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.
Installation, starting the program, Remote, Fullscreen.
What does not
Pop up player, Guide.
What was not tested
So far I have it running through wine but not stable. I would appreciate feed back on how to tweak it to make it more stable. This is what I have so far: Run the following in the terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.3 Now make sure you have a clean install. I would keep getting errors if I had old files in winetricks and wine: rm -Rf ~/.cache/winetricks rm -Rf ~/.wine or make a backup of your wine folder Now run the following (The first one usually works but sometimes I would get errors so then I would run the second) : winetricks -q dotnet20 gdiplus quartz d3dx9 d3dxof firefox flash or winetricks -q dotnet20 gdiplus quartz firefox flash directx9 After the install reboot. Notes: - I noticed dotnet20 and directx is necessary for webslingplayer to run correctly. - flash isn't needed but I install it anyway so other websites work fine. - Don't know if gdiplus and/or quartz is necessary. - Would like to fix black bars from showing up around address bar of firefox.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 30 2013||1.7.9||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 07 2012||1.5.12||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 12 2011||1.3.30||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 23 2011||1.3.12||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 10 2009||1.1.29||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Ken Sharp|
Tested with Wine 1.7.9.
1. Install Firefox 26 manually (do not use Winetricks).
2. Run winetricks -q quartz