How to install sopcast player in Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic)

SopCast Player is designed to be an easy to use Linux GUI front-end for the p2p streaming technology developed by SopCast. SopCast Player features an integrated video player, a channel guide, and bookmarks. Once SopCast Player is installed it simply "just works" with no required configuration.

Install opcast player in Ubuntu 9.10

Use the following command to add the sopcast player PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jason-scheunemann/ppa

Update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

First you need to install sp-auth .deb package so download from here


Install .deb package

sudo dpkg -i sp-auth_3.0.1_i386.deb

Install sopcast player using the following command

sudo apt-get install sopcast-player

or click on the following link to install


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18 Responses

  1. grim says:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    sopcast-player: Depends: sp-auth (>= 3.0.1) but it is not installable

  2. grim says:

    missing package may be found here:

  3. Jonas says:

    Got the same “sopcast-player: Depends: sp-auth (>= 3.0.1) but it is not installable” :-/

  4. admin says:

    download sp-auth package

    For i386 users


    For amd64 users

    Install this package

    sudo dpkg -i sp-auth_3.0.1_i386.deb

  5. sheepeatingtaz says:

    Unless something has changed since I did this (last night!) You will also need to download libstdc++5 (version 6 is in Karmic) BEFORE you install the sp-auth deb. I got a copy from which installed fine.

  6. DeanoCYM says:

    Thank you sheepeatingtaz,

    As you said sp-auth has dependencies not in the karmic repositories, but you can download a *.deb over at

    Does anyone know if having version 5 and 6 both installed will cause any conflicts?

  7. Moh says:

    I really like your blog, but sometimes I don’t know why do you think the default architecture is i386. One of the most advantages of linux (over Microsoft Windows) is that the 64bit edition works fine and we have to encourage people to use 64bit edition.

  8. Marcos says:

    As sheepeatingtaz says you need libstdc++5.

    The Jaunty version also works very well.

  9. shanksy says:

    I have installed the libstdc++5, sp-auth and sopcast player all in that order for 64 bit Karmic.

    When I run from the terminal I am still getting the error message :
    sp-sc: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    Can anyone help, it worked fine under Jaunty.

  10. ingalex says:

    Here you can find instructions to install sopcast-player from repository on Ubuntu Karmic Koala.
    There is sopcast-player with integrated libstdc+5.
    Sopcast player and sp-auth are compiled for 32 and 64 bit.

  11. madexistence says:

    @shanksy: you need to copy the 32bit version of into /usr/lib32

    then sopcast just works under 64bit Karmic 😀

  12. Beob8er says:

    If you have any unmet dependencies trying to install libstdc++5 with Karmic try running:

    sudo apt-get install -f

    That worked for me.

  13. Karmic_Kameleon says:

    Big Thanks to the OP and sheepeatingtaz. Great work guys.

  14. Harsh says:

    Beautiful post. Worked like a charm..
    (and also double checked ‘ingalex’s’ post. turns out he’s right. Sopcast is indeed available at the Ubuntu software repository.. damn..)

    thanks for the great post nonetheless !!

  15. Kemal says:

    Dependency issue in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). 10.04 comes with libstdc++6…

    Dependency is not satisfiable: ia32-libs|lib32stdc++5

  16. fred says:

    Worked like a charm on karmic (64), when using sp-auth_3.2.6_all.deb instead of the one you originally suggested, as well as apt-get -f install in order to meet the lib32stdc++5 requirement.

    Thanks for sharing!

  17. Deh says:

    I got the SopCast install to work via the repositry but then it got stuck repeating connecting/retrying when trying to play a channel.

    Just a tip that I needed to allow a protocol through my Guarddog firewall to get Sopcast to play a channel.
    It was Protocol>File Transfer>Network File System-Sun Microsystems
    I got this through trial and error so I do not quite know why it was needed, just that it was.
    Anyway that is what I needed to do using Ubuntu 9.1 and now Sopcast works as it should and I hope that helps someone.

  18. Raghavendra says:

    Thanks….it worked for me.

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