• Homebrew, PS3 Hacks , 11.04.2012

    Andreas Öman has updated his popular Showtime multimedia application for the PS3, this update fixes DVD playback, here is a quote from the past few changes:

    3.5.121-g9598cbf

    ps3: Fix DVD playback
    Showtime should now be able to play back both ISO files and
    VIDEO_TS DVD folders.
    Fixes #507
    Fixes #921

    3.5.110-g843527f

    ps3: Fix playback of 3.0 audio
    Fixes #914

    3.5.108-g6775194

    ps3: Fix support for 4.0 audio channel layout
    Fixes #886

    3.5.105-ga4e10cc

    ps3: Round timestamps to ms precision before feeding them to the SPU decoder
    For some unholy reason the SPU decoder seems to hang when timestamps are not
    rounded to ms precision. I've no idea why.
    Fixes #640
    Fixes #662
    Fixes #890

    3.5.69-ga3159fe

    PS3: Use jemalloc instead of newlib's malloc
    Using jemalloc significantly reduces memory fragmentation
    and thus mitigates the out of memory conditions that happens
    now and then when using Showtime (in particular during movie
    playback)
    It's also much more efficient than newlib's malloc thanks
    to per-thread caching of allocation and per-thread memory
    arenas
    For more information about jemalloc, see http://http://www.canonware.com/jemalloc/

    3.5.61-g6dfd6a5

    Upgrade Showtime to use libav 0.8.1
    This adds better support for multithreaded decoders and a lot
    of stability fixes.
    For more details please see
    http://www.libav.org/releases/libav-0.8.release

    3.5.55-g0d4a597

    Upgrade Spotify integration to use libspotify 11

    3.5.48-g43037d7

    Add user setting for configuring the VDPAU deinterlacer (Linux only)
    
    
    Download showtime-3.5.122-g5f5fbaa.pkg
    Download showtime-gh-3.5.122-g5f5fbaa.pkg
    Download showtime-3.5.122-g5f5fbaa.self
    
    
    
    

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  • 23 Comments

    1. Caverna
      04-11-2012
      08:50 PM
      1

      What happens with showtime that it can't handle MKV files, encoded in H.264 level 5!?!?

    2. JOshISPoser
      04-11-2012
      08:53 PM
      2

      i was hoping the auto updates would have been in showtime kinda like mm.
      anyways, always great and can't wait for improved rmvb support

    3. 8E068EDFA0C8DEA3
      04-12-2012
      05:44 AM
      3

      what's the difference between the 3 download links?

    4. haz367
      04-12-2012
      06:12 AM
      4

      only [email protected]/[email protected] ?

      easy fix
      http://coolsoft.altervista.org/en/h264leveleditor
      http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/3...KV-profile-4-1


      the latest updates fixes many audio problem
      ps:anyone can add a youp*rn plugin

      nah,serious..keep up the updates

    5. bamsebiffen
      04-12-2012
      08:28 AM
      5

      Nice to see an update

      Btw is it possible to change the volume with the ps3 controller in showtime?

    6. manster
      04-12-2012
      12:59 PM
      6

      Originally Posted by 8E068EDFA0C8DEA3
      what's the difference between the 3 download links?
      The second package is signed for geohot jailbreak (gh) and the self file is like an exe for windows. You can launch self files via network (PS3Load).

    7. SuperDre
      04-12-2012
      01:41 PM
      7

      one thing I didn't like about Showtime was the navigation, as it's only possible to navigate using the joypad buttons, not the joysticks as you control the rest of the XMB (or did i miss a setting somewhere).
      Ofcourse another thing I certainly would love is bluray playback (real bluray, not a ripped one) and then the option for subtitle shift, but I guess that'll never happen..

