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

  • Installer fails but is complete.
  • Streaming and pausing live video.

What does not

  • Any HTML components including the Assistant and help.
  • Screen flickers when mouse pointer is over the screen.


What was not tested

  • SlingCatcher as it is not available in my region.
  • Uninstall.
  • Remote viewing.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

WINEARCH=win32 winetricks -q gdiplus quartz wmp10

selected in Test Results table below
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 
CurrentUbuntu 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
13891 start.exe http://someurl/ does not work (affects any app that invokes external browser, e.g. Google Sketchup) CLOSED FIXED View
17289 Slingplayer 2.0 installer fails CLOSED FIXED View
17985 Slingplayer 2.0 unhandled exception in GdipCreateTexture2I CLOSED FIXED View
17991 QueryPathOfRegTypeLib fails to locate typelib when (major.minor) = (0xffff.0xffff) CLOSED FIXED View
18025 .NET 2.0 Regasm.exe typelib exporter needs ICreateTypeInfo2::SetCustData CLOSED FIXED View
18542 Slingplayer 2.0 unhandled exception CLOSED FIXED View
18547 Slingplayer 2.0 unhandled exception when inputting data CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18556 Slingplayer 2.0 fails to stream NEW View
18557 Slingplayer 2.0 Setup Assistant fails and hangs app CLOSED FIXED View
18601 Many games and applications crash due to incorrect handling of TLS slots in urlmon (Google Sketchup 7, TomeRaider3, Sling Player 2.0, Counter Strike Source, Troopmaster 2009, Warhammer Online) CLOSED FIXED View
18729 Slingplayer 2.0 setup exits silently in Vista mode CLOSED FIXED View
19255 SlingPlayer 2's remote doesn't draw CLOSED FIXED View
19929 Slingplayer's UI does not draw CLOSED FIXED View
23082 SlingPlayer 2.x fails when connecting CLOSED FIXED View
23143 SlingPlayer 2 unable to remember password CLOSED FIXED View
24611 Install Shield fails on 64bit multilib wine if WINEPREFIX was created by 64bit wine CLOSED FIXED View
26591 Slingplayer 2 crashes when clicking on "Log in" when compiled with gcc -O0 CLOSED FIXED View
28092 pwsafe 3.26 chm help file blank CLOSED FIXED View
28494 Purple areas in MS Word 2003's horizontal ruler CLOSED FIXED View
28535 Pink rectangles around SlingPlayer 2.0 installer buttons CLOSED DUPLICATE View
28650 SlingPlayer 2's help does not load CLOSED DUPLICATE View
28652 SlingPlayer 2 has transparent view screen while loading CLOSED FIXED View
28669 SlingPlayer 2.0.4 fails to connect NEW View
30899 SlingPlayer 1.5 UI broken CLOSED FIXED View
30908 SlingPlayer 2 crashes when connecting through a proxy CLOSED FIXED View
31621 SlingPlayer 2 refuses to install in Windows XP mode in 64-bit WINEPREFIX CLOSED INVALID View
31622 Multiple crashes in ISBEW64.exe during SlingPlayer 2 installation CLOSED DUPLICATE View
31848 Printing from command line not implemented in Wordpad NEW View
32178 Crash in SlingPlayer 2's help file CLOSED FIXED View
33268 SlingPlayer 2.0.4 screen flickers when pointer over screen CLOSED FIXED View
34765 SlingPlayer 2.0: crashes when starting remote viewing CLOSED ABANDONED View
35268 64bit InstallShield installer uses 32bit typelib function offsets CLOSED FIXED View
35276 Slingplayer 2.0: multiple crashes in kernel32 during install in WOW64 mode CLOSED DUPLICATE View
35562 Slingplayer 2 crashes when starting stream CLOSED FIXED View
42502 SlingPlayer 1.5.1 assertion failure on load on Nvidia CLOSED ABANDONED View
44201 SlingPlayer 2.0 crashes on unimplemented function mf.dll.MFGetService CLOSED FIXED 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
44269 SlingPlayer 2.0 crashes when starting to stream (dsound) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
47967 Wine fails to find application DLLs when the working directory is not the application directory CLOSED FIXED View
52127 SlingPlayer 2 crashes on load CLOSED FIXED 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>


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

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.