Learn how to deal with SOPCAST (28 March 2013) from Wael|

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all services provided on www.sopcast.com/www.easetuner.com are totally free. You can download all software listed below freely. 
All channels shown on SopCast are published by users and only for test purpose. 
All downloads (include SopPlayer and SopServer) and channel list can be copied and distributed freely for anyone. Any portion of these may not be sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted by SopCast.

1. Introduction 

Nowadays SopPlayer, also named SopCast Client, is totally free P2P software to view live TV channels and movies. 
This manual takes you through the first steps of getting SopPlayer and provides the initial pointers to get up and running in no time. 
SopPlayer can be run on Windows Vista .7 ,8 , Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Linux, but this manual is only for Windows platform. 


2. Download and Install 

Step 1. Download SopPlayer from http://download.easetuner.com/download/SopCast.zip. 

Or you can download it from mirror sites which are listed on page 

SopCast for Windows 

SopCast for Android 

SopCast for Linux 

SopCast for Mac 

Step 2. Unzip SopCast.zip with Winzip or Winrar to your hard disc. 

Step 3. Go to the directory unzipped and Run Setup-SopCast-verion-num-build-time.exe to install SopCast 

Step 4. Find SopCast in your “Start Menu” and run SopCast.exe 

3. Login 

Click the SopCast.exe  to start your SopCast experience! 


If you don’t have a user name yet, you may choose to sign in anonymously or click the link on the bottom right to create a new account

[notes] Most channels are available for anonymous users, so if you can’t sign in with your account at peak time, please always try with anonymous user. 


4. Home 

When you sign in successfully, you will now see the home frame of SopCast as the picture shown below 

Some key links of Sopcast is listed in home tab, we can find more detail information about SopCast by clicking these links. 

The layout of SopCast contains 3 sections as below: 

Address Area: channels viewing history will be listed in drop-down box, you can input a sop address (such as sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/6001) or just the channel id 6001 in it to view a channel. 

Tabs Area: includes Home, Live Channels, Rec Channels (from version 3.8.2), MyServer and FAQ 5 tabs. 

Option Area: includes Apply, Option and Logout 3 Buttons. Click Sub button to gain more channels (todo), click Apply button to Apply your own channel (todo). 

5. Live Channel 

Clicking “Live Channels” tab will list all available live channels now, as shown below: 

Channel List 
Channel list will be refreshed by system automatically. You can also refresh it by click “refresh” button. 
The channels you subscribed will be listed on the top of the channel list if you have subscribed some. 
Double-click channel name to open Player window and the channel will start automatically. 

Channel list control buttons 

This blue bar is a channel quality indicator, click this bar to view detail information about this channel (as shown in the picture below). 
Next to quality indicator are channel id, channel name and channel ratio in turn, channel ratio is marked by square brackets. 

Channel Info Frame 

6. Player Window 
Double-click channel name to open Player window and the channel will start automatically. 
Player Option Buttons 

Player control buttons 

Information bar, name of the playing channel, buffer, and live massage will be shown in it. 

Buffer indicator, when the buffer grow up over 60, the channel will be played fluently. 

Open in external player, Press this button to player the channel in external media player, such as Windows Media Player, vlc and RealPlayer etc. 

7. Rec Channel 
the area under this tab is always blank. If you rec some, that means SopCast are recovering this feature. 

8. MyServer 

A well-known main feature of SopCast system is anyone can broadcast his(her) own channel over Internet. MyServer is design for this intention. 

More information of MyServer is detailed in other another manual: SopServer manual

9. FAQ 

Frequently Asked Questions are listed under “FAQ” tab. If you have any questions, please refer to this page for answer, or visit our official website to find more FAQ. 

10. Option 

Click the “Option” button in option area to open the option window. 

General Option 
In “General Option” tab, you can choose your preferred language, 14 languages (English, 简体中文, 繁體中文, Français, Dutch, Español, Polski, Deutsch, ελληνικά, Italiano, Português, Romanian, Slovenian, 日本語) are available in version 3.0.3. 

If you tick off the “Allow only one instance of SopCast” checkbox, you can open multiple SopPlayers simultaneously to view different channels if you have enough bandwidth and hardware resource. 

Always keep “Check for new version when starting” checkbox checked for getting latest release. 

SopPlayer uses Windows Media Player to play media data received by default, but you can specify your preferred media player to do that. 


Default service port is 3902, change it if need. If you opened more than one SopPlayers, their server ports will be started with this port. 

Embed Free SopPlayer to Your Own Website

1. Introduction 
With SopCast Streaming over P2P technology, even personal website or web space with limited bandwidth can broadcast video streams to public. 
Sopcast has provided a free and friendly plug-in to incorporate P2P video playing into your own website. This document will guide you through the steps to embed Sopcast player into your website. 

2. How to do this 
You may use the copy/paste function to insert code from our example package into your homepages. 
There are mainly 3 ways to embed SopCast into your website: 

A. With my favorite channels [1] 
In this case, you can select your favorite channel to be embedded into your website. The channels can be broadcasted by others, or broadcasted by yourself. 

