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144w 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.

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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.

IMPORTANT: WebMedia only works with Showtime v3.3.328+. (Update: andreus has now confirmed it also works in older versions as well).

Release notes

1.1: Update version

  • 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 publisher
  • By theme
  • 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

Installing

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:

Showtime plugin path: /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins/

Showtime (Multiman version) plugin path: /dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR/st_settings/installedplugins/

Configuring

LOCALIZATION OF SOURCES XML FILE

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.

Examples:


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.

Other

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)

PROBLEM

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:

Showtime: /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/settings/plugins/webmedia

Showtime (Multiman version): /dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR/st_settings/settings/plugins/webmedia

Just add/change the line "xmllocalization": "xxxxxxxxxxx",

PROBLEM

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 [Register or Login to view links]

PROBLEM

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 [Register or Login to view links]

Workaround: You can force it in the plugin settings.

PROBLEM

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

Ex:



PROBLEM

I want to open the RSS feed item link in the browser.

Showtime doesn't support this.






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#527 - matrixreaver - 78w ago
Quote Originally Posted by matrixreaver View Post
Is it normal for most of the online movies to skip a lot when watching them on the PS3 thru say like Navi?

Can and/or will someone answer this question please?

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#526 - PS3 News - 79w ago
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.

Features

  • Browse for Games
  • Browse for Live Streams
  • Play HD live streams!

Requirements

  • Showtime 4.2 and up

Installation

  • In Showtime open the Plugin Central and install the plugin called TwitchTV under Video Streaming category

Special thanks

  • Andoma: for creating and maintaining Showtime
  • Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin

Special Note: Any issue please inform to showtime AT facanferff.net

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#525 - myjunkhurts - 80w ago
sweet update

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#524 - matrixreaver - 80w ago
Is it normal for most of the online movies to skip a lot when watching them on the PS3 thru say like Navi?

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#523 - PS3 News - 83w 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.

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4.3.536

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

4.3.515

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

4.3.509

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

4.3.486

Update pl_PL.lang
rpi: Avoid crash when video ends

4.3.482

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.

4.3.478

rpi: Rework seeking code to be more stable (hopefully)
rpi: Do MPEG-4 part 2 and h263 in VideoCore

4.3.475

FTP-server: Add delete,rmdir,makedir,rename support
Check for showtime upgrades daily
rpi: Fix showtime exit problems

4.3.459

Make it possible to set path to persistent storage (settings)
Add libyuv revision 775
Fix broken save of multiopt settings in javascript …

4.3.443

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

4.3.417

Add FTP server support. Can be enabled in Settings -> Network settings
Update ru_RU.lang
Fix problem with underscan settings. Recent regression. Fixes #1727
ps3: Fix mutex init problems

4.3.386

Fix issues with list wrapping and pagination
Detect command to compute sha1
Initial work of building for Android

4.3.375

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

4.3.372

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'

4.3.366

multiopt: Do the right thing if current options is deleted.
Fix recent regression for HEAD requests
Make (cancel) work in Showtime's own OSK

4.3.356

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.

4.3.313

subtitles: Get canvas dimensions from codec context

4.3.312

When deleting RAR file, delete all files in multivolume archive

4.3.311

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

4.3.301

Disable binary patches on ps3
Update rusian and chinese translations
Make cache resilient to clock going backwards

4.3.30

Add multi language support to TheTVDB integration

Fixes #1544

4.3.291

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

4.3.279

Fix an issue with subtitle scanning
This might fix some recent crashes people have seen when Showtime scans for subtitles Fixes #1715 (maybe)

4.3.263

No longer ignore 'The' prefix when sorting. The old behavior can be re-enabled under Settings -> Languages

4.3.230

Add confirmation when just deleting one file as well

4.3.228

Add support for recursive delete of files. Also, in case when deleting a directory, ask user for confirmation

4.3.227

Add support for deleting files and empty directories over SMB Fixes #1062

4.3.226

Support deleting directories (and not only files) Refs #1062

4.3.225

Make sure we count video as played if we reach 100% of playback

4.3.223

Add support for deleting files. This currently only works for local file systems and must be enabled in Settings -> General

4.3.21

Fix recent regression causing vertical lines in images on PS3

Fixes #1617

4.3.207

Fix bug making 'Refresh metdata...' option in item menu not to work at all

4.3.206

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)

4.3.203

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.

4.3.20

Add support for sorting on filename and date when browsing over UPNP

4.3.199

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

Fixes #1697

4.3.196

Add Danish translation

4.3.189

Fix bug that caused "Custom search query" to disappear for video items

Fixes #1696

4.3.188

Fix a bunch of memory leaks

4.3.17

Make sure metadata scanner stops when we leave a directory

Also fix possible crashes related to those occations
Fixes #1601

4.2

ps3: Remove "/dev_hdd0/tmp/turnoff" before shutting down system

Fixes #1594

4.1.480

Fix broken colors in VOBSUB

Fixes #1579

4.1.479

Fix regression causing crash with embedded DVD/VOBSUB tracks

Fixes #1577

4.1.477

httpclient: Fix a regression when using range queries to determine filesize

Caused problems with minidlna (possibly other servers)

Fixes #1576

4.1.470

Fix the oversized album art during music playback

4.1.456

ps3: Fix video stuttering in some high bitrate video streams

4.1.454

Fix broken date-sorting (Allow user to sort on newest or oldest first)

Fixes #1297

4.1.451

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

Fixes #727
Fixes #1470

4.1.445

ps3: Increase audio buffer size

Fix stuttering playback with some audio formats (APE is one)

Fixes #1451

4.1.441

Fix problem that caused picture stuttering in some movies after 20-25 minutes

Fixes #1483

4.1.427

Add support for LPCM in DVD playback

Fixes #1046

4.1.422

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

Fixes #786

4.1.414

Fix broken seeking in FLAC files

Fixes #1435

4.1.404

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

4.1.401

The list of subtitles are now sorted based on user preferred languages

4.1.398

Fix a bug that made "Custom query" impossible to erase in the metadata editor. It would come back next time the item was scanned

4.1.397

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.

Fixes #1501

4.1.394

ps3: Fix a crash on PS3 when playing AAC HEv2 files. This was caused by too small stack for the threads

Fixes #1515

4.1.387

Fix recently introduced crash in opensubtitles.org module

4.1.386

Add stretch-to-widescreen and stretch-to-fullscreen as options during video playback

Fixes #1334

4.1.383

Add support for getting metadata from thetvdb.com

4.1.382

Allow user to adjust subtitle timing 10 minuts in increments of 0.5 seconds

4.1.380

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.

4.1.373

ps3: Sign pkg files to work with 4.xx CFW

4.1.372

Fix some issues related to mono audio in videos

4.1.371

Use external metadata (TMDB, etc) for video title in video OSD

4.1.369

Avoid doing external metadata lookup for very short file names

4.1.321

Add support for playback of HLS (Http Live Streaming) URLs

4.1.301

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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