PS3 Movian (Media Center) v5.0.701 by deank - Improved OSD / HLS bitrate switching Fixed / ...

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    Developer @deank (who we recently interviewed) has pushed an unofficial update for Movian, a multi-platform project originally developed by Andreas Smas (available on Android, Linux, OS/X, Raspberry Pi and PS3) .For those of your that are new to this longstanding PS3 project, it's a robust media center that comes equipped with additional support for video and audio codecs then what you would find in the PS3's official media player. Various plugins are also available from within the application such as YouTube plugin giving user's an additional option vs the YouTube app .There are other various plugins you can use that provide ranging functions some include themeing /info / other functionalities. Recently deank has released v5.0.701 and there has been a few cosmetic changes (listed in the changelogs provide) and a couple of bug fixes provided (see 2nd tab)..​

    Also available is the .SELF version (of update 5.0.701) the SHOWTIME.SELF is used in apps like multiMAN and IRISMAN, basically its the same as the main project but has a few subtle changes like for example when you exit movian (from app not the in-game xmb) you would go back to multiMAN rather then the XMB, then your saved XMB Videos folders are visible in Movian


    • A quick overview of its features: (via brewology)
      • All formats supported by libav can be played. For instance, MKV, MOV, AVI, M2TS, etc. For a full list see here. Currently Movian uses libav version 11.
      • srt, txt and .sub (Microdvd) subtitles support
      • Per-file and per-folder settings
      • Javascript plugins
      • Unified search
      • View photos and images in slideshow mode
      • Live TV streaming from Tvheadend
      • Icecast/Shoutcast radio streaming
      • Navi-X, YouTube, Opensubtitles integration
      • FTP Server, NTFS support, Temperature monitor
      • FTP client support (Stream content directly from FTP servers)
      • Custom background (via plugin)
      • Support for BIG5 character encoding, On Screen Keyboard layouts.
      • On PS3 and RPi external USB drives (including NTFS) are automounted with read/write support
      • Update from within the application
      PS3 Notes:
      • PS3: Multi channel audio streams are re-encoded to 6 or 8 channel DTS/AC3 or whatever end device supports (Limitation of PS3 LV2 operating system)
      • PS3 Hardware Acceleration video decoding: Accelerated H.264 (up to level 4.2), MPEG-2. PS3's cell codecs do not support hardware accelerated playing of: HEVC/H265, H264 profile > 4.2, H264 High 10 (10bit), VP6, VP8, VC1/WMV9. Movian tries to play those anyway (ie decodes by using CPU). But the success varies to sound only or blackscreen when reframes/resolution are high

    • Latest Changes:
      • Improved OSD (On Screen Display).
      • Added support for 'description', 'image', 'startts' and 'endts' videoparams parameters for page.type='video'
      • Fixed HLS bitrate switching
      • Fixed: Metadata language for thevdb and themoviedb

      5.0 616
      • Added: Support for DVB Subtitles in HLS/ts container.
      • Fixed: HLS Bitrate/Quality switching

      5.0 614
      • Changed: If [Audio/Dolby Digital+ Support] is [On/Enabled] all unsupported pass-through codecs will be transcoded to E-AC3/DD+.
      • Fixed: If [Audio/Dolby Digital+ Support] is [Off/Disabled] E-AC3 audio will be transcoded to DD/AC3 if [Dolby Digital Pass-Through] is enabled, ignoring Device EAC3 capabilities. Solves issues on some devices like Oreo 4k.

    • Movian for multiMAN

      Save the downloaded file as:

      Changes from main project
      • Added: XMB videos and last folder visible in Showtime
      • Added: Return to multiMAN when using the EXIT icon in to top right corner of main Showtime Interface
      Since version 02.05.00 of multiMAN you can update your SHOWTIME within multiMAN, by going to XMMB Video tab -> Press [TRIANGLE] while "Start Showtime" is selected -> Update.​

      You can also update your showtime.self by deleting it from multiMAN's USRDIR folder and play a video - you'll be prompted to download the updated version. Be advised that in multiMAN versions 04.00.00+ SHOWTIME.SELF is located under USRDIR/sys folder.


      • You have to install the official CEX/CFW standalone version of Showtime [DEX] BEFORE starting multiMAN DEX for the first time

    Download (PS3 PKG) @:
    Mirror @:
    Download: SHOWTIME.SELF

    Official Movian website:
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2020
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