output

Showtime on PS3 has been tested with 576i, 720p and 1080i video resolutions.

I've tried to set reasonable defaults for overscan compensation. But if it not correct for you it can be adjusted under Settings -> Display and UI settings

Buttons on dual shock controller

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Note: In some regions the ✕ and ○ buttons are swapped. This is also done in Showtime.

Keyboard

  • Plugging in a standard keyboard in the PS3 USB port works and is currently the only way to input characters.
  • Press ✕ in a text box to bring up on screen keyboard





Showtime PS3 Media Player 4.0 Changelog:

4.0

Say hello to Showtime 4.0

3.99.608

ps3: Replace XMB icon to new one by Mike S (thanks dude!)

The pkg needs to be reinstalled for this to take effect

3.99.605

Pass filename without file ending to metadata lookup functions. Avoids the file ending reappearing if lookup failes or is disabled

3.99.604

Fix problem with bad clock from AVI files. This caused subtitles to appear multiple times. Fixes #1170

3.99.582

Notify user on home screen if a new version of Showtime is available.

This feature can be turned off under Settings -> General

3.99.580

Work on metadata lookup for movies.

Allow the user to select the 'none' datasource that will just not try to lookup anything for a given file

Improve logic that use foldername to search for movie metadata. Showtime will now use the folder name if there is no match when using title to search and only if there is only one video file longer than 5 minutes in the folder.

Get rid of various crashes related to metadata probing

Fixes #1159
Fixes #1160

3.99.578

Plug three different memory leaks related to subtitles. These caused out of memory and thus crash of Showtime. Mostly related to vobsub and DVD subtitles

Fixes #1165

3.99.575

Fix issue with subtitles loaded from UPNP/DLNA to not appear correctly in subtitle selection menu

3.99.574

Fix problem with SRT files that start with UTF-8/16 BOM markers

Fixes #1136

3.99.566

Fix a bug causing the in-RAM index of cached content to be corrupted

This bug could result in randomg hangs of some parts of showtime (Notifications that didn't go away, images not loaded)

Also it could crash showtime during shutdown

3.99.538

Remember selected subtitle and audio track for each video file

Fixes #1141

3.99.532

Fix broken seeking in files that does not start at PTS 0

Fixes #1124

3.99.530

Add support for upgrades of Showtime from within Showtime

Check for updates in Settings -> General

Currently only supported on PS3 platform

3.99.513

Improve metadata lookup

User is now able to enter a custom query in the item popup menu. It's also possible to enter a IMDb ID directly there.

Showtime will also automatically use the folder name of the video if it seems more appropriate. An internal scoring system is used to choose if it should try to search using file name or folder name.

Score results can be seen as debug in logfile

3.99.510

ps3: Seek using L2 and R2 buttons

3.99.502

Improve RTMP robustness

Reconnecting an RTMP stream during playback is now completely invisible to the user.

3.99.496

Rework UI during video and audio playback

3.99.483

PS3: Add support for the system on screen keyboard (finally!)

Press X in an textbox to popup the on screen keyboard

3.99.480

ps3: Improve button mappings on ps3

Select + ○ will stop playback
Select + ► will open playqueue

3.99.479

Showtime will now hide all files it cannot play by default

This feature can be disabled/enabled on per-directory bases in the page menu

3.99.473

Fix various bugs related to seeking

3.99.471

Some people reported a regression in Showtime's key repeat delay on PS3. The shortened key repeat delay has now been reverted to the previous value

3.99.470

Fix a problem with TMDB search lockups

3.99.461

Improve speed when seeking (using left/right buttons) during video playback.

With the PS3 six axis dual shock remote controller the user can press harder on the left/right buttons to increase seek speed

3.99.450

Fix a bug causing issues with audio if a file contains an audio track that switches from one mode to another.

Typically TV shows where the recap is in stereo and the main episode in 5.1 suffered from this bug

3.99.437

When browsing files it's now possible to enable/disable the sorting of folders before files in the page menu

3.99.436

When browsing files it's now possible to sort on files on date.

See the page menu (△ button on PS3)

3.99.428

Improve metadata lookup for movies.

  • Allow the user to select which of the metadata providers to use for a certain movie
  • Allow the user to select between all results for a given movie

3.99.427

Fix some issues related to uPnP / DLNA discovery.

This should make Showtime find PS3 Media Server and Universal Media Server immediately on start. Previously it had to wait for the periodic notification before adding them

3.99.419

ps3: Based on region, swap X and O button if configured in system

Finally, below is a video format compatibility chart in German from osta (via boerse.bz/multimedia/konsolen/playstation-1-3/psjailbreak/714064-show-10.html#post7232119) for those interested in a rough idea of how far along Showtime 4 is coming.






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zazoon's Avatar
#539 - zazoon - 38w ago
Update: I have formatted ps2 system , put new mutliman 4.53 now i see all the plugins but i can it all them it say: http error 40.

Any idea what to do next ?

Internet connetion is ok , i have tried showtime version from multiman and no go , make an update to newest from multiman and still nothing.

zazoon's Avatar
#538 - zazoon - 39w 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 ?

cuah's Avatar
#537 - cuah - 39w 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...

tim132's Avatar
#536 - tim132 - 40w ago
I was wondering whether there's a way to add imdb.com to collect metadata of my films?

PS3 News's Avatar
#535 - PS3 News - 40w 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.

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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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