• Homebrew, PS3 Hacks, Showtime , 29.08.2012

    Andreas Öman the best PS3 Developer in the scene, has released Showtime 4.0, here is a list of the changes:

    • New UI design
    • Self upgrade of both Showtime itself (only on PS3) and all plugins (all platforms)
    • Automatically load metadata from themoviedb.org
    • Improved support for subtitles (in particular external ASS/SSA files and vobsub files)
    • Support for on screen keyboard on PS3
    • Buttons on PS3 dual shock controller have changed their meaning a bit: See PS3 usage guide for details
    • Each focusable item have a dedicated popup menu (Use □ button on dual shock controller for this)
    • File browsing will sort folders first and then files. Sorting can be adjusted in the per page menu (△ on dual shock controller)
    • Lots of bug fixes

    Download
    showtime-4.0.pkg
    showtime-gh-4.0.pkg
    showtime-4.0.self

    PS3 usage guide
    Andreas Öman Twitter(Seriously guys, this dude has created the most awesome application on the PS3 and he only has 502 followers, so go follow him)
    Showtime Twitter
    Official Showtime Website

    UPDATE
    Some images thanks to DEFAULTDNB

    UPDATE 2
    Video and Screen Shot Gallerty thanks to manster

    Screenshot Gallery

     

    Discuss in Forums (54)


  • 54 Comments

    1. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      03:37 AM
      1

      Awesome update, been testing 3.99 test builds with new UI and it is amazing

    2. GregoryRasputin
      08-29-2012
      03:38 AM
      2

      Originally Posted by DEFAULTDNB
      Awesome update, been testing 3.99 test builds with new UI and it is amazing
      Could you grab a screenshot and the logo ?

      Edit
      Its cool with the logo, i got it

    3. zeeks
      08-29-2012
      04:07 AM
      3

      thanks Andreas, as usual top notch work.

      Will try when I get home from work!!

    4. manster
      08-29-2012
      04:09 AM
      4

      Awesome release. Thanks!

      I'll make a video and some screenshots later.


      Edit:
      Screenshot Gallery

      Showtime 4 0 - YouTube

      [MENTION=7773]GregoryRasputin[/MENTION]

    5. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      04:45 AM
      5

      [MENTION=7773]GregoryRasputin[/MENTION]

      New Logo:


      New UI:


      New Features:

      (my camera is terrible)

      Navi-X:


      EDIT:

      FYI: it may have made me look hip and cool, but those titles "UFC 102" and the japanese one are NOT on my drive, it seems to be a database mistake. When my HDD attached it refreshes and showtime overlays what it thinks the titles and cover arts are for the files it finds, and those 2 are very very wrong. (EDIT: those 2 files are in actual fact: "Them from that thing S01E01" and "Them from that thing S01E02" :P )

      In my video folder I have sherlock holmes and sherlock holmes 2 game of shadows, and both used to display as the first movie (in 3.99 test build) now only game of shadows displays as a movie the other has no cover art..

    6. stussy1
      08-29-2012
      04:46 AM
      6

      Been waiting fo this awsome on screen keyboard couldnt of asked for more thank you

    7. LoboGuara
      08-29-2012
      04:53 AM
      7

      ^^ you can use ps3usercheat to take screenshots instead of shooting

    8. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      04:58 AM
      8

      I dont have/want user cheat

    9. LoboGuara
      08-29-2012
      05:28 AM
      9

      Originally Posted by DEFAULTDNB
      I dont have/want user cheat
      well, you said your camera was horrible (not true, the pictures are nice), so I pointed an alternative.

      back to topic: works perfectly and I liked the new interface. I Use Showtime more than any other app or game on my ps3.

    10. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      05:40 AM
      10

      Originally Posted by LoboGuara
      well, you said your camera was horrible (not true, the pictures are nice), so I pointed an alternative.
      A very good point sir .

      If no one else does it by this evening I will download usercheat and provide higher quality pics.

    11. stussy1
      08-29-2012
      05:41 AM
      11

      As above i also love the youtube app where you can link up your own account
      And with keyboard on screen makes it a super media center for the ps3
      Also love techno buffalo on revision3

      Awsome can also see memory usage clear

    12. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      05:43 AM
      12

      Just been watching the TED channel plugin. Sh!t just got REAL. It's off the hook.

    13. bearmon2010
      08-29-2012
      06:13 AM
      13

      Can this run Dragon's Lair Bluray ISO ? I have four of them. Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2, Space Ace, and Time Travel. I am aware of Dragon's Lair 1 and 2 including Space Ace on PSN but I am just asking. Those are already in Bluray ISO and tested working fine on other video player for PC.

    14. KillerDAN
      08-29-2012
      06:22 AM
      14

      I am actually curious why someone as not ported VLC or XBMC to the PS3.

      On the other hand, thanks they didn't because Andreas work is great and keeps getting better !

    15. TNTx2
      08-29-2012
      06:32 AM
      15

      can it play from ntfs hdd?

