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129w 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!

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Below are the changes, as follows:

  • 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

Note 1:

  • 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.

Note 2:

  • This feature is only supported in search feeds, including Standard Feeds and Search Videos, in other feeds it will not filter

Installation:
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.

FAQ:

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
  • Computer
  • Internet connection

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 [Register or Login to view links]

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.

FAQ:

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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pht's Avatar
#516 - pht - 98w ago
Hello, I'm using Showtime to read video files stored on an "UPnP Media Server" via WiFi connection. Sometimes with big MKV files, WiFi is too slow (or connection is too bad) and video is lagging. Is there any way to copy the video file before reading it. In others words, can I copy file from Media Server (or network drive) to PS3 HDD. Thanks for help.

Edit: Perhaps Comgenie's Awesome Filemanager or Multiman can do this kind of copy but I did not manage?

Sorry for the double post, but I can no more edit it...

pinoytechno's Avatar
#515 - pinoytechno - 99w ago
thanks showtime

billyreneoberra's Avatar
#514 - billyreneoberra - 100w ago
2 questions, first i have a little problem with the showtime youtube plugin.

i have the 4.1.208 version of showtime and the latest version of youtube for it. i have authenticated youtube but whenever i go on my user profile i get this message:

unable to open resource
youtube:user:default
ReferenceError: reference to undefined property data.yt$username

and i can't login into my youtube account. can anybody please tell me how to fix this or if it even can be fixed at all. i tried uninstalling and reinstaling everything, re-authenticating ....

second i have troubles with getting showtime to see some plugins like megaviewer, hd-trailers, game trailers and so on. i put the rar's in the appropriate folder but they don't show once i go to the plugging section of showtime

can anybody help me out here?? thanks

mw00's Avatar
#513 - mw00 - 100w ago
awesome!

PS3 News's Avatar
#512 - PS3 News - 100w ago
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 followed by v2.2, v2.21 and v2.2.5.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Below are the changes, as follows:

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:
  • Like/Dislike video
  • Comment video
  • Add to Favorites
  • Add to Watch Later
  • Related Videos
  • Response Videos
  • 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

v2.25 Changelog:

  • Add: Add video to existing playlist (available in item menu in video listing and in Actions in Advanced Mode)
  • Add: Itemhook "Search in Youtube" for video entries in Showtime (in item menu,
    you can use this feature to search for videos in Youtube given any title of a video item in Showtime) (requires 4.3.261)
  • Add: Show debug information if setting is enabled

2.2.1

  • Fix: Search for space separated queries

v2.2 Changelog:

  • Add: Support for Live Streaming videos using HLS
  • Add: Show videos that authenticated user liked
  • Add: Searchers for API v3 (old searchers are still active)
  • Add: Authentication for API v3
  • Add: New URI routes for video playback
  • Add: My Activity (provides recommendations, videos that users subscribed liked/favorited)
  • Add: Subscribe to User in User Profile
  • Add: Initial support for Guide Categories
  • Add: Initial support for Video Categories (old "Browse Videos" section)
  • Add: Video Advanced Mode actions: Like, Dislike, Add to Favorites, Add to Watch Later, Comment
  • Add: Show more information for videos in pages using API v3 (enable in Settings)
  • Enhancement: Improved User Profile
  • Enhancement: Started work to upgrade plugin from API v2 to v3

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.

Installation:

Go to Plugin Central (puzzle icon in home screen) inside Showtime and download the plugin.

Special thanks:

  • andoma: for creating Showtime and maintaining it
  • Tyrant: for beta testing the plugin and giving fresh ideas

Note:

  • 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

FAQ:

1. I found some issues, had crashes or have suggestions, where can I inform the developer about them?

At lonelycoder.com/redmine/projects/showtime.

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.

FAQ

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.

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