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I got it to work - I have all the files ( zipped ) needed - if anyone has a server to host the files that would be great. let me know. 1 download instead of 4
here are directions I copied and edited from a message board.
You need a few different bits of software but I now have sopcast working perfectly/
1/You will first need to download "Crossover"
2/Once installed, open the program, select a win98 bottle. then install internet explorer 6 (the programme automates this process for you) IE6 is in the supported packages list in crossover
3/Then go to the Microsoft website and download the .exe file for Media player 7. I DID THIS FOR YOU USE mp71.exe
4/Open crossover again and select "install unsupported application" - browser to the media player 7 .exe and install
5/Return to microsoft and download media player 9 and repeat the steps above. USE MPSetup.exe
6/Finally download sopcast .exe file from the sopcast site and install as above. USE Setup-SopCast-2.0.4-2007-12-13.exe
7/ the codec - without this you will see black screen in the sop player
I GOT IT..... by pure accident..... it seems you need to download a codec to get it working perfectly.. if you click on the second icon to the left of the play button (while trying to watch a stream on sopcast), it opens windows media player.. the stream tries to play in wm player , but then a message pops up to inform you that a codec needs downloading.. follow the prompts and it directs you to the right page, then, YOU GOT IT.......
I still have a problem installing this codec. When the windows media player starts, a little windows pops up saying "you need codec" search or close" If I choose search, he connects to a dead link. I downloaded and installed this one:
but he still says "codec missing".
Anyway, the whole thing works for a few streams without the codec, but not for all. Can anybody help me please?
There is a trial version of Crossover for free but I couldn't get Sopcast to work with that for some reason. Instead of paying $60 for Crossover you can get it through TrialPay on their website. All you have to do is sign up for another companies product which you may or may not have to pay for. I signed up for eBay and had to bid on something withing the first 24hrs to get Crossover for free. I "lost" the auction and didn't have to pay for Crossover.
Running SopCast in OS X under tiger 10.4.11 (Intel) for free without CrossOver
Simple (-ish!) step by step guide (for everyone from beginner-intermediates on! Experts ignore the tedious instructions and leap ahead!!)
Things you need:
1) DarWine : http://www.kronenberg.org/darwine/
2) Old Version of Windows SopCast 1.1.2 : http://www.ivytv.net/sport/index.php?id=14 (try mirror 2)
3) MPlayer for OS X : http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
4) X11 from Apple Install Discs that came with your computer or version of OS X
A) Install X11
B) Install Darwine as per the instructions.
C) Run Installer to install SopCast 1.1.2
D) Install MPLayer: Choose Preferences, under miscellaneous, click use cache
E) Double click on Sopcast.exe installed in wine folder C_Drive subfolder sopcast
F) Leave Sopcast Login as anonymous, click login
G) From X11 terminal (xterm), type command: top
H) Look for PID of winehelper
e.g. 775 WineHelper 0.0% 0:0:43.23 5 etc etc etc. Thus, 775 is the PID of winehelper
I) Ctrl C to end top function in Xterm and exit screen
J) in xterm type: kill -9 (PID of winehelper) e.g. if PID = 775 - so comand is kill -9 775
K) Enter into sopcast address bar the sopcast address you want, e.g. sop://broker1.sopcast.com:3912/6001 then click on big blue button with right arrow, a non-working viewer should slide out
L) Launch MPlayer: Select open location: enter mms://127.0.0.1:8902 (if 8902 doesn't work, try 8903 or 8912) Be patient, the caching could take a minute or so.
THAT'S IT! Enjoy!
For those who are interested - winehelper if left to run, in conjunction with sopcast, starts to eat up up to 99.7% of CPU resources and video stops working after about two minutes, hence the need to kill winehelper. I have yet to figure out how to launch a .exe without launching winehelper in Darwine. Anyone who knows the answer to this, I would be most interested.
I've had a quick scan through this forum and I'm sure wine works great, if you can be bothered to do all of the required steps. I, however, can't be. I came across a P2PTV program that actually works on Mac OS X (I'm running Tiger). However, the available channels are pretty lame, especially since I want to use P2PTV to watch football. Anyway, the channels are:
ABC News Now
Al Jazeera Arabic
BBC News 24
Canal 24 Hoars
France 24 Hours
Hope this is of use to someone:
has anyone been able to get VLC to work with sopcast yet? It won't let me select the Mac version of VLC and when I installed the windows version (under a winxp bottle) it kept trying to run it under win98 but VLC needed winXP to run. I really want to figure it out because most hockey games need VLC.
OK, so I now have Sopcast streaming to the Mac version of Sopcast by opening the stream in Sopcast(windows) and then opening the url: http://localhost:8902/tv.asf in the Mac version of Sopcast. It will play for about 10 seconds but now I need to get Sopcast to loop the stream but I don't know how to do that. Any sugestions?
Sorry, I kept saying Sopcast when I meant VLC.
Here's what I'm doing now:
Running the stream from the Windows version of Sopcast and opening it with the Mac version of VLC by opening the stream address 127.0.0.1:8902 or http://localhost:8902/tv.asf
Then in VLC(mac) in the Playback menu I am selecting Repeat all. It may also work to select repeat one. The reason for this is because I still haven't figured out how to loop the stream in Sopcast and using "Repeat All" in VLC forces it to reconnect every time it drops the feed.
This is not ideal because it has to re buffer and sometimes it can be reconnecting every 5-10 seconds and this really reduces the quality you get.
If anyone knows how to loop the Sopcast feed I would really appreciate knowing.