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SopCast

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 99 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    5,530,255
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 09, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,130
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #22 in Video Players

Editors' Review

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Combining media broadcast channels and media distribution under one roof, SopCast is a lightweight way to check up on streaming video that comes from sources of a possibly dubious nature.

There are three main components to the program. Live Channels are streaming television channels mostly from China, Japan, and Korea. VoD Channels are videos-on-demand, and MyServer lets you broadcast media from their computers to other SopCast users. We couldn't get the VoD options to work, but the Live Channels pulled in cartoons from China, sports from Europe, and music videos from Brazil. You can add channels to a favorites list, adjust the screen size, and more. However, refresh rates were slow, and video playback often froze.

Users can log in anonymously, or create an account--which is required to distribute your own content. Although SopCast can be fun, stability issues and the limited broadcast channels might keep it from reaching a wider audience.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Good quality, no spyware or viruses."

January 19, 2010  |  By wwjual

 |  Version: SopCast 3.2.4

Pros

Sopcast offers great video quality and has very few of the cons that were reported. It CAN make ask.com your homepage, but you have to select a box to let it do so. A careful download should prevent this. I ran a virus scan and it came up clean.

Cons

I had trouble minimizing the video when I was trying to access other websites. The video box was small but maintained at the forefront of my screen, no matter what I tried.
Other than that I am very surprised at how good of quality it offers.

Summary

I am a huge soccer fan and as any American-based fan will tell you, it's impossible to find every game on cable. When I used Sopcast I found that it had great video and sound quality, the feed never cut out, and it was entirely safe.
The other reviews were quite misleading. It produced no viruses and had no spyware (unless you elected to receive it - which is the case for most freeware.) The only bad part is that I have yet to figure out how to minimize the video stream, which isn't a deal breaker by any means.
Overall, for someone who wants to watch shows and games that are impossible to catch in the States - this product packs a huge punch and has very few, if any, drawbacks. Don't be afraid to download. Just make sure you are careful when you install it and you will be fine.
Enjoy watching!

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1 stars

"Program is ok, but it has adware in it!!!"

December 13, 2009  |  By nyjetsfan80

 |  Version: SopCast 3.2.4

Pros

None to mention, didn't keep it installed long enouth to see any.

Cons

When you install it from the linked download it will automativcally install Ask.com and change your homepage to Ask.com. It doesn't ASK you if you want to, it is all automatic.

Summary

Program is just like others out there, but any time a program piggybacks and installs itself without even asking and makes changes to your internet settings it is not worth it.

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1 stars

"On downloading very erratic behaviour on PC"

December 09, 2009  |  By edMByrne

 |  Version: SopCast 3.2.4

Pros

Would have been useful

Cons

Trouble downloading, played safe and uninstalled

Summary

Not happy with effect on my PC

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1 stars

"DON'T DOWNLOAD--contains malware"

November 21, 2009  |  By jtravisnorton

 |  Version: SopCast 3.2.4

Pros

None-see cons

Cons

When I download this program, it began by running slowly and then it launched a whole set of fake virus scanning products that ended up locking my computer and forcing me to reload windows.

Summary

I know this is very popular software, and that's why cnet should do a better job of making sure that its stuff is both up to date and safe to download.

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1 stars

"Won't Install"

November 16, 2009  |  By KageTora777

 |  Version: SopCast 3.2.4

Pros

Takes a very short time to download.

Cons

Doesn't install (Vista).

Summary

It wouldn't install. It kept telling me to close my browser even when my browser wasn't running (I checked in 'processes') and all my email software and IM were off. There is a help site for people to post questions about trouble they have, but no-one posts useful answers - just repetitive 'I have the same problem' type of answers. My recycle bin was looking a bit lonely, anyway.

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4 stars

"its quite good"

November 15, 2009  |  By andywpo

 |  Version: SopCast 3.2.4

Pros

easy to use& watch

Cons

nothing for this product

Summary

many channel to choise
And easy to use thank you

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5 stars

"a very good live tv outlet"

November 14, 2009  |  By hengarci

 |  Version: SopCast 3.2.4

Pros

it has a very wide variety of channels

Cons

has been very useful for me

Summary

a very good free downloads

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4 stars

"a very good live tv outlet"

September 20, 2009  |  By tamo7

 |  Version: SopCast 3.2.4

Pros

1)it has a very wide variety of channels
2)has been very useful for me, when trying to watch football (soccer) matches
3)does not freez or stop

Cons

1)many of the channels are in another language but you can find english channels also
2)not recommended for watching series or movies.

Summary

its a very good free download and i would recommend it for anyone trying to watch matches while away from home, or just did not bother to subscribe to any networks ;)

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher SopCast
Publisher web site http://www.sopcast.com
Release Date July 09, 2009
Date Added July 09, 2009
Version 3.2.4
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.69MB
File Name SopCast.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,530,255
Downloads Last Week 2,130
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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