• Homebrew, PS3 Hacks , 16.03.2011

    Andoma has released Showtime - a PS3 Homebrew Home Theater System application. Showtime is a media player for use on HTPC media centers. It is primarily intended to be controlled via keypad input such as a IR or bluetooth remote control, keyboards, etc but works also very well with a pointer device.

    Features:

    • Playback of video and audio
    • Javascript plugins
    • Unified search
    • View photos and images in slideshow mode
    • Live TV streaming from Tvheadend
    • Spotify integration


    A quote from his page:

    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.

    PS3 usage guide

    Getting started

    Download the files from here: Download
    Full featureset see: This

    Most of this should work except for playback of high res. HD videos (basically when the PPU runs out of cycles). There are some methods of fixing them, but no one knows yet. I will update it when they do.

    Video output

    This has been tested with 576i, 720p and 1080i video resolutions.

    People have 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 (Controls)

    Enter current item
    Go back (exit)
    Show options / playcontrol menu
    Screensaver (Until something better has been figured out)
    Play/Pause
    Home menu
    Navigate it
    L3 - Get playback info (During video playback)
    R3 - Get log console

    Keyboard

    -The only current way to input characters is by using a standard keyboard.

    - Virtual keyboards are supported at the moment.

    Things that do NOT work

    -TV-style remote controller 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)

    Any Bugs spotted?

    Please issue them here.

    Build it yourself!?

    Read the README located here.

    Download files (their server is being hammered, waiting on a mirror):

    Showtime PS3 PKG File

    Showtime PS3 SELF File

    [VIA Showtime]

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  • 93 Comments

    1. Pirate
      03-16-2011
      09:35 PM
      1

      Moved to front page...working on getting a mirror since their server is being hammered

    2. ciner08
      03-16-2011
      09:47 PM
      2

      WOW hackers do more 4 the ps3 tahn sony does lmao:musicus:

    3. lisapower
      03-16-2011
      10:00 PM
      3

      Sounds and Looks Great!!! waiting for a Mirror!! Nice Work!

    4. lisapower
      03-16-2011
      10:23 PM
      5

      Thanks Pirate! very gentlementle! ahiiiiiight!

    5. KillerBug
      03-16-2011
      10:37 PM
      6

      Neat...I can't get the site to open, does it play MKV?

    6. bigo93
      03-16-2011
      10:38 PM
      7

      Someone please tell me this has mkv, ogg etc with subtitle support?!

    7. 2die4
      03-16-2011
      10:40 PM
      8

      this is real nice cant wait to see it get cleaned up abit bugged out on me on a few avis

    8. fishcracker
      03-16-2011
      10:41 PM
      9

      man if this ever beats XBMC I will gladly replace my old xbox!

    9. elpiratiux
      03-16-2011
      10:44 PM
      10

      will this work on official 3.41??

    10. 2die4
      03-16-2011
      10:47 PM
      11

      haha no more cineavia drm

    11. Aesthesis
      03-16-2011
      10:49 PM
      12

      This is REALLY buggy, but nevertheless a very useful homebrew app. Has anybody got the live TV feature to work?

    12. Old_Gill
      03-16-2011
      10:54 PM
      13

      I thought my praiers were answered...................BUT this thing doesn't play MKV's............WE WANT MKV SUPPORT..........THE PS3 CAN ALREADY PLAY, WHAT THIS APP, CAN (without freezing)......but thanks for the progress you have made.

    13. 2die4
      03-16-2011
      11:00 PM
      14

      heres a bug if you play an mp3 and then naviagte to a folder with videos init the ps3 will freeze and needs to be turned off

    14. lisapower
      03-16-2011
      11:05 PM
      15

      Any Bugs can be reported in the Link Above. this will help make the App bether. thanks!

