Showtime 4.8 released

Added by Andreas Smas over 8 years ago

Finally time for a new release just before 2014 ends. In total 183 issues have been filed and fixed

Major changes

  • Add support for streaming directly from bittorrent peer-to-peer network.
  • Improved HLS streamer, in particular better support for live streams and quicker adaption between bitrates.
  • New javascript engine for plugins ( which is actively maintained and offers much better support than Spidermonkey. Spidermonkey is now deprecated and will be removed for 5.0 so plugin authors are urged to port their plugins.
  • Major rewrite of user interface rendering code. This is a preparation for Showtime 5.0 which will sport a new user interface.

Minor changes

  • It's now possible to turn off automatic browsing of archives (ZIP and RAR) as folders.
  • It's now possible to configure the amount of time Showtime skips when seeking backward and forwards. Settings available in settings -> video playback.
  • Since February 2014 (Showtime version 4.5.108), clearing metadata does not erase playcount, resume point, etc. Update the 'Clear metadata...' -warning text to r
    eflect this.
  • Add support for video panning during playback.

Improve User Interface when streaming from Tvheadend:

  • Added show description and name of next show to TV playdeck.
  • If a channel has an icon, display that instead of Display.png in list view.
  • Added tv show description to iteminfo view.
  • Sort channels based on channelNumber set in Tvheadend's user interface.

Ps3 specific

  • Fix interlaced h264 playback
  • Display HDD utilization in sysinfo overlay

Raspberry Pi specific

  • Fix broken AV sync when streaming from Tvheadend


Added by Rob Koni over 8 years ago

Congrats :-)

Especially the Bittorrent Feature is very welcome. Under the hood are various improvements as well. Only all the Youtube links on my homescreen don't work anymore since they use an old Youtube:url scheme but I guess it has to do with the new Youtube 3.0.10.

I sure hope that some of the open feature requests (like overall history) are also coming :)

I'm glad that I could contribute to partially my own plugin as well, Leonid did most of the work on the plugin.

Was a good year!

Added by Rural Hunter over 8 years ago


Added by Damir Hasic about 8 years ago

I just installed ver 4.8.1 and have problem on PS3 when want to quit and go to quit game PS3 restarts every time.

Added by Leonid Protasov about 8 years ago

Use standalone version (not the version inside MultiMan) and all will be fine :)

Added by Damir Hasic about 8 years ago

I'm using standalone version, and everything was ok on 4.8 version but I just update to 4.8.1 and then this problem.

Added by Max Lourenço about 8 years ago

Added by . . about 8 years ago

I still hangs when trying to load a video file and external subtitles in idx + sub format.

Yo have to force shut down the PS3 by pressing the power button 10 seconds.

It has been the same in all versions (currently ussing 4.8.11)

Added by Leonid Protasov about 8 years ago

Please report with the log in issue tracker