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Install SopCast Player in Ubuntu 9.10 from Repository

SopCast Player

SopCast Player makes use of the P2P(Peer-to-Peer) technology to bring live streaming video and audio to your Ubuntu. Getting it installed on Ubuntu 9.04 was rather tricky: How to Setup P2P Tv with gtk-SopCast on Ubuntu 9.04 , but that was then.

Now you can get it up and running in your Ubuntu 9.10 with a smooth install thanks to the SOURCES.LIST website that has re-complied the sopcast-player and sp-auth Deb packages for Ubuntu 9.10, resolving all dependencies. SOURCES.LIST also created a repository for SopCast Player; drop in your terminal
echo "deb http://www.sourceslist.eu/repository/karmic/ binary/" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list and install SopCast Player with

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install sopcast-player sp-auth – run with sopcast-player or get it at Applications -> Sound & Video -> SopCast Player

SopCast Player uses VLC media player and Mplayer to project video – it depends on what you configured in Edit -> Preferences -> Media Player.

Download sopcast-player and sp-auth for Ubuntu 9.10 at SOURCES.LIST

[Update: 1] See how to install Sopcast Player in Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx”


  1. vasiauvi
    9:06 pm on November 8th, 2009

    I’ve installed yesterday this player but for me is not working.
    Also how to add a different sopcast channel from this link http://www.live-football.cn/sopcast-channel-list.html ?
    I really need this player because I want to see some romanian :) televisions that work only on Internet Explorer.
    Unfortunatelly Sopcast doesn’t work in firefox.

  2. Martin Kaba
    7:00 am on November 9th, 2009

    @vasiauvi; SopCast Player doesn’t depend on any browser, neither Firefox nor Internet Explorer. What you need is the right Sopcast executable for your Windows PC

  3. vasiauvi
    8:22 pm on November 10th, 2009

    Yes, I know this, but I have Ubuntu and it’s not possible to use sopcast plugin and to install IE6 in Linux I don’t think is a good idea.

  4. fran
    9:49 pm on January 13th, 2010

    The repository doesn’t work for me:

    W: Failed to fetch http://www.sourceslist.eu/repository/karmic/binary/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

    What can I do?

  5. OtsoMaki
    7:52 pm on January 26th, 2010

    Thank you very much. This worked brilliantly for me. Quick and easy.

  6. Juegos
    6:55 pm on March 3rd, 2010

    I have Karmic but isn’t working, in fact didn’t found any solution.

  7. Theo
    1:09 pm on May 27th, 2010

    Thanks to you, sopcast is working under Ubuntu (lucid). However, i can’t directly enter the channelnumber. For soccer games, the streaming is sometimes refer to as channelnumber.