Version 2.0 introduces the ability to pause and rewind live broadcasts, as well as some other new features.

Application Details:

Version: 2.0
License: Free to use
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-rc4

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

Working,  But with Issues, Installation Fails but it does install

What does not

Installer Fails, but application opens

Sling Remote Works but the image is not visible, but clicking where the buttons should be works.

Login Page doesn't come up. Program Guide Requires the login page to work.

Copying your SBProfile.xml from 1.5 to 2.0 allows you to login to your slingbox

Gecko does not help you must use internet explorer

Resizing Windows can be problems


What was not tested

The EPG since the Login pages doesn't work

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I used winetricks to install dotnet20 Added Corefonts, urlmon, Directx9, wmp9, gdiplus, riched20, riched30, vcrun2008, need to have WME9. The real problem is that you need to have activeX supported in your internet explorer. This seems to be a common problem. Using Nvidia based Video Drivers

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 31 20173.0-rc4Yes Yes YesSilverKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 31 20172.21-stagingYes No NoGarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20172.2Yes No NoGarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 09 20141.7.12Yes Yes NoSilverKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 24 20131.5.26Yes 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
18556 Slingplayer 2.0 fails to stream NEW View
28669 SlingPlayer 2.0.4 fails to connect NEW View
31848 Printing from command line not implemented in Wordpad NEW View
44203 SlingPlayer 2 crashes under Wine Staging NEW View
44204 Slingplayer 2.0 crashes on connect when wine is compiled with -O0 NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


The following has been tested with Wine 3.0-rc4 under Linux.  If you are having trouble, make sure you are using the latest version of Wine

  1. If you don't already have winetricks, read this.
  2. Run WINEARCH=win32  winetricks -q quartz wmp9 dsound
  3. Install Slingplayer.  The installer will fail at the end, but is installed.

You should now have a working Slingplayer 2!­ 

Note: For remote viewing, you will need to have a working SBProfile.xml from the previous 1.X version of Slingplayer (or a local machine, or a Windows box) and drop it into ~/.wine/drive_c/users/Public/Application Data/Sling Media/SlingPlayer/2.0/ (this directory can vary depending on your Wine version - the same is true in Windows). If you are located on the same logical network, Slingplayer should be able to pick up the Slingbox itself (via broadcast) and this stage may not be required.
Note: HTML components (such as the login page and the Setup Assistant) do not work at the time of writing.
Note: IES4Linux or IES4MacOSX are not supported.  Report bugs to their maintainers.
Note: As of Wine 1.5.6, Mono is favoured over dotnet. If you are using Wine <1.5.6 then you will need to install dotnet.­


Please note that "Clip+Sling" may not be available in your area (for legal reasons).

This has nothing to do with Wine.

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

SBProfile.xml Example
<SBProfile xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:xsi=""><DeviceDB>
<Device dbid="{FE6DBE86-B320-11DD-979E-0016D4AD06A5}" username="admin" password="E1:" name="Sling" port="5001" address="" useaddress="2" last.address="" last.port="5001" id="????????" deleted="No" modified="2009:06:10 13:55:46:652""1" slingboxId="" countryId="" lastAccessTime="2009-09-09 17:16:48.0">
<Input ID="0" RemoteControlID="{799dd5a0-d165-11da-a94d-0800200c9a66}"/>
<Input ID="3" RemoteControlID="{556D9FAE-F691-4a56-99C6-2609D3154644}" AspectRatio="5"/></Device>


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Slingbox Installation
by Gary Miller on Saturday November 1st 2014, 22:24
Followed the installation instructions listed above using Wine 1.6.2 (with the exception of not using "sh" in step 2). I'm new to Linux and running Mint 17 XFCE. I used an old SBProfile.xml file from WinXP and thought everything would go smoothly because of that, but unfortunately it does not. I seem tantalizingly close, but can't figure out how to get it to work.

When I look in the Slingbox Directory, I see my slingbox (old Slingbox Pro). If I have GUFW set to deny incoming, it says it is "Internet Access." If I allow all connections, the light next to the box turns green and it says the slingbox is "Available." Adjusting the rules in the GUFW to allow incoming from the slingbox port over TCP and UDP doesn't seem to change that. Perhaps I'm missing something?

Even still, allowing all incoming traffic doesn't let me view the slingbox stream. When I click on the Slingbox and hit Edit, then click on the Information tab, I can see everything about the slingbox. However, if I try to connect to it, I get the following pop-up errors:

1) There was a problem communicating with the slingbox. Try connecting again.

2) Failed to start the renderer. (Context: 0, Operation: 1041, Error: 0x80040154)

I don't really understand the bug reports work or how they apply. They make it seem like the Slingplayer doesn't work at all. Any advice on what to try next to view my slingbox? I'm only interested in local viewing.
RE: Slingbox Installation
by Ken Sharp on Tuesday February 21st 2017, 19:43
Are you still having trouble with this? The forums are the best place to ask for help as they are seen by many more people:

You may need to also install wmp9 with winetricks as I have just discovered I have to.
RE: Slingbox Installation
by Gary Miller on Thursday February 23rd 2017, 15:34
I am still having problems. I'll try installing wmp9 with winetricks as you suggested. If that doesn't work, I'll post in the forums. Thanks for the tip.
Invisible text in About dialog in Vista mode
by Ken Sharp on Monday December 30th 2013, 14:06
Either gdiplus or quartz causes the text in the About dialog to be transparent in Vista mode.
RE: Invisible text in About dialog in Vista mode
by Ken Sharp on Monday December 30th 2013, 15:48
Changed at:

6f3b097a203d9ca248732cb45eed462599ca3af1 is the first bad commit
commit 6f3b097a203d9ca248732cb45eed462599ca3af1
Author: Alexandre Julliard
Date: Wed Oct 3 00:09:01 2012 +0200

winex11: Fix a typo in the surface region computation with an alpha channel.

:040000 040000 fa11ac3c80763b81911ba999d8302029d2c6d147 566c9c06b11f8785c870a1e09ec53d42e13d1524 M dlls
RE: Invisible text in About dialog in Vista mode
by Ken Sharp on Tuesday February 21st 2017, 19:58
Looks like it's native gdiplus. A gdiplus from Vista might work.