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89w 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.

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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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#542 - PS3 News - 27w ago
Following up on the previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman updated the Showtime PS3 Media Center Testing build to version 4.5.100 followed by v4.5.188, v4.5.313, v4.5.329, v4.5.333 and v4.5.387 with details below.

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Showtime v4.5.387 (Test Build)

  • Put logging about image loading behind a debug switch
  • Make icecast debug optional (from dev:settings)
  • http: Check if we are reading outsize known filesize before reconnect attempt (This fixes so we don't fail to detect EOF for connection: close and when client does not want us to reconnect)
  • video: Fix broken mimetype handling
  • hls: Disable low res video on all platforms
  • prop: Add prop_create_multi()
  • glw/video: Remove unnecessary elements from vertex array
  • vdpau: Create video decoder and surfaces based on display dimensions (not coded dimensions)
  • prop: Fix edge cases when unlinking symlinks
  • upgrade: Let omnigrade dev setting influence STOS upgrades too
  • upgrade: Retry write upon EAGAIN, EINTR and EINPROGRESS
  • upgrade: More robust upgrade of STOS: First download all necessary files to disk, sync() and then move them all into place at once
  • icecast: Add tag-decoding of StreamTitle if we find
  • More usage counters
  • http: Fix bug when using Connection: close and the new faster way of opening HTTP files
  • hls: Avoid really low resolutions (< 128 || < 72) on Rpi as it seems to put the decoder in a bad state
  • glw/playfield: Fix animation when in conditional ui rendering
  • js: Add showtime.deviceId property
  • Improve HTTP file access ...
  • Request 4096 bytes on first GET intead of 2 bytes and don't throw away the results
  • If server reponds with 200 on range request, just accept the server won't do range requests
  • Fix problem in http_read so it will make sure to fulfill the read even if there were pending data
  • hls: Must set mp_start_time or subtitles won't display for streams which start at PTS != 0
  • Improve error logging when writing upgrades to disk
  • glw/playfield: Schedule refresh when new child is selected
  • Add a throbber to search result page
  • Revert "js: Avoid running multiple search queries in the same plugin"
  • rpi: Upgrade STOS to 1.0.9
  • prop: Fix typo on prop unlinking causing some bugs
  • prop: More trace output
  • skin: Remove some actions in page menu if the would have no effect
  • Such as: Go to settings,home,playqueue if already at the page
  • Also remove the ability to bookmark home page. It makes no sense
  • prop: Fix broken symlink unlinking in prop_destroy0()
  • We need to unlink symlinks before we decend the tree
  • prop: Improve trace
  • prop: Avoid creating unnecessary properties during unlink
  • Fix bug when seeking in queues
  • glw: Fix another issue related to conditional ui rendering.
  • glw: Must schedule UI refresh when a child moves
  • glw: Fix broken move in array widget
  • glw/container: Schedule refresh when retiering childs
  • rpi: Avoid trying to decode progressive JPEGs and JPEGS without exactly three color channels
  • image: Never scale above im_max_{width,height} even if we get a requested width/height
  • rpi: Fix image corruption when decoding some JPEG images ...
  • ps3: Fix startup crash (recent regression)
  • ui: Fix regression in how navigation list wrapping is handling ...
  • js: Change JS_GetClass() -> JS_GET_CLASS()
  • usage: Add more counters
  • usage: Add plugin specific counters
  • glw/x11: Must repaint window on Expose when in conditional render mode
  • plugin: Unlock plugin mutex during download
  • usage: Don't use time() to get elapsed runtime as it might change if clock is adjusted
  • videoplayer: Remove unused code for parsing HLS playlists
  • glw: If switching deck page we need to rerender ...

