Posted by PS3Hax Member News
, on 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.
- Playback of video and audio
- 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
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.
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)
▬ Home menu
✜ Navigate it
L3 – Get playback info (During video playback)
R3 – Get log console
-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