How to Install SopCast Player in Ubuntu 15.04

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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.

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

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.