    16. stussy1
      08-29-2012
      06:43 AM
      16

      Originally Posted by TNTx2
      can it play from ntfs hdd?
      Lol maybe one day but i really doubt it

      Just one thing i noticed no way to return to xmb need to push ps button

    17. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      07:01 AM
      17

      Originally Posted by stussy1
      Just one thing i noticed no way to return to xmb need to push ps button

      Yeah I noticed this too. I wondered if we could make a plugin to make an icon to click on for "exit to XMB", and even one to launch mmCM (seeing as you can get from mmCM to showtime, but not vice-versa).

      Can the icons be moved around/re-ordered?

      Press these buttons on menu screen:
      L3: shows version and memory usage
      R3: system log
      R1: shows previous menu
      L1: shows previous menu of the previous menu
      Start+select: shows tracklist/nowplaying (mp3?)

    18. vaalir
      08-29-2012
      07:08 AM
      18

      so very slick indeed. but that function, where it scans in themoviedb.org , is kinda not working like intended :P i actually go there all the time and copy the exact title (for instance "****ty movie 4 (2009)") and yet there are alot of movies it doesnt find, and dont get me started on the collections :P

      on alien anthology, it somehow put cowboys vs aliens... did ridley scott do that? laaals. but i will autimagiccly assume this will work out after a while, i mean, andreas isnt actually lazy when it comes to showtime! thanks thanks and more thanks andreas, my gf and i use showtime ALL the time

      ps.
      poop

    19. sade050
      08-29-2012
      07:21 AM
      19

      they should add a keyboard GUI

    20. Simonbuck
      08-29-2012
      07:33 AM
      20

      Originally Posted by stussy1
      Lol maybe one day but i really doubt it

      Just one thing i noticed no way to return to xmb need to push ps button

      Ive noticed that also how do you get the top navigation bar back as it seems to be missing (this I think is how it should look) with the home bar across the top

    21. bearmon2010
      08-29-2012
      07:37 AM
      21

      Originally Posted by bearmon2010
      Can this run Dragon's Lair Bluray ISO ? I have four of them. Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2, Space Ace, and Time Travel. I am aware of Dragon's Lair 1 and 2 including Space Ace on PSN but I am just asking. Those are already in Bluray ISO and tested working fine on other video player for PC.
      Sighing.. Can you please help with my answer ? Hey, dont shout at me.

    22. stussy1
      08-29-2012
      07:39 AM
      22

      Originally Posted by Simonbuck
      Ive noticed that also how do you get the top navigation bar back as it seems to be missing (this I think is how it should look) with the home bar across the top

      My navigation bar is there maybe your screen is stretched
      Go to sttings and un stretch it

    23. Simonbuck
      08-29-2012
      07:47 AM
      23

      ^^^ sorry I meant It used to have an exit button at the top right corner also left and right navigation arrows.

      Now as you say the ps button is needed to exit

    24. sade050
      08-29-2012
      08:40 AM
      24

      its crash alot -___-

    25. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      08:45 AM
      25

      Originally Posted by sade050
      its crash alot -___-
      Been using it all morning, on TED, HD trailers, Youtube and playing family guy off my USB HDD, working perfectly, not one crash

    26. advocatusdiaboli
      08-29-2012
      08:49 AM
      26

      This app quits like if a ghost clicked quit on certain files :-(

      On the other hand, other files play smoothly.

      Is this project built using PSL1GHT? Or the official SDK?

    27. Sidewinder_2011
      08-29-2012
      08:59 AM
      27

      Originally Posted by advocatusdiaboli
      Is this project built using PSL1GHT? Or the official SDK?
      PSL1GHT v2

    28. fuzzydunlop
      08-29-2012
      09:10 AM
      28

      Love this app, one of my favourites on PS3. Keep up the good work mate, really appreciate what you are doing for the scene.

    29. bearmon2010
      08-29-2012
      09:12 AM
      29

      Please stop ignoring me, man! What kind of people are they ?! We are all family to help one another. Be human, please!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Can this run Dragon's Lair Bluray ISO ? I have four of them. Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2, Space Ace, and Time Travel. I am aware of Dragon's Lair 1 and 2 including Space Ace on PSN but I am just asking. Those are already in Bluray ISO and tested working fine on other video player for PC.

    30. advocatusdiaboli
      08-29-2012
      09:57 AM
      30

      Why don’t you just try?

    31. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      09:59 AM
      31

      Originally Posted by bearmon2010
      Please stop ignoring me, man! What kind of people are they ?! We are all family to help one another. Be human, please!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Can this run Dragon's Lair Bluray ISO ? I have four of them. Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2, Space Ace, and Time Travel. I am aware of Dragon's Lair 1 and 2 including Space Ace on PSN but I am just asking. Those are already in Bluray ISO and tested working fine on other video player for PC.
      IF WE HAD THEM WE WOULD TEST.

    32. bearmon2010
      08-29-2012
      10:36 AM
      32

      Originally Posted by DEFAULTDNB
      IF WE HAD THEM WE WOULD TEST.

