Hello all, I'm opening this discussion to facilitate getting to watch your SlingBox on Linux. As of now, I have not tested this, but I have seen some people getting it to work with limited success at this forum: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?p=697623#post697623 (specifically user LVanElven confirmed this is working)
The solution is to use XBMC, a cross-platform media center player.
- Download sources from svn.
- Apply patch by Harry Muscle (available here)
- Within xbmc, use this format: sling://username:password@address:port to connect to your slingbox.
- I have a dynamic dns domain name, so my address above is easy to get to.
For the above, I believe the users were using a SlingBox solo, so that's why I posted it here. I have a Pro-HD version, so I'm going to be trying it with that. I think also that the users were compiling from a variety of operating systems, so this is unconfirmed to work in Linux yet. I will post back with my successes and hope that you all can do the same.
So I'm not a proper C programmer and the compiler is getting stuck during make, and at the end it throws up an undefined reference in three of the patched files. Looks like this:
xbmc/FileSystem/filesystem.a(FileFactory.o): In function `XFILE::CFileFactory::CreateLoader(CURL const&)':
/home/wesley/Downloads/xbmc-install/xbmc/FileSystem/FileFactory.cpp:134: undefined reference to `XFILE::CSlingboxFile::CSlingboxFile()'
So I was finally able to figure out what happened during build. Apparently the makefiles didn't know to find the Slingbox files that were added during the patch, so I added this to the Makefile located in xbmx/FileSystem:
After that, it compiled nicely. I ran xbmc. Everything looks ok. I tried adding a video source in the format as #4 above, but xbmc fails to play the 'video' stream. Nice try but no cigar! If anyone else has any luck compiling and getting it to work, please leave a note here. I'll try it on Mac (where it was confirmed to have worked already) eventually when I get up the energy to download Xcode and all the prerequisites for xbmc.
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