WebPlayer Manual

Version 3.0.3
Sep 9, 2008

1. Introduction

Unlike SopPlayer, SopCast WebPlayer can not run solely. It's just an ActiveX plugin for web browser, you have to embed it on your web page to play channels of SopCast. WebPlayer can be controled with javascript code.

WebPlayer can be run with:

  • Iexplore 5 or above
  • Firefox 1.0.1 or above

2. Download and Install

Step 1. Download SopPlayer from http://download.sopcast.com/download/SopCastOcx.zip.

Or you can download it from mirror sites which are listed on page http://www.sopcast.com/download/.

Step 2. Unzip SopCastOcx.zip with Winzip or Winrar to your hard disc.

Step 3. Go to the directory unzipped and Run Setup-SopCore-verion-num-build-time.exe to install WebPlayer, the Setup file looks like Setup-SopCore-2.0.4-2007-12-13.exe.

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3. Embed WebPlayer

3.1 How to Embed WebPlayer

Basically, you just need to copy the below code to your web page to embed WebPlayer and to play a channel.

Please refer to SopEmbedded manual to see how to embed and control it on your web page in detail.

3.2 WebPlayer Main Interface

When WebPlayer is embedded on your web page, it looks like the picture below:


3.3 Player Control Buttons

Except of player option buttons on top of SopPlayer, WebPlayer looks very like the Play Window of SopPlayer.

They have same control buttons as below.

player ctl

Information bar, name of the playing channel, buffer, and live massage will be shown in it.

Buffer indicator, when the buffer grow up over 60, the channel will be played fluently.

Open in external player, Press this button to player the channel in external media player, such as Windows Media Player, vlc and RealPlayer etc.

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4. Works With FireFox

If you are using Mozilla FireFox, you must install ActiveX plugin for FireFox to enable Sopcast WebPlayer.

4.1 Download Firefox Plugin

Download mozactivex-ff-15.xpi

The plugin mozactivex-ff-15.xpi is for firefox version 1.5.0.x. But it works for 2.x version also, please have a try.

4.2 Install the Plugin

Drag and Drop the file mozactivex-ff-15.xpi into the firefox's windows, a installation window will popup. Click button "Install Now" to install the plugin.

4.3 Config the Plugin

Config the plugin by enter a URL: about:config in address box of firefox, some configurations will be displayed in text window. Select the security.classID.allowByDefault and set the value to true.

4.4 Restart Firefox

Restart the firefox and visit http://www.sopcast.com/player/. If you have installed the SopCast WebPlayer, you can see the WebPlayer's user interface. If you have never downloaded and installed it, download it here , install it and refresh the page.

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