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Thread: HOWTO Slingbox Ubuntu 13.04

  1. #1
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    HOWTO Slingbox Ubuntu 13.04

    I had some troubles getting information on how to watch my slingbox on ubuntu. I was unable to get any support from Slingbox as they only support windows, android, and apple platforms. Here is how I got it to work.


    1) Create a slingbox.htm file with
    Code:
    <iframe src="http://slingplayer.slingbox.com/embedded/slingplayer.php" frameborder="0" width="1440" height="900"></iframe>
    as the contents

    2) Create a new shell script that will reference the .htm file you just created.

    I created slingbox.sh in /home/USERNAME/Documents

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    xdg-open /home/USERNAME/Desktop/Slingbox.htm &
    Make the .sh script executable by right clicking on it, selecting permissions tab, then select "allow executing file as a program"


    2) Now create a .png file and save it to the same directory. I just googled for the slingbox logo and captured it with shutter. "Sudo apt-get install shutter" (this is a cool program)


    3) Create a "slingbox.desktop" file under /user/share/applications

    Terminal :
    Code:
    sudo touch /usr/share/applications/slingbox.desktop
    Change permissions terminal :
    Code:
    sudo chmod a+x /usr/share/applications/slingbox.desktop
    OR

    GUI : Navigate to /usr/share/applications
    Create new text document named slingbox.desktop
    Right click change permissions as mentioned earlier


    4) Add the following text to the slingbox.desktop file

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]Version=1.0
    Name=Slingbox
    Exec=/home/USERNAME/Documents/slingbox.sh
    Terminal=false
    Icon=/home/USERNAME/Documents/slingbox.png
    Type=Application

    *REMEMBER TO MODIFY YOUR PATH TO YOUR USERNAME*

    Reboot and you should now have a slingbox icon on your unity search, and should launch with your default web browser.


    Here is a pic



  2. #2
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    Re: HOWTO Slingbox Ubuntu 13.04

    Or just use the slingbox facebook app.

  3. #3
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    Re: HOWTO Slingbox Ubuntu 13.04

    Had no idea that there was a facebook app. Good to know. I think understanding how to create an icon for unity is cool in general.

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