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:

For i386 :



For amd64:



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

Then execute:

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.