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How to Install Sopcast Player 0.8.5 P2P Internet TV on Ubuntu 16.04

Sopcast Player is a simple, free way to broadcast video and audio or watch the video and listen to radio on the Internet. Soapcast for linux adopting a P2P (Peer-to-Peer) technology, it is very efficient and easy to use. With soapcast football, you can watch your favorite match anytime anywhere.

I wasn’t sure at first if this can be installed on Ubuntu 16.04 since the last known update worked till Ubuntu 14.04. So luckily for me after several attempts, I managed to download soapcast and install it on Ubuntu 16.04 and its working

sopcast player

Soapcast Player Main Features:

  • State-of-the-art P2P technology, allowing you to share data among all viewers, as well as make the channel more available and stable.
  • Minimal delay in the P2P streaming market.
  • Fast buffering 10-30seconds.
  • Firewall as well as NAT traversal technology to pass 90% P2P barriers.
  • Build your own channels as well as broadcast it over the Internet.
  • Streaming real time streams. Support for many streaming transport protocol. mms, http, etc.
  • Streaming media files which includes asf, wmv, rm, rmvb, mp3, etc.
  • Support for loop file playing.
  • Extremely low memory footprint and CPU load.
  • Standard channel URL: click on any sop:// URL to play.
  • Real time monitor of broadcasting source quality and network quality to help viewers to select a appropriate channel.
  • Record the clips when you are watching it.
  • Can play the stream with your favorite player, such as Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, VLC, etc.
  • Memory buffering, hence no harm to the hard disk.
  • It supports authentication for both the broadcasters and the viewers. The broadcaster has full control on his channels.
  • End-to-End security, encrypted messages, hi level P2P security, no hijack.
  • Support multiple channels broadcast on the same server. Normally, you can run 5-10 channels on one PC.
  • The Sop Player can be embedded into a webpage or any software applications. It works just like Windows Media Player.
  • The Sop Server as well as Sop Player can be run both on Windows and Linux. The whole system can be ported to embedded Linux.
  • Freeware, not ad/spy ware.

The most recent known stable Linux release is Soapcast Player 0.8.5. This addresses the following issues reported

  • Fixed the problem that client can not login from some countries
  • Minor bugs Fixed

How to Install Sopcast Player 0.8.5 on Ubuntu 16.04

  • First install required dependency (sp-auth)
sudo apt-get install gdebi
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sudo gdebi sp-auth*

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sudo gdebi sp-auth*
  • Download and Install Sopcast
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sudo gdebi sopcast-player*

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sudo gdebi sopcast-player*

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