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

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation, starting the program, Remote, Fullscreen.

What does not

Pop up player, Guide.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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.

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 NoBronzeKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20121.5.12Yes Yes NoGarbageKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 12 20111.3.30Yes Yes NoGarbageKen Sharp 
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 23 20111.3.12Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 10 20091.1.29Yes Yes NoGarbageKen 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.