    8. NTA
      04-12-2012
      02:18 PM
      8

      Didn't know showtime supported DVD playback >_>

      Originally Posted by SuperDre
      one thing I didn't like about Showtime was the navigation, as it's only possible to navigate using the joypad buttons, not the joysticks as you control the rest of the XMB (or did i miss a setting somewhere).
      Ofcourse another thing I certainly would love is bluray playback (real bluray, not a ripped one) and then the option for subtitle shift, but I guess that'll never happen..
      I think there was some place to submit suggestions or something but I noticed that a while back... Probably should ask around

    9. vgturtle127
      04-12-2012
      06:42 PM
      9

      So why do people use Showtime as opposed to just converting the video to be in a format the PS3 recognizes? Basically, why should I use Showtime, and what is it's purpose? I'm curious, as I haven't had a jailbroken PS3 in a while and if I ever get one I'd like to know why I would need this. Also, doesn't multiMAN come with Showtime built-in?
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      Originally Posted by JOshISPoser
      i was hoping the auto updates would have been in showtime kinda like mm.
      anyways, always great and can't wait for improved RMVB support
      Is that Real Media Video your talking about? That's not only a proprietary format, but not a very good one at that. Why don't you use MKV or MP4 or even AVI? At least in terms of codec performance and general use definitions those are better. Variable bit rates suck anyway. Take it from someone who use to edit film and audio professionally.
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      Originally Posted by bamsebiffen
      Nice to see an update

      Btw is it possible to change the volume with the ps3 controller in showtime?
      That's what the remote is for?

    10. SuperDre
      04-12-2012
      07:37 PM
      10

      Originally Posted by vgturtle127
      So why do people use Showtime as opposed to just converting the video to be in a format the PS3 recognizes? Basically, why should I use Showtime, and what is it's purpose? I'm curious, as I haven't had a jailbroken PS3 in a while and if I ever get one I'd like to know why I would need this. Also, doesn't multiMAN come with Showtime built-in?
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      Is that Real Media Video your talking about? That's not only a proprietary format, but not a very good one at that. Why don't you use MKV or MP4 or even AVI? At least in terms of codec performance and general use definitions those are better. Variable bit rates suck anyway. Take it from someone who use to edit film and audio professionally.
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      That's what the remote is for?
      Yes, it's not really necessary especially due to the DNLA functionality of the PS3 and using something like PS3 media server or tversity.. but a lot of people do have a standalone NAS which doesn't have a 'transcoding' functionality or a powerfull enough PC for 1080p (especially when subtitles are required) (which I also don't have, but then again, I have a 720p projector so I don't care about 1080p)..
      But one of the nicer things about showtime is the all-in-one mediaplaying software (except physical bluray itself for now)..
      And having to transcode every movie yourself using an external application before you can use it, is also a bit too much, and let's not forget, the PS3 doesn't support a lot of the commonly used containers/codecs.. It's a shame that the PS3 still hasn't got MKV support even though all cheaper/newer mediaplayers can do it (and let's not forget, even Sony's own newer devices support it)..

    11. LEECHER
      04-13-2012
      06:27 AM
      11

      You don't get CINAVIA messages using it.
      You don't need to make the video 1280*720 or 1920*1080 to be able to play AVCHD with subtitles, basically you just put the MKV with an SRT next to it on the PS3 HDD and it plays.

      Originally Posted by vgturtle127
      So why do people use Showtime as opposed to just converting the video to be in a format the PS3 recognizes? Basically, why should I use Showtime, and what is it's purpose? I'm curious, as I haven't had a jailbroken PS3 in a while and if I ever get one I'd like to know why I would need this. Also, doesn't multiMAN come with Showtime built-in?
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      Is that Real Media Video your talking about? That's not only a proprietary format, but not a very good one at that. Why don't you use MKV or MP4 or even AVI? At least in terms of codec performance and general use definitions those are better. Variable bit rates suck anyway. Take it from someone who use to edit film and audio professionally.
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      That's what the remote is for?

    12. JOshISPoser
      04-13-2012
      09:40 AM
      12

      i use real media cause it is an extremely small format for its quality.
      i have a lot of tv series in that format i used to watch in but then my computer stopped and i couldn't stream it.
      i have like over one hundred files i would need to convert.

    13. SeanP2500
      04-13-2012
      10:14 AM
      13

      The quality of this application is superb...In my case what I use showtime for is as a mediatomb player. Normally my ps3 cannot play my 1080p blueray .mkv rips. By using showtime it can. Additionally the quality is superb.