    15. bobbintb
      03-16-2011
      11:12 PM
      16

      Originally Posted by Old_Gill
      I thought my praiers were answered...................BUT this thing doesn't play MKV's............WE WANT MKV SUPPORT..........THE PS3 CAN ALREADY PLAY, WHAT THIS APP, CAN (without freezing)......but thanks for the progress you have made.
      quit yelling you ungrateful *****!

    16. bigo93
      03-16-2011
      11:15 PM
      17

      I've seen a post on psx-scene saying mkv are supported but some files are a bit slow and out of sync.

      Note this is still a beta, which is why the dev has asked people to let them know of any problems and if poss a link to the file which causes the bugs.

    17. MonkeyFeces
      03-16-2011
      11:19 PM
      18

      Tested on 3.41. No worky.

    18. KillerBug
      03-16-2011
      11:22 PM
      19

      Nice to see progress, too bad it really doesn't really work yet, but I hope to be watching MKV and OGG files with subtitles and multiple audio streams very soon. Maybe they could even add ISO support...like VLC does; I just double-click the ISO file and it opens up a VLC window that is just like if I had slid the DVD in (except I can skip the commercials)...that way I don't even need to convert to MKV.

    19. TheWhiteTyger
      03-16-2011
      11:45 PM
      20

      Excellent work dev! Guys, chill with the complaints. Does anyone have any idea how hard it is to code especially with media. We are pioneers, in an uncharted land. The PS3 is finally opened up, it will take time for devs to work out bugs and kinks in programs. Be thankful they are even doing it in the first place. I'm just happy to be able to run things other than what $ony dictates to me. This is the whole reason everyone fights for our freedom to use OUR game systems, so we can improve upon what the company as a whole lacks.

    20. chefcrank
      03-17-2011
      12:03 AM
      21

      (80029564) error when trying to install the pkg, anyone have any thoughts?

    21. Ironduck
      03-17-2011
      12:24 AM
      22

      If it cant play

      -Digital pass thru audio (AC3, DTS, etc)


      Its basicly useless. As hard as it sound. Because it just does the same as the Ps3 allready does.

    22. miseryguts
      03-17-2011
      03:14 AM
      23

      Many thanks,

      How do you get the TV streaming to work is there a read me/tutorial? & what is the self file for?

    23. lernatix
      03-17-2011
      03:35 AM
      24

      Bring on the homebrew, can't wait to see where this goes.

    24. GregoryRasputin
      03-17-2011
      03:42 AM
      25

      I don't know why people are complaining that it wont play MKV, MKV works fine for me

    25. sumeshkapoor
      03-17-2011
      04:29 AM
      26

      im gettin 800****error when i install... im on waninkoko v2 cfw...

    26. Vampiror Nightstalker
      03-17-2011
      04:34 AM
      27

      Top work guys!

      It took me a while to work out the nav on this but its great! Mkv seems to work have only tried a few files. To change the audio and subs tracks you have to press the options or then over to the right to the video button in there you will find them.

      Thanks dudes!

      edit I installed it on Kmeaw 3.55

      Originally Posted by Ironduck
      If it cant play

      -Digital pass thru audio (AC3, DTS, etc)


      Its basicly useless. As hard as it sound. Because it just does the same as the Ps3 allready does.
      It has MKV support which the built in one doesn't, Hopefully others will help out on enabling other features. I wish I could help but I haven't got a clue.

    27. rainrix
      03-17-2011
      04:39 AM
      28

      If this app doesn't play formats that the PS3 already can it is totally pointless.

    28. GregoryRasputin
      03-17-2011
      04:42 AM
      29

      Originally Posted by rainrix
      If this app doesn't play formats that the PS3 already can it is totally pointless.

      Cant you read, it plays formats that the PS3 cant read natively.

