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HOW TO: Watch Sopcast through Orb on your iPhone or iPod Touch

This is just a quick tutorial about setting up sopcast to work over orb. Once you have done that you will be able to set up your iPhone to watch sopcast on the go!

Things you will need:


An iPhone or iPod Touch running firmware 2.0 or higher.
A PC running Orb
The Orblive app for the iPhone/iTouch.

Setting Up the PC side:

Install sopcast on your PC.

You will then need to set up orb on your PC. Orb is a fantastic application that allows you to stream your media from your home PC to any other PC on the internet including live TV! I wont go into the details of how to set orb up here you can find all that on orb's website. You basically sign up for an account, and download the orb server to your PC.

Once you have both sopcast and orb set up on your PC you need to add sopcast's local stream address to orb.

Go to your orb account on the web at log in with your orb ID and password and go to settings in the top right hand corner.

Then from the settings menu click on the dropdown box in the top left corner:

Select "TV/Webcams" then "Devices"

Now where it says "add an internet webcam" put

Name: Sopcast

***UPDATE 28/7/10***
Apparently you now have to use:

Name: Sopcast

And then click "add"

Launch sopcast on your PC and choose a channel.

Your PC is now set up to stream sopcast to orb and thus any PC on the internet. The hard bit is now done. You just need to set up your iPhone/iTouch to access it.

Setting up the iPhone:

Grab the orblive app from the appstore. Once you have downloaded and installed it run it.

Enter your orb ID and password in the settings section. The app will then log you into orb. Then
if you then tap on the "webcams" section.

You should see an icon named "sopcast".

Now click on the sopcast icon, within a few seconds you should be watching sopcast.

Right now the orblive app only works over wifi. There is a way around this if you have a jailbroken iphone. But that is another how to...

There is a new version of orblive in the appstore which allows you to stream media over 3G and EDGE. Finally you can watch TV at the bus stop!

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