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Andreas Smas, 08/29/2012 10:19 AM

PS3 usage guide

Getting started

Download files here

For a full featureset of Showtime see

Video output

Showtime on PS3 has been tested with 576i, 720p and 1080i video resolutions.

I've 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

Button mappings for Showtime 4.0 on PS3

Button Normal + Select
Activate (enter or play) currently focused item
Navigate back Stop playback
Bring up options for current page Switch view
Bring up options for currently focused item
Play/Pause Go to playqueue
Navigate cursor, press harder to move faster
During video playback left and right can be used to seek
Move items (where possible)
L1 Skip back
For audio: Previous track
For video: Previous chapter
R1 Skip forward
For audio: Next track
For video: Next chapter
L2 Seek backward
R2 Seek forward
L3 Show system info
R3 Show system log

Note: In some regions the ✕ and ○ buttons are swapped. This is also done in Showtime.


Plugging in a standard keyboard in the PS3 USB port works and is currently the only way to input characters.
Press ✕ in a text box to bring up on screen keyboard


There are probably plenty of those. Please use the issue tracker at