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76w ago - Not long after the last Stable 4.2 Build, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build to version 4.3.21 followed by 4.3.41, 4.3.207, 4.3.227, 4.3.228, v4.3.263 and v4.3.313 with the changes outlined below.

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4.3.536

HLS: Fix crash when HLS streamer encountered corrupt streams
glw/video: Remove unused fields
glw: Add a simple grid widget
glw: Tentative support for requested aspect during image load
hls: Keep track of h264 profile and level
Add 'Exit to Standby' in Settings -> General

4.3.515

Always upgrade using patches on platforms that support it
Fix build break
hls: If streaming live, never try to resume last position as it just screw things up
hls: Respect playback priority
rpi: Various OMX fixes to hopefully avoid some hangs

4.3.509

Make 'force screensaver' work again
rpi: Avoid getting stuck in hw accelerated image decoder if image is corrupt
ssa/ass: WIP on encoding detection
glw: Reduce memory footprint my rearranging struct members

4.3.486

Update pl_PL.lang
rpi: Avoid crash when video ends

4.3.482

Make subtitle font setting actually work.
Fix broken browsing. Right pane in UI did not update correctly because URL was not set in fontstash model.
Fix problem making subtitle scanner crash if it found a file without file ending.

4.3.478

rpi: Rework seeking code to be more stable (hopefully)
rpi: Do MPEG-4 part 2 and h263 in VideoCore

4.3.475

FTP-server: Add delete,rmdir,makedir,rename support
Check for showtime upgrades daily
rpi: Fix showtime exit problems

4.3.459

Make it possible to set path to persistent storage (settings)
Add libyuv revision 775
Fix broken save of multiopt settings in javascript …

4.3.443

Fix crash when deleting exported bookmarks …
Update language files: fr_FR.lang and ru_RU.lang
Add subtitle support when playing HLS
osk: Make ESC exit on screen keyboard
Fix typos in displayed strings

4.3.417

Add FTP server support. Can be enabled in Settings -> Network settings
Update ru_RU.lang
Fix problem with underscan settings. Recent regression. Fixes #1727
ps3: Fix mutex init problems

4.3.386

Fix issues with list wrapping and pagination
Detect command to compute sha1
Initial work of building for Android

4.3.375

Fixes issue when, in external subtitles, new overlays appear before all previous overlays have disappeared (Fixes #1723)
Fix broken handling of permanent redirects
Keep navigator when closing window

4.3.372

Fix: No default value was set after the rewrite of the setting system (Fixes #1722)
Improve charset decoding: Add new codepages 1254, 1257 and 1258
Refresh language files
Rename setting 'Userinterface size' to 'Font and icon size'

4.3.366

multiopt: Do the right thing if current options is deleted.
Fix recent regression for HEAD requests
Make (cancel) work in Showtime's own OSK

4.3.356

Add 'Mark all as seen' and 'Mark all as unseen' in page menu …
Rework Showtime's HTTP client …
skin: Rework how background image is set
Add missing mutex lock
Remember set video/audio/subtitles playback settings for each video.

4.3.313

subtitles: Get canvas dimensions from codec context

4.3.312

When deleting RAR file, delete all files in multivolume archive

4.3.311

ps3: Select + Square starts screen saver Add option to enter system standby after current video ends
Update portuguese translation
ps3: Make it possible to configure seeking using L2/R2 Allow user to adjust position of subtitles from video playback menues

4.3.301

Disable binary patches on ps3
Update rusian and chinese translations
Make cache resilient to clock going backwards

4.3.30

Add multi language support to TheTVDB integration

Fixes #1544

4.3.291

Update Polish, German and Swedish translations
Add support for Windows code page 1256
Fix broken PNG decoder for rpi
HLS: Fix playcount and resume position
On tiled home page, only show enabled services. Fixes #1568

4.3.279

Fix an issue with subtitle scanning
This might fix some recent crashes people have seen when Showtime scans for subtitles Fixes #1715 (maybe)

4.3.263

No longer ignore 'The' prefix when sorting. The old behavior can be re-enabled under Settings -> Languages

4.3.230

Add confirmation when just deleting one file as well

4.3.228

Add support for recursive delete of files. Also, in case when deleting a directory, ask user for confirmation

4.3.227

Add support for deleting files and empty directories over SMB Fixes #1062

4.3.226

Support deleting directories (and not only files) Refs #1062

4.3.225

Make sure we count video as played if we reach 100% of playback

4.3.223

Add support for deleting files. This currently only works for local file systems and must be enabled in Settings -> General

4.3.21

Fix recent regression causing vertical lines in images on PS3

Fixes #1617

4.3.207

Fix bug making 'Refresh metdata...' option in item menu not to work at all

4.3.206

Avoid loading .mkv attachments into RAM

Instead we keep a reference to where in the MKV file the attachment is located and we can later open a slice of the mkv-file as the attachment.

