Sopcast on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta

Those who already updated from Lucid to Maverick will sadly realize that sopcast-player refuses to work with Maverick’s VLC 1.1.4. If sp-sc is installed you nevertheless can watch your favorite channel by using the terminal way mentioned already here.

In a terminal enter

sp-sc sop:// 3908 8908

which starts sopcast playing channel 6000 on your local port 8908. In order to watch this channel with mplayer just enter in another terminal

mplayer http://localhost:8908/tv.asf

It might take a few seconds for sp-sc to establish connections in terminal one and get the stream going. So be patient before trying to play the stream in the second terminal.

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