You may want to watch live media from the web in your ubuntu,and Sopcast player is designed for Linux user with an integrated video player,a channel guide,and bookmarks.
To install Sopcast,you need to download following two packages from site:http://code.google.com/p/sopcast-player/downloads/list
For i386 :
Navigate to the directory you downloaded the files ,double click to open and click on Install Package.
When the installation finish,restart and you will find Sopcast player at Applications–>Internet–>Sopcast Player
Click on it to open up,and try following if nothing happens
First,make sure you have Python version 2.5 installed:
sudo apt-get install python2.5
sudo gedit /usr/bin/sopcast-player
Change it so it looks like this:
Close and save it,then restart.
Now,It should starts up.For a channel list,click on “Channel Guide”button, and you can change channel guide URL at Channel Guide tab of Edit–>Preferences.