What does not
What was not tested
Even working around some of the bugs, there are so many problems that I can't see this ever working again. Used to work really well...
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 24 2017||3.0-rc3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 12 2017||2.10-staging||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 21 2017||2.2||Yes||No||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 17 2015||1.7.45||No||Not installable||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 21 2017||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ken Sharp|
|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|
|38938||SlingPlayer 1.5 crashes when moving the main window||NEW||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|
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
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:
You should now have a working SlingPlayer!
If you experience an assertion failure while the SlingPlayer is loading, issue the following command and try again: