Sopcast is one of the most famous and popular p2p streaming TV client on the planet today. Because it is one of the oldest, it has several years of development under its belt. This makes it one of the best programs out there.
It is even capable of streaming some channels in HD (in beta) if you have a fast enough internet connection.
Another reason Sopcast has been so successful is it allows users to make their own channels. Because this is easy to do, its no surprise that you will find almost any live sporting event to watch.
You can use the software to watch several sports channels eg 3TV1, ESPN,CCTV5, Guandong, SHTV, StarSports and many more.
As I said before, the software lets anyone broadcast a test channels. Sometimes its worth waiting until just before a game starts to see if a test channels appears. People normally name their channel something like “Manchester United Vs Liverpool” or “New York Giants Vs Washington Redskins”.
Sometimes you can find channel addresses posted on forums. All you have to do is copy and paste them into the address bar at the top of the program. Just don’t forget to press the blue arrow to start the stream.
Making Your Own Channel
Running your own channel is free and easy to setup, all you need is a TV tuner card.
PC Tuner cards come in 3 types
- Satellite TV (DVB-S)
- Cable TV (DVB-C)
- Terrestrial TV (DVB-T)
All are able to be re-transmit using the program.
When you first run the program, you will be asked to choose your language. You will also be asked whether to allow the program to open ports in your computers firewall. Always say yes as the open ports allow for faster and smoother video playback.
The latest version is a great improvement over earlier versions. Channels load and buffer much quicker than before. I have a 20mb broadband connection at home and channels only take 5-10 seconds to start. The channel list is automatically updated each time you load the program.
To get it for PC, just click the download button. For Mac and Android, click the links below.
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