Showtime PS3 Media Player YouTube v1.0 Plugin is Released


133w ago - Following up on his previous Showtime TV release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer Fabio Canada aka facanferff has released a YouTube v1.0 Showtime Plugin for the popular PS3 Media Player with details below followed by v1.0.1 on Plugin Central.

Download: Showtime PS3 Media Player YouTube v1.0 Plugin / GIT

To quote: After a month long period of beta-testing by users, here is final list of features and last minute bug fixes to bring it up to the v1.0 release:

Showtime PS3 Media Player YouTube v1.0 Plugin Features:


  • Login to Youtube
  • Standard Feeds (complete)
  • Channel Feeds (complete)
  • Movie Feeds (not supporting yet paid content)
  • Trailer Feeds (complete)
  • User Feeds (Favorites, New subscriptions, Contacts, etc.)
  • Getting Video Information
  • Every resolution supported
  • Search videos
  • Pagination (Powerful and fast!)
  • Recommendations
  • Get information about user
  • Search for User Profile (see note 1)
  • Related videos (if Advanced Youtube is enabled)
  • Response videos (if Advanced Youtube is enabled)
  • safeSearch
  • Limit entries per request (to avoid for a bigger time memory fullness)

Changelog:

  • Add: Trace messages are only shown if Debugging mode is enabled;
  • Add: Support for background (a simple image) in the feeds view
  • Add: Support for Channels Feeds
  • Add: basic error handling for feeds and videos;
  • Add: safeSearch
  • Add: Support to get arguments from a default URL (not used in present)
  • Fix: URL getting of a video in Advanced mode (was slowing down)
  • Fix: playlist support;
  • Fix: some feeds giving error 400; Added setting to limit entries per request (to avoid fast memory fullness);
  • Fix: Title labels of feeds
  • Fix: Paginator (was able to get only max two pages)
  • Fix: If is unable to get ID of a specific video in a feed bypass that item (instead of avoiding loading feed)
  • Fix: Issue avoiding loading Video Information (in advanced mode) when Views/Duration tag is not available
  • Fix: Login giving error “Authentication without realm”
  • Enhancement: Rewrite of User Screen (support more things now – Watch Later playlist and Recent Activity feed);
  • Enhancement: Major rewrite of the function to get entries of a feed (more powerful now and more stable);
  • Enhancement: In advanced mode display the resolution as it is (e.g.: hd1080)
  • Enhancement: New logo

The plugin is not yet available online via the Showtime Plugin Central, but you may install it by download the zip below and putting it (UNEXTRACTED) in the following location: /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins

To make it available in the Showtime.SELF that is launched from multiMAN, the youtube.zip should be copied to: /dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR/st_settings/installedplugins

Showtime PS3 Media Player YouTube v1.0.1 Plugin Changelog:

For those that were Beta Testers, this is the changelog since the Beta version (0.4) to the present version (1.0.1):

  • Add: setting to limit entries per request (to avoid fast memory fullness);
  • Add: Trace messages are only shown if Debugging mode is enabled;
  • Add: Support for background (a simple image) in the feeds view
  • Add: Support for Channels Feeds
  • Add: basic error handling for feeds and videos;
  • Add: safeSearch
  • Add: Support to get arguments from a default URL (not used in present)
  • Fix: If title of a video has special characters (such as it would fail to load;
  • Fix: URL getting of a video in Advanced mode (was slowing down)
  • Fix: playlist support;
  • Fix: some feeds giving error 400;
  • Fix: Title labels of feeds
  • Fix: Paginator (was able to get only max two pages)
  • Fix: If is unable to get ID of a specific video in a feed bypass that item (instead of avoiding loading feed)
  • Fix: Issue avoiding loading Video Information (in advanced mode) when Views/Duration tag is not available
  • Fix: Login giving error “Authentication without realm”
  • Enhancement: Rewrite of User Screen (support more things now – Watch Later playlist and
  • Recent Activity feed);
  • Enhancement: New logo (thanks GPatel)
  • Enhancement: Major rewrite of the function to get entries of a feed (more powerful now and more stable);
  • Enhancement: In advanced mode display the resolution as it is (e.g.: hd1080)