Basic Steps 
Copy the following codes to your web page: 
For your channel, please overwrite the SopAddress (“sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/6002”) and ChannelName (“CCTV5”): 

<object id=”SopPlayer” name = “SopPlayer”   
  height=”350″ width=”450″> 
  <param name=”AutoStart” value=”1″ />   
  <param name=”SopAddress” value=”sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/6002″ /> 
  <param name=”ChannelName” value=”CCTV5″ /> 

1. Where can I get the channel sop address? 
Usually, sop address is sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/channel_id 

B. With my favorite channels [2] 
Same as A, however more flexibly. 
ShangHai GSports 
ESPN Sports 
Add other channels you like 
Basic Steps 
1. Embed the SopCast Player into your web page 

<OBJECT ID=”SopPlayer” name = “SopPlayer”   

2. Write down your favorite channels 

<!– using hyperlink –> 
<a href=”#” onclick= 
“OnPlay(‘sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/6001’, ‘GSports’)”> 
Play GSports</a> 
<!– using button –> 
<input name=”button2″ type=”button” onclick=”OnPlay(‘sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/6002’, ‘GSports’)” value=”Play CCTV5″ /> 

3. Write code to prepare SopCast player between <head> and </head> tag 

<script language=”JavaScript” src=”http://www.sopcast.com/doc/sop_embed_rexml.js” type=”text/javascript”></script> 

Now, I think you can watch your favorite channel. If you want some advanced feature, go on. 

Advanced Steps 

1. How can I play the channel automatically when the page is opened? 

You should tell SopCast which channel should be started automatically, codes: 

<script language=”JavaScript” src=”../doc/www.sopcast.com/doc/sop_embed_rexml.js” type=”text/javascript”></script> 
  // Init the SopCast Player first 
  // tell sopcast player which channel   
  //should be played automatically 
  AutoPlay(‘sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/6001’, ‘GSports’);   


1. Where can I get the channel sop address? 
Usually, sop address is sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/channel_id 

C. With special group or channels lis
In this case, you can designate a channel group id or channels id in the group, this approach lists the matched channels on your website, and the channels will be open in a pop-up windows when you click the channel name. This approach may be more usable. 

Embed special group or channels, you can insert the code as below into your website. This approach will list only the channel group or channels that you designated. Click channel name, the channel will started in a pop-up web pages. 

Basic Steps 
1. Copy the code below into your web page

<iframe name=”sopchannel” src=”http://www.easetuner.com/channel/getch.html?groupId=1&channelId=6001,6002,6543″ frameborder=”0″ width=”400″ height=”50″ scrolling=”no”>The browder doesn’t support iframe.</iframe> 

Code description: 

groupId: designate a channel group id 

channelId: designate the channel ids in the group. separate by comma “,” if more than one channels, 0 for all channel in the group. 

For group id and channel id of all public channel, refer to http://www.easetuner.com/chlist.xml. 


1. List channel “6001 GSports 上海体育“, “6002 CCTV5” and “6543 GD-Sports 广东体育 ” in group “1.Sport Channels 体育频道(All from Internet)” 


<iframe src=”http://www.easetuner.com/channel/getch.html?groupId=1&channelId=6001,6002,6543″ name=”sopchannel” width=”400″ height=”50″ scrolling=”No” frameborder=”0″ id=”sopchannel”>The browder doesn’t support iframe.</iframe> 

Channel List: 

No channel is available, 
Please retry later!

2. List all channels in group “1.Sport Channels 体育频道(All from Internet)” 


<iframe name=”sopchannel” src=”http://www.easetuner.com/channel/getch.html?groupId=1&channelId=0″ frameborder=”0″ width=”400″ height=”350″ scrolling=”no”>The browder doesn’t support iframe.</iframe> 


1. Where can I get group id and channel id? 

Visit http://www.easetuner.com/chlist.xml, all public channel will be listed in this xml file. 

D. With all channels that SopCast has (easy way) 
In this case, the SopCast Player and all public channel list will be emebeded on your website, but with a simple way (using iframe). 

One Step 

1. Embed the SopCast Player into your web page 

<iframe id=”SopFrame” name=”SopFrame” frameborder=”0″ src=”http://www.easetuner.com/channel/getchlist.iframe.html” height=”350″ width=”800″ scrolling = “No”>The browder doesn’t support iframe.</iframe> 

SopFilter Manual

1. Introduction 

SopFilter is a plugin for Windows Media Player (WMP). With SopFilter you can watch SopCast channels by WMP directly. It also simplifies your experience to embed channels to your web page. 

2. Download and install 
Download SopFilter installation package from www.easetuner.com 
Run the package and follow the steps to finish the installation 

3. Play in WMP 
Open Windows Media Player 
Select “File”, then “Open URL”, input the sop address of your favorite channel 

Click OK, wait for about 20~40 seconds, and the channel will start to play. 
4. Embedded in Web Page 
Once you installed SopFilter for WMP, you can embed Windows Media Player ActiveX in web page (html) to play SopCast channels. The following code snippet shows how to get it done. 

<object id=”Player” width=600 height=450   
  <param name=”URL” value=”sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/6002″ />   
  <param name=”autoStart” value=”1″ />   
  <param name=”enableContextMenu” value=”1″ />   
  <param name=”fullScreen” value=”0″ />   
  <param name=”stretchToFit” value=”1″ />   
  <param name=”uiMode” value=”full” />   

5. More Information 
If you have any problem or advice when using SopFilter, please contact with support.sopcast_AT_gmail.com. 

getting links to watch 


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I hope that I have helped you

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