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Use Sopcast with external video player Apps
Finally, popular P2P streaming player Sopcast is available for OS X. Some may prefer using an external video player like MplayerX or VLC instead of the embedded mplayer; here's how you can do that.

The Sopcast OS X application is basically a package of the streaming server (sp-sc-auth) and a video player (mplayer) together with a simple GUI. The mplayer part is a very basic instance without keyboard shortcuts, so some functions like setting aspect ratio are missing. One may prefer to use the full MPlayerX application or VLC as the video player. Using Terminal it's possible, the only drawback is the missing convenience of clicking on sopcast: links in browsers. The link should be copied into a terminal command:
$ /Applications/ sop:// 3908 8902 > /dev/null
sop:// is the sopcast: link from browsers, xxxxx will be a Sopcast channel number. When the stream is working (Mbits of upload and download traffic), start MPlayerX or VLC and open the URL:
Sometimes for some reason the video players can't pick up the video stream, they need to be restarted. To stop the streaming server, press Ctrl-C in Terminal.

[kirkmc adds: I didn't test this. I had never heard of Sopcast before either.]
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Use Sopcast with external video player
Authored by: Cyclo on Apr 14, '13 05:40:59AM

Works great in VLC. Thanks for the hint!

btw - what is 3908 for?

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Use Sopcast with external video player
Authored by: Sebhelyesfarku on Jul 24, '14 08:00:59AM

External port #

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