104w 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 his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has updated the YouTube Plugin to version 2.0 for Showtime PS3 Media Player dubbed the New Experience with the changes outlined below followed by v2.2, v2.21 and v2.2.5.
The first major release of the plugin was more than a year ago and now it is time to renew that experience and provide a improved experience that I hope everyone will enjoy. Please see carefully the changelog so you know exactly what's new:
Add: Support for Continuous Playback (needs to activate setting in Showtime's Video Playback Settings)
Add: Main Page now supports order customization (like Showtime Main Page)
Add: Youtube Disco
Add: Native Sorting (by Publish Date, by Views, by Title (incrementing/decrementing) and as Default)
Add: Youtube EDU
Add: Featured feed in Youtube Movies
Add: New User Profile Interface/Experience
Add: New Advanced Mode for videos
Add: Choose what feeds to show in User Profile
Add: Header buttons in Oceanus skin plugin
Add: Item Menu:
Add to Favorites
Add to Watch Later
Redirect to Movie (if video is a known trailer)
Trailers (if video is a movie)
Redirect to a Show (if video belongs to a Show)
Redirect to the Show Season (if video belongs to a Show Season)
Fix: Video Playback
Fix: Some videos would fail due to some RegEx differences
Fix: Videos that are no available don't show friendly error message
Fix: The plugin would load additional pages of a feed that didn't contain entries
Fix: User Favorites didn't work
Improvement: Updated video metadata for support in Oceanus skin plugin
Improvement: More flexibe Youtube Search
Improvement: Don't show login popup in search
Add: Add video to existing playlist (available in item menu in video listing and in Actions in Advanced Mode)
Add: Itemhook "Search in Youtube" for video entries in Showtime (in item menu,
you can use this feature to search for videos in Youtube given any title of a video item in Showtime) (requires 4.3.261)
Add: Show debug information if setting is enabled
Fix: Search for space separated queries
Add: Support for Live Streaming videos using HLS
Add: Show videos that authenticated user liked
Add: Searchers for API v3 (old searchers are still active)
Add: Authentication for API v3
Add: New URI routes for video playback
Add: My Activity (provides recommendations, videos that users subscribed liked/favorited)
Add: Subscribe to User in User Profile
Add: Initial support for Guide Categories
Add: Initial support for Video Categories (old "Browse Videos" section)
Add: Video Advanced Mode actions: Like, Dislike, Add to Favorites, Add to Watch Later, Comment
Add: Show more information for videos in pages using API v3 (enable in Settings)
Enhancement: Improved User Profile
Enhancement: Started work to upgrade plugin from API v2 to v3
As you may see several things that were being asked since the first release are now here, fresh and ready to be used.
Showtime Plugin Youtube changes:
The new Home Screen, using SELECT + Arrows in PS3 you can customize the order of the items.
The improved item listing.
The new Youtube Search screen providing easy to use search for everything you want.
The new advanced mode in videos, cleaner and easier to use.
The new User Profile screen, featuring an easy to use and fast experience.
Go to Plugin Central (puzzle icon in home screen) inside Showtime and download the plugin.
andoma: for creating Showtime and maintaining it
Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin and giving fresh ideas
When testing, my Beta Tester (El Tyrant) found that the resume videos of Showtime does not work properly with the plugin, so please disable the following settting: Video playback -> Resume video playback
1. I found some issues, had crashes or have suggestions, where can I inform the developer about them?
Finally, below is a brief tutorial on how to log out from the Showtime Plugin YouTube from facanferff (via psx-scene.com/forums/content/tutorial-log-out-showtime-plugin-youtube-2841/) for those interested:
Recently a user in IRC (EFNET, #showtime) asked how to log out from the current user in Youtube plugin for Showtime, so here is a tutorial for it. This method is only needed for versions 1.5 and up where it uses OAuth2 as the main authentication method. This method works for the standalone version.
The process is really simple and may be done via Multiman:
1. Go to the jsstore folder of showtime.
In PS3: /dev_hdd0/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/settings/jsstore
In Linux: /home//.hts/showtime/settings/jsstore
2. Delete the file called youtube-oauth2.
3. Open Showtime and it will no longer use your old user account, so you may authenticate again for another user account.
1. Now every time I try to play a video, it fails with random errors, what is happening?
With the recent website changes featuring a new layout, the plugin is unable to play any video. A fix for it is being worked on and will be available once it is possible and it is confirmed to be stable. Sorry for this.