      Showtime autoupdates from within multiman simply press triange when the app is highlighted...

      Thanks you for your tireless dev this app has changed my life...just watched the Elephant Man in 1080p goodness...it really moved me...that would have never happened with my normal equipment...having a hacked ps3 is really really cool...

    14. Grasshopper
      04-14-2012
      08:23 PM
      14

      Originally Posted by vgturtle127
      So why do people use Showtime as opposed to just converting the video to be in a format the PS3 recognizes? Basically, why should I use Showtime, and what is it's purpose? I'm curious, as I haven't had a jailbroken PS3 in a while and if I ever get one I'd like to know why I would need this. Also, doesn't multiMAN come with Showtime built-in?
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      I'm glad Andreas finally answered my request, playing DVD-Iso's was one of my main gripes, as burning dvd9 videos is just cumbersome.

      Speaking of which, and regarding the above quote, it would be a waste of time to reconvert a video, I don't get why people like reconverting stuff. It's bloody irritating that source videos, music and images are hard to find nowadays because people keep on converting.

      But if you haven't got custom firmware it's understandable, I just wish Sony made these codecs officially available. But of course, why would they? They force us to update our firmwares so they can control our machines.

      Can someone please start an anti-firmware petition? The next generation of consoles looks flippin' awful. I mean 'No used games'? Permanent internet connection? This is not the gaming I used to know and love, where you pop a game in the machine and start playing, this is gaming fascism.

    15. vgturtle127
      04-16-2012
      05:50 PM
      15

      Originally Posted by Grasshopper
      I'm glad Andreas finally answered my request, playing DVD-Iso's was one of my main gripes, as burning dvd9 videos is just cumbersome.

      Speaking of which, and regarding the above quote, it would be a waste of time to reconvert a video, I don't get why people like reconverting stuff. It's bloody irritating that source videos, music and images are hard to find nowadays because people keep on converting.
      I like converting stuff for the following reasons:
      1. I can convert into a format that is universal and plays on all my devices
      2. I can make it smaller in size
      3. I can embed or add subtitles
      4. I can use it in on my website with HTML5
      5. Increase quality
      6. I don't have to worry about how I play it or what I play it with
      7. Upconverting/editing

      I don't know why people DON'T like converting stuff, it only benefits the person. It seems Showtime isn't for me, as I convert and download/stream everything and put it onto my portable hard drive for safe keeping.

      In regards to joshisposer, I think Real Media is ok, not horrible. It's better than WMV or (God forbid) MOV. All proprietary formats suck because nobody knows how they work. I know exactly how MP4 works, and how Webm works, and OGV. They are well documented and open. Anyway, I guess everyone likes what they like in terms of codecs and containers and what not, but the way I see it, if I encode everything then I don't have to worry about anything in terms of how it's encoded or whatever because it works on the devices I need it to, as well as being high quality (1080p, usually 1024/2048kbps video and 320kbps audio). Just my opinion. BTW, I use WinFF to convert things and I have used HandBrake, FormatFactory, and MediaCoder in the past, do you guys have any suggestions for free/open-source alternatives?

      EDIT:Actually, I have also used VLC Media PLayer to convert, and the main problem that I have with most of these programs is either they let you not put in or put in incorrectly items, and it takes my computer (the one I use for converting) a really long time to do it, and the output file is garbage. I want something that either has presets for audio/videophiles or is simple enough to just work. I can get stuff to convert in VLC and MediaCoder sometimes, but FormatFactory seems to work most of the time, but it occasionally has problems as well. I convert stuff all the time (obviously), I know the settings, I've talked to the devs of these programs and they have been helpful, but I just am looking for something a little more click, convert, work. Lol.