For non-Beta Testers, here is the list of features of the plugin:

  • Login to Youtube
  • Standard Feeds (complete)
  • Channel Feeds (complete)
  • Movie Feeds (not supporting yet paid content)
  • Trailer Feeds (complete)
  • User Feeds (Favorites, New subscriptions, Contacts, etc.)
  • Getting Video Information
  • Every resolution supported (excluding 4k)
  • Search videos
  • Pagination (Powerful and fast!)
  • Recommendations
  • Get information about user
  • Search for User Profile (see note 1)
  • Related videos (if Advanced Youtube is enabled)
  • Response videos (if Advanced Youtube is enabled)
    safeSearch
  • Limit entries per request (to avoid for a bigger time memory fullness)

Note: To search for a video/channel/playlist, you have to write with an EXTERNAL keyboard what you want in the box on Showtime’s homepage (with a magnifying glass icon).

The plugin does not handle how a video is played, it is the work of Showtime, if in the middle of the video playback it fails, the audio is synched off or other, please report it to andoma.

If by any reason when navigating feeds, your ps3 crashes it is because the memory of ps3 is extremely limited, and because of that navigating extremely fast will crash Showtme itself. There have been efforts to improve the plugin since the Beta version was released so it wouldn’t need so much memory.











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#503 - djole dubona - 74w ago
hello. this is a nice app!

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#502 - StanSmith - 75w ago
It says about a CRACKLE PLUGIN. is this available anywhere? I can't seem to find it.

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#501 - chiselfreak - 75w ago
looks nice. might give it a go.

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#500 - PS3 News - 75w ago
This weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Facanferff has announced the release of the first Showtime PS3 Media Player skin called Oceanus for the application.

Download: Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus / Showtime PS3 Media Player Skin Oceanus PKG (Installable from the “Package Files” options) by wizzkidd / Oceanus Skin Plugin for Showtime 04.01+ [CEX] XMB Install Package: Showtime (Standalone) / Oceanus Skin Plugin for Showtime 04.01+ [CEX] XMB Install Package: Showtime (multiMAN Edition) by facanferff

To quote from his blog (linked above): Facanferff strikes again with the first Showtime Skin Ever! The skin is called Oceanus, with it you’ll be able to use different views for a better Showtime experience.

This first version supports already several views that you can enjoy. Check it out!

  • Array view (photo taken from Vevo plugin)
  • Artists view (photo taken from Vevo plugin)
  • Posters view (photo taken from Crackle plugin)
  • List view (photo taken from Youtube plugin)
  • List 2 view (photo taken from Youtube plugin) This view is the default one.

“Oceanus was the Titan of Water. When I started creating the skin I always wanted to create something that would be enjoyable, flexible and that would expand Showtime experience in new ways and Oceanus is all about that.” -Facanferff

“Special Thanks to Tyrant for beta testing and giving fresh ideas” -Facanferff

This new skin really makes the user experience much more enjoyable and it also takes the Showtime plugins to a whole new level!

Info: Coming soon to Official Plugin Repo.

Installation: Needs Showtime with 4.1 or later.

  • Put the zip archive in /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins/

FAQ:

1. How can I change between views?

To change between views open the page menu (Triangle button in PS3 or F1 in PC) and click continuously in View setting to select a view.

2. I’m finding issues with the plugin, what can I do?

Fill a report if it wasn’t reported already at lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime.



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#499 - PS3 News - 78w ago
Today deank has released Showtime PS3 Media Player v4.01.200 CEX / DEX for multiMAN users followed by v04.01.208, with details outlined at the link below.

Download: Showtime v04.01.200 (CEX) PKG / Showtime v04.01.200 (DEX) PKG / Showtime v04.01.208 (CEX) PKG / Showtime v04.01.208 (DEX) PKG

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