This combined with the fact that freetype can open fonts from a file handle reduces the static memory use for attachments to 0 bytes

Fixes #1689 (out of memory (av error -12) with certain MKV files)

4.3.203

Initial attempt of a built-in FTP client in Showtime

To use it enter 'ftp://ip.address.of.ftpserver' in search bar or create a bookmark (much like the CIFS/SMB client)

Note that the code has only been tested against a few FTP servers so it's probably still buggy. If you find any problems and want to report please turn on "FTP logging" in settings:dev and include the logfile in ticket.

4.3.20

Add support for sorting on filename and date when browsing over UPNP

4.3.199

upnp: Include video playback URL in canonical URL

Fixes problem with UPNP servers that just give sequential numbers to directory items. If just using the URL items would be confused with other items if video are removed from the directory

Fixes #1697

4.3.196

Add Danish translation

4.3.189

Fix bug that caused "Custom search query" to disappear for video items

Fixes #1696

4.3.188

Fix a bunch of memory leaks

4.3.17

Make sure metadata scanner stops when we leave a directory

Also fix possible crashes related to those occations
Fixes #1601

4.2

ps3: Remove "/dev_hdd0/tmp/turnoff" before shutting down system

Fixes #1594

4.1.480

Fix broken colors in VOBSUB

Fixes #1579

4.1.479

Fix regression causing crash with embedded DVD/VOBSUB tracks

Fixes #1577

4.1.477

httpclient: Fix a regression when using range queries to determine filesize

Caused problems with minidlna (possibly other servers)

Fixes #1576

4.1.470

Fix the oversized album art during music playback

4.1.456

ps3: Fix video stuttering in some high bitrate video streams

4.1.454

Fix broken date-sorting (Allow user to sort on newest or oldest first)

Fixes #1297

4.1.451

Rework subtitle scheduling

This allows us to pick subtitles that are out of sync with video stream. Also makes it possible to do negative subtitle time shifting for embedded subs

Fixes #727
Fixes #1470

4.1.445

ps3: Increase audio buffer size

Fix stuttering playback with some audio formats (APE is one)

Fixes #1451

4.1.441

Fix problem that caused picture stuttering in some movies after 20-25 minutes

Fixes #1483

4.1.427

Add support for LPCM in DVD playback

Fixes #1046

4.1.422

Add movie chapters support where supported by file formats

Chapters can be found in menu during video playback next to seek thumbnails and audio/subltitle tracks

Fixes #786

4.1.414

Fix broken seeking in FLAC files

Fixes #1435

4.1.404

Add support for subtitle plugins. This also removes the built-in support for opensubtitles. Opensubtitles is now available as a plugin. No username + password is needed as opensubtitles.org allows anonymous logins

4.1.401

The list of subtitles are now sorted based on user preferred languages

4.1.398

Fix a bug that made "Custom query" impossible to erase in the metadata editor. It would come back next time the item was scanned

4.1.397

Fix a crash that was caused by invalid markup tags in SRT files

Typically this would happen if the SRT file contained a subtitle entry with just one tag that was invalid. Now such invalid tags will be presented as normal text instead.

Fixes #1501

4.1.394

ps3: Fix a crash on PS3 when playing AAC HEv2 files. This was caused by too small stack for the threads

Fixes #1515

4.1.387

Fix recently introduced crash in opensubtitles.org module

4.1.386

Add stretch-to-widescreen and stretch-to-fullscreen as options during video playback

Fixes #1334

4.1.383

Add support for getting metadata from thetvdb.com

4.1.382

Allow user to adjust subtitle timing 10 minuts in increments of 0.5 seconds

4.1.380

Improved support for opensubtitles.org

Showtime will now search in opensubtitles.org database using the movie title and optionally the IMDB ID if it manages to resolve that

To limit the number of returned results it will only include the subtitles that matches the languages configured in Settings -> Languages.
If no such configuration has been entered all results will be displayed.