    29. advocatusdiaboli
      03-17-2011
      05:16 AM
      30

      Originally Posted by KillerBug
      Maybe they could even add ISO support...like VLC does; I just double-click the ISO file and it opens up a VLC window that is just like if I had slid the DVD in (except I can skip the commercials)...that way I don't even need to convert to MKV.
      I gave up on that approach long time ago, all my DVDs are converted to m4v using Handbrake from http://handbrake.fr

    30. oglend
      03-17-2011
      05:33 AM
      31

      THANK u so much! it looks pretty cool when i opened the program first time.
      This is the right step into ps3 media heaven maan!

    31. GregoryRasputin
      03-17-2011
      05:49 AM
      32

      MKV, AC3 works quite well, looking forward to future releases, it works great with a PS3 controller, but so much better with a keyboard.

    32. kristjanga
      03-17-2011
      06:47 AM
      33

      NICE!!
      this is what i like
      i hope the developers will keep on developing this software

    33. Hoagie_one
      03-17-2011
      07:04 AM
      34

      While I like the idea of streaming Live TV and spotify support would be awesome, I can play just about everything already on my ps3 using ps3 media server on my PC, where I store all my media anyways.

      Still waiting for an all in one solution that plays anything you can throw at it, has live streaming, smb and plugin support...ya know, XBMC.

    34. sumeshkapoor
      03-17-2011
      07:45 AM
      35

      mkv workss but audio lags alto.. anywayy to fix it???

    35. topdrog
      03-17-2011
      08:07 AM
      36

      Had a look on their website and it says that it supports all video formats supported by FFmpeg so no mkv then, right? AND anyone tried the tv streaming feature yet? Can someone plz explain if you need to have the pc turned on or something for streaming to take place or is it like sopcast etc but on your ps3 which would be awesome

      Any help appreciated. aND THNX TO all devs who made this possible.

    36. krazyfiend
      03-17-2011
      09:23 AM
      37

      Originally Posted by TheWhiteTyger
      Excellent work dev! Guys, chill with the complaints. Does anyone have any idea how hard it is to code especially with media. We are pioneers, in an uncharted land. The PS3 is finally opened up, it will take time for devs to work out bugs and kinks in programs. Be thankful they are even doing it in the first place. I'm just happy to be able to run things other than what $ony dictates to me. This is the whole reason everyone fights for our freedom to use OUR game systems, so we can improve upon what the company as a whole lacks.
      Well said! Major high five to the dev working on this-- I've been using PS3 Media Server for a couple of yrs now, always staying up to date w/ SubJunk and SVN builds..and they've come miles with outside support that came on board when shagarath took a lil time off. MEncoder w/ multi thread support and TSmuxer have come a long way in their own right...but transcoding to MPG native playback for the PS3 really was a workaround imho--don't get me wrong, almost any issue w/ playback can be alleviated w some research, but native MKV playback on the ps3 should have been implemented by $ony if they were really on it (too much of an outlaw/open format me thinks is why they never hinted at adding it).

      Looking fwd to seeing the progress made on this, seems very promising and a step closer to making the PS3 a true media center that rivals XBMC.

      Definitely willing to chip in a donation--as this is what I really wanted (don't care much about games, outside of purchasing MK when it drops next month) when the ps3 first came out til when CFW's started dropping...

    37. ibivibiv
      03-17-2011
      09:26 AM
      38

      Awesomeness!!! My dreams of a perfect media box with a bluray drive just got closer to being real. I am still hoping for XBMC to be ported, but this will do until or if the XBMC never makes it.

    38. ULTRA-GOD314
      03-17-2011
      10:11 AM
      39

      fuking awesome dude.thx

    39. bosshog
      03-17-2011
      10:33 AM
      40

      This is a good start and make's a nice change from bm update's ,good work.

    40. justanothaJB
      03-17-2011
      01:17 PM
      41

      Plays MKV's for me :D

    41. DaveOMac
      03-17-2011
      01:26 PM
      42

      for 3.41/Waninkoko CFW users:

      The PKG has been signed (finalized for 3.55) if you really want this to work. You need to extract the files from the PKG and then rePKG it but do not finalize it.
      Tested on my Waninkoko 3.55 v2 - worked perfectly.

