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.
You really need to add Linux support one way or another. There really isn't any excuse for it with the ability to make cross-platform web apps these days.
rfaman the link to media fire doesn't work
resolving this request would also allow linux firefox users and the ps3 web brower to use live tv slingplayers of a web-based player. I was actually expecting the web player to be exactly what was requested here. The deficiency of the slingplayer fat client is that a) it needs to be installed, and b) it has to be built for each OS seperately. It would save the slingmedia developers lots of time.
Being able to watch my Slingbox at work is a major reason for wanting the web-based player... but like others I don't have Admin rights. An install-free solution would be ideal, but a Flash application might work for many of us. Don't know for sure.
I would certainly agree with the flash player, but it may be difficult to install an updated version for many folks. If you've ever heard of U3 on a thumbdrive, this may be an option for the Firefox plug-in. You should be able to run Firefox off of the thumbdrive without installing anything to the computer. Not sure if it would work (I don't use U3), but it might be worth a try.
oh yeah, restart firefox after you copied the files
Extract this to your firefox plugins directory
They are just the plugins for the web sling player. It should work. It worked on my portable firefox installation. Enjoy :)
Unfortunately, even the Flash-based player wouldn't work for me. I often wind up working weekends and wish that I could catch the NASCAR races live, but there are already many sites that I can't access because without admin rights on the office computer, I can't even update Flash.
The usefulness of a web-based player is negated if ANYTHING has to be installed!