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  1. Linux

    It would be really great if the slingbox viewer on the site worked on Firefox under Linux - otherwise, I can't use the service to view my slingbox (work is all Linux with some OSX).

    918 votes
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      84 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  jsnow responded

      We are looking at providing Linux compatible version of Live TV. Thanks for the suggestion.

      -Sling.com team

    • A Flash Based Player

      The whole reason I would imagine most people, including me, would want a web based viewer is because they may not have the Admin privileges to install the client, such as school or work. So having to install a plugin in not possible either. Just making a Flash based player would mean one could easily watch TV on just about any computer without having to install anything. It also would instantly make it cross platform.

      277 votes
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        under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Recording with Slingplayer

        Slingplayer should provide a recording capability. That way, people who don't care to watch live but prefer a lossless stream
        can watch from the recorded file. Slingplayer already has the
        recording capability since it allows to pause and rewind. So all
        it needs is add the necessary code for selecting date/time, channel
        and allow to record as long as available space.

        241 votes
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          under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Google Chrome

          Can you support the new "Google Chrome" browser with a Slingbox plugin. The web videos work but the local slingbox plugin is not available for Google Chrome.

          148 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            under review  ·  jsnow responded

            Thanks for the suggestion. Currently, Google Chrome doesn’t support plugins like Firefox or Internet Explorer. We are looking at ways to provide one in the future.

            -Sling.com team

          • allow slingplayer to broadcast to multiple pc's at a time

            we have different computers in our flat that we would like to play the same thing on at the same time. this should be doable.

            128 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              under review  ·  jsnow responded

              Thanks for the suggestion. We’re certainly looking at this in the future.

              -Sling.com team

            • Sharing my SlingBox to other users

              Create something like a community for sharing my slingbox to someone else. First of all creating like users and then add them as friends, so you can share your slingbox to your friends or add it in a public domain.

              121 votes
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                under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • live tv: add jump ahead / back controls

                i would vote for 10-sec skip back and 30-sec skip fwd. the buffer is just too hard use reliably for small increments like catching a line or a replay.

                ps sorry for logging here - i ran out of votes in the other forum. hopefully there's a way to copy this one over there??

                61 votes
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                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Wii Opera browser

                  Watching slingbox remote on the Wii internet channel would be a perfect match of utility and remote control. Much easier than hooking up a pc or laptop to my LCD tv. Is the plugin for OPERA in the works?

                  53 votes
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                  • opera

                    Please make this compatible with opera.

                    34 votes
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                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Slingbar Mode at Sling.com

                      Have you given any thought to providing a "Slingbar Mode" of viewing much like the slingbox experience? Once I've selected my content...especially for long formats, I'd like to park it in the upper left side of the screen and go back to working...and watching.

                      Thanks,

                      28 votes
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                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 20 votes
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                          under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • remote control

                          I would really like to see some sort of remote that really is remote. I presently use my PC connected to my widescreen at a second home. The PC is actually in another room though and it is a paiin to skip through commercials and do other remote functions. If there was some way to have a virtual remote to use with the slingbox that would be most useful.

                          12 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Mouse not working while in full screen

                            I use multiple displays on my personal computer. When I do full screen on one monitor, it seems to disable the mouse and I am unable to go through my other monitors to surf the web or work. It works great with the slingplayer software and you might want to consider fixing this bug on sling.com live stream.

                            11 votes
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                              under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • On Screen Display / Program Info

                              On top of video, present a nice opaque display of the channel number, name, icon, and program information.

                              9 votes
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                              • Current Box is not initialised

                                When trying to connect to my home slingbox AV I get a popup box that says "Not initialised" "Current Box is not initialised." with an OK button. The player window behind it has garbeled text that looks like it says "You have mistyped the address..." then something which is overwritting with another message that looks like its trying to say "THE PAGE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DOESN'T EXIST". I have a screen shot but I don't know how to attach it.
                                I have yet to connect to my slingbox and watch live TV

                                7 votes
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                                • full screen

                                  During full screen on multiple monitors you can not change the monitor you use for full screen. Also using other programs while in full screen mode is disabled. Please fix to use on multiple monitors and to be able to use other programs while in full screen

                                  6 votes
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                                  • (Mis)directional arrows

                                    The directional arrow keys for the Humax Tivo DVD/DVR are messed up. The up key is fine, but the left arrow acts as the down arrow, the down arrow acts as the right arrow, and the right arrow acts as the left arrow.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • adjust video settings?

                                      Is there a way to adjust the video settings like in SlingPlayer 1.5? Please do not adopt the video adjust settings like in SP 2.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Channel scroll

                                        No scroll option on the TV Guide side like on the newest SlingPlayer. Would be nice to able to scroll vs. click up and down arrows for channel search.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Screen/Video Transparency

                                          It would be nice to have an option to change the transparency of the SlignPlayer and keep it on top while working in another window app.

                                          3 votes
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