Installation works (with some effort)
Connects to SlingBox
Streams Audio & Video
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.
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 12 2012||1.5.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ken Sharp|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Dec 16 2007||0.9.51.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 29 2007||0.9.30.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
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:
You should now have a working SlingPlayer!
If you experience an assertion failure while the SlingPlayer is loading, issue the following command and try again: