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Roberto @ LFFL created a new SopCast PPA (he already had SopCast packages in a different PPA along with some other packages - for Lucid only) for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat so you no longer have to manually download .deb files and apply a fix to get Sopcast player to start.

To add the SopCast PPA and install Sopcast Player in Ubuntu 10.10, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/sopcast
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sopcast-player

The above PPA also has packages for Ubuntu 10.04, but SopCast won't work if you're using VLC 1.1.x.

Note: I've using Ubuntu 32bit so I've only tested the 32bit packages and I do not know if it works for 64bit (this is because the instructions in our previous SopCast post only seemed to work on 32bit).

The new Sopcast version however still has one of the bugs I was telling you about: "show controls" and fullscreen don't work. To fix this too, in the Preferences, on the "Player" tab, select "Use External Player" and under "Command" enter "vlc" (without the quotes).

Thanks to Roberto @ LFFL for the PPA!