      If you don't know how to rePKG or just can't be bothered. I have uploaded the pkg I created here:

      Get it here and give it a try: http://www.filesonic.com/file/266909...nkoko-3.55.pkg

    42. rbk3ai
      03-17-2011
      01:41 PM
      43

      anyway to stretch 4:3 to 16:9 like the ps3 does?

    43. djessential06
      03-17-2011
      01:56 PM
      44

      just tried it now, and must say guys THIS IS AWESOME!! have'nt had a problem with anything ive played on it! hope this guys keeps up the great work, and quick lesson to sony, yeah you made a wicked games console, but give the users what they want eg full audio and video capabilties etc instead of holding back, maybe then people wouldnt constanty want to abuse your console and use it to pirate video games! anyway top notch! recomend using this!!!

    44. joeygro
      03-17-2011
      02:08 PM
      45

      Does anyone know how i get the Live TV streaming from Tvheadend ? I can't find it by pluggins?? Please help

    45. Vampiror Nightstalker
      03-17-2011
      02:49 PM
      46

      Originally Posted by rbk3ai
      anyway to stretch 4:3 to 16:9 like the ps3 does?
      I was wondering this, I couldn't find anything in the settings. As it is a work in progess hopefully it will be added in future updates.

      It is a very good app so far so thanks again to the makers!!!!

    46. lisapower
      03-17-2011
      03:04 PM
      47

      i hope a Justin.tv Plugin will find a way to be integrated on this! many thanks for this nice app!

    47. OoZic
      03-17-2011
      03:07 PM
      48

      Originally Posted by djessential06
      just tried it now, and must say guys THIS IS AWESOME!! have'nt had a problem with anything ive played on it! hope this guys keeps up the great work, and quick lesson to sony, yeah you made a wicked games console, but give the users what they want eg full audio and video capabilties etc instead of holding back, maybe then people wouldnt constanty want to abuse your console and use it to pirate video games! anyway top notch! recomend using this!!!
      Sony took our otherOS away to force us to their GameOS to make more money. If Sony gives us what we want our use of their moneymaking gameOS will be very limited.

      Look at it this way: We all know the PS3 has enough power to do almost everything. It has enough power to run Linux, to use NTFS, to build a supercomputer with a couple of PS3's and now also can be used as a mediaplayer with all kind of codec support. Sony has the power to implant it easily to make us happy and they don't. Not "they can't" but "they don't". Proof me wrong here Sony !!

      We look at the PS3 as playstation fans, Sony looks at the PS3 as green paper $ -fan :boxing:

    48. lisapower
      03-17-2011
      03:08 PM
      49

      Like in Michael Jackson's song:

      "They don't care about Us!"

    49. djessential06
      03-17-2011
      04:56 PM
      50

      true.... very sad, but very true!

    50. jorgebus
      03-17-2011
      06:31 PM
      51

      My god, it's beautiful.

    51. Annelies
      03-17-2011
      10:25 PM
      52

      This is the BEST piece of homebrew that's been released since the PS3's been jailbroken!
      I absolutely LOVE IT!

      While the UI is definitely a fancy one, I must admit it could be a little more user friendly. On the whole, this app is just awesome. I'll definitely be looking forward to future updates.

    52. Rax909
      03-17-2011
      11:39 PM
      53

      I would have to also agree that this by far is the best homebrew app that could have ever been released. I also look forward to updates of it. I'm not going to bother with the beta since it has tons of issues it seems? So ya I'll keep my eye out on this one.

    53. mooshimuushi
      03-18-2011
      12:25 AM
      54

      This program is amazing. Confirm, that it can play MKV, but for me it lags. I was watching anime at 720p (but with low bitrate and all) and it was lagging. I guess it's due to the codec? I don't know.

