How to Install SopCast Player in Ubuntu 16.04 / 16.10

March 5, 2017

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For those who want to install SopCast Player, a Linux GUI front-end for the p2p streaming technology developed by SopCast, here’s a PPA with sopcast-player 0.8.5 for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18, and derivatives.

Sopcast Player in Ubuntu Unity

Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut keys. When it opens, run following commands one by one:

1. Run command to add the PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxthebest.net/sopcast

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

sopcast-xenial-ppa

2. Then install sopcast-player package either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install sopcast-player

3. Remove the PPA repository afterwards, since the player is not updated any more.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:linuxthebest.net/sopcast

For those who don’t want to add PPA, manually grab the DEB packages here.

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8 responses to How to Install SopCast Player in Ubuntu 16.04 / 16.10

  1. Thx a lot!

  2. wow, awesome, thanks a lot

  3. thanks a lot

  4. Thank you!

  5. thanks !!

  6. Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/add-apt-repository”, line 11, in
    from softwareproperties.SoftwareProperties import SoftwareProperties, shortcut_handler
    File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py”, line 27, in
    import apt_pkg
    ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘apt_pkg’

  7. just installed thanks for the guide.

  8. Thanks a lot :)