16w ago - Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has made available an update to the Showtime PS3 Plugin TMDB (The Movie DataBase) bringing it to version 1.2.5 followed by v1.3 with the changes below.
To quote: A new version for Showtime Plugin TMDb is now available and adds some features that many users have been asking since day 1.
Please read carefully the changelog and the Important information section as both help you get a better experience in Showtime.
Add: View Collection images option in movie view
Add: View images option in movie view
Add: "Search in Showtime" option in movie view (thanks Buksa)
Enhancement: Improve some design aspects (makes images fit better for different screens)
Enhancement: In "Director" field in movie view show all directors instead of just one
Add: TMDb item menu option (it allows users to see a movie view from any video, including offline videos or anything else)
andoma: for creating and maintaining Showtime
Tyrant: for Beta Testing my plugins
Buksa: for giving me the idea to add a Search in Showtime option
From plugin central inside Showtime you can download and install the plugin.
To use TMDb item menu option you need at least Showtime v4.3.261.
If you have Custom Background by Andreas Oman installed you can use the View images/View Collection images to set as main Showtime background a fanart of a movie (in above screenshots, the background was set using this feature, choosing this image: d3gtl9l2a4fn1j.cloudfront.net/t/p/original/wz1h8VPa8DsofvKvu4mFsktUqfl.jpg)
It may be confusing for some users since a few time ago I said I would not work more in Showtime Plugins, I thought better and decided to make some changes that make me able to continue working in Showtime Plugins, later I'll talk more about it.
Update: A new update to Showtime Plugin TMDb v1.3 is now available. Finding free time has been extremely hard (studying is hard ) so this is what I have to give you right now to enjoy, more features are being prepared by due to time I don't know when will they be ready.
Changelog version 1.3:
Add: Setting to allow show all movies found in a search from item menu
Add: Search for movie by custom title in item menu
Add: Add movies to a list
Note: For now you have to create manually a list in themoviedb.org website. I tried to add this but right now there seems to be some problem with TMDb API so it isn't included for now.
Installation: Download at Showtime Plugin Central (Apps) inside Showtime
Requirements: Showtime v4.1
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Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has updated the Showtime PS3 Media Player Stable and Testing Builds to version 4.0 alongside a DEX port with the changes outlined below:
Download: https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2966 / https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2967 / https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2965 / https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2949 / https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2950 / https://www.lonelycoder.com/doozer/buildmaster/download/2948 / http://uploadmirrors.com/download/QJGQ3KVK/Showtime_04.00.000__DEX_.rar coded by andoma and compiled by andbey0nd / http://www.mediafire.com/?vwyc9y67g669m22 (Mirror) / https://github.com/andoma/showtime
Showtime 4.0 is finally released.
New UI design
Self upgrade of both Showtime itself (only on PS3) and all plugins (all platforms)
Automatically load metadata from themoviedb.org
Improved support for subtitles (in particular external ASS/SSA files and vobsub files)
Support for on screen keyboard on PS3
Buttons on PS3 dual shock controller have changed their meaning a bit: See https://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/wiki/PS3_usage_guide for details
Each focusable item have a dedicated popup menu (Use □ button on dual shock controller for this)
File browsing will sort folders first and then files. Sorting can be adjusted in the per page menu (△ on dual shock controller)
Lots of bug fixes
... + more stuff I've forgotten
Try it out! See you soon.
Showtime 4.0 for DEX Changelog:
Install "Showtime 04.00.000 [DEX].pkg"
Start it from "TV/Video" column - it will return to XMB after initial processing (it will happen only the first time you start it after installation)
Start it again and enjoy andoma's great work
PS3 usage guide
For a full featureset of Showtime see lonelycoder.com/showtime
Showtime on PS3 has been tested with 576i, 720p and 1080i video resolutions.
I've tried to set reasonable defaults for overscan compensation. But if it not correct for you it can be adjusted under Settings -> Display and UI settings
Buttons on dual shock controller
Button Normal + Select
✕ Activate (enter or play) currently focused item
○ Navigate back Stop playback
△ Bring up options for current page Switch view
□ Bring up options for currently focused item
► Play/Pause Go to playqueue
✜ Navigate cursor, press harder to move faster - During video playback left and right can be used to seek - Move items (where possible)
L1 Skip back
For audio: Previous track
For video: Previous chapter
R1 Skip forward
For audio: Next track
For video: Next chapter
L2 Seek backward
R2 Seek forward
L3 Show system info
R3 Show system log
Note: In some regions the ✕ and ○ buttons are swapped. This is also done in Showtime.