4.1.373

ps3: Sign pkg files to work with 4.xx CFW

4.1.372

Fix some issues related to mono audio in videos

4.1.371

Use external metadata (TMDB, etc) for video title in video OSD

4.1.369

Avoid doing external metadata lookup for very short file names

4.1.321

Add support for playback of HLS (Http Live Streaming) URLs

4.1.301

Add support for user configurable fonts

To install and use a new font put the font someplace where Showtime can browse it. When clicking on the font Showtime will what you want to use the font for. Showtime will copy the font to an internal storage location. To select between installed fonts or to reset to default, go to Settings -> Look and Feel -> Fonts




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#547 - ooogz - 11w ago
Thanks for the update!

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#546 - PS3 News - 11w ago
Following up on the previous revisions, today PlayStation 3 developer Andreas Oman updated the Showtime PS3 Media Center to version 4.6.10 Stable Build with the changes outlined below.

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#545 - mmanolos - 11w ago
Anyone knows the difference between the standalone and the multiman's version?

I'm asking this because the standalone sometimes became corrupt and refuse to run so I have to reinstall or use the MM one instead.

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#544 - PS3 News - 11w ago
Following up on Showtime for MultiMAN and the recent Showtime Testing Builds, today PlayStation 3 developer Andreas Oman updated the Showtime PS3 Media Center to version 4.6.4 followed by v4.6.7, v4.6.8 and Testing Builds v4.7.35, v4.7.43 and v4.7.116 with the changes outlined below.

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Showtime 4.6 Changelog:

General features

  • Icecast/Shoutcast radio streaming
  • Per-file and per-folder settings during video playback. Read more below.
  • Support for MPL subtitle format
  • Support for TMPlayer subtitles
  • Support for DVD Subtitle system (.txt) format
  • Improved and more robust parsing of SRT files
  • Improved start time when streaming over HTTP
  • Add audio test generator in Settings -> Audio. Good for testing that your surround speaker setup is correct.
  • Fix problems with various JPEG files.
  • Make it possible to turn off video frame linear interpolation. Traditionally Showtime have interpolated video frames to match display output. Some users find that this may blur the video a bit so this feature can now be turned off.
  • Store per-file settings directly in file system. Read more below.

Per-file and per-folder settings

During video playback the user can adjust per-file specific settings. These are:

  • Audio Volume (New in 4.6)
  • Audio/Video sync adjustment
  • Subtitle sync adjustment
  • Subtitle scaling
  • Subtitle alignment
  • Subtitle vertical displacement
  • Subtitle horizontal displacement
  • Video zoom
  • Video stretch to widescreen
  • Video stretch to full screen
  • Video frame interpolation (New in 4.6)

The settings are remembered per file so when you come back the configuration will be resumed. It's now also possible to apply the configuration to the entire folder. This means that any files loaded from that folder (including new ones) will also have these settings. The user can also apply the current settings as new global defaults.

If the files are located on a SMB/Windows share with write access the corresponding settings will be stored on the server. See below. Store per-file settings directly in file system using Extended Attributes.

Up until now, Showtime have stored per-file settings in an Sqlite database. These settings include things such as "Seen", "Resume position", "Selected subtitle", "Selected audio track" plus all the settings that can be configured during video playback (mentioned above).

Starting from 4.6 Showtime will now try to store these settings directly in the filesystem where the file is also located. It does this by storing the information as "Extended Attribute". This works if Showtime have write access to your SMB/Windows shares. This feature is default on and can be disabled in Settings -> General.

The real upside of this is that if you have multiple devices they will all share the "Seen status", "Resume position", and all other settings. Also if you re-install Showtime this information will be intact.

For details about Extended Attributes, please read: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_file_attributes

Internationalization

  • Add support for BIG5 character encoding
  • Add support for different On Screen Keyboard layouts.

