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
6090 Sling Player Causes a Page Fault CLOSED ABANDONED View
10199 Sling Player 1.5 CLOSED ABANDONED View
10277 Uninstalling software does not remove them from Programs menu CLOSED FIXED View
11257 Can't install Slingplayer CLOSED FIXED View
13015 images broken in many chm files CLOSED FIXED View
13371 SlingPlayer 1.5 fails to install due to DLL function crash CLOSED FIXED View
13891 start.exe http://someurl/ does not work (affects any app that invokes external browser, e.g. Google Sketchup) CLOSED FIXED View
14026 Installshield Wizard does not exit after it finishes CLOSED FIXED View
16546 Slingplayer exits with a Vis C error CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16708 Installshield regression: PureEdge Viewer, Final Fantasy XI Benchmark 2 and 3 install fail CLOSED FIXED View
16849 Regression: MSI error 1608 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
17021 CHM help menu only shows "Printer icons" CLOSED FIXED View
17948 Slingplayer unhandled page fault CLOSED FIXED View
17971 GCC optimisations cause workaround for Slingplayer bug 13371 to fail CLOSED FIXED View
17972 Problems with Slingplayer channel icons NEW View
18010 Slingplayer video tuning wizard fails NEW View
18536 Slingplayer EU 1.5.1 installer exits silently part way through CLOSED FIXED View
18540 Slingplayer EU 1.5.1 installer random unhandled page fault CLOSED FIXED View
18990 Slingplayer 1.5 installer hangs CLOSED FIXED View
19068 Slingplayer 1.5 installshield error 1628 CLOSED FIXED View
19929 Slingplayer's UI does not draw CLOSED FIXED View
20311 Blitzkrieg game crashes when selecting 'Allies campaign' (failed to save document to IStream) CLOSED FIXED View
24611 Install Shield fails on 64bit multilib wine if WINEPREFIX was created by 64bit wine CLOSED FIXED View
26834 SlingPlayer 1.5 UI very slow to respond CLOSED FIXED View
28667 SlingPlayer 1.5 UI falls apart when streaming CLOSED FIXED View
28668 Sound does not work for SlingPlayer 1.5 CLOSED FIXED View
30899 SlingPlayer 1.5 UI broken CLOSED FIXED View
30903 SlingPlayer 1.5 fails to stream CLOSED INVALID View
30904 SlingPlayer 1.3 crashes when streaming CLOSED FIXED View
31619 SlingPlayer 1.5 installer fails in a wow64 wineprefix CLOSED DUPLICATE View
31620 SlingPlayer 1.5 fails to connect to Slingbox CLOSED INVALID View
31651 SlingPlayer 1.5 crashes when streaming NEW View
31655 Upgrading Wine destroys registry entries NEW View
31658 SlingPlayer 1.5 crashes when stopping stream CLOSED FIXED 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
35270 Slingplayer 1.5 installer fails in a WOW64 prefix CLOSED FIXED View
38758 SlingPlayer 1.x installers fail CLOSED FIXED View
38938 SlingPlayer 1.5 crashes when moving the main window CLOSED FIXED View
42502 SlingPlayer 1.5.1 assertion failure on load on Nvidia CLOSED ABANDONED View
44230 SlingPlayer 1.5 crashes during configuration NEW View
44231 External links in Slingplayer's help file open iexplore multiple times CLOSED FIXED 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
47967 Wine fails to find application DLLs when the working directory is not the application directory CLOSED FIXED View
50381 Winamp and AIMP (4.70 build 2236) window cannot be moved since wine-5.15-183-gc5ec1585f6e when using Cinnamon and MATE Window Managers CLOSED NOTOURBUG View
52125 SlingPlayer 1.5 installer initial window in wrong place CLOSED DUPLICATE 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