2. I found the plugin crash for some reason, what can I do?
The simplest answer is report it, you can either use lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/ or github.com/facanferff/showtime-plugin-youtube/issues. Please report any issue you encounter, if you don't I may not face it so I will not fix it by the simple aspect that I won't know about it.
Make sure Showtime does not downgrade a plugin to a lesser version
Add support for replacing various parts of the UI using plugins. More information about this will surface once plugins support it
For beta-testers of plugins there is now a setting under "General" where a user can specify a, list of space separated, passwords
that will enable beta testing of plugins. Passwords are administrated by the plugin developer
Add support for adjusting volume during video playback using up/down keys
Don't wrap from end to beginning of list during continuous video playback
Correctly recognize '.m2ts' as a file type ending to ignore
Reworked audio pipeline. This should fix various issues. In particular various clicks and pops now and then on PS3 should be gone.
Upgrade to libav9_beta2. This is a huge upgrade that might cause problems with some files. Please report bugs if anything seems to have broken
Fix broken RTMP(E) playback on PS3
Fix a problem that caused playback time to stay at 0:00 for some audio files
Fix problem that caused resume position not to be reset when movie ended
Fix search lookup loops when changing TMDB configuration
Add support for Shoutcast playback. Plugins are required to be able to browse Shoutcast services
Add support for setting custom movie titles directly from the item popup menu
Add an action in settings->general to clear the entire metadb item table. Safeguarded with a popup as it is a non-revocable action.
ps3: When seeking using L2/R2, rescale seek delta based on duration of feature. In principle this make it so that the user can always seek from begining to end in ~2 seconds regardless of how long the currently playing media is.
Add Exit and Standby as items in the page popup menu
Only reset screensaver timer if movie is actually playing
Add support for plugins that can replace certain parts of the UI
Add support for categorization of plugins. When browsing available plugins they will appear under a category instead of a single long list
TMDB: Let user choose which language to use for TMDB. Also lets user choose if to display the original title or translated title
Don't set resume time for videos if current position < one minute. This makes sure the user does not accidentally lose the resume
position if restarting the video from beginning by mistake
Let 'mark as seen' create entry in item table if it does not exist
Improve Showtime's response time to play/pause events
Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer facanferff has made available a Showtime PS3 Plugin TMDB (The Movie DataBase) followed by TMDb v1.1 alongside an Oceanus Skin Plugin for Showtime v04.01+ (CEX) with details below.
Put zip archive at dev_hdd0/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins or if you use Showtime through multiMAN
Put the zip archive in: dev_hdd0/game/BLES080608/USRDIR/sys/st4_settings/installedplugins/
Method 2 (only for standalone Showtime, thanks wizzkidd):
Download: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3wl0up or http://www.sendspace.com/file/7gu3ij
Install the pkg normally.
Method 3 multiMAN edition PKG:
andoma: for creating Showtime
Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin
wizzkidd: for the pkg installs
1. I found some issues, had crashes or have suggestions, where can I inform the developer about them?
Official source: facanferff.net
Update: TMDb v1.1 Changelog:
Add: Support for specifying 3 search sources (in Movie View, only supports PLX playlists at the moment)
Add: Browse movie in Youtube (in Movie View, requires Youtube plugin to be installed)
Add: Play Now button (in Movie View, if clicked it will play the video specified in the URI)
Add: Show all lists that contain a movie (in Movie View)
Add: Make plugin design independent of Oceanus plugin (user without Oceanus plugin couldn't load See more lists)
Add: Search for a list
Add: Show if a movie was marked as favorite (in Movie View)
Add: Show if a movie was marked as watchlist (in Movie View)
Add: Choose background for current movie (in Movie View)
Add: Choose poster for current movie (in Movie View)
Add: Browse most popular people
Add: Allow user add movie to watchlist
Add: Browse a list by id
Add: Hide Favorite/Watchlist button if movie was already marked
Add: Kids In Mind's Parents Guide (in Movie View)
Fix: Search would not work if user specified 2 or more words separated by spaces
Fix: User would not be logged in after some uses
Fix: If a movie/person had no poster the screen would be somewhat corrupted
Fix: In Genres page, movie titles would not show
Fix: In some cases, when a subrequest (i.e. favorites in user view) failed, the page would not show up
Enhancement: Better Search movie by title algorithm (only observable externally, i.e.: TMDb View in Navi-X) (See Note 1)
Enhancement: Improve slightly Genres page design
Enhancement: Improve Movie View loading time
StanSmith if you are interested i have a copy of ShowTime 4.1.244 (is not the same version that you need but i think that have the feature that you want) and i have uploaded here: http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/97633242/file.html