How to Install SopCast Player in Ubuntu 15.04

July 21, 2015 — 16 Comments

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Quick tutorial shows how to install SopCast Player, GUI for SopCast p2p TV streaming, in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid using PPA.

SopCast Player is designed to be an easy to use Linux GUI front-end for the p2p streaming technology developed by SopCast. It features an integrated video player (VLC), a channel guide, and bookmarks. Once SopCast Player is installed it simply “just works” with no required configuration.

Sopcast Player in Ubuntu Unity

Install SopCast Player in Ubuntu:

There’s a PPA repository available for Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04 and their derivatives (e.g., Mint 13/17, and Elementary OS Freya).

1. To add the PPA, open terminal from the Dash, Launcher, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:lyc256/sopcast-player

sopcast ppa

2. After that, you can install the player either from Synaptic Package Manager after clicking Reload button or by running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install sopcast-player

For those who don’t want to add PPA, download and install the .deb packages of sp-auth and then sopcast-player for your OS from this page.

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16 responses to How to Install SopCast Player in Ubuntu 15.04

  1. sp-auth depends on libstdc++5:i386, I install libstdc++5 but it still doesn’t work. I’m using ubuntu 15.04 32 bit

    • Try below command in terminal:

      sudo apt-get -f install

      Also use this command to solve dependency problem if you were installing sopcast-player through the .deb package. And it works on my 64-bit 15.04

  2. Hi.

    I got this message :

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    sopcast-player : Depends: sp-auth (>= 3.0.1) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    What can I do ?

    Thank you.

  3. Using the PPA in Ubuntu 15.04 repository works well.

    Thank you

  4. The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    sp-auth : Depends: libstdc++5:i386 but it is not installable

    So i dont know how it works for any of you, this package can not be installed either.

  5. If you have got problems with the i386 package, perhaps you have got a amd64 architecture & need to add i386.

    First check your achitectures:
    dpkg –print-architecture
    dpkg –print-foreign-architectures

    If i386 does not appear, run this commands:
    sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386
    sudo apt-get update

    Now you should be able to install the i386 package


  6. Hi
    Thanks for guidance. I scratched my head a few weeks not finding the right way.
    Worked perfect for me in Kodibuntu (386 or amd) after all applying all upgrades and patches listed on kodi website.

    Stuff like p2p or plexus does not work if the stream engine is not installed at least in my layout. After install works like a charm.

    Not sure if it helped but I had vlc installed prior along with tv-maze.
    Google is your friend for how-to install the stuff above.

    Sopcast instructions – I use putty to fire-up this commands:

    sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:lyc256/sopcast-player
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install sopcast-player
    For users looking to get Acestream running along with Sopcast :

    Acestream instructions:

    sudo add-apt-repository “deb trusty main”
    sudo wget -O – | sudo apt-key add -
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install acestream-full
    All thanks to people that wrote and posted this instructions
    Good luck

  7. I tried but I got this>

    W: Fallo al obtener “” 404 Not Found

  8. For ubuntu 15.10
    follow the instructions for Ubuntu 15.04 with the following “twist”
    1, sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:lyc256/sopcast-player
    2. edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lyc256-ubuntu-sopcast-player-wily.list and change ‘wily’ to ‘vivid’
    3. sudo apt-get update
    4. sudo apt-get install sopcast-player

  9. Thank you Serafim, it works!

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