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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 21:04

Share External Links with DeviceOnline

How To Share External Links with DeviceOnline 

  1. Share YouTube clips
  2. Share TED clips
  3. Music from Free Music Archive
  4. Share VBox7 clips


1. Share YouTube clips and movies

As we all know YouTube is one of the biggest sites on the web for free videos sharing. It allows people to create and share their own video clips with the whole world. Today YouTube is one of the most popular web sites with visitors watching around 6 billion hours of video every month.

The DeviceOnline application is capable to accept YouTube links and stream them to your Smart TV or other DLNA device. In order to do this, users need only to copy video URL using browser address bar or using the context menu on the video element. The picture below displays the described way to resolve external video link and paste it inside the DeviceOnline's URL text field.

YouTube Firmsinfo video share 

How to use YouTube URL with DeviceOnline Media Streamer


Note that DeviceOnline app allows streaming of free YouTube videos only. In case of attempt to play restricted clips an error message will pop-up as on the image below.

YouTube sharing error 


2. Share TED clips

TED is a huge platform for ideas sharing. It is started in 1984 as a conference for technology, entertainment and design. Today a lot of people are using TED to share huge diversity of ideas and topics - from science to business to global issues.


To share a TED clip, user needs to follow the following steps:

  • Open the desired video clip
  • Mouse click over the Download button
  • Choose desired language if any
  • Open context menu by right mouse click over "Download video" and select "Copy link address"
  • Paste the link inside the DeviceOnline URL text field

TED Download 

3 Listen music from Free Music Archive on your home TV

The is an interactive portal of height quality music and legal audio downloads. It was launched at the end of 2009 directed by WFMU, the a free-form radio station in America. The portal provide a big diversity of audio samples suitable for different kind of uses. If you want to listen wirelessly some of these wonderful pieces of music on your Smart TV or DLNA device then all you need to do is:

  • Navigate to FreeMusicArchive web page
  • Review the tones of wonderful audio files and pick the desired one
  • Right mouse button over the Download link
  • Select Copy link address
  • Past the clipboard link into DeviceOnline's "External URL" source filed

Stream external audio from FreeMusicArchive.ORG

4. Share VBox7 clips

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Sunday, 13 December 2015 15:46

How to work with DeviceOnline

How to work with DeviceOnline


How the main DeviceOnline window looks like

DeviceOnline main screen

  1. Drop down menu for Player selection - will be filled with the found network players
  2. Playlist Search box - used to find fast desired playlist items. Note that this will not change the playback order.
  3. Clear Playlist button - Remove all items from playlist area
  4. Browse button - Open browse dialog used to add files to media playlist
  5. Remove item button - Hover a playlist entry and click the cross button in cases you desire to remove it from the playlist
  6. Playlist area - Use the Browse button in order to add file entries to the playlist.
  7. URL text box - place the media (audio, video, image) URL here and hit the Enter key to add desired URL to playlist. Note you can directly place YouTube URLs and they will be automatically resolved ... read more
  8. Add URL button - click this button in order to add the desired URL to playlist (same as the Enter key)
  9. Media controls - media controls buttons and progress bar. User can directly perform track navigation by simple click over the progress bar line. The media buttons so far are: Previous song, Play. Pause, Stop, Next track and Repeat track.
  10. Status bar - shows number of players and other events. When a new event occur (e.g. a new player comes online) the text blink effect will be observed to indicate the event.
  11. Help button - In case you need to check this page again


How to connect to your Smart TV or UPnP Box

The DeviceOnline application is designed to connect and stream media to your smart TV and similar devices. Once it starts it scans your local network for UPnP / DLNA compatible devices - Digital Media Renderers. This means that if you own devices like Smart TV, Mobile Phones, Tablets, etc connected to your local area network (LAN), the DeviceOnline should be able to detect them. Once the device is discovered, the application will include it in its list of mediaplayers for possible selection.

Below are several simple steps that describe how to share content to your Smart TV or UPnP / DLNA complient device:

  • Download, install and start the DeviceOnline stand alone application or the Chrome extension
  • Drag and Drop desired folders and media files into the window
  • Choose the desired Media Player device from the Drop Down
  • Double click on an item from your playlist
  • Use the playback controls in order to Pause. Resume, Stop or Skip the current item
  • You can use the following short cut keys for playback controls:
    • F1: Open the Help page
    • SPACEBAR: Pause / Resume command
    • +: Volume UP
    • -: Volume DOWN
  • To use subtitles, a "srt" files are supported and should be with same file name as the movie. Note that subtitles must be present in the track list.

Subtitles set up

  • File naming - Rename the subtitle "srt" file to match the name of corresponding video file.
  • File encoding - Most UPnP media renderers require the subtitle's file encoding to be in Unicode encoding (e.g. for LG Smart TV the encoding is UTF-8 with BOM). You can use some advanced text editor to change the encoding.
  • Playlist notes -The "srt" file should be present in playlist along with the corresponding media file.

Watch external links

DeviceOnline is capable to provide playback from external links. In most cases user can extract the URL from web page content using the context menu over the desired element. The extracted URL should be placed inside URL Text Box filed and hit Enter to add it to the playlist. Normally the external links should contain an extension, but there are some exceptions such as YouTube. In order to find out how to share links from YouTube, TED, VBox7, TWiT, Revision3 and others, please follow the link.

