SOTA Tool stands for Softsmith Online Training Academy Tool.
This tool is a secured video player which will play the recorded videos of the registered courses.

Download SOTA Player

Recorded Sessions Player

  • We provide a separate player for listening to our recorded sessions.
  • Through this we ensure our copyrights are protected.
  • We sincerely request you to comply to the instructions provided while installing and using the player.
  • This player will run in MS Windows environment.

Installing the player

  • Before installing our application, ensure Adobe Flash Player installed. Go to Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs. You must see Adobe Flash Player 10 Activex in the programs list.
  • If it is not there, download it from this URL and install it.
  • Note: If your PC has Microsoft Dot Net Framework 2.0 installed, the installation will go faster; else our installer will download it from Microsoft site; for this, your PC must be connected to the internet. It may take several minutes
  • Download the setup file from Here
  • Copy the file to your C: drive root folder
  • Double click on the SOTA.msi file
  • It will show the installation screens, step by step; Follow the steps carefully
  • Once the installation is complete, you will see the application shortcut on your desktop with the name SOTA. You can see the same in Start -> All Programs -> SOTA

Internet Connection

  • The player needs internet connection to play videos.
  • Broadband connection is the minimal requirement
  • If you connect to internet thru USB data card connectors such as AT&T, Reliance, Tata Photon etc., you need to first disconnect and close the connector application
  • Then go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet Connections. There you will see the data card connection; select that, right click and connect. (If this step is not done, the player will stop the data card application also and you will be disconnected from the net)

Log-in to the player

  • Once the application is successfully installed, run the SOTA application.
  • It will ask for user id and password
  • You need to provide your user id and password that you use to access your account
  • If you are not a registered user to OpenMentor, please register now Free SIGN UP
  • After successful login, it will open the main window of the player

Play Recorded Sessions

  • After successful login, the application will open the main window.
  • You need to choose the Category, and then a Course and then a Topic
  • Then Click on Play Button
  • If there are other processes, running in the system, our player will inform you to stop certain processes
  • Please go thru the instructions on screen
  • Once the processes are stopped, when you click on Play button, the courses will start playing in a separate window
  • Wait for 1 minute and you could see the content on screen
  • If you select any elearning content that requires payment, the player will show instructions accordingly. You can contact us when you need premium elearning content


  • If you have any problems in installation or viewing the contents, please send a mail to
  • Our team upgrades the player every 15 days, to give better user experience. When you start the player, if a new version is found, it will ask you to upgrade. During that time, the player will automatically upgrade itself. If auto upgrade is not performed, you may have difficulties in viewing videos.
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