SopCast Player is a Linux GUI front-end for the p2p streaming technology developed by SopCast. SopCast can play various TV channels online (watch football games, HBO, AXN Movie and so on) for free. Besides the default channel list, you can find many more (local or international) channels by simply searching Google.
Like we told you a while back, SopCast is probably the best way to watch the World Cup online under Linux - there are many channels and being a p2p streaming application, the connection usually doesn't goes down.
SopCast Player 0.4.1 has just been released, bringing a minor update to the user interface and deleted link handling in Firefox as well as other bug fixes.
The PPA has also been updated and it now includes lib32stdc++5 and libstdc++5, packages which up until now you had to manually download and install.
To install the latest SopCast Player 0.4.1 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx only, simply paste this in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/extra && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sopcast-player sp-auth
And a reminder: SopCast Player requires VLC < 1.1.0 (so you must have VLC version lower than 1.1.0 installed before installing SopCast Player). You can use PPA Purge to remove VLC 1.1.0 installed from a PPA and go back to the default VLC 1.0.x from the official Ubuntu repositories - all automatically.
Also, don't rely on the default channels only. Search Google as you'll find a lot more channels!
Thanks to The Ubuntu News for the PPA!