Raspberry Pi specific changes

  • 8 channel PCM output over HDMI
  • Audio output on analog interface (configurable in Settings -> Audio)
  • Show chip temperature in system menu
  • Much improved video playback pipeline on Raspberry Pi.
  • Added support for more video codecs. The full list is: h264, h263, MPEG-4, VP6, VP8, MJPEG, Theora, MPEG2 (Require license), VC1/WMV3 (Require license)
  • Make system upgrade must more robust. Now it download all files first and write them to disk and then rename over the old ones in one go.

PlayStation 3 specific changes

  • Showtime now uses virtual memory (backed by HDD) on PS3. This should drastically reduce out-of-memory problems.
  • Show a notification if h264 profile/level restrictions is violated.
  • For example if a 1080p video use more than 4 reference frames.

Linux specific changes

  • VDPAU (Nvidia accelerated video playback) rewritten from scartch.
  • Now uses Nvidia's own VDPAU -> OpenGL texture functions. No more tearing on high resolution displays.

OS X specific changes

  • Improve VDA (Video Decoding Acceleration) integration. No longer copies decoded video frames back to CPU RAM. All video decoding and presentation now happens on GPU. Reduces power consumption.

Other changes

  • User interface now only redraws on demand (instead of every frame).
  • This greatly reduce CPU/Power consumption when application is idle.
  • Upgraded to libav 10
  • Over 150 bugs fixed. See showtimemediacenter.com/versions/58

Showtime v4.7.35 (Test Build)

  • ui: Trap "back" and "cancel" (escape) in popup requests
  • Don't deliver frames from demuxer thread. It might crash
  • Don't even send seek events to players that don't want to seek
  • Update fr_FR.lang
  • hls: Detect and filter out bad PTS timestamps …
  • Make it possible to use up/down keys during video playback to adjust per-file volume
  • linux/pulseaudio: Scale volume in Showtime instead of relying on pulse audio (Fixes problem with flat volume mode. i.e. Fedora11+)
  • fa/video: Avoid writing resume position if source cannot seek
  • rtmp/hls/fa: Log when we try to resume
  • Cleanup skip and seek handling a bit and better support live content
  • No longer display a progress bar for live content.
  • Disable seek on live content
  • For content where seek is disabled make skip to previous track do only that (no restarting)
  • htsmsg: Must check f->hmf_childs to know if there are childs or not
  • ui/videomenu: Store current page outsite loaded view so we can retain current page
  • Fix so we don't resume when we skip to next video in list (either due to EOF or user command): Also simplify the per-backend resume logic
  • Black out video if video_player enters error mode
  • glw: Route skip prev/next if video widget is focused
  • svg: Add support for "viewBox" tag …
  • Send suggestfocus to UI when we skip back/fwd between video items: This make sure the currently focused item is updated to the currently playing one
  • prop/nodefiler: Make prop_suggest_focus() work thru nodefilter
  • Don't show "Save as folder default" in video playback settings if we don't have a folder to play from media: Use setting_create() for separators do make sure they get destroyed, settings: Make it possible to create SETTING_SEPARATOR from setting_create(), navigator: Unlink currentpage when redirecting: This fixes problem with stale subscriptions that follows nav.currentpage
  • svg: Add support for 'fill' tag inside 'path' tag
  • svg: Add support for v,V,h,H path commands
  • Add support for probing SVG XML files as images
  • glw: Fix navigation to end of list in some cases
  • ftpserver: Make sure we bail out on invalid paths
  • smb/cifs: Fix race condition between thread during SMB connect
  • restructure xml parser
  • Don't release buffer when we shoudn't
  • htsmsg: Must initialize htsmsg_field to zero in htsmsg_binary_deserialize()

Showtime v4.7.36 (Test Build)

  • First version of a Duktape integration
  • Duktape is a EcmaScript (JavaScript) engine that I hope will replace Spidermonkey eventually.
  • So far much of the Showtime APIs are lacking when plugins run in this engine.

Showtime v4.7.43 Changelog:

  • httpclient: Rework Location header escape handling
  • ecmascript: Improve prop support:
  • Add support for subscriptions
  • Add support for pagination
  • httpclient: Escape improperly encoded redirect URLs
  • linux: Extract distribution from lsb_release and store in gconf.os_info
  • linux: Log more info about current system
  • ecmascript: Make it possible to get an array of all registered ecmascript contexts
  • upgrade duktape to v0.10.0-328-g41366e7
  • First version of a Duktape integration [4.7.36]

Duktape is a EcmaScript (JavaScript) engine that I hope will replace Spidermonkey eventually.
So far much of the Showtime APIs are lacking when plugins run in this engine.