    16. SuperDre
      04-16-2012
      09:02 PM
      16

      Originally Posted by vgturtle127
      In regards to joshisposer, I think Real Media is ok, not horrible. It's better than WMV or (God forbid) MOV. All proprietary formats suck because nobody knows how they work. I know exactly how MP4 works, and how Webm works, and OGV. They are well documented and open.
      Uhm, enough people know how WMV and MOV work, the formats have been documented plenty, only problem is that it mostly uses video/audiocodecs which are using patented stuff which is a ***** to get around. but WMV and MOV are only containers just like MKV is, it supports countless of codecs, and it's up to the encoder to specify which video/audiocodec is used.
      Those formats (and used proprietary codecs) are far from horrible, some are even much better. And let's not forget MP4 isn't opensource at all, and just to kick you in the head: MP4 is completely based on QuickTime MOV. So you also know exactly how MOV works.. but I guess you have not really grasped the concept of Containers vs Codecs, which a lot of people seem to not know.

    17. vgturtle127
      04-16-2012
      11:48 PM
      17

      Originally Posted by SuperDre
      Uhm, enough people know how WMV and MOV work, the formats have been documented plenty, only problem is that it mostly uses video/audiocodecs which are using patented stuff which is a ***** to get around. but WMV and MOV are only containers just like MKV is, it supports countless of codecs, and it's up to the encoder to specify which video/audiocodec is used.
      Those formats (and used proprietary codecs) are far from horrible, some are even much better. And let's not forget MP4 isn't opensource at all, and just to kick you in the head: MP4 is completely based on QuickTime MOV. So you also know exactly how MOV works.. but I guess you have not really grasped the concept of Containers vs Codecs, which a lot of people seem to not know.
      Yeah, the patented stuff is what I was talking about. As a developer, it's hard to use those formats in a project without a whole SDK to implement the technology. I knew MP4 was based on MOV/QuickTime, and I'm glad you said something, or I would've talked everyone's ear off about the incorrect container/codec combo. Maybe I meant [insert proprietary codec here], regardless, the point was most proprietary codecs aren't as good because of lack of university/common knowledge. I didn't mean those formats suck (I say horrible and suck a lot, it's my thing, but usually it just means I prefer to use something else, lol), I actually use some of those formats (like bink video and WMV) for projects (not often mind you). All in all, I was giving general advice, and like I said, everyone uses different ones. I'm only human, dude. We all make mistakes. Like the post a long time ago, when I was post raped by the mods about 3.60 keys. Lol.

    18. bamsebiffen
      04-18-2012
      04:22 PM
      18

      Originally Posted by vgturtle127
      That's what the remote is for?
      Yeah but my tv-remote is broken

    19. onix
      04-21-2012
      02:12 PM
      19

      Originally Posted by vgturtle127
      I like converting stuff for the following reasons:
      ...
      5. Increase quality
      ..

      I don't know why people DON'T like converting stuff, it only benefits the person. It seems Showtime isn't for me, as I convert and download/stream everything and put it onto my portable hard drive for safe keeping.

      In regards to joshisposer, I think Real Media is ok, not horrible. It's better than WMV or (God forbid) MOV. All proprietary formats suck because nobody knows how they work. I know exactly how MP4 works, and how Webm works, and OGV...
      "Increase in quality"?? LOL, your ignorance is blinding. I would also be impressed if you had something erudite to say about MP4 -let's hear it.

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      Originally Posted by haz367
      the latest updates fixes many audio problem

      nah,serious..keep up the updates
      YES, YES, YES! The latest update has magically made a couple of my vids compatible - notably those that would play directly through the PS3's native XMV video player but not in Showtime. With ST compatibility, I can play these foreign films with subtitles in .srt. Awesome.

      Even greater compatibility would be great. In two areas:
      • Wider codec support
      • Optimized video playback performance. ST not as efficient as native XBM video player, and chokes on some videos where native XMB video player doesn't.


      Good work nevertheless! Thanks for all the effort.

    20. haz367
      04-21-2012
      06:37 PM
      20

      at that time, the update fixed some audio problems on scene HDTV x264 releases, fixing it by running the file tru mkxtoolnix for example is a pain a butt, yah yah me happy, tho it seems fixing one problem,there's another, playing some music for example...,skipping to another beat.hmm nothing again..no sound..its far from perfect, great software nontheless

      dev's with knowledge should join together, doom9 people etc..make it the best
      and about subs..heh..only for those britisch movies, man great accents..but hard to follow hahah..and yes excuse my french..or bad english..its also far from perfect..ah who's perfect anyway, i guess some are

      keep the updates coming..psst..yp..psst hehe

    21. vgturtle127
      04-24-2012
      02:18 AM
      21

      Originally Posted by bamsebiffen
      Yeah but my tv-remote is broken
      Oh, well then statement retracted.
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      Originally Posted by onix
      "Increase in quality"?? LOL, your ignorance is blinding. I would also be impressed if you had something erudite to say about MP4 -let's hear it.
      I'm sorry, I retracted the error about MP4 in the last post (if you read the edits). And as for MY ignorance, converting anything gives you better quality. If I convert a 1x1 GIF to a 2x2 GIF then I can see it better. Quality enhanced.

      I really don't know how to put this, but I convert SD video to HD and add filters and what not, and it looks better. I understand the difference between lossy and lossless, codec and container, bit and byte, etc. Please explain where I am wrong?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcoding
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_conversion
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lossy_data_conversion
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lossless_data_compression
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_transformation
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codec
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...tainer_formats
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_signal_processing
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_signal_processing

    22. onix
      04-24-2012
      11:24 PM
      22

      Originally Posted by vgturtle127
      Oh, well then statement retracted.
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      I really don't know how to put this, but I convert SD video to HD and add filters and what not, and it looks better. I understand the difference between lossy and lossless, codec and container, bit and byte, etc. Please explain where I am wrong?
      OK. Well thanks for asking. I appreciate your humility. First I think those links leave a lot of important details out, and to a casual observer lots of things would go missed.

      The simple answer is that you can't make something from nothing.

      The partway answer is that if there is detail between adjacent sample points (i.e. pixels in this case) they will be washed out by any interpolation, smoothing etc. Remember the old analog TV's? You had a sharpness setting. All it did was blur out details so that if the pixellation was bad it smoothed out, or if there was analog noise, it just washed out.

      The full answer likes in understanding sampling theory that comes from the area of signal processing. The most relevant aspect of it is the Nyquist criterion. This involves a little knowledge of communication theory and a good math background, well beyond simply calculus and differential equations. I am not trying to be pompus here, but if you really want to understand that's where to begin. There are also details of bit-depth, quantization errors, data representation in the time-domain vs. the frequency-domain, and finally compressed sensing, worth understanding, but baby steps would be to understand sampling theory first.

      In the end, if it looks good to you, it looks good period. Perception is subjective. Numbers are not.

    23. vgturtle127
      04-28-2012
      02:11 AM
      23

      Originally Posted by onix
      OK. Well thanks for asking. I appreciate your humility. First I think those links leave a lot of important details out, and to a casual observer lots of things would go missed.

      The simple answer is that you can't make something from nothing.

      The partway answer is that if there is detail between adjacent sample points (i.e. pixels in this case) they will be washed out by any interpolation, smoothing etc. Remember the old analog TV's? You had a sharpness setting. All it did was blur out details so that if the pixellation was bad it smoothed out, or if there was analog noise, it just washed out.

      The full answer likes in understanding sampling theory that comes from the area of signal processing. The most relevant aspect of it is the Nyquist criterion. This involves a little knowledge of communication theory and a good math background, well beyond simply calculus and differential equations. I am not trying to be pompus here, but if you really want to understand that's where to begin. There are also details of bit-depth, quantization errors, data representation in the time-domain vs. the frequency-domain, and finally compressed sensing, worth understanding, but baby steps would be to understand sampling theory first.

      In the end, if it looks good to you, it looks good period. Perception is subjective. Numbers are not.
      I guess it also depends on the device your wanting to convert it to, and how it's rendered, etc. SO many factors. I was just talking about taking a video and putting it through FormatFactory or something. What I have also done is edited really old VHS rips and turned them into decent quality using algorithmic enhancement software (I call it that, but the guy who made it was using it to render 3D models, Lol), adding data where data is left with a hex editor, then decide if the changes were good. It takes a long time, the software costs more than any consumer would pay, and the method takes days/weeks/months depending, but it does significantly decrease noise, and I can upconvert anything I want after. The creating something out of nothing is true, some things you just have to get a higher resolution starting point. Anyway, I was just saying.