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Slingplayer for Desktop interface tour

A tour of the onscreen features of Slingplayer for Desktop

Main screen controls

Note:

  • The image directly below is a Key of the main controls and features.

    Find the item number in red in the Key, then read its description in the tables below.

    The Key screen below displays Standard View, available by clicking the Standard View icon (#10).

    Important: You need to be in Standard View to see the Guide (#13) and Settings (#14) features on the right-side of the screen.

(Click image to enlarge the Key)

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1

Video controls

Click to display Zoom, Aspect, Quality, Sources ... place your pointer over the setting for the available options.

Click again to hide the video controls ... or click the X on the far right (not shown).

 
Video settings
2

Bandwidth info

Click to display a description of current bandwidth capacity; current bit rate; and current streaming state.

Click again to hide the bandwidth controls ... or click the X on the far right (not shown).

 
Streaming quality
3

Directional controls

Click to display directional controls for menus (Left, Right, Up, Down, OK).

DishNetwork users can click OK as a way to power up their set-top boxes.

Click again to hide the directional controls ... or click the X on the far right (not shown).

 
Remote controls
4

Volume control

Click to display. Click again to hide the volume control ... or click the X on the far right (not shown).

 
Volume control

5

DVR-type controls

(Skip back, Rewind, Pause, Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Skip forward, Record)

6

Live TV

7

Direct channel input; also Channel up/Channel down

8

Show onscreen programming guide

9

Show onscreen remote

10

Standard view (depicted above)

11

Full window (TV program is displayed using the entire Slingplayer window; no Guide or Settings side panels)

12

Full video (program is displayed using your computer's entire screen). Press ESC or double-click the window to return to Full Window view.

13

Guide

14

Settings (Includes Network Settings, Slingbox Settings, Preferences)

15

Current Slingbox name

To choose another Slingbox: Click the Slingbox name to return to the Slingbox Directory.

Settings controls

In Standard view (#10 above) clicking Settings reveals Slingplayer Desktop options:

Guide settings - 1

At the bottom of this panel, you see the option to reconfigure your Slingbox, if needed.

Network Settings

These aren't really "settings" as much as a display of the current network numbers, such as external and internal IP addresses, network port, and the MAC address of the Slingbox that you are connected to.

Network settings - 1

Slingbox Settings

A listing of the specs and software versions for the currently-connected Slingbox.

Slingbox info - 1

Preferences

This panel allows you to tailor Slingplayer Desktop the way you like.

Slingplayer preferences

Auto-connect to this Slingbox Bypasses the Slingbox Directory and connects directly to the current Slingbox whenever you launch Slingplayer Desktop.
Switch to full-window mode Makes full-window mode the default whenever you launch Slingplayer Desktop.
Show all Slingbox devices Display every Slingbox device on the current network
Show my Slingbox devices Display just the Slingbox devices in your Sling Account, even if other Slingbox devices are on the current network.
Always display as front window Bring Slingplayer Desktop to the front whenever it is launched.

Affected Products
  • Slingplayer for Desktop
Affected Countries
  • All
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