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”