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Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build 3.99.425 Update Arrives


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102w ago - Following up on the previous revision, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build to version 3.99.425 followed by v3.99.459 with the changes as follows:

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Showtime PS3 Media Player Testing Build 3.99.425 Changelog:

3.99.409-g20156fe

PS3: Rework button handling a bit on the six axis controller

  • Select + Directional buttons will move items (when possible) Currently this can be done on the home screen
  • Select + Triangle will switch view (if possible) Not many pages comes with multiple views at the moment
  • Pressing harder on the buttons will increase the repeat rate, thus Pressing harder -> Scrolling faster (our work is never over)

3.99.407-gc1c9309

Switched to a tile based home screen

3.99.349-gf470154

PS3: Add auto power off after inactivity. Fixes #854

3.99.345-gca2ed9c

Add a new default theme to Showtime. Designed by 'opium'

3.99.338-g206e433

Avoid static images in screen saver

3.99.333-g6b296b1

Redesign the throbber used when loading pages

3.99.309-g39bfc08

Plugins are now upgraded automatically when Showtime starts

This behavior can be turned off on the plugin browsing page

3.99.306-g115133f

Add a per-item popup menu. This can be used to invoke various operands on an item when browsing.

3.99.285-g97839ad

During video playback "left" and "right" navigation buttons can be used to seek +- 15 seconds

3.99.164-g54b5b06

Add Windows-1252 and Windows-1253 code pages. Fixes #667

3.99.163-gfb6b04b

Sort all folders before the other items when browsing directories. Fixes #1002

3.99.156-g739a8a9

Make it possible to bookmark a page directly from the popup menu. Fixes #573

3.99.152-gb2c0681

Improve scrolling speed in movie thumbnails

3.99.149-gdd5829f

Make the goto frame popup be focused at current segment when opened. Fixes #635

3.99.141-g8063934

Add support for vobsub (.idx / .sub) files. Fixes #971

3.99.134-g6208c69

Fix incorrect handling of alpha values in SSA. Fixes #983

3.99.132-g2e6b232

Support external SSA / ASS subtitles. Fixes #590

3.99.131-g49d46b6

Decode embedded vobsub (dvbsub) using Showtime's own DVDSPU decoder. Fixes #972

3.99.127-g2116879

Retry login if opensubtitles query fails with a server side error. Fixes #970

3.99.126-g16a61c4

Fix duplicate entries of external subs when in continuous playback mode. Fixes #999

3.99.125-ge20a724

Avoid having the UI accidentally use fonts from MKV files. Fixes #841

3.99.87-ga7ca5a0

spotify: Move the list of playlists (and folders) to the start page

3.99.64-g0ab2234

Add support for getting movie metadata from TMDB




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#541 - zazoon - 25w 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 - 26w ago
Thanks !!

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#539 - zazoon - 26w 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 - 26w 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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#537 - cuah - 26w ago
Getting error 404 when attempting to install plugins in showtime version 4.3.536. Seems like it cannot connect to internet. PS3 has internet connection and I can see browse on it fine. Any suggestions pls...

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