75w ago - Last week the previous Showtime PS3 Media Player plugins were updated, and today andreus has released a WebMedia plugin that supports reading RSS, Imagecast, Podcast, Videocast and live TV or radio streams followed by version 1.1.
Below are more details from ReadMe File, as follows: WebMedia plugin for Showtime is a free Internet source media reader. Can read RSS feeds, Imagecast, Podcast, Videocast, Live TV and Live Radio (rtmp).
I build this plugin for my own use because I wanted more than current Showtime plugins can give. The purpose of this plugin is to have the possibility to read free media sources available in the Internet.
I thanks Andreas Oman for this wonderful application that is Showtime and for all the plugin documentation. I also thanks facanferff and NP for their excellent plugins.
Two new types added: Web Resource: For direct links to media content and Web Folder: For direct links to web folders (accepts HTTP/SMB folders)
Allows to use thestreamdb.com links as sources
Resolved several bugs in RSS feed reading
Sources example file with new images for themes
New logo (all credits go to Girish)
Several minor improvements
1.0: Initial version
Read RSS feeds (RSS, Imagecast, Podcast and Videocast)
Read Live TV and Live Radio (rtmp)
Settings for choose if want to aggregate sources
By country (242 countries by default)
By type (6 types by default)
Read up to four XML data filesfrom HTTP or SMB
Just need one XML. Just need one URL. No need for a HTTP folder.
You can choose parental control level (1 to 9) for each source
You can choose if each source is your favorite
Extremely flexible, for each source, you can have a simple xml with title and link or a more complex xml with title, link, thumbnail, themes, publisher, country, type, parental control and if is your favorite
Some debug settings
WebMedia, in the future, will be available directly from Showtime plugin repository.
Meanwhile if you want to install it on your PS3 you have 2 options:
1. Copy the webmedia.zip file to a USB pen drive, open Showtime, go to the USB pen drive icon and run webmedia.zip file
2. Copy the webmedia.zip file to using a file or FTP manager:
webMedia reads the sources XML file for adding the media sources.
By default, and only for example purposes, the path of this file is inside the zip of the plugin localizated in Showtime directory (see "Installing").
You can unzip the plugin, change the "sources.xml" file and, when your done, zip the plugin again and put it in showtime.
Please note that this only works in unoffical Showtime versions. (see readFile in github.com/andoma/showtime/blob/master/docs/plugins.md)
You can also change the localization of this file file by putting HTTP or SMB paths in the plugin settings.
Creating sources XML file
Just use the "webmedia-xml-maker.html" file localizated inside the zip of the plugin.
Editing "sources.xml" file
Just use the "webmedia-xml-maker.html" file localizated inside the zip of the plugin for creating a news xml file and then add the new tags to your old xml file.
Live TV and Live Radio RTMPs
webMedia, like watchTV plugin (by facanferff), can read rtmp links for Live TV and Live Radio.
If you want to see more about rtmp links read the excellent tutorial made by facanferff.
You can use "[WEBMEDIA]" for indicating a local path inside the plugin file. There is a folder "resources" inside the plugin zip file which contains a subfolder for each group. You can use it.
Known issues/Questions/FAQ (with Showtime v3.3.328)
In PS3, I want to change the localization of the xml file but showtime doesn't let me enter text.
The problem is that Showtime doesn't have a virtual keyboard. This is a Showtime problem. There is several issues registered:
Workaround: You have 2 options:
1. Connect a USB keyboard to your PS3, then, in showtime, go to webMedia plugin settings and manualy add your HTTP/SMB URL
2. Use a FTP filemanger and manualy change the configuration file
of the plugin. This file is in:
Just add/change the line "xmllocalization": "xxxxxxxxxxx",
It takes very time to show the sources.
If you enable probe timeout, webMedia probes the sources before displaying it, there is a setting for configuring the probe timeout. But this is not having any effect. This is a Showtime problem. There is an issue registed. Timeout not working https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/issues/778
I accepted the ToS, but when I restart Showtime it appear again.
The problem is that Showtime can't save to disk realtime setting change. This is a Showtime problem. There is an issue registed. Save a setting in real time https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/issues/780
Workaround: You can force it in the plugin settings.
I want to use an ATOM feed that webMedia does not read. webMedia doesn't read Atom feeds
Workaround: Use a Web site to convert it in real time
I want to open the RSS feed item link in the browser.
Showtime doesn't support this.
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Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has made available a Showtime TwitchTV 1.0 HD Plug-in with details below.
To quote from his blog: After several updates to Youtube and Navi-X, facanferff brings a new plugin for the worldwide known game streaming website, TwitchTV. This new plugin lets user (or gamers) watch live streams of games in real time.
Browse for Games
Browse for Live Streams
Play HD live streams!
Showtime 4.2 and up
In Showtime open the Plugin Central and install the plugin called TwitchTV under Video Streaming category
Andoma: for creating and maintaining Showtime
Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin
Special Note: Any issue please inform to showtime AT facanferff.net
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 and 4.3.207 with the changes outlined below.
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