Thanks for posting to our Answers Forum. Unfortunately, that SlingPlayer program that came on the installation disc is no longer supported. In order to setup the Slingbox Classic, you will want use a web browser to navigate to Setup.Slingbox.com. As long as your Mac is on the same network as the Slingbox itself, it should locate the Slingbox and begin walking you through the setup process.
Hope this helps!
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Thank you Stanley,
Unfiortunately does not seem to work (although the Plug-In successfully downloaded via both the Mac interface AND Windows7 via Parallels9.) Will it successfully run on a Mac (which is much my favourite!)
Thank you again for showing interest AND for your response. Chaps like you are like gold dust! However, on this occasion, I suspect that I am to blame.
The Slingbox Classic isn't supported by the browser plugin on a Mac. This is mid-2005 hardware and as such isn't the most flexible when it comes to software support. Your options are:
Note if you're using a Windows VM you're very likely going to need to be using bridged networking for best performance. Otherwise the Windows VM will try to talk to the Slingbox as if it was outside the network rather than talking directly to the Slingbox inside your network. See steps 2 through 2.2 here for reference where to set up bridged networking.
*Slingbox Classic supported per page 7 of the included user guide. However the SlingPlayer desktop software for the Mac can be very, very fussy and very, very crashy until...some sort of miracle occurs and it's stable. Par for the course for 2009-era software running in 2013.