Application Details:

Version: 1.5
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-rc3

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installer, though it does not exit
  • Audio and video
  • Remote control
  • Help, mostly
  • Visualisations

What does not

  • Installer doesn't exit
  • Configuring causes a crash (Staging 2.21 doesn't crash)
  • Adding favourite channels
  • Clicking on an external link in the help file (Error Messages --> Error messages) opens iexplore continuously.
  • Video tuning wizard doesn't do anything
  • Uninstall claims to complete but no files are removed


  • Native quartz
  • echo disabled > ~/.wine/.update-timestamp

What was not tested

  • Update firmware - none available
  • Remote viewing

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Checking for update (to update the app itself) doesn't appear to do anything, but there is no update available so it is probably normal.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 24 20173.0-rc3Yes Yes YesSilverKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 12 20172.10-stagingYes Yes NoGarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20172.2Yes No NoGarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 17 20151.7.45No Not installable NoGarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20171.6.2Yes Yes NoSilverKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
17972 Problems with Slingplayer channel icons NEW View
18010 Slingplayer video tuning wizard fails NEW View
31651 SlingPlayer 1.5 crashes when streaming NEW View
31655 Upgrading Wine destroys registry entries NEW View
31848 Printing from command line not implemented in Wordpad NEW View
31882 Many multithreaded gui apps randomly deadlock in winex11 driver surface section (arial32.exe, Aquanox, Mahaa demo, Total Commander) RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
44230 SlingPlayer 1.5 crashes during configuration NEW View
44232 Menus in Slingplayer 1.5 do not draw until mouseover NEW View
44233 SlingPlayer 1.5's uninstall doesn't remove any files NEW View
52126 InstallShield uninstall fails in a 64-bit wineprefix NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Upgrading Wine

Upgrading Wine deletes necessary registry entries. This can be avoided by running wineboot after the upgrade, and before running SlingPlayer.

You can also disable this by running

echo disabled > ~/.wine/.update-timestamp

Ubuntu PPA causes crash

Bug #1260901 describes a bug in the Ubuntu PPA's version of Wine which causes the SlingPlayer to crash in user32. It is apparently caused by patches added by the PPA team.

Do not report this as a Wine bug.


Tested in Ubuntu 16.04 under Wine 3.0-rc3:

  1. Install winetricks.
  2. Run WINEARCH=win32 winetricks -q quartz
  3. Install SlingPlayer as normal.
  4. Run echo disabled > ~/.wine/.update-timestamp
  5. Run SlingPlayer.

You should now have a working SlingPlayer!

Assertion failure on old Nvidia cards

If you experience an assertion failure while the SlingPlayer is loading, issue the following command and try again:

winetricks orm=backbuffer