      Very true then why dont they answer that in page 3 so I dont have to ask twice ?

      Okay, I will test it and report back to you soon. First, which should I download:

      showtime-4.0.pkg
      showtime-gh-4.0.pkg

      I do not know what is gh unless it is geohot ?

    33. GregoryRasputin
      08-29-2012
      10:37 AM
      33

      Originally Posted by bearmon2010
      Very true then why dont they answer that in page 3 so I dont have to ask twice ?
      You know if you had just tried the damn thing, you wouldnt have had to ask and you would have taught yourself something.

    34. stuck?
      08-29-2012
      10:48 AM
      34

      Originally Posted by bearmon2010
      Very true then why dont they answer that in page 3 so I dont have to ask twice ?
      You don't "have to" do anything. You just want to There was no need to ask 2 or three times, perhaps nobody had an answer and everybody didn't feel the need to tell you that they don't know.

      Best thing may have been to create a thread in the PS3 Help section and ask there, as topics like these fill up with responses quick and questions may get looked over and buried.

      Also, doing things for yourself is epic. I learn a LOT that way

    35. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      11:01 AM
      35

      [MENTION=111079]bearmon2010[/MENTION] You make it sound like you asked days ago, it was only 4 hrs ago...

      It was a very specific thing you asked, not many people will have those things.

      If you need some thing done right, do it ________.

    36. Jeybie
      08-29-2012
      12:24 PM
      36

      Nice ****ing one! :D

    37. AugustSKY
      08-29-2012
      01:42 PM
      37

      What happened to the old UI?

      Is there any option to switch?

    38. svenmullet
      08-29-2012
      02:39 PM
      38

      I get http error 500 or some shiz when I try to connect to my Windows media shares. (I'm on DEX) Is this normal, or is there any way to get my shares working again on DEX?

      [edit] N/M, I installed PS3 Media Server and it works perfectly now

    39. j0ckinjz
      08-29-2012
      04:01 PM
      39

      The metadata feature is friggin amazing and makes my movie collection look a lot more legit. It's also really good at figuring out which movie a file is even with all those crazy periods, underscores and release group names in it.

    40. DIHY fox
      08-29-2012
      04:59 PM
      40

      quick question, does the metadata get installed to the hdd? or does it require a internet connection each time to download the data again?

    41. DEFAULTDNB
      08-29-2012
      05:13 PM
      41

      I would presume it's stored on the hdd (internal) but updates every time you connect online and use show time? Most likely a tiny file.

    42. demon01
      08-29-2012
      05:43 PM
      42

      Also, I think the new icon and interface is kick-a**

    43. SeanP2500
      08-29-2012
      05:50 PM
      43

      Thanks so much for this app i cannot wait to try it! Showtime has been by far the best thing i have used this generation in terms of homebrew between navi x support and mediatomb this thing is genius!

    44. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      08-29-2012
      08:08 PM
      44

      I have to say this has to be the best i have ever seen this app look WoW this app came a long way ,i am still using a specific old version cause it can play 1080x1920 1080p m4v files level 5 movies. Other versions could not play them without memory issues. I hope that is fixed now cause this look nice & i like the change.

    45. axledentaldj
      08-29-2012
      08:35 PM
      45

      The IFA show starts tomorrow, Dune will release 3D media players and maybe Syabas will too. I own a Popcorn Hour A-300, my question is answered...googled libav, will try some movies.

    46. stussy1
      08-29-2012
      09:35 PM
      46

      Anyway to show the picks on the blue ray rips (M2TS)
      it grabs the vcd files

      Also noticed it play the blueray rips at 1080p from external plays a lot
      Better now used to get soundlag before while fastforwarding

    47. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      08-29-2012
      10:07 PM
      47

      I just tried both Multiman & stand alone .the stand alone is version is more stable & faster . I would use the stand alone if you want less stress on your PS3 . multiMAN version locked up on me after a movie ended, then i tried the player from Video XMB worked much better ..

    48. axledentaldj
      08-29-2012
      10:26 PM
      48

      Which download file is the Stand alone xmb App?

    49. R3QU13M
      08-29-2012
      10:38 PM
      49

      Originally Posted by axledentaldj
      Which download file is the Stand alone xmb App?
      If I'm not mistaken it should be the link that has ".pkg" on it.

    50. axledentaldj
      08-29-2012
      10:44 PM
      50

      So, the self is the one that only can be run within Multiman?

    51. jennys
      08-29-2012
      11:03 PM
      51

      Amazing looking and a great alternative way to use your PS3 if you lack a HTPC.

    52. axledentaldj
      08-30-2012
      12:49 AM
      52

      It doesnt support NFS protocol, and still my Popcorn Hour A300 is better. I use NFS Manager on my iMac.

    53. manster
      09-07-2012
      04:06 PM
      53

      osta from boerse.bz has tested a few videos with showtime 4.0.
      Here's the chart (in german):

    54. D4x3n0
      09-08-2012
      06:16 AM
      54

      why is it there's no more Spotify on it? how can we install the spotify?