How to Play SopCast on VLC

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SopCast is a great way to watch your favorite programs using VLC media player. The great thing is that SopCast is free. SopCast allows you to watch or listen videos or audio over the internet. You can use the VLC media player as the tool to watch the video.

Note: Both free ways to watch SopCast with VLC on Windows/Mac are a little complicated and time-consuming, your patience is appreciated here. As an alternative, you can refer to the powerful and effective software below, which not only plays any video file with the built-in player but provides one-stop video solution as well.

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Part 1. Watching SopCast on Windows

Step 1 Open SopCast and log on to the service. After the program opens into the main window. You will have to choose the external player where you can find the option of VLC player and just select it. SopCast and log on to the service. You may have to browse through your computer to find the VLC player. Just except by clicking ok.

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Step 2 Exit SopCast and launch it again. Log in and then open the channel you want to watch from the list of website.

Step 3 Now launch the VLC separately. Go to media and then to open network. You can always use to show more option if you want to control the bandwidth. Set the SopCast as the streaming address.

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Part 2. Playing SopCast on Mac

Mac may not allow installation of SopCast directly. In order to run SopCast, you require to install the Wine app. This is because SopCast runs on .exe files while Mac can only support .dmg files that are the default extension for files on Mac.

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Wine app allows Windows software to run on your Mac by translating these .exe files into .dmg files that your Mac can recognize. Install SopCast-using wine on your Mac. More importantly, make sure you have VLC player on your system. Now use the following steps to set the SopCast on VLC.

Step 1 The first thing you will have to do is to get a SopCast account. You can always have a free account but remember that you will have to log in every time to launch it. There are both free and paid services. Once the program opens to main screen, click the option button and go to choose external player. You will have to browse through your system for executable file of VLC which is usually under Utilities. Once you have selected VLC, accept the changes.

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Step 2 Exit SopCast and open it again. Log in again and then open a channel to watch from the list with address “sop://”address.

Step 3 Now, launch the VLC player and make sure both programs are open. Important thing is make sure you note the address of the SopCast address bar. You can always use the bar to watch the new channel by merely entering the address.

Step 4 On VLC, go to File menu and the click on open network. You can paste this link directly http://127.0.0.1:8902/tv.asf to start streaming the video.

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