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)
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
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
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
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I agree with you - however, it depends on how it is referenced. 'When will we get XBMC?' is pretty annoying, and I'd rather have a native PS3 app just like this. Just keep in mind the standard it set for homebrew multimedia playback and management.
i could convert mkv to avchd but some large files (mostly 1080p) don't want to convert at all and with the new firmware update 720p movies get the image cropped at the top right 1/4th of the screen upon playback.