im using this Acestream liz..
if you dont have it installed.. its the same as sopcast, but it uses VLC player..http://acestream.org/
the download is on the left hand side.. download it.. install aceplayer.. copy pase the acestream link into the web browser.. aceplayer opens up in VLC.
i cant get it to work on Google Chrome tho.. lol tried to install it for a mate..
installed him Firefox and its been perfect.. ive always used it with Firefox.