43w 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.
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
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
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
rpi: Avoid crash when video ends
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.
rpi: Rework seeking code to be more stable (hopefully)
rpi: Do MPEG-4 part 2 and h263 in VideoCore
FTP-server: Add delete,rmdir,makedir,rename support
Check for showtime upgrades daily
rpi: Fix showtime exit problems
Make it possible to set path to persistent storage (settings)
Add libyuv revision 775
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
Add FTP server support. Can be enabled in Settings -> Network settings
Fix problem with underscan settings. Recent regression. Fixes #1727
ps3: Fix mutex init problems
Fix issues with list wrapping and pagination
Detect command to compute sha1
Initial work of building for Android
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
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'
multiopt: Do the right thing if current options is deleted.
Fix recent regression for HEAD requests
Make (cancel) work in Showtime's own OSK
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.
subtitles: Get canvas dimensions from codec context
When deleting RAR file, delete all files in multivolume archive
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
Disable binary patches on ps3
Update rusian and chinese translations
Make cache resilient to clock going backwards
Add multi language support to TheTVDB integration
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
Fix an issue with subtitle scanning
This might fix some recent crashes people have seen when Showtime scans for subtitles Fixes #1715 (maybe)
No longer ignore 'The' prefix when sorting. The old behavior can be re-enabled under Settings -> Languages
Add confirmation when just deleting one file as well
Add support for recursive delete of files. Also, in case when deleting a directory, ask user for confirmation
Add support for deleting files and empty directories over SMB Fixes #1062
Support deleting directories (and not only files) Refs #1062
Make sure we count video as played if we reach 100% of playback
Add support for deleting files. This currently only works for local file systems and must be enabled in Settings -> General
Fix recent regression causing vertical lines in images on PS3
Fix bug making 'Refresh metdata...' option in item menu not to work at all
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)
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.
Add support for sorting on filename and date when browsing over UPNP
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
Add Danish translation
Fix bug that caused "Custom search query" to disappear for video items
Fix a bunch of memory leaks
Make sure metadata scanner stops when we leave a directory
Also fix possible crashes related to those occations
ps3: Remove "/dev_hdd0/tmp/turnoff" before shutting down system
Fix broken colors in VOBSUB
Fix regression causing crash with embedded DVD/VOBSUB tracks
httpclient: Fix a regression when using range queries to determine filesize
Caused problems with minidlna (possibly other servers)
Fix the oversized album art during music playback
ps3: Fix video stuttering in some high bitrate video streams
Fix broken date-sorting (Allow user to sort on newest or oldest first)
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
ps3: Increase audio buffer size
Fix stuttering playback with some audio formats (APE is one)
Fix problem that caused picture stuttering in some movies after 20-25 minutes
Add support for LPCM in DVD playback
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
Fix broken seeking in FLAC files
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
The list of subtitles are now sorted based on user preferred languages
Fix a bug that made "Custom query" impossible to erase in the metadata editor. It would come back next time the item was scanned
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.
ps3: Fix a crash on PS3 when playing AAC HEv2 files. This was caused by too small stack for the threads
Fix recently introduced crash in opensubtitles.org module
Add stretch-to-widescreen and stretch-to-fullscreen as options during video playback
Add support for getting metadata from thetvdb.com
Allow user to adjust subtitle timing €10 minuts in increments of 0.5 seconds
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.
ps3: Sign pkg files to work with 4.xx CFW
Fix some issues related to mono audio in videos
Use external metadata (TMDB, etc) for video title in video OSD
Avoid doing external metadata lookup for very short file names
Add support for playback of HLS (Http Live Streaming) URLs
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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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: https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2966 / https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2967 / https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2965 / https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2949 / https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2950 / https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2948 / http://uploadmirrors.com/download/QJGQ3KVK/Showtime_04.00.000__DEX_.rar coded by andoma and compiled by andbey0nd / http://www.mediafire.com/?vwyc9y67g669m22 (Mirror) / https://github.com/andoma/showtime
Showtime 4.0 is finally released.
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 https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/wiki/PS3_usage_guide 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
For a full featureset of Showtime see lonelycoder.com/showtime
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
Button Normal + Select
✕ Activate (enter or play) currently focused item
○ Navigate back Stop playback
△ Bring up options for current page Switch view
□ Bring up options for currently focused item
► Play/Pause Go to playqueue
✜ Navigate cursor, press harder to move faster - During video playback left and right can be used to seek - Move items (where possible)
L1 Skip back
For audio: Previous track
For video: Previous chapter
R1 Skip forward
For audio: Next track
For video: Next chapter
L2 Seek backward
R2 Seek forward
L3 Show system info
R3 Show system log
Note: In some regions the ✕ and ○ buttons are swapped. This is also done in Showtime.
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:
Say hello to Showtime 4.0
ps3: Replace XMB icon to new one by Mike S (thanks dude!)
The pkg needs to be reinstalled for this to take effect
Pass filename without file ending to metadata lookup functions. Avoids the file ending reappearing if lookup failes or is disabled
Fix problem with bad clock from AVI files. This caused subtitles to appear multiple times. Fixes #1170
Notify user on home screen if a new version of Showtime is available.
This feature can be turned off under Settings -> General
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
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
Fix issue with subtitles loaded from UPNP/DLNA to not appear correctly in subtitle selection menu
Fix problem with SRT files that start with UTF-8/16 BOM markers
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
Remember selected subtitle and audio track for each video file
Fix broken seeking in files that does not start at PTS 0
Add support for upgrades of Showtime from within Showtime
Check for updates in Settings -> General
Currently only supported on PS3 platform
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
ps3: Seek using L2 and R2 buttons
Improve RTMP robustness
Reconnecting an RTMP stream during playback is now completely invisible to the user.
Rework UI during video and audio playback
PS3: Add support for the system on screen keyboard (finally!)
Press X in an textbox to popup the on screen keyboard
ps3: Improve button mappings on ps3
Select + ○ will stop playback
Select + ► will open playqueue
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
Fix various bugs related to seeking
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
Fix a problem with TMDB search lockups
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
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
When browsing files it's now possible to enable/disable the sorting of folders before files in the page menu
When browsing files it's now possible to sort on files on date.
See the page menu (△ button on PS3)
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
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
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.