118w 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.
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.
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damn, i update to testing all the time to see if certain problems get fixed. anyways, videos will still quit out at a random point if i pause them for too long. i think it jumps to the end cause if i have resume playback, it just starts the video over
The meta feature of showtime is really a big epic fail, it just doesnt work as it should since every video that I got in my library show the same title like, Avatar, wow! I have Avatar on my collection even if I dont.
Else, the GUI is just look sexy, just dont like the bigger Icons today, I just the way it look like in 4.00
But at least there are one or more bugs were fixed, none of them were related fixing the various SMB bugs that most of the time crashes the PS3.