Full Featured Browser
|Target version:||Long term|
A wonderful new feature would be adding an internet browser.
Chromium/Chrome Browser should definitely make Showtime very powerful.
#1 Updated by Jérôme S. almost 2 years ago
WTF ?! Do you really mean it ?
Showtime is a media player, not an OS...
If you are using Showtime on a PC I assume you already have a browser, if it's on PS3 there is a browser too, and a better one in Multiman.
What's the point to have a browser in Showtime ?
#2 Updated by Ajith Thampi almost 2 years ago
Well, I am very optimistic that Showtime is more than a media player. It's definitely gonna evolve into something more. And why can't a media player have a browser within it? What's so shocking about it?
Browser on the PS3 sucks. Browser in multiman, hmm, never knew that existed.
But if showtime is getting bigger, i think I would prefer to keep Showtime as my default interface on the PS3.
#4 Updated by Ajith Thampi almost 2 years ago
I understand this is a HUGE project in itself, but my request is just as a feature addition at some point of time.
I am not sure if it possible to port Chrome/Chromium or some Webkit2 browser into Showtime, but if we could, that would be one awesome feature.
Some options if ever considered,
EA made a PS3 webkit based browser and used it in the game Skate 3.
They have made the source code available at :
Its apparently using chromium (google chrome) version 5.
Its for sure better than the stock PS3 browser scoring 100/100 on acid3 and with very fast js engine.