Category: Main Multimedia SlingPlayer WebSlingPlayer Firefox


Sling have released a Firefox plugin that connects to a Slingbox in the same way that the SlingPlayer should.

There is also an IE plugin available.

The plugin is intended for Windows users who do not have admin access.  This is not an issue under Wine so using the true Slingplayer makes more sense.

Application Details:

Version: WebSlingPlayer Firefox
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.9

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation and loading of plug-in.

What does not

Firefox keeps crashing out shortly after connecting to the Slingbox.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The crash is fixed in latest git. Native qcap no longer needed in latest git. Remote loads in latest git.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20131.7.9Yes Yes BronzeKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20121.5.12Yes Yes GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 12 20111.3.30Yes Yes GarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 23 20111.3.12Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 10 20091.1.29Yes Yes GarbageKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18199 WebSlingPlayer Firefox fails to connect to Slingbox CLOSED FIXED View
18202 Programs show unhandled exception dialog on every run CLOSED FIXED View
18213 Video in WebSlingPlayer Firefox is blank/black CLOSED ABANDONED View
19243 WebSlingPlayer Firefox remote doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


Tested with Wine 1.7.9. 

1. Install Firefox 26 manually (do not use Winetricks).

2. Run winetricks -q quartz

All done. 


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by Daniel on Monday January 23rd 2012, 9:48
The Facebook app is working in Linux. :)

Finally I can enjoy my Sling Media

RE: workaround
by Ken Sharp on Sunday September 9th 2012, 14:47
Doesn't work with the Slingbox Classic.