      Overall. Great program. Keep it up.

    54. zaeq
      03-18-2011
      12:40 AM
      55

      MKV works for me but its kinda laggyy! GOod work guyz! just wait for the next update

    55. suiperpowerfreak
      03-18-2011
      04:32 PM
      56

      THIS IS AWESOMEEEE!!!
      Man thanks for your hard work I wanted something like this since like forever hope you continue your work. Installed with no problems and works like a charm. And for the people who are complaining get over is just plain cruel to say this is crap specially after the coder must have spent a lot of time and hard work on this.

    56. Stinger.0087
      03-18-2011
      05:00 PM
      57

      This Media Player looks extremely promising. I will most definitely be using this a lot to test and provide feedback. I look forward to seeing this Homebrew grow massive & also the support!

    57. neversoft
      03-18-2011
      06:08 PM
      58

      just go to the top right corner theres a settings button to activate tv and change settings

    58. rainrix
      03-19-2011
      08:16 AM
      59

      Does it play WMV , ASF , MOV , RM ?

    59. GregoryRasputin
      03-19-2011
      08:46 AM
      60

      Originally Posted by rainrix
      Does it play WMV , ASF , MOV , RM ?

      Why don't you try and find out...

    60. eyelovecars
      03-20-2011
      02:02 AM
      61

      there's two files which one do i install first? or it doesnt matter?

    61. djdrew
      03-20-2011
      08:31 AM
      62

      Damn first release and people crying. Its awesome for first release. I have willing be testing as much as I can. First movie I sent to it I didn't release was 1080p and it played fine but I only loaded it for like 30 seconds. It was one of the few wmv's I have. I load an avi sample which seemed fine. Another avi that had subs worked too. Sending an mkv now....
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      OK I was wrong the 1080p was terrible. Like a frame at a time after the logos finished. 1 mkv I played had the sound completely broken. Nfo says that rip had AC3. Another was out of sync and very choppy. Nfo says that rip has DTS audio. Would have thought it was the other way around.

    62. johnnydh
      03-20-2011
      02:53 PM
      63

      The Showtime homepage lists support for "Webdav and HTTP servers", does anyone know if this is enabled on the PS3 port? And if so, how it's configured?

      Thanks, JDH

    63. Rax909
      03-20-2011
      03:43 PM
      64

      Have they updated the "ps3" version at all yet? I can't tell. :l I was hoping to hear somthing this week but no new news came out about it.

    64. Annelies
      03-21-2011
      12:27 AM
      65

      Originally Posted by Rax909
      Have they updated the "ps3" version at all yet? I can't tell. :l I was hoping to hear somthing this week but no new news came out about it.
      They haven't updated it, yet. Patience my friend, patience..


      Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk

    65. Benzonia
      03-21-2011
      12:13 PM
      66

      Very nice piece of homebrew!

      I've tested many different 720x480 mkv files, and the video looks nice and clean. Audio gets out of sync for a few seconds if you seek-forward or rewind, but it catches back up after a few seconds. Not sure if that's intended or not.

      Also, I noticed on one of my mkv files that the subtitles aren't displaying properly. It's a movie I ripped and encoded myself, using DVDFab and HandBrake, and I can verify on my computer's mkv player that the subtitles are properly encoded into the file, but Showtime on the PS3 won't display them at all. When I select the subtitle stream, nothing changes at all. And it's at a point in the movie where they should be coming up, so I know I'm not crazy.

      Anyway, I realize that this is just the first release, so I'm very happy to be patient and make do in the meantime. Thank you very much, and I'm looking forward to future improvements!

    66. advocatusdiaboli
      03-21-2011
      12:30 PM
      67

      Originally Posted by Benzonia
      Audio gets out of sync for a few seconds if you seek-forward or rewind, but it catches back up after a few seconds. Not sure if that's intended or not.
      Probably has to do with keyframes.

