The portal myp2p.eu is a very interesting site where you can choose among several live sports and watching ’em live, with very good quality. The matches can be seen with a myriad of softwares, among them: windows media, real audio, sopcast, tvants. In this post I’ll focus on SopCast.
Gentoo portage does not have an ebuild for sopcast (yet), but meanwhile there is a sopcast ebuild on gentoo bugzilla. To install it, download the file http://bugs.gentoo.org/attachment.cgi?id=137461 and save it to /usr/portage/media-tv/sopcast-1.1.1.ebuild.
Edit sopcast-1.1.1.ebuild and change the URL from
As the packages are masked, first we have unmask them:
echo "=media-tv/sopcast-1.1.1" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
Before emerging, go to the ebuild dir and generate the manifest:
ebuild sopcast-1.1.1.ebuild digest
Now the fun bergins!
Under myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=∂=sports&discipline=football choose the match you want to see, copy the adress (that beggins with the “protocol” sop://) and run the command:
sp-sc sop://broker1.sopcast.com:3912/6001 1234 5678
that opens the stream from local port “1234” to player port “5678”. Player port is where you will watch the video. So, to watch with Xine (my favorite), run:
and that’s it! Nice game! 🙂