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tv maxe sopcast player

TV-Maxe is an application that you can use to watch TV stations online, through a P2P technology called SopCast. It comes with two TV channel lists by default: one international and one Romanian, but more unofficial lists are available on its wiki (for France, Hungary, United Kingdom, Danmark, Spain, Russia and Ukraine).


TV-Maxe 0.07 has been released recently, bringing some important changes both under-the-hood as well as to the end users:
  • HTTP remote control: TV Maxe already had support for remote control via infrared, but the latest version also comes with HTTP remote control so all you need is a mobile phone or tabled with a working network connection to change TV channels, play/stop TV maxe and change or mute the volume.
  • Gstreamer support which is more stable than the Mplayer or the VLC backends
  • Separation of protocol engines and multimedia backends
  • Faster startup
  • Support for streams with multiple audio tracks
  • Added support for multiple Sopcast sources for the same channel
  • Channel list filtering
  • Deleted channels management
  • Extended support for RTMP streams


Install TV-Maxe (SopCast Player) in Ubuntu


To install the latest TV-Maxe in Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, 10.10 or 10.04, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:venerix/pkg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tv-maxe

For .rpm and source files, see the TV-Maxe downloads page.

via blog.ov1d1u.net (in Romanian)
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