Plugging in a standard keyboard in the PS3 USB port works and is currently the only way to input characters.
Press ✕ in a text box to bring up on screen keyboard
Showtime PS3 Media Player 4.0 Changelog:
Say hello to Showtime 4.0
ps3: Replace XMB icon to new one by Mike S (thanks dude!)
The pkg needs to be reinstalled for this to take effect
Pass filename without file ending to metadata lookup functions. Avoids the file ending reappearing if lookup failes or is disabled
Fix problem with bad clock from AVI files. This caused subtitles to appear multiple times. Fixes #1170
Notify user on home screen if a new version of Showtime is available.
This feature can be turned off under Settings -> General
Work on metadata lookup for movies.
Allow the user to select the 'none' datasource that will just not try to lookup anything for a given file
Improve logic that use foldername to search for movie metadata. Showtime will now use the folder name if there is no match when using title to search and only if there is only one video file longer than 5 minutes in the folder.
Get rid of various crashes related to metadata probing
Plug three different memory leaks related to subtitles. These caused out of memory and thus crash of Showtime. Mostly related to vobsub and DVD subtitles
Fix issue with subtitles loaded from UPNP/DLNA to not appear correctly in subtitle selection menu
Fix problem with SRT files that start with UTF-8/16 BOM markers
Fix a bug causing the in-RAM index of cached content to be corrupted
This bug could result in randomg hangs of some parts of showtime (Notifications that didn't go away, images not loaded)
Also it could crash showtime during shutdown
Remember selected subtitle and audio track for each video file
Fix broken seeking in files that does not start at PTS 0
Add support for upgrades of Showtime from within Showtime
Check for updates in Settings -> General
Currently only supported on PS3 platform
Improve metadata lookup
User is now able to enter a custom query in the item popup menu. It's also possible to enter a IMDb ID directly there.
Showtime will also automatically use the folder name of the video if it seems more appropriate. An internal scoring system is used to choose if it should try to search using file name or folder name.
Score results can be seen as debug in logfile
ps3: Seek using L2 and R2 buttons
Improve RTMP robustness
Reconnecting an RTMP stream during playback is now completely invisible to the user.
Rework UI during video and audio playback
PS3: Add support for the system on screen keyboard (finally!)
Press X in an textbox to popup the on screen keyboard
ps3: Improve button mappings on ps3
Select + ○ will stop playback
Select + ► will open playqueue
Showtime will now hide all files it cannot play by default
This feature can be disabled/enabled on per-directory bases in the page menu
Fix various bugs related to seeking
Some people reported a regression in Showtime's key repeat delay on PS3. The shortened key repeat delay has now been reverted to the previous value
Fix a problem with TMDB search lockups
Improve speed when seeking (using left/right buttons) during video playback.
With the PS3 six axis dual shock remote controller the user can press harder on the left/right buttons to increase seek speed
Fix a bug causing issues with audio if a file contains an audio track that switches from one mode to another.
Typically TV shows where the recap is in stereo and the main episode in 5.1 suffered from this bug
When browsing files it's now possible to enable/disable the sorting of folders before files in the page menu
When browsing files it's now possible to sort on files on date.
See the page menu (△ button on PS3)
Improve metadata lookup for movies.
Allow the user to select which of the metadata providers to use for a certain movie
Allow the user to select between all results for a given movie
Fix some issues related to uPnP / DLNA discovery.
This should make Showtime find PS3 Media Server and Universal Media Server immediately on start. Previously it had to wait for the periodic notification before adding them
ps3: Based on region, swap X and O button if configured in system
Finally, below is a video format compatibility chart in German from osta (via boerse.bz/multimedia/konsolen/playstation-1-3/psjailbreak/714064-show-10.html#post7232119) for those interested in a rough idea of how far along Showtime 4 is coming.