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Proceeding his OpenTyrian Homebrew Game Port PS4 PKG and PEMU Portable FinalBurn Neo Emulator PS4 PKG, PlayStation 4 Scene developer @Cpasjuste recently updated the pPlay video player for Nintendo Switch in his Github repository with a pPlay v3.6 PS4 PKG adding PlayStation 4 support for Jailbroken PS4 consoles followed by a pPlay v3.7 PS4 PKG, pPlay v3.8 PS4 PKG update, PPLAY v3.09 PS4 PKG and PPLAY v4.0 PS4 PKG updates compiled by @psbax4. 🤩

Download: pplay-3.8_ps4.zip (34.5 MB - includes IV0001-PPLA00001_00-PPLA000013080000.pkg and subfont.ttf) / GIT / IV0001-PPLA00001_00-PPLA000013090000.zip (41.93 MB - PPLAY 3.09 includes IV0001-PPLA00001_00-PPLA000013090000.pkg) / 🆕 IV0001-PPLA00001_00-PPLA000010400000.zip (44.32 MB - PPLAY v4.0 includes IV0001-PPLA00001_00-PPLA000010400000.pkg) compiled by @psbax4

Spoiler: Depreciated

:idea: In the changelog below @Cpasjuste notes he's currently seeking donations to buy a PS5 to develop on, so those interested in supporting his ongoing homebrew work in the scene can do so directly HERE via PayPal. <3

pPlay v3.8 Changelog:
  • PS4: correctly fix some clock/sync problems (previous fix was running all videos at 60 fps, they now correctly sync at video fps as on other platforms)
pPlay v3.7 Changelog:
  • PS4: fix some clock/sync problems (fix lag problems on 1080p videos)
  • PS4: fix "watch-later" mpv option
  • PS4: add new shader (support more videos)
  • common: correctly show currently selected video/audio/subtitle track in options menus
  • common: correctly restore video/audio/subtitle track selection and position on video restart
  • common: create pplay data directory on launch
pPlay v3.6 Changelog:
  • add PS4 support
  • further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments to enhance the user experience...
  • note: I'm actually seeking donations to start developing on the PS5 (to buy a device). If you want to support this, please donate here!
And from the README.md: pPlay

pPlay is a video player for the Nintendo Switch. pPlay support most popular video format, subtitles, http and ftp streaming and more. pPlay use the MPV interface to handle ffmpeg interoperability, which provide a fast, stable and powerful experience.

Installation
  • Switch: copy "pplay" folder to switch sdcard ("/switch/pplay")
  • PS4: install pkg and copy "data" folder on ps4 internal hdd
Usage (switch)
  • Use left/right to switch menu's and windows... select a media and... have fun.
  • When playing a media, you can press the "DOWN" or "A" button to bring the UI, the "R" shoulder for fast forward ("L" button to stop), and "LEFT" to access video, audio and subtitles selection.
Notes
  • pPlay can stream media from an http server with directory listing enabled, or an ftp server. To do so, you must edit the configuration file (pplay.cfg) to add your server address:
    • NETWORK = "http://samples.ffmpeg.org/";
    • NETWORK = "ftp://user:password@ip:port/";
  • As pPlay use MPV, you can put a file named "mpv.conf" in the "mpv" folder to play with. See the CONFIGURATION FILES and OPTIONS sections in the MPV manual for more information.
  • pPlay should be able to play most media. While 720p and 1080p medias should be fine, you can unlock all the switch cpu speed for heavy medias in the main options menu (LEFT button)
Cheers to BiteYourConsole of BiteYourConsole.net for the heads-up on this via Twitter! 🍻
PPlay v3.6 Video Player Updated with PS4 Support PKG by Cpasjuste.png
 

Comments

@Cpasjuste Thanks for such a great video player! Biggest thing that was missing on PS4 tbh. Tried a 720 and 1080p X264 episode and both worked great.

A question. Subtitle text can look pretty aliased, not so smooth. Could that be improved as sometimes it can be a bit hard to look at? Also is it possible to change the subtitle font? I've noticed there's a "subfont.ttf" in the Data folder.
 
awesome, thank you works great

1 question though, how to change the screen area or resolution in the app as the menu is off the screen mostly. ive checked on ps4 menu at screen area is set correct but in this app the menu is almost off the screen or zoomed in maybe

how to correct
many thanks
 
@Cpasjuste It'd be cool if you can make it so that R2 & L2 fastforward/backward for a few seconds like the default media player? L1/R1 jumps by minutes. Other than that, everything is working great. Thanks!
 
From the bug I reported initially, it seems to be a .sup subtitle issue inside a .mkv file. .sup subs are kind of tricky since they are pictures of text instead of plain text. Tested other mkv files (H265) and it works without issues.
 
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