I've been trying to get AppleScript to pass keyboard commands to SlingPlayer using System Events and window focus tricks as a workaround. I'm not that strong with AppleScript yet though. If I figure it out, I can use my Sony Ericsson phone with Salling Clicker to trigger the scripts or possibly build a HID remote profile.
I've never used Automator. The keyboard commands you need are Ch Up (=), Ch Down (-) and Fullscreen (Apple-F). I wonder if Automator could pass those to the Player app ?
Controlling SlingPlayer on Mac with AppleScript would be nice. But for now it is pretty easy to at least control it with automated keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately you are limited to what keyboard shortcuts are defined. You can however add some keyboard shortcuts with the Keyboard System Preference in the Applications Shortcuts section (left hand side) and then using the + button; select SlingPlayer.app; provide the menu item name eg List; and the shortcut key. Only works for the app, not the browser plug-in.
For example, assuming SlingPlayer is already running:
tell application "SlingPlayer"
tell application "System Events"
keystroke "611" -- change to channel 611
keystroke types chars from a string. key code can type non character keys eg
key code 124 -- send a right arrow
You may need to use delay between some actions eg delay 3 to delay 3 seconds.
I wish this forum had code tags.