PPLive is a free Shareware for online TV programs.
The software integrated the most advanced peer-to-peer technology so it can provide the users with the smoothest TV programs with no interceptions.
In P2P technology, everyone becomes a broadcaster without the cost of traditional streaming. the more users are online, the faster the programs can be loaded. Tell your friends to download PPLive and enjoy the programs.
What?s more, PPLive is a Shareware , and no registration is needed.
Download and have fun!
How to use:
step 1: Download the PPLive software. Make sure that you have already install the Windows Media Player 9.0 or above edition.
step 2: Open and install the program and update online.
step 3: Run PPLIVE
step 4: Double click the PPLive icon on bottom right and it will brings you to the channel listing. You can also go to the PPLive website or other our partners? websites to view the channel listing.
step 5: All channel will be listing together with current program showing. Click on the "PLAY" icon behind the channel you wish to view.
step 6: Then the connection information will be shown in the PPLive icon. Now your computer is downloading stream data from other computers. Wait patiently.
step 7: When the buffer data reaches 90% and above, PPLive will automatically start the Media Player and now you can enjoy the show.
PPLive 1.7.29 / Link 2
Another method for viewing all pplive channels
For now the usual way to get access to all pplive channel is that you modify the dns server used for your internet connection. However it is really not that convenient because most Chinese dns servers block way too many foreign domain names the gov consider dangerous (poor people there...) So usually you would have to change it back soon after you finish watching the game.
Since I am a lazy person, I hate doing that so often, and I wanted to leave my default Internet setting alone. Then I looked into the ip packages PPLive sent through internet, and it looks like the key domain name PPLIve needs is the following:
I guess why you need Chinese dns server is that pplive block the registry of this domain name on foreign dns server. So now what you have to do is to manually hardcode this dns server information
Then it is pretty easy, go to open the file %WINDOWSDIR%/system32/drivers/etc/hosts (You can either search for it), and add the following line:
(For those who have tried this method, please note that I made a terrible mistake, the correct format of the line you put into "hosts" file should look like the one above, i.e. ip first, separated by space, then the domain name. The one I showed previously:
list.pplive.com 188.8.131.52 was WRONG!!!!
If you want to make sure the modification takes effect, reboot ( If you are using Windows XP, you could even save some time), and open pplive. If everything is in place, you should see all the channels now. Yes, WITHOUT having to change your default dns setting back and forth, you should have access to all ppl channels now.
Hope this helps somebody.
PS: one more statement, this solution is actually SAME as CHANGING to use Chinese dns server, just a bit more convenient. So, if using Chinese dns server can't help you at all, then this solution is not your life saver either.