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Showtime PS3 Media Player Channel 9 Plugin Updated to v1.3


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141w ago - This weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer facanferff has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Channel 9 Plugin to version 1.3 with the changes outlined below.

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Showtime PS3 Media Player Channel 9 Plugin v1.3 Changelog:

  • Add: Bookmarks
  • Add: Search for Shows, Series, Blogs and Events
  • Add: Video page
  • Add: Sort Section
  • Add: Current Events
  • Add: What's New feed
  • Enhancement: Allow user to choose format of video/audio
  • Enhancement: New logo (thanks GPatel)
  • Fix: Tags feed (broke due to the new layout of channel9 for tags)

Installation: Put that zip archive (unextracted) on /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins

FAQ:

Q: Sometimes when I'm navigating between feeds, I get a message saying "Connection timed out", what's wrong?

A: The developer (facanferff) is aware of this issue and apparently the reason is a bug with the Showtime itself, for now when it happens just go back and try again, it should then work




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harri01's Avatar
#37 - harri01 - 175w ago
Oh, ok. Thanks for clearing that up, cant wait till I can play my streamed movies in Showtime, but for now its great for music. Keep up the great work deanrr

deank's Avatar
#36 - deank - 175w ago
Yes, it is happening with H.264 (AVC) videos (720p, 1080p) and MPEG2 1920x1080i. It seems that ffmpeg's libavcodec will need some optimizations for H.264 decoding, specific to the PS3, or something... DivX/XviD 720p plays perfect, although in all modes subtitles are not available (debug error: cannot create/display subtitle image... or something similar).

harri01's Avatar
#35 - harri01 - 175w ago
Hey all..

Great work with the homebrew home theater..

I used this all the time to listen streamed music but one thing I have a problem with is the stuttering with watching movies bein streamed and even on my PS3's hard drive. Is this just for me or is it happening to others to ?? my movie files are mostly 720p MP4 x264

cheers

deank's Avatar
#34 - deank - 175w ago
Showtime is not a 'new' application. It is a cross platform media center, which was ported by its author to PS3.

As you can see its current version is 2.99 (3.0 will follow soon) and it is available for various platforms like wii, linux, mac os, etc.

Because of some PS3 hardware specifics, the PS3 port may need some tweaks, but in no words this is a new and untested application!

Many thanks to the author Andreas Íman (and all other participants).

whiteclad57's Avatar
#33 - whiteclad57 - 175w ago
Normally when one releases a prototype application this is how it advances

1. A 1.0.1 version is released that fixes bugs/ increases performance

2. After about 5 or so of these releases they finally get to adding easy to implement features ala NTFS via the already released binaries

3. Add new (more advanced) features such as plugin support

4. Restart from step one and go on to step three

This is probably how this application will advance; hopefully he's not a Hermes

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