Showtime v4.5.333 (Test Build)

  • Fix crash when playing MJPEG movies (recent regression)
  • ps3: Include eth address in device id hash
  • Improve traceprint to print source IP address
  • Add usage tracker

Showtime v4.5.329 (Test Build)

  • js: Avoid running multiple search queries in the same plugin
  • navigator: Avoid duplicate pages next to each other in history ...
  • Update libav with fix for incorrect DVHS packet framing ...
  • Move libav specific stuff from video_decoder.c into libav.c
  • vdpau: Get rid of a debug printf
  • glw/video: Fix recent regression in VDPAU video display
  • fix build breaks
  • Make it possible to turn off video frame interpolation ...
  • Show if decoder is hw accelerated in status bar
  • Remove trailing whitespace
  • Fix broken rescan of /dev/event devices
  • fa/smb: Fix use after free
  • Rewrite VDPAU implementation. Now works again after libav10 upgrade.

Also use the VDPAU OpenGL interop GL extension to avoid X11 pixmap hacks. The old hack would cause tearing on high res displays. New implementation also support mid-stream resolution switching and switching back/forth between software decoding and accelerated decoding.

  • posix: No longer adjust stack size. It can screw up third party libs

Showtime 4.5.313 (Test Build)

  • cec: Increase log verbosity
  • Check for showtime upgrade every 12 hours if Showtime is constantly on
  • http: No longer assume text/html is a directory
  • Get rid of a debug printf

Showtime 4.5.308 (Test Build)

  • skin/osk.view: Get rid of a trace() message
  • view: Support backslash escaped characters
  • Move deescape_cstyle() to misc/str.c
  • misc/str: Use av_url_split() instead of a copy
  • glw: Make sure sinewave() always output a different number than last time
  • osk: Make captions on some buttons translatable
  • Put on screen keyboards in a category of its own
  • Add support for On screen keyboard plugins
  • glw/deck: Add missing cases for GLW_SIGNAL_RESELECT_CHANGED
  • Fix double free()
  • glw: Optimize evaluation of dynamic statements
  • glw: Do dynamic statement evals without signal handlers
  • glw: Remove priorities from signal handling
  • glw: Remove remaining signals that needed to return values from generic signal dispatcher
  • glw: Move pointer events out of generic signal handling
  • glw: Remove GLW_SIGNAL_EVENT from generic signal dispatch
  • glw: Rework padding/border/margin attribute implementations
  • glw: Increase math precision in sinewave()
  • skin: If log is not visible, don't even load the views
  • glw: Add scheduled forced redraw of UI for various glw view functions
  • glw: Rename gr_schedule_refresh() -> glw_need_refresh()
  • glw: Fix more issues related to missing screen refreshes when in conditional rendering mode
  • ass: Leave some debug printf() in which is ifdef'ed out
  • Fix some minor sub/ass parser issues
  • Fix various bugs related to font loading and improve glyph caching
  • text: Fix problem with right aligned text spanning multiple lines
  • Fix broken JPEG file detection
  • Remove the index.html parser that will parse HTML as directory scan: It was buggy and the use case is somewhat limited / doubtful
  • subtitles: Add support for absolute positioning and fontsize changes in ass/ssa
  • glw: Fix recent regression causing empty label/text not to be cleared correctly
  • glw: Trig UI refresh when scrollbar moves ...
  • Rework image loader / decoding pipeline to be more flexible: Prepares for HW accelerated image manipulation
  • Add some more keymappings:
  • Shift-F7: Seek backwards
  • Shift-F8: Play/Pause
  • Shift-F9: Seek forwards
  • Add some ugly hacks for decoding RGBA lossy jpegs
  • Add missing file: metadata.h
  • xmp: Trig end-of-track after first loop
  • metadata: Remove locking during I/O: This should make the metadata UI stuff feel a lot more snappy.
  • metadata: Don't use metadata_source_t for temp storage during queries
  • backend/image: Fix broken locking around image loader
  • metadata: Split metadata.c into multiple files
  • httpclient: Correctly deal with HEAD req. returning 404
  • Set page in loading state during video demuxer init
  • videodecoder: Make sure to clear "too slow decoder" if we switch decoder
  • Fix audio settings page a bit
  • Various fixes to some race conditions in image loader
  • glw: Reinitialize frame queues when switching video engine
  • glw/video: Improve AVDIFF trace message
  • ps3: Parse extradata in annexb mode if it's formated that way
  • ps3: Show notification to user if h264 level parameters is violated: In particular number of reference frames
  • Fix focus bug on upgrade page
  • Convert decoded video frames to YUV420 if video render driver can't display it
  • Fix regression in opengl video renderer
  • Add audio speaker tests (found in settings->audio)
  • Set good defaults for cache and persistent path when running in STOS