    67. doc81
      03-21-2011
      06:43 PM
      68

      has anyone been having problems with ajusting the display type, like zoom, stretch, 4:3, 16:9, Full Screen etc etc
      can't seem to find the option or must i do it with a usb keyboard?? button F11 in the media app says full screen.....is that the way to go??

      great app my compliments :D

    68. samson
      03-24-2011
      03:54 PM
      69

      if you want showtime to show under video and not game just copy or ftp
      edited PARAM.SFO
      Attachment 129
      to

      /dev_hdd0/game/HTSS00003/

      start and exit showtime and it will move to video.

    69. roumanos1
      03-26-2011
      01:16 PM
      70

      Even if it is still a Beta it works fine for me and i think it has a great potential!

    70. 2die4
      04-01-2011
      08:51 PM
      71

      latest version of showtime 2.99

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VTFM6TPX

      source

      https://github.com/andoma/showtime

    71. Poquito
      04-06-2011
      11:28 AM
      72

      Perhaps a silly place to ask but is anyone building the Wii versions?

      I'm really enjoying the player on the PS3 and would love to see how it compares to WiiMC on that hardware.

    72. nv0001
      04-08-2011
      08:19 AM
      73

      awersome!!!
      So pay attention to this project. Maybe its a time to integrate it in showtime?!?!?

      http://www.svp-team.com

    73. tiyansbaby
      04-08-2011
      10:39 AM
      74

      one question does this fix the CINAVIA thing disabling audio at some movies

    74. mrgold76
      04-08-2011
      11:44 AM
      75

      can someone repack the new showtime for Waninkoko 3.55 v2, please.

    75. westlers
      04-08-2011
      12:31 PM
      76

      Hi ! Can some1 tell me plz to which ps3 folder i have to transfer my mkv files to watch them on this player ? Thanx

    76. junglepunk
      04-08-2011
      01:16 PM
      77

      You can play mkv from any folder really. I just use an external disk.

      Sent from my E10i using Tapatalk

    77. westlers
      04-08-2011
      01:54 PM
      78

      Allright thx , ive made separate folder for movies , but how to change language in mkv ?

    78. GundamWfan
      04-08-2011
      07:58 PM
      79

      To change language, triangle during playback, then move over (With the d-pad) to the symbol at the far right and press it, you can change audio and subtitle tracks from there.

      This media player definitely surpasses the built-in media player now that it both plays MKV files AND has subtitle and multiple-audio track support.

      All I can ask for now, is stretching to fit the screen with video, and built-in audio control. Past that? GREAT work on this app devs, I've already donated to your project in the hopes of seeing it grow and improve!

    79. 2die4
      04-09-2011
      12:09 AM
      80

      this is why i love the internet and the new age as it has created many battlefields for the overlords to fight on

    80. patagero
      04-09-2011
      02:38 AM
      81

      How about for support for čšž symbols?

    81. AgentFortyS3v3n
      04-09-2011
      07:27 AM
      82

      This is great news for the PS3. This is the main reason why I JB my Ps3.

    82. thuleboy
      04-10-2011
      01:46 AM
      83

      all u people who is complain about the mkv. use tsMuxer to convert to BR. doesnt take more then 3-5min.. i convert my mkv files with that program.

    83. huzy71
      04-10-2011
      05:55 AM
      84

      Guys everything works flawlessly

      1080i and and 720p Mkv has been tested and does not lag at all
      Ac3 and other digital Audio Codecs have been tested and they are also working correctly
      MP4 is also working perfectly
      AVI - tested this and worked
      MP3 audio worked
      music files also worked

      so do not complain. although i did test through "multiman" showtime although it should not be any different

      Huzy71

    84. iheartps
      04-10-2011
      11:41 AM
      85

      @mrgold76

      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O510JXP3

    85. djdrew
      04-10-2011
      10:00 PM
      86

      Awesome. Update fixes lots of stuff. MKV works well now from hard drive. It sees my bd-r's that have multiple mkvs but wont play them. Hoping for that next.

