Best practices to follow for Live video streaming

What kind of settings and practices are good for professional Live video streaming?

Use IVB7 video streaming equipment, the encoding software and the Livebox server for the best experience.

Let’s talk about some of the best practices that you should generally follow when you stream live over the internet

Always use standard streaming protocols such as RTMP, RTSP, RTP or WebRTC. Never use non-standard propitiatory protocols as it will affect your streaming quality, make you dependent and locked to a third-party server or provider and make you spend a lot of money. So,never settle for non-standard streaming methods such as using an X protocol to stream video using an X software or server.

How to achieve the best latency?

Always select the nearest located server for the best and optimum performance. Ask for the original Livebox low latency streaming CDN servers. Price wise and Quality wise, nothing beats the original Livebox live streaming server.

How do I know if I am using a propitiatory streaming protocol in my current setup?

Check if your live video can be directly played by multiple video players and web players from VLC,Windows media player to Jwplayer and clappr. If one of those players is unable to play your content without conversion, you are stuck with a propitiatory protocol. Call us and switch to Livebox server right away so that our experts can guide you to use industry standards so that you can have an optimum streaming experience.

How should you setup your encoder settings for different kinds of internet connections?

For slow data cards or 2g connections:

  1. Use a H.265 encoder preferably or H.264 if that’s unavailable
  2. Use a bitrate between 350 to 500k
  3. Use a resolution of 720×480
  4. Frame rate of 15 fps
  5. Turn de-interlacing on

For very fast connections:

When we say very fast internet connection,we mean a minimum of 100 Mbps constant speed or higher as of 2017

  1. H.264 / H.265 encoder
  2. 1500 kbps bitrate
  3. Resolution of a minimum of 1920×1080 or higher
  4. 30 to 60 fps
  5. De-interlacing on for better picture quality although the difference will be minor.Also remember that with H.265, you can tweak the settings to stream at a much higher quality while using the same amount of bandwidth that H.264 uses for a particular quality.

For medium speed connections:

These would be the best settings for connections with an average speed between 5 to 10mbps

  1. H.264 / H.265 encoder
  2. 800 kpbs
  3. Resolutions of a minimum of 720p
  4. 30 fps
  5. De-interlacing turned on.

Using the best settings will help you stream without lag.Not only that, while streaming using multiple cameras, this plays a very important role since you would need to fine tune video according to your internet bandwidth so that you can push multiple streams within your bandwidth pipeline.

These are just some examples on how you can stream depending on your connection environment. However, for best results, you should try varying these settings even more depending on the speed of the actual connection since there can be fluctuations in latency depending on the wireless signals and the distance between you and the server. If you would like to dig in a little bit more about how you can setup transcoding settings on LIvebox to distribute to Youtube,Facebook or Periscope, have a look at google’s recommendations for youtube streaming here

Do you run your live streaming using the Livebox low latency high performance streaming server? Let us know about your setup and websites where you have embedded your video. Call us if you need help so that we can help you during your live event over phone. We never charge a huge extra sum just for support. We offer free phone, email and even remote support.Call our director for technical support directly at +91-9789-9789-55.

Happy Streaming! Stream Smooth,stream high and stream cool.

If you are new to livebox, be sure to sign up at https://livebox.co.in and get onboard to know more.

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How do you earn money using Livebox?

How do you start and run a sustainable business using the IVB7 Livebox?

Livebox is designed from the ground up to help you do business without worrying about huge investment and extreme work. Simply partner with us and fly high in the Live Video Streaming industry. With IVB7, you get your own Servers, Software, Support and Technical streaming infrastructure. Get technical support over phone to build your own infrastructure using Livebox.

Our products and services are cutting edge, priced very low and built for helping you do business. Not only that, these products are 100% tested and proven in the industry since it is being used by several production houses, studios, businesses and institutions. Recently, we have seen even web development houses taking up our services and reselling them in their localities.

