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Showtime PS3 v3.1.228 with Multichannel Audio Output Arrives


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156w ago - Today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman has officially updated Showtime PS3 Media Player to version 3.1.228, which now includes multichannel audio output on the PlayStation 3 console.

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To quote: Another release. This build adds support for multichannel audio output on PS3 (AC-3, DTS and 8 channel linear PCM). Note that due to how the PS3 audio frameworks applications can not output raw digital bitstreams.

So Showtime still needs to decode the audio and than the PS3 will reencode the audio in the best available encoding mode the user has selected (or don't do any encoding at all if 8 channel PCM is available)

Still this is a major step compared to having just 2 channel stereo.

For all you who roll your own builds of Showtime, please note that you need latest version of my PSL1GHT fork for Showtime to build.

I've also fixed a major memory leak that manifested itself when rendering fonts with outline (which is default for subtitles). So if you watched a movie with subtitles the memory would drain and Showtime would eventually crash.

Another thing is the increase of packet buffer to 40MB in conjunction with some adjustments to socket buffers, etc. This should hopefully make streaming over lousy wireless connections better.

Have fun!

Andreas




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Zinxz's Avatar
#27 - Zinxz - 180w ago
Does anyone knows if it works on Waninkoko`s V2 CFW 3.55. I got only error

deank's Avatar
#26 - deank - 180w ago
it is not working under 3.41
showtime-GIT-2.99.139.g1e7b1-FW341.rar (8.53 MB):

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I managed to repack it for firmware 3.41.

Dean

br4insick's Avatar
#25 - br4insick - 180w ago
i do miss the XBMC days hahaha. This app is still in the baby stages. Can't wait to see it reach VLC status..

fudgelmir's Avatar
#24 - fudgelmir - 180w ago
MKV DOES in fact play, the resolution and video quality itself is near perfect, if not perfect. But the rendering speed is quite slow, and the audio goes faster than the video causing it to go out of sync immediately. Also, subtitles are not supported.

Brenza's Avatar
#23 - Brenza - 180w ago
Thanks a lot, very useful! MKv...

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