v4.5.283 (Test Build)

  • Fix various bugs related to font loading and improve glyph caching
  • text: Fix problem with right aligned text spanning multiple lines
  • Fix broken JPEG file detection
  • Remove the index.html parser that will parse HTML as directory scan: It was buggy and the use case is somewhat limited / doubtful
  • subtitles: Add support for absolute positioning and fontsize changes in ass/ssa
  • glw: Fix recent regression causing empty label/text not to be cleared correctly
  • glw: Trig UI refresh when scrollbar moves ...
  • Rework image loader / decoding pipeline to be more flexible: Prepares for HW accelerated image manipulation
  • Add some more keymappings:
  • Shift-F7: Seek backwards
  • Shift-F8: Play/Pause
  • Shift-F9: Seek forwards
  • Add some ugly hacks for decoding RGBA lossy jpegs
  • Add missing file: metadata.h
  • xmp: Trig end-of-track after first loop
  • metadata: Remove locking during I/O: This should make the metadata UI stuff feel a lot more snappy.
  • metadata: Don't use metadata_source_t for temp storage during queries
  • backend/image: Fix broken locking around image loader
  • metadata: Split metadata.c into multiple files
  • httpclient: Correctly deal with HEAD req. returning 404
  • Set page in loading state during video demuxer init
  • videodecoder: Make sure to clear "too slow decoder" if we switch decoder
  • Fix audio settings page a bit
  • Various fixes to some race conditions in image loader
  • glw: Reinitialize frame queues when switching video engine
  • glw/video: Improve AVDIFF trace message
  • ps3: Parse extradata in annexb mode if it's formated that way
  • ps3: Show notification to user if h264 level parameters is violated: In particular number of reference frames
  • Fix focus bug on upgrade page
  • Convert decoded video frames to YUV420 if video render driver can't display it
  • Fix regression in opengl video renderer
  • Add audio speaker tests (found in settings->audio)
  • Set good defaults for cache and persistent path when running in STOS

v4.5.217 (Test Build)

  • New libav10 revision
  • Fix broken frame rate setup for some cases
  • ps3: Since we have virtual RAM mapped now, increase sqlite soft heap limit to 10MB
  • Make kvstore a bit bigger
  • Don't decode more than 2 frames when trying to figure out FPS
  • subtitles: Fix double free() for ttml subs
  • hls: Fix recently introduced memory leak (libav10 upgrade)
  • Simplify the built-in h264 parser a bit.
  • ps3: Improve crash dump with stack trace
  • ps3: Improve exception handler
  • Fix implicit channel-number to channel-layout mappings
  • ps3: Use 256 MB of virtual memory for Showtime's heap
  • ps3: Fix typo resulting in incorrect 'Unable to set RCVTIMO' warnings
  • pulseaudio: Don't crash if we fail to establish a connection to PA server
  • Close thumbnail generator if no request has arrived for 5 seconds.
  • dvd: Fix broken DVD navigation
  • audio: Reinitialize resample when codec changes
  • subtitles/tmp: Interpret slash at start-of-line as italic
  • Add support for storing per-file settings in file system
  • Set timeouts on UPnP notification requests
  • Log slow callouts
  • Turn on caching for subtitle load requests
  • Fix bug for DVDSUB/VOBSUB SPU implicit end time calculation
  • skin: Make list scrollbar focusable
  • js: Fix possible crash if tag is corrupt
  • playinfo: Fix deadlock
  • fs: Add support for xattr set/get (Only implemented for SMB right now)
  • icecast: Wait for EOF before we kill audio stream
  • Make fap_stat_code_t more generic (convert into fap_err_code_t)
  • Decode {} tags in SRT files
  • libav: Recognize mime-type application/ogg
  • lastfm: Don't try to query for artists without mbid
  • icecast: Add XSPF support
  • Understand video/nsv mimetype
  • Add support for TMPlayer subtitle format

