SopCast Reviews

SopCast does not containg any trojans, malware or viruses and is safe to use on your home computer. LoveSport.tv has aggregated a selection of SopCast reviews from around the internet so you can reassure yourself as to its safetly, and find out what others have experienced using it.

 User Review

Source: Softfiles

The best software out there to deliver your media to the world.This software lets you do two things, it lets you watch what is known as internet TV streams, and it lets you create your own internet TV stream.
The viewable streams are not your run-of-the-mill junko streams like Comcast’s CN8 network or C-Span, or NASA TV, all those streams that many programs here on Softpedia feature. Absolutely not. All of the streams in SOPcast are all user created and moderated and shows quality content you see on TV. Mostly, people use SOPcast (and its previous joint operation with TVUplayer) to watch and broadcast sporting events. So during the NFL season you can find all NFL games, and all throughout the year soccer, NBA, NHL, cricket, etc. are being shown on SOPcast. Sure, the quality isn’t all that great since the user is distributing the content with their own upstream, but its better than nothing.

Now the streaming…which lets you stream your content to the world.
First off, by content, I mean any kind of media, whether it be a DivX movie you wish to show, or whether it be a radio stream, or a video stream, or the best of all, your own, home made, tv or radio stream.
Second off, if your intention is to stream your own live media, you need extra software outside of SOPcast to create the stream, all of which are free. You can use Windows Media Encoder (most popular), VLC, or even Orb. SopCast lets you stream files without the use of other programs.
OK, so there are three programs out there which stream stuff to the world. There TVUplayer, SOPcast and TVants. TVUplayer, everyone knows from the World Cup. The problem with TVUplayer is that its kind of complicated and not very user friendly. TVants, on the other hand, is very easy to work with and requires no signing up or any of that business. The problem with TVants is that you really wont get a great audience on it depending where you are. Here in the US, there arent many TVants users, so creating a TVants stream that only people in the US will enjoy won’t get you much of an audience. There is audiences out there for streams in other countries, sure, but you have to target the right audience :P . SopCast, on the otherhand, I have found to be a bit more universal. Create a stream anywhere and itll get an audience.

The other positive with SopCast is that it seems to be a bit more receptive to more stream types. I have found that TVants and TVUplayer work best (let alone at all) only if an mms:// stream link is provided. SopCast on the otherhand seems to work find with mms://, rtsp://, http://. Then include that with the fact that streaming a file with SopCast doesnt require any extra software, and it makes for an awesome program.

They update the program on a kind-of-monthly schedule it seems. So it at least is up to date”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editors Review

Source: http://sopcast.en.softonic.com/

 

“ This streaming P2P television application offers a wide choice of channels in a very sleek looking interface, whilst letting you broadcast your very own TV program over the Internet.

Sopcast’s interface is easy enough for any type of user. You can register yourself on Sopcast, a prerequisite if you want to broadcast your program but if you just want to view TV, you can log in as an anonymous user. We found that Sopcast probably offers the widest choice of channels of all P2P TV streaming applications, and organizes them via categories like sports, news or gospel tv. To view a channel all you have to do is double click the one you want and it will open a Windows Media Player side window. This truly separates Sopcast from the rest of the P2P TV streaming applications. By playing the channels in Window Media Player it allows you to set the size of the screen, adjust sound levels, keep a history of channels viewed…basically everything you can do with the famous media player. Furthermore, Sopcast is the only P2P streaming TV application we encountered that allows you to configure settings like port selection (extremely useful to maximize the use of your bandwidth and get better quality playback) or select among 12 different languages.

Another of Sopcast’s major innovations is broadcasting your own TV program over the Internet. If you would like to produce a TV show, Sopcast gives you the chance to reach a very wide audience of Internet users. Once your program has been filmed, edited and is uploaded on your PC, all you have to do is stream it via Sopcast and select a server address to which people can connect and watch. The quality of the broadcast will very much depend on the number of people connected (the more users there are, the faster the video will stream). You can also create your own private channel and decide what users can watch it by creating a network group. Imagine having your very own broadcast just for you and your friends!

Sopcast is an excellent application that allows P2P streaming television to keep improving. Although the program tends to crash every now and then, Sopcast is fairly intuitive, offers a very wide choice of channels and uses Windows Media Player well. In addition it is the first program of its kind that allows you to broadcast your own channel over the web. Give it a try, you might just shelve your TV for good.”

Languages:

English, Spanish, German, French, Chinese Simp, Italian, Portuguese

OS requirements for SopCast:

  • OS: Win98/98SE/Me/2000/XP

Minimum requirements:

 

 

 

“The Best Free Internet TV Site”

Source: User review on www.download.com

 “There are a lot of new internet TV sites out there. Most of them offer a free trial or preview and then they make you pay to sign up, or are cluttered with ads. I think that is ridiculous… so ive done my research and have found a couple of really decent sites. The first one Id like to draw your attention to is (viewmy.tv) This site has almost 1300 channels from around the globe and counting. it is free to register and they dont ask for stupid details, just your username and email address. It actually streams live channels so you dont have to download any and they have a pretty easy way of finding the channel you want. You can search through genre, country, region or name of the channel. oh and there are no ads either. Check this one out. With over 1300 channels from hundreds of countries, loads of features like channel rating, user recommendations, live chat, profile pages and much much more.”