  1. Unlimited Channels : Create Unlimited Live RTMP Streaming Channels and provide live streaming server to unlimited Clients all over the world.
  2. Design Your own Streaming Plans : Design your own Live Streaming Plans on various levels on monthly and yearly basis to provide to everyone -individuals, Event Managers, Videographers, business houses, organisations, corporates, TV Channels, TV channel distributors or anyone to live stream. depending on their requirement.
  3. Live Streaming to individuals: Provide live streaming plans for individuals at a low cost for live streaming their personal parties and programs. Nothing beats Livebox when it comes to cost.
  4. Event Managers, Videographers & Business houses: Provide higher plans of Streaming Server with special facilities of transcoding for professional webcasting of programs, weddings, & parties etc . Only Livebox includes 24×7 transcoding at the lowest price including software and server infrastructure.
  5. TV Producers, TV Channels & Businesses to start TV Channels: Provide unlimited licenses of Playout, Mixing and Streaming software & Server It can be provided to start unlimited 24×7 TV Channels to Provide WebTV, Mobile TV & TV through internet Set Top instantly to un-limited clients. It can be provided for any kind of HD video transmission and delivery for the TV Channel through internet. IPTV & OTT is also builtin it to take channels to numerous subscribers to monetize their content. All unlimited licenses of software required for IPTV & OTT is available in it. In addition It is also possible to run Multiple TV Channel directly from the server
  6. Organisations & Corporates: To broadcast & blast any of their video messages to Multiple Social Media websites, Multiple Accounts of social media sites. This makes is easy for them to take their message to everyone & reach everyone easily. It can be used in marketing on social media etc. multiple accounts of the server can be also provided for video conferencing, Training and Webinar.
  7. Education & Training: All required software for training is available in the server with unlimited Licenses. This can be provided to numerous Schools, Colleges and Training centres for Virtual Classroom training, with Live Video, Live Presentation and & Live Two-way Chat etc. Storage of videos is also provided to provide unlimited Video-onDemand, Webinar, & live training fully secured. through IP address or username and password.

In addition to the above to businesses on monthly and yearly payment,there is huge market to directly provide services Live streaming services to clients for any requirements. There is immense possibilities to Monetize Live Streaming ServerIVB7. Need more ideas? Call us at +91-9789-9789-81.  There are so many more ways to use the IVB7 suite of products to generate revenue that are not listed here. Call us at +919789978981 to know.

Check out https://ivb7.com to know more about the other ivb7 products and https://livebox.co.in to know about the Livebox server.

Stream Multicast UDP across the internet

Did you know that you can now live stream Multi-cast UDP across the internet using the all new IVB7 Livebox?

 

Livebox is now capable of not only handling your existing streams but also provides you with a unique possibility to stream your Local Area Network protocols across the internet. Things that were considered impossible has become possible now. After ingesting the UDP into Livebox, you can either transcode it or relay it to another receiver.

When you use the Livebox Receiver hardware, it is possible to take advantage of the Multi-CDN features in-built into Livebox.

This also further enhances the capabilities of the IVB7 remote transceiver hardware equipment. If you have not yet used Livebox for your live streaming needs, you should start right now as it is the most feature filled and cost effective solution in the market today. Our goal is to provide our customers the best at the lowest price.

One of the reasons that we’re able to do this is because of the technological experience that we have gained through serving various types of clients throughout these years plus the sheer amount of clients that we have. Currently empowering over 300 clients and growing at a rapid pace, be sure to select Livebox for your next live video project!

Creating a Channel in the Livebox TV to Distribute the Contents

Creating a Channel in the Livebox TV to Distribute the Contents
Before you create a channel on your Livebox TV, you have to create the categories to keep your channels organized.
To create your categories,
    • Login to your Livebox Tv.
    • Go to Categories from the navigation menu.

    • A page with the category specifications opens, under which go to Add Category to create your category.
    • In Add Category, give your category name and set a thumbnail.
    • Then give Submit. And your category is added.
      Note: In the Parent Category option you can set your category as the Root menu or Sub-category within your main category.

Now to create your channel,
    • Go to Channels from the navigation menu.

    • In Channel, go to Add Channel and give your channel name.
    • If you want to distribute your Livebox streams or recordings to your subscribers, then select Livebox as your video type.
    • Then select the Livebox channel from which you want to distribute the content.
    • Once you select your channel, the embed code of your Livebox channel will auto-appear in the Embed code bar.
    • Then give your Livebox Tv channel description.
    • Browse and set the thumbnail.
    • And finally, give Submit to distribute to your subscribers.

Note: You can also distribute videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and your other recordings.

To add Youtube videos to your TV channel,
    • Go to the YouTube video that you want to distribute across your TV channel.
    • Right click on the video and click the copy embed code option from the pop-up menu.

 

    • Now go to Channels from the navigation menu.
    • In Channel, go to Add Channel and give your channel name and category.
    • Select your Video Type as YouTube and paste the embed code.
    • Give your channel description.
    • Set your thumbnail and click Submit.
    • The YouTube source is added for distribution across your channel.

