Navi-X for Showtime on PS3

Added by Bill Daly almost 9 years ago

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Hello World,

My name is Bill Daly (a.k.a. iRoNBiLL) and I work with Team Navi-X on a project known as Navi-X or the Navi-X Media Browser. Essentially, our application is a content aggregator for multiple platforms, currently including Boxee, XBMC and WiiMC. We are currently compatible on any platform you can install Boxee or XBMC on to, including Apple TV 2, iPhone 4 and iPads.

What Kind Of Content Can I Find In Navi-X?
Almost anything. Video, audio, pictures, podcasts, text, web pages with content, live streams, XML feeds, site scrapers… it’s almost overwhelming the amount and type of multimedia content that can be found in Navi-X. I will leave our description at that for now… if you want to check out more, go to http://www.navi-x.org for a thorough explanation of what Navi-X is, as well as screenshots and a video demo to check out. You can also find out more about Navi-X via Google and Twitter.

The reason I am here today is to reach out to the Showtime community in search of someone who would be interested in porting over our app to the Showtime media center platform. We are an open-source project and as such, we depend on the contributions of users and developers to help make porting to other platforms happen.

Here is some current usage stats for Navi-X… We currently average about 7 million hits a month, have over 7000 users a day using Navi-X and we serve about 90 GB of just text-playlist data a month. We have approximately 245,000 users who use Navi-X either a little bit or a lot.

With this in mind, you definitely wouldn’t be wasting your time porting something over like this… your work will definitely get seen by people, so we are hoping for someone involved with plugin development to step forward to help with the cause.

Unfortunately, since we don’t make a penny at this time for Navi-X, we cannot pay a developer to do this work… we are soley depending on an open-source developer familiar with this arena. If you feel you could use a spot on a project that is incredibly popular with folks, this is it! Please reach out to me at if any Showtime plugin developers are interested in becoming the “Head Developer for Navi-X on Showtime”… we hope to hear from you soon!

Warm Regards,

Bill Daly
a.k.a. iRoNBiLL
Project Coordinator
Team Navi-X

www.navi-x.org
navix.turner3d.net


Replies (38)

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Ploggy .. almost 9 years ago

Hey Ironbill, I'm glad you decided to look into this. I think both you and Andreas know where I stand on Getting Navi-X Working on Showtime (long time XBMC user)

I think you should put your post on the other PS3 sites too to see if anyone else is willing to help(PS3Crunch,PSXScene and PS3HAX)
Although I can't personally help with code and such, I'll definitely be cheering from the sidelines :)

Thanks..

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Fábio Ferreira almost 9 years ago

Hi, I just sent to you my e-mail applying for it. My e-mail is

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Bill Daly almost 9 years ago

Thanks Fabio. I responded to your e-mail. If you need any directions or guidance, let me know and I will get you in the right direction. Thanks!

Bill Daly

a.k.a. iRoNBiLL
Project Coordinator
Team Navi-X

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Bill Daly almost 9 years ago

Hey Fabio,

Just checking in to see how your research is coming along and to ask if you are getting your questions answered by Turner3D. Thanks buddy.

iRoNBiLL

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Fábio Ferreira almost 9 years ago

At the moment is being a little difficult but in few days I'll be able to port it more easily since I'm currently setting some things to debug the Navi-X for XBMC.

Fábio

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Ploggy .. almost 9 years ago

Wow, that's good news.I'm glad things are progressing.

Good luck :)

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Bill Daly almost 9 years ago

Hey Fabio,

Just checking in with you to see how you are progressing along with the Navi-X plugin for Showtime. I heard you may not have the abilities necessary to make a port for Navi-X because of lack of python experience... you should only have to add python libs if anything to your package to make it work and perform a few get/post calls... that's really the extent of python you need to know. Please let me know if you are hitting any road blocks so I can try to resolve them for you. Thanks.

iRoNBiLL

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Fábio Ferreira almost 9 years ago

Hi, I'm making progress, I can already parse correctly plx/rss/atom/opml playlists (flickr, applemovies and shoutcast I didn't add support to because rodejo said me they are now unsupported). It can't yet add favorites (or other features available in submenu) because showtime doesn't support submenus yet, about the processor itself I may confirm I have fully working Youtube, Movshare (a few links don't work yet) and Megavideo and maybe some few others, but it needs yet fixes.

About the python itself, after studying attently the code for xbmc I found it is very next to javascript and can be ported, only when it uses external libs of python there are problems but for now I'm being able to do it. Currently the git I'm using for development is here: [[http://github.com/facanferff/showtime-plugin-navi-x]].

Because of the inexistance of submenu I'm waiting for it to add the remaining features.

There is one feature will not be present in the plugin: reading local files. Only if they are images they are read, playlists are not.

Yours sincerely,
Fabio Ferreira

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Ploggy .. almost 9 years ago

HA, I'm glad things are moving along, thanks Fabio VERY much.
It's nice to see you have a git up, I can check there for progress now as well as here.

Again, THANK YOU FABIO for doing this. This is going to be a perfect match for Showtime :)

Thanks.

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Bill Daly almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the update. Let me know when you feel near completion and we will look at endurance testing the app.

iRoNBiLL

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Fábio Ferreira almost 9 years ago

Hi, I want only to alert that development of the plugin will be stopped for a while, while that I'm developing a plugin featuring Youtube and with this plugin I'm concentrated too in getting ways to implement some features of Navi-X like add favorite and others.

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Bill Daly almost 9 years ago

If anyone would like to pickup where Fabio left off on porting Navi-X to Showtime, please let me know. If I do not solicit interest in a month, I will consider the port to be "terminated" and no longer in development. My e-mail is Thanks.

iRoNBiLL

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Fábio Ferreira almost 9 years ago

When I say it is stopped, I mean in maximum 4-7 days. Nothing more than that.

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Bill Daly almost 9 years ago

Man I'm glad to hear it... over the weekend, I got 2 developers telling me they were giving up on Navi-X ports to their native media centers / media servers... so now the ports for Navi-X on SageTV and Plex are officially dead. Glad to hear you didn't give up like those other folks. Keep in touch Fabio!

iRoNBiLL

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Fábio Ferreira almost 9 years ago

I'm just giving some time to Youtube plugin so I can maybe get an alternative way to implement submenu options that are available for Navi-X XBMC, and I think I'm starting to have an idea for it.

Yours sincerely,
facanferff

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by henrique costa over 8 years ago

No more development on this plugin ? :-),
i tried the beta version but cannot stream any content :-(
but from i could see this plugin is amazing......

Navi-X for Showtime - Beta Testers needed - Added by Fábio Ferreira over 8 years ago

The current version of the plugin is extremely stable and working very well, I need now Beta Testers that have an account here.

In this version you can navigate fully Navi-X, its video entries (includes movies, trailers, clips, etc. and even adult content!), images, audio, live streams, well, anything you can imagine ;)

First a screenshot of it: http://imgur.com/a/aNXEF#0 (the theme used there is not available on Showtime yet, it is a Work In Progress)

Here is a list of features currently supported:
- PLX Playlists
- RSS Playlists
- Flickr XML
- Video/Processors:
-- If a processor fails (gives error different than "This processor is empty, nothing to do...") add an entry to a local store that must be sent to facanferff
-- TMDB For movies

- Item Listing:
-- Display information about the date of an item
-- Display URL and Processor if available

- User Account:
-- Enable/Disable Login Popup
-- Add Video/Playlist to Favorites
-- Remove from Favorites
-- Create Playlist
-- Add to Playlist
-- Enable/Disable Adult Content (in settings page)
-- Automatically add video to History playlist (if it already exists, moves it to top)
-- Set if new playlists should be private or public (History playlist is by default private and can't change in the plugin)

- Search (needs external keyboard)

If you're interested express your interest in this thread.
In order to be selected, you must open tickets in a private project which I'll give you the link later. These tickets are fundamental in order to fix possible bugs.

PS: You can find me at #showtime IRC @Efnet

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Tiago windcrusher over 8 years ago

Olá fabio,

Eu gostaria muito de participar do BETA, principalmente pq meu ingles é falho e eu poria te reportar para você muito bem em português.
Já utilizei bastante outro media player (xtreamer.net) participando inclusive como beta tester do movie jukebox desenvolvido pela comunidade de usuários. Neste projeto a solução básica era gerar xmls com DTMB e apresentálos na tela com RSS.

Estou bastante ansioso para ver showtime capaz de obter as capas e resumos dos filmes online armazenando em base local.

Atualmente minha PS3 com showtime é o único meio que utilizo para assistir à filmes e séries.

Obrigado!
Continue o bom trabalho!

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by henrique costa over 8 years ago

Hello fabio , i would like to help you beta test the plugin....
i use navix on the original xbox and i think that the port
to the ps3 is great stuff :-)

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Fábio Ferreira over 8 years ago

You two were added to the private project, you can access it from http://www.lonelycoder.com/redmine, there you'll find a Files section where is the zip archive you need to install. You need at least 3.5.126 in order to work fully.

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Girish Patel over 8 years ago

I'd like to test the plugin too please.

Thank you.

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Fábio Ferreira over 8 years ago

Added you may access now the private project

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Ploggy .. over 8 years ago

Can I test too?

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by K B over 8 years ago

Happy to help out too :)

RE: Navi-X for Showtime on PS3 - Added by Scott Robertson over 8 years ago

I'd be interested in becoming a beta tester too if possible! Good work btw Fabio!

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