my finder id is in the format 88888888-88888888-4444-88888888, but slingplayer says it's invalid because it expects an extra 4 character string like 88888888-4444-88888888-4444-88888888. I tried going back to the version 1.5 player and it still won't accept it. Any idea how to get player to recognize my box?
I have checked all 5 of my Slingboxes and ALL the Finder IDs are of the format 88888888-4444-88888888-4444-88888888
Are you sure you have the right number ?
It seems that you are having some issues with the Slingbox ID, since you are not able to use it.
First, all of the Slingbox ID's are composed by 32 alphanumeric characters and not by 28 alphanumeric characters. This means that if you get only 28 characters, you are including the dashes and missing a 4 character series. The following articles will provide you with the information you must know about the Slingbox ID and where to get it.