Showtime hack event (15 comments)
We had a tiny Showtime Hack Event in Stockholm.
Attendees where Me (andoma), Mattias Wadman (wader) and Mateusz Mojsiejuk (tomodachi)
Mostly worked on porting Showtime to hand held devices and some documentation work.
Youtube plugin available (35 comments)
Thanks to the work of Fábio Canada Showtime now has a plugin for Youtube. To install it just enter the plugin section (the jigsaw puzzle icon on the home screen) and select "Available plugins" and Youtube should be available to you. If it does not show up in the available section you could try again after restarting Showtime.
Not much going on now but ... (48 comments)
As you might have seen recently there has not been that much updates to the Showtime source repository. The reason for this is that i'm working on setting up automated builds. In the end this will (hopefully) generate new Showtime builds for all supported platforms and even make it possible for Showtime to autoupdate itself (if enabled by the user). This should reduce the need for unofficial builds of Showtime for the PS3 which most people use today because I'm too lazy to publish new versions on a daily basis.
The complete autobuild system is probably ~1 week away and then comes the additional work of adding support for autoupdating Showtime from itself.
3.2 released (134 comments)
3.2 is finally done. The changes from 3.1.228 is mostly bug fixes for multi-channel audio and video playback.
For a grand total of what was made in 3.2. See here
250 files changed, 19482 insertions(+), 4878 deletions(-) as
git diff --stat 3.1...3.2 would have put it.
As usual the official releases are available here.
If any more severe issues will arise in 3.2 I will make a 3.2.X release because the 3.3 will start off with quite a bumpy ride me thinks. Let's see what happens.
3.1.228 released (69 comments)
This build adds support for multichannel audio output on PS3 (AC-3, DTS and 8 channel linear PCM). Note that due to how the PS3 audio frameworks applications can not output raw digital bitstreams. So Showtime still needs to decode the audio and than the PS3 will reencode the audio in the best available encoding mode the user has selected (or don't do any encoding at all if 8 channel PCM is available)
Still this is a major step compared to having just 2 channel stereo.
For all you who roll your own builds of Showtime, please note that you need latest version of my PSL1GHT fork for Showtime to build.
I've also fixed a major memory leak that manifested itself when rendering fonts with outline (which is default for subtitles). So if you watched a movie with subtitles the memory would drain and Showtime would eventually crash.
Another thing is the increase of packet buffer to 40MB in conjunction with some adjustments to socket buffers, etc. This should hopefully make streaming over lousy wireless connections better.
As always the binaries are available here
Many years ago... (15 comments)
... Showtime used to look like this
Just found that old picture laying around and wanted to share it.
3.1.126 released (29 comments)
This release contains the new online plugin repository. Still there are no other plugins that previously available but we will hopefully see some new plugins coming in shortly.
On top of this the new release also includes translations of Showtime to:
As usual Showtime available for download here
Real plugins added to Showtime (23 comments)
Starting from 3.1.126 Showtime now support "real" plugins.
By "real" plugins I mean plugins that can be loaded and installed from an online repository.
This allows third party plugin developers to rapidly develop plugins and make them available to the general public.
It's also possible to copy a plugin (which is just a .zip-file) onto a filesystem that Showtime can access and then just install the plugin from Showtime itself.
I've also started to write some documentation for how to develop plugins.
Possible to translate Showtime (25 comments)
Starting from 3.1.35 it is possible to translate Showtime to different languages.
To change language in Showtime, just visit Settings -> Languages
Initially I've added a translation to Swedish (as it is my native language), see the translation file here
It's relatively easy to translate Showtime, for details how to do this, please read docs/translations.txt
Please, if you speak anything else than English or Swedish, don't hesitate to contribute! There is also a dedicated forum category for translations.
Showtime 3.0 (128 comments)
So I've finally gotten around to releasing 3.0, go get it here
It's pretty much the same as in 2.99.534 except that you can now arbitrarily zoom the video via a setting in the popup menu.
I'm leaving on a vacation tomorrow and wont bring the PS3 with me so don't expect any (tested) PS3 features the next weeks. I will hopefully find time to do a bunch of other non-platform depended features though.
Once I get back I hope to address all aspects of audio on the PS3, in particular:
- AV sync problems
- Digital output
- Volume control
Have a nice summer!
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