Application Details:

Version: 1.4
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.6

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Installation works (with some effort)

Connects to SlingBox

Streams Audio & Video

Remote works

What does not

Video can be choppy over the internet, but almost not noticable over LAN

Sling Player GUI can lag on refreshing at times (especially when attempting to resize the slingplayer window - but may be just my setup)


What was not tested

Have not attempted to upgrade the Sling BOX firmware through the Sling Player on wine. There appears to be no way to turn off the firmware check when connecting to the Sling Box. Declining the upgrade stops the stream (in my case) and restarting the stream checks the firmware again. I updated the firmware from a Win box instead and the popup has stopped. If I get up the nerve to attempt an upgrade from wine, I will post my results.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Followed Andrew Butkus's instructions for Installation for UKPAL version 1.3 but used 0.9.30 Wine and v1.4US Sling Player. Instructions worked perfectly for installation (follow exactly!). Upon first connection, received an error that the audio drivers were not installed for my hardware. Ran winecfg and changed the audio to emulation solved the problem.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 12 20121.5.6Yes Yes SilverKen Sharp 
ShowGentoo LinuxDec 16 20070.9.51.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 29 20070.9.30.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
17972 Problems with Slingplayer channel icons NEW View
18010 Slingplayer video tuning wizard fails NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Upgrading Wine

Upgrading Wine deletes necessary registry entries. This can be avoided by running wineboot after the upgrade, and before running SlingPlayer.

You can also disable this by running

echo disabled > ~/.wine/.update-timestamp


Tested in Ubuntu 16.04 under Wine 3.0-rc3:

  1. Install winetricks.
  2. Run WINEARCH=win32 winetricks -q quartz
  3. Install SlingPlayer as normal.
  4. Run echo disabled > ~/.wine/.update-timestamp
  5. Run SlingPlayer.

You should now have a working SlingPlayer!

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