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

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What works

  • Installer
  • Streams
  • Help 
  • Remote

What does not

  • Video tuning wizard
  • Cannot add favourites


    What was not tested

    • Firmware update
    • Uninstall

    Hardware tested


    • GPU:
    • Driver:

    Additional Comments

    Native quartz, qcap and gdiplus. The updater simply opens a web page. This must have been changed at Sling's (DISH's) end.

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    ShowUbuntu 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 GarbageKen Sharp 
    ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20172.2Yes No GarbageKen Sharp 
    ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 17 20151.7.45No Not installable GarbageKen Sharp 
    ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20171.6.2Yes Yes SilverKen 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
    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

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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