Install Sopcast Player 0.8.5 in Ubuntu 14.04

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  • lazza9

    Hi, I’ve just loaded ubuntu 14.04 onto my new laptop and I’m slowly adding software to the system.  I followed your guide above to the letter, but after the last command of “sopcast-player” I get the following error:
    ( libglade-WARNING **: unknown attribute ‘swapped’ for <signal>.
    ( libglade-WARNING **: unknown property ‘ubuntu_local’ for class ‘GtkMenu’
    Traceback (most recent call last):
     File “/usr/share/sopcast-player/lib/”, line 785, in <module> pySop.main()
     File “/usr/share/sopcast-player/lib/”, line 135, in main
       self.vlc = VLCWidget(self.eb, self)
      File “/usr/share/sopcast-player/lib/”, line 49, in __init__
      File “/usr/share/sopcast-player/lib/”, line 885, in __new__
        return libvlc_new(len(args), args)
      File “/usr/share/sopcast-player/lib/”, line 2811, in libvlc_new
        ctypes.c_void_p, ctypes.c_int, ListPOINTER(ctypes.c_char_p))
      File “/usr/share/sopcast-player/lib/”, line 164, in _Cfunction
        raise NameError(‘no function %r’ % (name,))
    NameError: no function ‘libvlc_new’

    I have been using unix for over 30 years so okay with commands and stuff – any ideas about the way forward?
    Cheers, Lazza

    • Merouane Atig

      To make it work with xubuntu, I had to install python-glade2 and vlc packages:
      $ sudo apt-get install python-glade2 vlc

  • sysads

    hmm, do you have VLC player installed on your machine?

  • lazza9

    sysads lazza9

    Thanks sysads, that did the trick :-)

  • sysads

    lazza9 sysads
    great and glad it worked :)

  • cornel4jc

    Hello I follews the instructions, and it worked, on Ubunt 14.04 LTS (Gnome-ubuntu) Thanks!!

  • sysads

    you are welcome. visit again

  • Martin van Dijk

    Thank you, thi was very helpfull on my Xubuntu 14.04

  • José Ramón m3n3chm0

    installed ok, but no sound using with Vlc and Xubuntu 14.04. any clue ???? i’ve been using sopcast-player without problems for the last years.

    • Sysads Gazette

      This is new to me. Try this:

      copy the stream from vlc and open another vlc window and play it with “open network stream” option. Both vlc windows must remain open

      • José Ramón m3n3chm0

        Thanks but i’ve already tried that many times, but still no sound :((((

        • José Ramón m3n3chm0

          Problem Solved :)

          VLC preferences/audio/output and changed default output module from “automatic” to “alsa audio output” and below in “device” select your internal audio device, in this case “HDA intel MID ALC269…” then the sound is alive again for Sopcast streaming events :)

          • Sysads Gazette

            Bravo!!!, Glad to see you sorted it out yourself. +1

          • Stefan

            For me “pulseaudio output” and it work

  • Andrey

    MERCI BCP. THANK You very much guys!!! Now I can watch hockey without any problem. Thanks to Jose also as I had the same problem with the sound that is fixed now…!!!

  • Fatine Fartouna

    ca marche merci

  • ZB

    This is what I get when I try to run sopcast (after following all the steps in this guide):

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/share/sopcast-player/lib/”, line 24, in
    ImportError: No module named glade

    I am running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit.

    • Mayhem

      yeac, for me too, also 64-bit ;/

      • Mayhem

        Yeh ZB i did it ;]

        sudo apt-get install python-glade2

        and you must hav vlc player.

        sudo apt-get install vlc

        it works for me. I think for you too.

        • ZB

          thx :)

  • goodvin

    work for me with locale and vls soun fixes!

  • Anton Petrov

    Thanks! Works perfectly on my Ubuntu 14.04 :)