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Showtime TV: WatchTV and GameTrailers PS3 Homebrew Arrives


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154w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has made available Showtime TV: WatchTV and GameTrailers for PS3 homebrew fans.

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To quote: With this talk and before you download Showtime + WatchTV + Channel9 + GameTrailers, you have to know how this system works.

1. Extract the folder called list from the archive to any place of your computer

2. Upload it to a website that you have or wait for a known person to you do it (the folder list must not be changed, the name should be this and only this)

3. Install the pkg provided in the package

4. Go to Showtime's Settings

5. Enable WatchTV plugin, enable too the option called "Check for new versions" (this searchs for new versions of the plugin each time you open WatchTV, it is a very useful option to enable) and below that option is one called "Remote website" there you enter the full name of your website till the folder list you uploaded to that website.

For example:

Imagine you have uploaded the full path of list folder is this:


You have to write with a keyboard in that option the following:


Note: You have to include "http://" (without double quotes) for it to work otherwise you get an error

6. Go to WatchTV plugin and you should have three folders called:

  • All Channels
  • Genres
  • Country

What's do each one?

All Channels: Searchs all the files of the list folder supported and shows every channel in it, as a big list

Genres: Here you can choose a genre, for example if you choose Entertainment, it will show you the channels included in the list-entertainment.xml file

Country: Same thing as Genres, but it will only show to you the channels of the selected country
That's it, you made it and you have WatchTV working.

For Devs and people that know XML: If you want to add your own streams to it, add the folowing lines:


Do you see what's between /description and /channel that's what you have to add each time you want to add a channel.

FAQ:

1. I don't want to upload the folder to a website, instead of that I have a website that uses your folder, what I have to do?

If this is your case, you may bypass steps 1 and 2, and start by installing directly the pkg, once there, in the option "Remote website" write that website as specified in step 5.

2. The genres list should have more genres, what can I do for it?

Contact me so i can add that genre.

3. The country list is incomplete it needs more countries, what can I do for it?

Contact me so i can add that country.

Finally, facanferff is also working on a YouTube plugin for Showtime, with details as follows:

Current Features:

  • Login to Youtube
  • Standard 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 (240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p)
  • Search videos
  • Pagination (Powerful and fast!)
  • Recommendations
  • Get information about user
  • Search for User Profile
  • Related videos (if Advanced Youtube is enabled)
  • Response videos (if Advanced Youtube is enabled)

Rules for those interested in being a beta tester:

  • Should use [Register or Login to view links] in order to add bugs you may find while testing or request for features or add suggestions
  • Should know where Showtime is located in /dev_hdd0 in order to install the plugin






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#541 - zazoon - 25w ago
Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Andreas Oman updated the Showtime PS3 Media Center Stable builds to version 4.4 followed by Testing Build v4.5.7 with details below.

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To quote: Over 750 commits later I've finally decided to release Showtime 4.4

Some of the most prominent features are:

  • Raspberry Pi support

Full SD images are available that turns your RPi into a Showtime powered media center. SD Card images can be downloaded at: showtimemediacenter.com/downloads/stos

The STOS (Showtime OS) have built-in upgrades of both the Showtime application itself and the whole system (including the Linux kernel)

PS3 specific changes

  • NTFS support. Both Read and Write (Finally!)
  • Ability to turn off system when video playback is completed
  • Use X button for Play/Pause

General new features

  • Built-in FTP Server
  • Automatic code page detection. Showtime will guess the code page used for SRT files, etc based on language heuristics.
  • FTP client support (Stream content directly from FTP servers)
  • Ability to delete file and folders where applicable
  • Custom background (via plugin)
  • .sub (Microdvd) support
  • Much improved support for loading subtitles from different locations
  • Ability to activate/devative automatic metadata lookup per-folder
  • Mark all items in folder seen/unseen
  • On Screen Keyboard on systems other than PS3
  • Subtitle position can be configured per movie

Plus a lot more bug fixes. For the full list of issues closed see: showtimemediacenter.com/versions/56



Testing Build v4.5.7 Changelog:

  • Add support for BIG5 character encoding
  • Add support for .txt subtitles
  • Upgrade PARAM.SFO: Enable PSP Remote support and DTS audio
  • Consistent naming of logfile on disk
  • SRT: Skip over any initial control characters
  • keyring: Make it possible to ask without password
  • Make it possible to prioritize items in blobcache

Right now only used to make sure the TMDB configuration (which is small) get stored without risking to be expired. If it is expired none of the other images can be loaded.

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#540 - keylimb - 25w ago
Thanks !!

zazoon's Avatar
#539 - zazoon - 26w ago
Update: I have formatted ps2 system , put new mutliman 4.53 now i see all the plugins but i can it all them it say: http error 40.

Any idea what to do next ?

Internet connetion is ok , i have tried showtime version from multiman and no go , make an update to newest from multiman and still nothing.

zazoon's Avatar
#538 - zazoon - 26w ago
I have Showtime problem with installing plugins ! Both standalone and multiman version don t work. I have reinstall - update / upgrade rogero 4.50 & multiman - still nothing. Update to Steven CEX-4.53 & newest multiman - still nothing.

No plugin in apps ! I have deleted multiman and showtime and then update system bouth with rogero and Steven - and still nothing.

I have tried and search for alternate plugin repository url. Did not find it ! This are versions of showtime i have tried and no go :

Showtime 04.03.582 [CEX]
Showtime 04.03.536 [CEX]
Showtime 04.03.479 [CEX]

Update all version to new one and still nothing !

Any idea what to do ?

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#537 - cuah - 26w ago
Getting error 404 when attempting to install plugins in showtime version 4.3.536. Seems like it cannot connect to internet. PS3 has internet connection and I can see browse on it fine. Any suggestions pls...

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