Sopcast ActiveX Plugin - Your opinions

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by dogma, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. dogma

    dogma Registered Member

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    hi all

    Hi I've just downloaded this Active X plugin (you know why!).

    Anyone here uses it? Is it safe (spyware/malicious)? Your views and experiences please.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Texcritter

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    Hi dogma welcome to Wilders

    I've used sopcast to watch premiership football games for the last year and had no problems except on my system the quality of the picture is not very good.
     
  3. dogma

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    Thanks Tex, I think the quality may depend more on your broadband speed. Hope to join you in a few weeks, can't wait!. I only wish I discovered it earlier.
     
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    My broadband speed is 10meg on NTL cable
     
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    Hey Tex, Can you get the England International games with this? If so is there a charge? Do you know if there is a block on the England games outside of the UK?
     
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    I'm not too sure about the international games as I have sky sports so don't need to go there.
    As far as I know everything is free.
    There are lots of different matches and different sports from around the world. I think they get away with it because the games are shown about 3 minutes behind real time.

    check out here
    http://www.livefooty.doctor-serv.com/
     
  7. PaulBB

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    Sopcast comes with a lot of crap (ads etc...) why do you use it ?
     

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    I don't know what that actually does, (it can be terminated in task manager) and is terminated on a re-boot.
    As I said I have had no problems and if I can watch my favourite football teams home and away matches I would gladly put up with a few adverts just like most normal television stations.
     
  9. dogma

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    Lucky guy!

    Do you know an alternative? And do you know if it does anything that it's not suppose to (i.e. other then show ads)?

    It terminates as soon as you close the browser, here.

    Ditto
     
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    Yes you are correct, it does here too.
     
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    Last year i used ppmate all season and found it to be the best of them all.
    I downloaded the latest version a few days ago though, and kaspersky reported it as a trojan.
    Dont know if this was a fp or not.
     
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    Did you get live premiership football with this program and if so from which site
     
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    It was a false positive for sure; i just scanned the last version on VirusTotal and only Dr.Web founded something, and again i think is a DrWeb fp too. PPmate is great program in China with thousands of users so like i said is just a fp.
     
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    Yes i did.
    from here... http://www.fsicrew.info/ SShhh ;)
     
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    There are not many threads I subscribe to, but this one just made my list - thanks :thumb:
     
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    I have tried umpteen programs (sattelite & terrrestial) where you can watch the odd occassional football match but what I want is to be able to watch my favourite team EVERY MATCH whether at home or away.
    It doesn't matter who your team is because the site I relate to covers 90% of all premiership games.
    Unless I'm missing something none of the links on these sites will do this.
    If I can watch Middlesbrough (my home team) every match on one of these sites please tell me what I need to do,
     
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    Glad to have made your day :D
    would that be Redmond in Oregon ?
     
  20. dogma

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    @Paul thanks for the App

    @Tony Thanks for the link

    Hey, I was the one who started the thread and you want to take all the cred Where's the love?:D
     
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    Sorry if I stole your thunder, I came in late last night after a good drink and just answered to the latest posts.Where's the love (Black Eyed Peas) :D :thumb:
     
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    Actually, that'd be the Redmond in the state just north of Oregon - the small(er) town with a big name because of a certain large company.
    Oh well, at least there are other good companies here, and the area restaurants aren't too bad either ;)
     
  23. dogma

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    I have used both ppmate and sopcast plugin, and I prefer the sopcast (plugin). The pluin integrates fine with IE7 and you can use an external player like windows media player with one click of your mouse. This enables viewing full screen mode. On top of that, only one advert is shown in the window whilst it's buffering and that's it. No more ads. No more windows opening. No more annoyance.

    Is their a browser plugin available for ppmate? Otherwise I think I'm sticking to sopcast. Thank you all.

    No probs, Tex. Love that song by the BEPs.
     
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