Thanks for all the clear details ! Based on your description, it smells like a software firewall on your computer to me.
I'm not familiar enough with Win 7 to offer any specific guidance (sounds like you know a lot more about that OS than I do). However, I've seen this happen on other Windows machines. In three instances with nearly identical behavior on Slingboxes I've worked with, it came down to a simple firewall issue. The trick was finding the source of the block.
The biggest clues for me come from four of your five "other notes" near the bottom...
- I do find it interesting that the browser player also fails.
(Persistent between apps on the same machine)
- I'm able to change settings on the Slingbox using the desktop software. I'm just unable to view video.
(I believe- but not 100% sure- the desktop app uses UDP for setup, TCP for regular streaming)
- I can connect using other computers on my home network.
(Problem isolated to an individual machine)
- I'm using the latest firmware and the latest desktop software.
(Good to know, but I don't see a connection to the failure)
- Box is a new Slingbox Pro HD that previously worked on the same computer before the Windows 7 upgrade.
(Isolated to software changes after upgrade)
Here's a link I found to a thread on this board that's similar:
Hope this helps,
I am having the same problem. I get the same error message when I try using the Slingplayer 2.0 and via the webportal player attempting to access my slingplayer HD. However, I am able to watch my slingplayer HD on my home network and connected remtely via a windows vista (x32) laptop and a windows XP (SP3) desktop. I can watch the stream on my local network with both the windows vista and windows xp machines, but get the error message when using a new windows 7 (x64 home premium) desktop machine.
I have tried the following:
- turning off windows 7 firewall completely.
- turning off the firewall on my router completely.
- enabling port 5001 on my router for both tcp and udp.
- anti-virus is AVG free 9.0, but I haven't considered unistalling it, and am not aware of a configuration change that I need to make.
Update: I downloaded an older version of the slingplayer software and had to go into windows firewall exception settings " Allow programs to communicate through windows firewall" and enabled "private" and "public" boxes for the slingplayer application.
I'm leary to update the slingplayer software to the current version as it prompts me to when I open it, as everything is working fine now. I don't know what added features I am missing, but for now it works fine.
If it works, I'd skip the nag box and keep what you got now.
If you grabbed a version < 2.0, you are probably only missing a TV guide window, Pause/REW/FFW buffer... and a headache.
Would you mind posting back in a week/several days and let everyone know if it keeps working ?
If this is a network issue. You will have to go pretty far back to get a player that only uses 1 network port connection. AVG acts as a firewall proxy. You can connect 1 connection but avg is not allowing the other. To test this open a dos prompt as a administrator type netstat -bnoTCP 192.168.15.31:51448 188.8.131.52:80 TIME_WAIT 0TCP 192.168.15.31:51449 10.21.20.75:5001 ESTABLISHED 2108[SlingPlayer.exe]TCP 192.168.15.31:51450 184.108.40.206:80 TIME_WAIT 0TCP 192.168.15.31:51451 10.21.20.75:5001 ESTABLISHED 2108
If you see 2 processes called slingplayer.exe its not a firewall issue. If 1 has avg.exe instead of slingplayer its the avg
I am having a similar problem, error 0x80040154, context 46, operation 1041.
After working great for year, suddenly unable to start streaming.
windows XP Slingbox Classic
I have upgraded player from version 1.5.325 to version 2 - No help
The problem is specific to ONE computer on my network.
Other computers on the network work fine with player 1.5.322
Access from outside my network works fine with player 1.5.322
Something has happened to the advanced Video on this computer.
Have turned off Windows Firewall and Antivirus - No Help