Known limitations:

  • The DeviceOnline Remote Media Center uses the browser build in HTML-5 player, so it may not play all media files provided by the server APP. The reason for this limitation is that different browsers can play different types of media, and the built-in HTML-5 player is bound to it.
  • Sometimes adding external URLs such as YouTube videos may lead to message like - "Failed to add URL entry due to website restrictions!". This notification rises since some video clips are restricted for streaming outside YouTube service.
  • The Chrome application is not capable to put itself into the Windows firewall exception list, so a manual firewall setting for port 8090 is required.
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Tuesday, 08 December 2015 22:00


We are small and passionate team willing to create helpful software applications and tools. Our goal is to create software which will help people enjoy the multimedia world. We are working on different kind of projects and we give best of us to provide high quality software applications.

The one of our most passionate projects is DeviceOnline. We believe DeviceOnline is a simple, easy-to-use yet powerful media streaming and sharing tool. We are happy to improve it every day and watch how it is evolving towards a better program. Our tiny media streamer can offer many different features such as: UPnP/DLNA support, fast playlist management by simple drag&drop, small footprint and many more.


If you want to contact us, please do so from here.


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Tuesday, 08 December 2015 02:27


Download DeviceOnline Software, a free Media Streaming Tool

Choose desired distribution

DeviceOnline Media Player and Streamer
DeviceOnline Media Player and Streamer

DeviceOnlineLite - Tiny Media Streamer Application

DeviceOnlineLite is a tiny and yet powerful app, which provide a big set of functionality for media streaming and UPNP (DLNA) playback. By DeviceOnlineLite you can share a variety of media content on your home network and wirelessly stream video to your Smart TV. It runs in the system tray and is using Browser based UI for interaction. 

for Windows

System requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2+, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
  • Storage: 5MB of free disk space
  • Memory: 512MB of RAM
  • Price: $0.0 - FREEWARE

DeviceOnline - Stand Alone Media Streamer Application

DeviceOnline is a small stand-alone application with an easy to use User Interface. The application supports DLNA media streaming, Drag&Drop files and folders, tiny local media player,  and many more fancy features.

DeviceOnline stand alone app
for Windows

System requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2+, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
  • Storage: 20MB of free disk space
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable
  • Memory: 512MB of RAM
  • Price: $0.0 - FREEWARE


DeviceOnline Chrome Application

Chrome App


The DeviceOnline Chrome app is a stand alone like application, but it is using the Chrome Browser engine and is hosted inside Chrome Web Store.

DeviceOnline documentation

Manual for use of

Software's manual

Find out how to use the DeviceOnlie service. Follow the link in order to find out more information about DeviceOnlie software - tips & hints, supported features and known limitations.

Check out the Software's Manual
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DeviceOnline is a free and easy to use tool for video streaming between your home devices

What is DeviceOnline?

DeviceOnline is a free project aimed to allow users to exchange content between devices such as PC, Smart TV, Mobile Phone, DLNA devices, etc. Our target is to provide an easy way for our users to exchange media with each other fast and easily. With DeviceOnline applications, you can wirelessly send media content from your computer to your television set and enjoy the power of the big screen. The DeviceOnline project is still evolving and our team is providing frequent updates and improvements.

Some of the main features of service are:

DeviceOnline DMC interface

Clean and easy to use interface


  • Easy to add, remove, search and play media files from your playlist.
  • Reorder items in playlist via simple Drag&Drop
  • Stream external media links such as YouTube, TED, TWiT, Revision3, VBox7 and other
  • Intuitive playback control and keyboard shortcuts support
  • Watch high definition movies in a few clicks
  • Support for Drag&Drop media files to achieve ultra fast playlist setup

Media Share

Share and stream multimedia


  • Stream music, movies and pictures from your PC to your TV via WiFi with a click
  • Keep using your computer while sharing media with your devices
  • A fast free way to connect your computer to your smart TV
  • Very fast automatic discovery of media renderers (DMR) connected to your local network such as Smart TVs, XBox devices and other
  • Act as a Digital Media Controller (DMC) and you control and stream media to your Smart TV or other UPnP / DLNA device
  • Supports subtitles and wide range of media formats
  • Has a simple build-in local media player


System usage

Small footprint

The main core functionality of DeviceOnline applications is written in oldsk00l C/C++. This results in a very low memory and cpu usage so it can run smooth even on older hardware.



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What is DLNA?

DLNA, stands for 'Digital Living Network Alliance', which is an industry wide standard for sharing media content between devices ... read more.

Want to see more?

Of course there is more that DeviceOnline can offer to you, so don't hesitate to visit any of:

  • Our FEATURES page to read more about our application features and articles
  • Checkout our SCREENSHOTS section to see DeviceOnline in action
  • Go to our direct DOWNLOAD page to get the latest version 

More information about and its website

As it was already mentioned, the main purpouse of is to provide media sharing services and applications. But this is not all, the DeviceOnline website provide also some interesting and informative reviews in different kind of topics such as technology, sport, music and so on.

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