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I've received quite a few requests to make a post on installing SopCast Player in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. So here are two SopCast applications that you can install in the latest Ubuntu:



Install Tv Maxe in Ubuntu


TV Maxe is a SopCast GUI that also supports mms, rmtp and http streams. By default, it comes with a Romanian channel list but more lists (International, UK, France, Danmark, Hungary, Spain, etc.) are available on its wiki page.

TV Maxe

TV Maxe comes with a PPA for Ubuntu Lucid, Maverick Natty and Oneiric - add it and install TV Maxe using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:venerix/pkg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tv-maxe

Update: the TV Maxe PPA now supports Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and 12.04 Precise Pangolin too.

For other Linux distributions, see the TV Maxe download page (but please note that you'll need to manually install the sp-auth package)



Install SopCast Player in Ubuntu


SopCast Player

2. The LFFL SopCast PPA (ppa:ferramroberto/sopcast) hasn't been updated for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. The LFFL Sopcast PPA has just been updated for Oneiric. Add the PPA and install SopCast Player using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/sopcast
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sopcast-player

Update: the ferramroberto/sopcast PPA now supports Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin too.

If SopCast Player segfaults on 64bit, see this work-around (thanks to Ivan for the tip!)


For both applications: please note that on 64bit, you'll have to install a huge list of dependencies because of the libstdc++5 dependency. Also, I've only tested the 32bit packages!
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