To add captured source or recordings to your channel,
  • Go to Channels from the navigation menu.
  • In Channel, go to Add Channel and give your channel name and category.
  • After entering your channel name and category name, select Video Type as Others.
  • In Embed Code bar, enter the URL of your source in m3u8 or MP4 format.
  • Then click Submit.

You have successfully created your channel on your Livebox TV as well as distributed your content across your channel.

Multi-Bitrate Streaming Using the Livebox Playout and Encoder?

How to do Multi-Bitrate Using the Livebox Playout and Encoder?
To conduct Multi-Bitrate streaming using OBS,
  • Create your channel in Livebox streaming server.
  • Go to Manage Channels from the navigation menu. Under manage channels, select Multi-Bitrate.

Multi-bitrate streaming

In Multi-Bitrate page, select your channel and Turn On multi-bitrate.

select a channel

Once you turn on Multi-Bitrate, the new preset options will appear. You can set the required resolution and click Save.
preset for Multbitrate streaming

Note: You also have an option to edit or set your required preset.

  • Once you click save, RTMP URL for your resolution gets listed below. Make note of the required RTMP link and give Save.

select a preset for multi-bitrate streaming

Note: With each copied URL of definite qualities, the player will adjust video quality to that of viewers bandwidth.
  • After clicking save, give Service Restart to get your changes applied

service restart

Then go to Livebox Playout software and click Add File to browse video source from your PC and to add video source in your Schedule Playlist.
adding file in livebox playout for Multi-bitrate streaming
Your video source is added. So, now click Play to play your video in Playout Preview.
You can preview your source and also enable and adjust the audio of your video source.
preview the added file

 

  • Go to Livbox Encoder. Select your playout device in Video Device and Audio Device, and then enter the copied RTMP URL of the required resolution in the URL tab.
  • Click Preview if you want to preview your live stream and then give Start.

encoder settings

Now go to Livebox and click Channel Dashboard, select your channel, and click to preview your live stream in Livebox streaming server.

preview in livebox

Note: To view your stream in the player and to check the quality of your streaming source, go to new page in your browser and type, e.g., yourservername.com:3000/?chnl=yourchannelname.
Livebox player
Go to Viewers Report to check your RTMP stats or you can even check your streaming statistics by typing, e.g., yourservername.com/stats in the new page of your browser. It shows audio and video bitrate of your channel.
RTMP stats
You have successfully done your Multi-Bitrate streaming using Livebox Playout and Encoder.

Build your own CDN using Livebox

Assembling your CDN with LiveBox servers
An in-built automobile reconnection mechanism can also be integrated. Together with that if you need, you can join it using numerous LiveBoxes since it supplies Multi-CDN switching centre.
This dwell receiver is distinguished chiefly by two kinds
⦁ The very first one is IPTV recipient
⦁ And the next one is distant IP receiver
You will receive the complete information on livebox.co.in.

LiveBox can be obtained for you from 6 am to 12 am IST all times during the year. You will receive outstanding live webcasting and overriding video streaming host service through telephone, email and remote desktopcomputer. Therefore, in the event that you confront any issue you will receive complete assistance from qualified professionals in preventing and identifying them. If you examine the marketplace it’s possible to observe that quality premium service costs high. However, LiveBox has been established as a new due to its exceptional support at virtually no extra price. In a nutshell, take your company to another level with the assistance of all LiveBox streaming server. Streaming over RTSP Streaming over RTMP The most outstanding utility of the overriding Streaming server is that it includes immediately scalable hardware and loyal network. So aside from fulfilling live broadcasting demands, LiveBox can also be suitable for business applications such as an internet whiteboard, video conferencing, etc..

HLS streaming server Launch your online TV channel Livebox additionally supports streaming H.265 with AAC and MP3 for premium excellent streaming at reduced bandwidth.
H.265 utilizes 50% lower bandwidth compared to H.264 and therefore is quite effective once you wish to transmit high excellent video in low bandwidth or higher latency over extended distances.
RTSP can also be useful to incorporate with existing Surveillance systems for example IP Cameras, CCTV, DVR or NVR’s.