    86. AgentFortyS3v3n
      04-11-2011
      02:29 AM
      87

      I hope future releases support the Official PS3 Remote Controller.

    87. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      04-11-2011
      03:01 PM
      88

      Andoma ... shotime works very well ..better than last version. if you are still improving the app. can you please consider adding zoom options x1,x2,x3,x4, i have ripped dvds to full 1080p .m4v files at 2GB FLAWLESS QUALITY !! every movie i watch,has a black border around the whole pitcher frame in showtime. the top & bottom needs adjusting also both right & left side... so zoom function will make it fully worth using showtime a plus ! vs ps3s default player.. please add zoom options !! love it great app, thanks for the release !!

    88. daniel687
      04-14-2011
      07:03 AM
      89

      Guys I need your help. I had the previous version installed on my ps3 and in the home interface of showtime I had all sorts of icons such as video music etc (just like the image above). Now reinstalling this new one with 1080p support I get only the Ps3HDD icon. Is this normal?

    89. Rax909
      04-22-2011
      01:14 PM
      90

      I have a question. Has anyone at all tried lets say you got a movie that has no english subtitles. Like a japanese version of a movie or Japanese(only) audio. And I don't mean a downloaded movie, I own the japanese version of Advent Children Complete. If anyone is familiar with the japanese version you'd recall it has both japanese audio and english audio....what I am wondering is...with the updated version to Showtime that allows Subtitles....is it possible to enable such subtitles to a DISC movie??? You put in a disc and would it be possible to play it with the subtitle file in Showtime? Course the question will also have to be answered about does Showtime allow Discs to be played. I have no tried discs yet. So that's somthin I would like to know as well. If not I guess it's not a big deal but I am just saying it would be a big help. And it'd be really cool if that was possible because I hate Watching the movie in english when the version I have is the actual imported japanese version. I'm kind of a japanese obsessed person lol I like to watch most animes/movies ect in japanese if they are originally suppose to be. That's what I am getting at. Anyway...I'd appreciate any help on this matter. If it's not possible thats ok. I just wanted to ask if anyone has done this.

    90. Gfunk117
      05-04-2011
      03:19 PM
      91

      Has anyone used the Tvheadend streaming from a Linux TV server with Showtime installed?

    91. Benzonia
      07-17-2011
      09:36 AM
      92

      Is anyone here super knowledgeable about the MKV file format? I thought this might be as good a place as any to ask, since I figured most Showtime users utilize MKVs.

      I'm wondering about MKV metadata. I've googled for hours and learned that MKV supports metadata, but apparently there are no good GUIs for metadata editing available, not to mention that most MKV players don't properly read metadata anyway.

      So two questions:

      1) Is that correct? No good GUIs yet for MKV metadata editing, and not many MKV players read it anyway?

      2) Does Showtime read metadata? (When a file is highlighted in Showtime, I see the whole right side of the screen available for file information -- which displays things like runtime, codecs, subtitle languages -- shouldn't that be used for metadata?)

      Thanks for any help!

    92. SuperDre
      12-16-2011
      03:44 PM
      93

      Just like RAX909, I was also wondering if it would be possible to play bluray discs using ShowTime, also for exactly as he wants it, being able to use external srt subtitles with a real disc (would be awesome, then you wouldn't have to worry if the disc has subtitles in your own language and you just download them), but for me there's another very important reason, Subtitle Shift, there are so many bluray's out here in the netherlands (2.35:1) which have the subtitle placed partially in the active screen and partially in the black borders, and we all know the PS3 doesn't have subtitle shift like most oppo and philips bluray players. I don't want to buy a new bluray player since I already own a PS3, and asking Sony for usefull feature is like asking for hell to freeze over..
      But I guess you'll need some more access to the hardware to have access to the blurayplayer..