v4.5.188 (Test Build)

  • New libav10 revision
  • Simplify the built-in h264 parser a bit.
  • ps3: Improve crash dump with stack trace
  • ps3: Improve exception handler
  • Fix implicit channel-number to channel-layout mappings
  • ps3: Use 256 MB of virtual memory for Showtime's heap
  • ps3: Fix typo resulting in incorrect 'Unable to set RCVTIMO' warnings
  • pulseaudio: Don't crash if we fail to establish a connection to PA server
  • Close thumbnail generator if no request has arrived for 5 seconds.
  • dvd: Fix broken DVD navigation
  • audio: Reinitialize resample when codec changes
  • subtitles/tmp: Interpret slash at start-of-line as italic
  • Add support for storing per-file settings in file system
  • Set timeouts on UPnP notification requests
  • Log slow callouts
  • Turn on caching for subtitle load requests
  • Fix bug for DVDSUB/VOBSUB SPU implicit end time calculation
  • skin: Make list scrollbar focusable
  • js: Fix possible crash if tag is corrupt
  • playinfo: Fix deadlock
  • fs: Add support for xattr set/get (Only implemented for SMB right now)
  • icecast: Wait for EOF before we kill audio stream
  • Make fap_stat_code_t more generic (convert into fap_err_code_t)
  • Decode {} tags in SRT files
  • libav: Recognize mime-type application/ogg
  • lastfm: Don't try to query for artists without mbid
  • icecast: Add XSPF support
  • Understand video/nsv mimetype
  • Add support for TMPlayer subtitle format

4.5.100 (Test Build)

  • Upgrade libav to v9.11 (Mostly security fixes)
  • libav: Recognize mime-type application/ogg
  • Decode {} tags in SRT files
  • lastfm: Don't try to query for artists without mbid
  • Add support for TMPlayer subtitle format
  • icecast: various fixes
  • Fix broken "Mark all as seen"
  • Stop playqueue when Showtime shutdowns.
  • settings: Don't crash on NULL optlist for multiopt setting
  • Update RU, zn_CN language translations

4.5.14 (Test Build)

  • Add support for MPL subtitle format
  • Make it possible to upload and test new .lang files directly into Showtime Access this feature at showtimehost:42000/showtime/translation
  • Fix typo in German translation

4.5.7 (Test Build)

  • 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.

Showtime by Andreas Oman is updated to 04.05.328 by deank for MultiMAN:


Both standalone versions (CEX/DEX) are available in mM's WEB column, too.

About: Showtime for multiMAN

Save the downloaded file as: /dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR/SHOWTIME.SELF

  • XMB videos and last folder visible in Showtime
  • Return to multiMAN when using the EXIT icon in to top right corner of main Showtime Interface

Since version 02.05.00 of multiMAN you can update your SHOWTIME within multiMAN, by going to XMMB Video tab -> Press [TRIANGLE] while "Start Showtime" is selected -> Update.

You can also update your showtime.self by deleting it from multiMAN's USRDIR folder and play a video - you'll be prompted to download the updated version. Be advised that in multiMAN versions 04.00.00+ SHOWTIME.SELF is located under USRDIR/sys folder.

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#541 - zazoon - 29w 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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#540 - keylimb - 29w ago
Thanks !!

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#539 - zazoon - 30w 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.

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#538 - zazoon - 30w 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 ?

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