Stream your TV station in to multiple destinations
we’re standing in an age of advanced technology at which many different streaming servers are offered among which LiveBox is your very best. It’ll flow in your behalf to numerous destinations such as Facebook, YouTube etc.. It may flow nearly any sort of apparatus like Mobile, PC, Roku and so forth.
With the assistance of LiveBox streaming server, you can handle your station or groups all on your own due to its integrated IPTV module. It can allow you to incorporate with Linux and Android boxes too. If you’d like you may have a Multi-CDN installation. To get detailed advice about Livebox, see livebox.co.in now.

Watch the next video to get a clear image of how to set up your Origin-Edge CDN system which spans across the globe with Livebox: Following are the situations which you may do with your CDN for a top quality cloud support supplier to your clients. If you would like to program or automate your station entirely, playout is going to be the greatest alternative for you. It includes an integrated CG and a good deal of exceptional features which cannot just schedule your TV station but allow it to run too. You simply need to generate a very simple call to find a free presentation.

Management and Support Should you purchase a LiveBox host as an appliance or CDN, then you are going to find a complimentary playout program, video mixing applications and Android programs along with it. This Video Streaming host also integrates the capacity to track all of your live receiver apparatus in 1 area. A dwell receiver apparatus is a controllable player whereby you’ll be able to capture the live stream in any given place. It’s possible to remotely check the status and also the rate of the net on the apparatus with the assistance of this preeminent live recipient apparatus. So to appreciate these remarkable facilities you’ll be able to opt for this striking live receiver apparatus. Remote dwell receiver apparatus HLS can also be called HTTP Live streaming that’s a HTTP-based networking streaming communications protocol. It divides the general stream into a range of miniature HTTP-based file downloads. 1 brief chunk of this conceivably unbounded transfer stream could be loaded by every one of those HTTP-based file downloads.

Schedule your TV channel effortlessly Would you wish to reach huge numbers of individuals at the minimum price? Afterward this sublime Streaming server is going to be a one-stop alternative for you. You may start multiple private TV channels across the internet that will be possessed by you. With the assistance of brilliant instruments and technology of the superb streaming machine , you are able to handle it fairly easily. We’d love to present to you our immaculate creation, the Livebox streaming server CDN system whereby you may transfer Video and Audio streamed live over to your host attached to premium Gbps network. A number of our customers are utilizing Livebox to construct their particular CDN networks.Livebox is a exceptional streaming server box that may be instantly deployed everywhere is especially constructed and pre-hosted to a high speed system for professional broadcasters. A peerless distribution hub RTMP or Real-Time Messaging Protocol was created for streaming audio, video, and data on the Web, involving a Flash player along with a host. Through this excellent low-latency communicating RTMP streaming host , it is possible to stream different content like
⦁ Live Stream Publishing
⦁ H.264 using AAC and MP3 streaming to flow content to the net
⦁ On the fly recording of both FLV and transcoded MP4

Distinctive attributes of Livebox streaming server Nowadays social networking is now a dominant portion of the company advertising and raising productivity. We’d like to notify you that this excellent Video streaming machine is also a potent supply hub. With only a couple of clicks it lets you disseminate your live content on various strong social networking connections such as Facebook, Youtube and countless additional live streaming providers. Together with Livebox, you are able to set up your CDN employing the in-built Origin-Edge installation.

LiveBox online cloud hosting host lets you schedule your own TV channels utilizing IVB7 Studio. IVB7 is exceptional software that does everything from streaming to playout as well as mixing.

What’s all the hype about this new Livebox?

We asked some of our existing customers and employees to share a few quotes or sayings about Livebox. Here’s what they really had to say :

Livebox is a revolutionary technology to broadcast live 4k or HD Video through its powerful Cloud based Streaming Content Delivery Network. (Streaming -CDN) .

Livebox is a highly scalable network that offers multiple streaming network of media . LiveBox with a host of facilities for various businesses & its compatibility with all latest software & hardwareavailable globally makes it as a boon to users to use it directly as they like in their businesses.

The Live Box Streaming Server has proven its efficiency in delivering high quality streaming even at alarmingly low bandwidths with its extraordinary streaming software, invincible network infrastructure & its built-in innovative Flash-Free Trans-coding player.

It comes with variety of plans to suit to everyone’s pocket.

Do you have a saying to share about the IVB7 Livebox or other products? E-mail us to enquiry@cdtech.in or call +91-9789-9789-81 to get your promo about IVB7 to be featured on our blog.

Always keep visiting http://ivb7.com and http://ivb7.com/blog and stay updated with the latest technologies related to broadcast and live video streaming.

Happy live transmission folks!