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StDISC PKG - Showtime Disc Access PS3 Homebrew Plug-In Arrives


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121w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer andbey0nd has released StDISC PKG, a Showtime Disc Access PS3 homebrew plug-in for the Showtime Media Player application with details below.

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To quote:

Requirements:

  • CFW/MFW 3.41/3.55 with peek/poke/lv1 access (KMEAW/REBUG/ROGERO/HERMES)
  • Showtime media player 3.99+ or Showtime for multiMAN (installed in default location)
  • Data DVD/CD/BD in the PS3 tray (video/music/photo content)

Purpose:

  • Allows access to optical data discs (DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, BD-R/RE) which usually are not accessible in homebrew apps
  • Minimizes the steps to access content stored on such optical discs (no need to launch multiMAN with DirectDiscAccess)
  • Allows Showtime to play all your backup videos/music if you used optical media

Extras:

  • You can take screenshots of movies while Showtime is playing
  • You can play music from XMB [Music] column while Showtime is displaying photo slideshow
  • You can use "Remote Play" to watch videos on your PSP / PS Vita or other compatible devices

Installation:

  • Copy "stDISC.pkg" to the root of a USB drive/stick
  • Install from [Game] column -> [* Install Package Files]
  • "Showtime (Disc access)" entry will appear in the [Video] column in XMB
  • Launch it with data disc in the tray
  • In 5-10 seconds your Showtime Media Player will load with disc access

Enjoy!

andbey0nd




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tonybologna's Avatar
#46 - tonybologna - 186w ago
Thanks for the update!

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#45 - PS3 News - 186w ago
That's OK, we can take care of that... better to see nice guys like you making an effort to post news than remaining idle here like most.

whiteclad57's Avatar
#44 - whiteclad57 - 186w ago
Thanks, and sorry for the multiple postings of it, not used to the new system yet.

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#43 - PS3 News - 186w ago
Thanks for the update whiteclad57 (and barrybarryk), I will promote this to the main page a bit later tonight as well and +Rep!

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#42 - whiteclad57 - 186w ago
Today Andreas Oman has updated his Showtime Media Player HTPC port for the PS3. The new release now includes 1080p playback at a constant speed and unconfirmed DVD playback.

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To quote: I've hooked up Showtime to the video decoder libraries already present on the PS3. This will accelerate h264 (Up to level 4.2) and MPEG2 video decoding so it can play up to 1080p content.

If you want to make sure that the Cell acceleration is actually used you can press L3 during video playback to see the status window. Make sure that the video codec mentions (Cell) at the end of the row. Just like in this screenshot.

You're welcome!

Features:

1. Playback of video and audio
2. Javascript plugins
3. Unified search
4. View photos and images in slideshow mode
5. Live TV streaming from Tvheadend
6. Spotify integration

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