49w ago - Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer facanferff has updated the YouTube Plugin to version 1.5 for Showtime PS3 Media Player which fixes 720p / 1080p playback and more as outlined below!
Add: Support for OAuth2 instead of ClientLogin (see Note 1)
Add: Videos not available in user country are displayed in Orange
Add: Videos that are available in HD (720p and up) are identified like that in video listing
Add: Setting to list only videos that are HD
Add: Filter videos by duration (see Note 2)
Add: Show nickname of author of a video in video listing
Add: Show Likes percentage in video listing
Add: YouTube Transcribed Captions
Add: YouTube Automatic Speech Captions
Fix: Videos in HD/Full HD would give an error stating "CPU is too slow"
Fix: The plugin would try to get empty subtitles from Universal Subtitles
Fix: In some situations user actions would not appear despite being authenticated
Fix: Search was broken when background support was enabled
Fix: Playlist search would not show results
Fix: Browse Videos would give error
Fix: Force Reload Plugin (Shift+F5) would give several errors
Enhancement: Don't download some Cat files from YouTube for returning visitors
In April of 2012, YouTube deprecated the ClientLogin way to authenticate way, due to that this version includes the newest authentication method, it totally different but works really well. A tutorial showing how to authenticate will be released next to the plugin release, it will feature
screenshots that will help you understand the process.
This method uses a computer with Internet connection to authorize the plugin, because of that, you don't need a keyboard to type anything in Showtime to login.
Additionaly, OAuth2 provides extra security since it doesn't save the actual credentials in HDD, only an access_token (temporary) and a refresh_token (to get a new access_token), no passwords involved.
This feature is only supported in search feeds, including Standard Feeds and Search Videos, in other feeds it will not filter
1. Put the zip archive in [path.to.showtime]/USRDIR/settings/installedplugins OR
2. Put the zip archive in a PEN USB, insert in PS3, in Showtime search for the folder where you put the zip archive, click it and install.
Special thanks to Tyrant for Beta Testing this version and reporting some important problems.
1. In boxes to type text a keyboard doesn't show up, why?
Showtime doesn't support yet an OSK (On Screen Keyboard), you need to use an external keyboard.
2. Where can I suggest features and report problems with the plugins of facanferff?
At irc.efnet.net, channel #showtime.
Tutorial - Log In to Showtime Plugin YouTube 1.5 with OAuth2 (from facanferff via psx-scene.com/forums/content/tutorial-2307/):
You need to have:
Showtime Plugin YouTube 1.5: Showtime Plugin YouTube v1.5 - 720p / 1080p Playback Fixed and Many Improvements
The process of authenticating users in this method is simple, but for consumers it may still be confusing in some few points, because of that this tutorial will show you everything you need to authenticate correctly and use the plugin as an authenticated user.
1. Execute Showtime with Showtime Plugin YouTube 1.5 already installed.
2. Open the plugin, the first thing you should see is a message explaining the process (this tutorial but only in words). Note: Don’t close that message, otherwise you have to reopen the plugin and repeat this step.
3. Go to a computer with Internet support with the message of step 2 still open.
4. Go to the Web site specified in the message ( “Website: XXX” ), generally it is http://www.google.com/device
5. It should show a page requesting a code, type in the box available the User Code that is displayed in the message ( “User Code: YYY” ) and click in the button on the page.
6. If the code you typed was correct, you should get to a page where it asks if you authorize the plugin to use your YouTube account. You need to accept it in order to use it in the plugin.
7. You should get now to a page confirming that you authorized the plugin and you should return to the device.
8. Return to the plugin and click in “OK”. If the process goes well, you should see now a last folder called “User Profile”. See it? If so, then congratulations, you’re authenticated and can use the plugin with your YouTube account.
1. What does that "Time limit" in message means?
It means you have only that time to do this process with the code, otherwise you'll have to repeat from step2.
2. After authenticating, if I exit Showtime and reopen it, will I be able to use my YouTube account?
Yes, you will. The plugin saves locally a token that uses to authenticate you at YouTube servers.
3. What if the token expires, may I still be able to use my YouTube account?
When a token expires, in the next request to the API the user makes, the plugin will automatically check if the token is expired and if so will refresh that token, getting a new fresh one, making you still be able to use your account, without having extra work.
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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