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124w ago - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has updated the YouTube Plugin to version 1.4 for Showtime PS3 Media Player.

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Below are the changes, to quote:

  • Add: Show Feeds
  • Add: Sort feeds (published, relevance, views, rating, position, comments, duration and title)
  • Add: Filter Channel Feeds by Type
  • Add: Filter Show Feeds by Genre
  • Add: Filter Show Feeds by Region
  • Add: Filter Movie Feeds by Genre
  • Add: Filter Movie Feeds by Region
  • Add: Filter Standard Feeds by Hungary region
  • Add: Live Feeds
  • Add: Background support (can be enabled via Settings page)
  • Add: Set minimum resolution to play
  • Add: Filter Movie Feeds by Language
  • Enhancement: Only show free content in Movie Feeds
  • Enhancement: If it is not possible to get the original video link(s), try to get an error message
  • Enhancement: Use API version 2.1, it allows Google users that don't have a Youtube channel to use some features of Youtube
  • Enhancement: Upon Youtube entrance show Login popup if setting enabled, if user does not authenticate there he will not have access to features exclusive for Youtube users
  • Enhancement: Show Message Alert when user uses an action (e.g. like a video, add to favorites, ...)

There are some points I want to inform you:

1. Sort Feeds is only available in Video and Playlists feeds.

2. Live Feeds include all feeds in Youtube API in this topic, but take note that Showtime doesn't support YET HTTP Live Streaming, because of that, while you can navigate the feed called "Live Now" you'll get error 400 when clicking to play. You may ask why I leave something not functional.

Well, that's a good question and the answer is quite simple too, the way Youtube plugin is built to get the video links, it works too for Live Streams, so we have the Live Streams links, only Showtime doesn't support them at the moment. That means, that once Showtime starts supporting those links, there's no need to release a new version, this will automatically be compatible, unless if Youtube makes crucial changes in the way videos work.

3. The option "Lowest resolution" may be of great interest since with that you can automatically bypass video links in, for example, 240p or 360p and focus on the really good ones.

4. This version restricts movies to free ones, the reason is simple, the plugin can't make rentals so there's no need to have those listed.

Installation: Available in Repository, in Start Page of Showtime click the puzzle icon in top right, click Available, click Youtube, click Install, voila! You have the plugin installed, quite simple yes? Now it's time of the real fun!

FAQ:

1. I get error 'Your version of Showtime is outdated for this plugin. Look at Showtime Download for a new build of it.', what I need to do?

Simply follow the link to download the latest build of Showtime.

2. Where can I find facanferff?

He is available some times a day in IRC, EFNet, channel #showtime. There you can find helpful people that will be able to assist you, including the creator of Showtime, andoma.

3. Where can I report bugs and suggest features?

Coming soon. (Will be updated when it is available)

4. There's a way to support the developer?

Yes, there is, the simplest and the one that doesn't even cost you money is like the plugin for the contest.

Downloads are available directly through ShowTime's configuration menu.






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#2 - fabian9907 - 183w ago
Now we can watch Penn and Teller on the PS3 =D

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#1 - PS3 News - 183w ago
Today andoma announced on IRC that he has released Showtime - a PS3 Homebrew Home Theater System media player application!

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To quote from his page linked above: After about a month of hacking I'm happy to announce that Showtime now can be run as a native "homebrew" application on the PS3. See PS3 usage guide for more information of how to get started.

If you have any questions please use the [Register or Login to view links] on this site.

PS3 usage guide

Getting started

Download files here: [Register or Login to view links]

For a full featureset of Showtime see [Register or Login to view links]

Most of this should work except for playback of high res. HD videos (basically when the PPU runs out of cycles). There are a bunch of strategies for how this should be handled but I've not had time to start digging into this yet

Video output

Showtime on PS3 has been tested with 576i, 720p and 1080i video resolutions.

I've tried to set reasonable defaults for overscan compensation. But if it not correct for you it can be adjusted under Settings -> Display and UI settings

Buttons on controller

✕ Activate (Enter) currently focused item
○ Navigate back
△ Bring up options / playcontrol menu
□ Screensaver (Until something better has been figured out)
► Play/Pause
▬ Home menu
✜ Navigate

L3 - Bring up playback info (During video playback)
R3 - Bring up log console

Keyboard

  • Plugging in a standard keyboard in the PS3 USB port works and is currently the only way to input characters.
  • No virtual keyboard is supported at the moment.

Other stuff that does not work

  • TV-style remote controller (whatever that's called) has not been tested. No idea if it works or not.
  • BD/DVD/CD Discs - No idea how that works
  • Digital pass thru audio (AC3, DTS, etc)

Bugs?

There are probably plenty of those. Please use the issue tracker at [Register or Login to view links]

Build it yourself!?

Start by reading README here: [Register or Login to view links]

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