Showtime 4.7.47 Changelog:

  • ecmascript/apiv1: Fix problem when no HTTP args are given
  • duktape: Add support for Array of query arg objects
  • duktape: Add support for searchers
  • htsmsg: Fix broken refcounts

Showtime 4.7.55 Changelog:

  • Fix build deps for debian targets
  • Add .doozer.json build control file
  • More autobuild fixes
  • More builddep fixed in Autobuild/
  • ps3: Need 'wget' to build
  • ps3: Add some missing build deps
  • ps3/autobuild: Force 'yes' when installing packages
  • ecmascript: Support tracking destroy and correct delete of subscriptions

Showtime 4.7.116 Changelog:

  • Add SOCKS5 proxy support: Currently only available as commandline option --proxy hostort
  • connman: If user wants to connect to a service, disconnect it first to avoid unresponsiveness
  • Fix broken if/else ladder
  • connman: Get rid of excessive g_variant_unref()
  • ps3: Reduce time we show 'Forcing level 4.2 for content...
  • linux: Fix broken keyboard input on newer (2013+) Linux dists
  • Fix buffer delay miscalculations for real
  • net: Improve TCP and HTTP debug
  • ecmascript: Make page.loading work
  • Fix use after free (buf_t) in subtitles
  • Fix broken buffer delay estimation when pts is unset
  • rtmp: Set correct duration
  • media: Don't clear audio stream unless it's set to off …
  • rtmp: Set correct mp_framerate
  • media: Fix a debug helper
  • sqlite: Don't log SQLITE_SCHEMA errors as sqlite retries automatically
  • Run up to four metadata queries in parallel: Previously we serialized all lookups. This makes the lookup 4x faster and lot less likely to "choke" on a broken request
  • Add some asserts in glw_image to track texture leakage
  • Upgrade duktape to v0.11.0-23-g4411a39
  • Get rid of an astray htsmsg_print()
  • Fix double tcp_close() in OpenSSL wrapper
  • OS X is more strict about what gets passed to connect()
  • Fix build error on mac
  • Fix build problems with clang
  • Keep broken toolchain builds
  • Another toolchain fix
  • Fix unused variable
  • ps3: New toolchain
  • Fix torrent URI scheme
  • torrent: Don't use redirects for torrent:movie:
  • ps3: Add support for fs_fsinfo()
  • torrent: Minor cleanup
  • media: Cancel on EVENT_EXIT
  • Don't handle ACTION_STOP in demuxer threads
  • Add a task helper
  • Move subtitle and audio track switching out from demux thread (This makes track switching almost instand if demux thread is blocked for long times)
  • async: Log callbacks that takes a long time
  • torrent: Handle corrupt data by retrying requests to different peers
  • torrent: Add bencode_serialize()
  • bittorrent: Add support for disk cache
  • torrent: Fix infinite loop problem
  • During shutdown, if shutdown failed after 5 seconds, force exit
  • Restructure networking code to be less #ifdef:y
  • bittorrent: Fix so it build on latest master
  • bittorrent: Make it possible to shutdown a torrent and cleanup all resources (in RAM)
  • asyncio: Fix various bugs
  • Improve bittorrent client (Split peer code to peer.c / Improve handling towards trackers)
  • Send have to peers even if they have it
  • bytestream: Fix incorrect return values
  • torrent: Send data
  • bittorrent: More work
  • fa: Add some IO stats during probing
  • fa: Add deadline fops
  • asyncio: Fix mem leak
  • Fix memory leak in fa_cmp, something only used for debugging purpose
  • media: Improve buffer stats
  • Add average rate helper
  • torrent: wip
  • asyncio: Fix NOSIGPIPE on osx + various timeout related stuff
  • htsmsg: Make it possible to read string as binary
  • bittorrent: wip

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#543 - zazoon - 24w ago
Sorry not testing builds for now. Only Bleeding Edge: showtime-gh-4.5.106.pkg is on showtime site.

Test version is still linking stable version: showtime-gh-4.4.pkg.

With regards

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