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!
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 I get error 'Your version of Showtime is outdated for this plugin.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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Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has updated the YouTube Plugin to version 2.0 for Showtime PS3 Media Player dubbed the New Experience with the changes outlined below.
The first major release of the plugin was more than a year ago and now it is time to renew that experience and provide a improved experience that I hope everyone will enjoy. Please see carefully the changelog so you know exactly what's new:
Add: Support for Continuous Playback (needs to activate setting in Showtime's Video Playback Settings)
Add: Main Page now supports order customization (like Showtime Main Page)
Add: Youtube Disco
Add: Native Sorting (by Publish Date, by Views, by Title (incrementing/decrementing) and as Default)
Add: Youtube EDU
Add: Featured feed in Youtube Movies
Add: New User Profile Interface/Experience
Add: New Advanced Mode for videos
Add: Choose what feeds to show in User Profile
Add: Header buttons in Oceanus skin plugin
Add: Item Menu:
Add to Favorites
Add to Watch Later
Redirect to Movie (if video is a known trailer)
Trailers (if video is a movie)
Redirect to a Show (if video belongs to a Show)
Redirect to the Show Season (if video belongs to a Show Season)
Fix: Video Playback
Fix: Some videos would fail due to some RegEx differences
Fix: Videos that are no available don't show friendly error message
Fix: The plugin would load additional pages of a feed that didn't contain entries
Fix: User Favorites didn't work
Improvement: Updated video metadata for support in Oceanus skin plugin
Improvement: More flexibe Youtube Search
Improvement: Don't show login popup in search
As you may see several things that were being asked since the first release are now here, fresh and ready to be used.
Showtime Plugin Youtube changes:
The new Home Screen, using SELECT + Arrows in PS3 you can customize the order of the items.
The improved item listing.
The new Youtube Search screen providing easy to use search for everything you want.
The new advanced mode in videos, cleaner and easier to use.
The new User Profile screen, featuring an easy to use and fast experience.
Go to Plugin Central (puzzle icon in home screen) inside Showtime and download the plugin.
andoma: for creating Showtime and maintaining it
Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin and giving fresh ideas
When testing, my Beta Tester (El Tyrant) found that the resume videos of Showtime does not work properly with the plugin, so please disable the following settting: Video playback -> Resume video playback
1. I found some issues, had crashes or have suggestions, where can I inform the developer about them?
Finally, below is a brief tutorial on how to log out from the Showtime Plugin YouTube from facanferff (via psx-scene.com/forums/content/tutorial-log-out-showtime-plugin-youtube-2841/) for those interested:
Recently a user in IRC (EFNET, #showtime) asked how to log out from the current user in Youtube plugin for Showtime, so here is a tutorial for it. This method is only needed for versions 1.5 and up where it uses OAuth2 as the main authentication method. This method works for the standalone version.
The process is really simple and may be done via Multiman:
1. Go to the jsstore folder of showtime.
In PS3: /dev_hdd0/HTSS00003/USRDIR/settings/settings/jsstore
In Linux: /home//.hts/showtime/settings/jsstore
2. Delete the file called youtube-oauth2.
3. Open Showtime and it will no longer use your old user account, so you may authenticate again for another user account.
1. Now every time I try to play a video, it fails with random errors, what is happening?
With the recent website changes featuring a new layout, the plugin is unable to play any video. A fix for it is being worked on and will be available once it is possible and it is confirmed to be stable. Sorry for this.
2. I found the plugin crash for some reason, what can I do?
The simplest answer is report it, you can either use lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime/ or github.com/facanferff/showtime-plugin-youtube/issues. Please report any issue you encounter, if you don't I may not face it so I will not fix it by the simple aspect that I won't know about it.
Make sure Showtime does not downgrade a plugin to a lesser version
Add support for replacing various parts of the UI using plugins. More information about this will surface once plugins support it
For beta-testers of plugins there is now a setting under "General" where a user can specify a, list of space separated, passwords
that will enable beta testing of plugins. Passwords are administrated by the plugin developer
Add support for adjusting volume during video playback using up/down keys
Don't wrap from end to beginning of list during continuous video playback
Correctly recognize '.m2ts' as a file type ending to ignore
Reworked audio pipeline. This should fix various issues. In particular various clicks and pops now and then on PS3 should be gone.
Upgrade to libav9_beta2. This is a huge upgrade that might cause problems with some files. Please report bugs if anything seems to have broken
Fix broken RTMP(E) playback on PS3
Fix a problem that caused playback time to stay at 0:00 for some audio files
Fix problem that caused resume position not to be reset when movie ended
Fix search lookup loops when changing TMDB configuration
Add support for Shoutcast playback. Plugins are required to be able to browse Shoutcast services
Add support for setting custom movie titles directly from the item popup menu
Add an action in settings->general to clear the entire metadb item table. Safeguarded with a popup as it is a non-revocable action.
ps3: When seeking using L2/R2, rescale seek delta based on duration of feature. In principle this make it so that the user can always seek from begining to end in ~2 seconds regardless of how long the currently playing media is.
Add Exit and Standby as items in the page popup menu
Only reset screensaver timer if movie is actually playing
Add support for plugins that can replace certain parts of the UI
Add support for categorization of plugins. When browsing available plugins they will appear under a category instead of a single long list
TMDB: Let user choose which language to use for TMDB. Also lets user choose if to display the original title or translated title
Don't set resume time for videos if current position < one minute. This makes sure the user does not accidentally lose the resume
position if restarting the video from beginning by mistake
Let 'mark as seen' create entry in item table if it does not exist
Improve Showtime's response time to play/pause events
Following up on the previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer facanferff has made available a Showtime PS3 Plugin TMDB (The Movie DataBase) alongside an Oceanus Skin Plugin for Showtime v04.01+ (CEX) with details below.
StanSmith if you are interested i have a copy of ShowTime 4.1.244 (is not the same version that you need but i think that have the feature that you want) and i have uploaded here: http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/97633242/file.html