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99w 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:

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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

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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#511 - PS3 News - 85w ago
Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build to version 4.1.273 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]

For those who missed them, a Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus and Showtime PS3 Plugin TMDB and Oceanus Skin Plugin are also available.

4.1.270

Make sure Showtime does not downgrade a plugin to a lesser version

4.1.269

Add support for replacing various parts of the UI using plugins. More information about this will surface once plugins support it

4.1.267

For beta-testers of plugins there is now a setting under "General" where a user can specify a, list of space separated, passwords
that will enable beta testing of plugins. Passwords are administrated by the plugin developer

4.1.259

Add support for adjusting volume during video playback using up/down keys

Fixes #1241
Fixes #1123
Fixes #751
Fixes #560

4.1.249

Don't wrap from end to beginning of list during continuous video playback

Fixes #1250

4.1.245

Correctly recognize '.m2ts' as a file type ending to ignore

Fixes #1391

4.1.244

Reworked audio pipeline. This should fix various issues. In particular various clicks and pops now and then on PS3 should be gone.

Fixes #1408
Fixes #1308
Fixes #1005
Fixes #964

4.1.225

Upgrade to libav9_beta2. This is a huge upgrade that might cause problems with some files. Please report bugs if anything seems to have broken

4.1.221

Fix broken RTMP(E) playback on PS3

4.1.210

Fix a problem that caused playback time to stay at 0:00 for some audio files

4.1.182

Fix problem that caused resume position not to be reset when movie ended

4.1.166

Fix search lookup loops when changing TMDB configuration

Fixes #1293
Fixes #1292

4.1.129

Add support for Shoutcast playback. Plugins are required to be able to browse Shoutcast services

4.1.99

Add support for setting custom movie titles directly from the item popup menu

Fixes #1213

4.1.98

Add an action in settings->general to clear the entire metadb item table. Safeguarded with a popup as it is a non-revocable action.

Fixes #1218

4.1.95

ps3: When seeking using L2/R2, rescale seek delta based on duration of feature. In principle this make it so that the user can always seek from begining to end in ~2 seconds regardless of how long the currently playing media is.

4.1.92

Add Exit and Standby as items in the page popup menu

Fixes #1042
Fixes #1184

4.1.84

Only reset screensaver timer if movie is actually playing

Fixes #1022
Fixes #1115

4.1.76

Add support for plugins that can replace certain parts of the UI

4.1.68

Add support for categorization of plugins. When browsing available plugins they will appear under a category instead of a single long list

4.1.50

TMDB: Let user choose which language to use for TMDB. Also lets user choose if to display the original title or translated title

4.1.26

Don't set resume time for videos if current position < one minute. This makes sure the user does not accidentally lose the resume
position if restarting the video from beginning by mistake

4.1.25

Let 'mark as seen' create entry in item table if it does not exist

Fixes #1175

4.1.20

Improve Showtime's response time to play/pause events

Fixes #1180

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#510 - scott7seven - 86w ago
should you install both the mm pkg and the stand alone, or can you, and why.. and do you have to dl the ocean them separate?

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#509 - wizzkidd - 86w ago
Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer facanferff has made available a Showtime PS3 Plugin TMDB (The Movie DataBase) followed by TMDb v1.1 alongside an Oceanus Skin Plugin for Showtime v04.01+ (CEX) with details below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

From his blog, to quote: Showtime Plugin TMDB released!

That's right! We're again at that time a new release comes to Showtime and this time is the newest plugin for TMDB, featuring a different experience from anything you could find before in Showtime.

TMDB Updates:

1. Home Screen
2. Movie View
3. Person View
4. See more
5. Authentication, easy to follow instructions on screen
6. User Profile
7. Loading screen, should reduce potencial crashes

I hope you enjoy this release, so now the instruction to get it: First of all, it requires Showtime 4.1 at least.

Method 1 (both standalone and multiMan embedded Showtime):

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Put zip archive at dev_hdd0/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins or if you use Showtime through multiMAN

Put the zip archive in: dev_hdd0/game/BLES080608/USRDIR/sys/st4_settings/installedplugins/

Method 2 (only for standalone Showtime, thanks wizzkidd):

Download: [Register or Login to view links] or [Register or Login to view links]

Install the pkg normally.

Method 3 multiMAN edition PKG:

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Special thanks:

  • andoma: for creating Showtime
  • Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin
  • wizzkidd: for the pkg installs

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.

Official source: facanferff.net
irc.efnet.net #showtime

Update: TMDb v1.1 Changelog:

  • Add: Support for specifying 3 search sources (in Movie View, only supports PLX playlists at the moment)
  • Add: Browse movie in Youtube (in Movie View, requires Youtube plugin to be installed)
  • Add: Play Now button (in Movie View, if clicked it will play the video specified in the URI)
  • Add: Show all lists that contain a movie (in Movie View)
  • Add: Make plugin design independent of Oceanus plugin (user without Oceanus plugin couldn't load See more lists)
  • Add: Search for a list
  • Add: Show if a movie was marked as favorite (in Movie View)
  • Add: Show if a movie was marked as watchlist (in Movie View)
  • Add: Choose background for current movie (in Movie View)
  • Add: Choose poster for current movie (in Movie View)
  • Add: Browse most popular people
  • Add: Allow user add movie to watchlist
  • Add: Browse a list by id
  • Add: Hide Favorite/Watchlist button if movie was already marked
  • Add: Kids In Mind's Parents Guide (in Movie View)
  • Fix: Search would not work if user specified 2 or more words separated by spaces
  • Fix: User would not be logged in after some uses
  • Fix: If a movie/person had no poster the screen would be somewhat corrupted
  • Fix: In Genres page, movie titles would not show
  • Fix: In some cases, when a subrequest (i.e. favorites in user view) failed, the page would not show up
  • Enhancement: Better Search movie by title algorithm (only observable externally, i.e.: TMDb View in Navi-X) (See Note 1)
  • Enhancement: Improve slightly Genres page design
  • Enhancement: Improve Movie View loading time

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#508 - ConsoleDev - 87w ago
StanSmith if you are interested i have a copy of ShowTime 4.1.244 (is not the same version that you need but i think that have the feature that you want) and i have uploaded here: [Register or Login to view links]

Let me know if it is OK for you

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#507 - StanSmith - 87w ago
Thanks but there are heaps more TEST versions since that one with some nice features.

Looks like it will finally be getting volume settings, something its been needing since the start.

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