Encrypting a Website Created Within the Livebox

After creating your website from Livebox,if your site shows to be Not Secure, then follow the given below steps to secure your website.

SSL certificate

Go to Websites from the navigation menu and click on Global web settings.

website settings on livebox

Global Web Settings page opens, under HTTP Settings select your site by clicking the drop-down menu.

website encryption

After selecting your site, click on the Secure this website icon.

website ssl encryption

A request is sent to secure your website. It might take you a few seconds.

website SSL request

Now go to your website in the fresh tab of your browser and you can see your site is secured.

secure website

Likewise, to renew the SSL certificate of your site, click on the Renew HTTPs SSL certificate for this domain and the certificate will be renewed for your website.

renew ssl encryption

You have successfully secured your website.

How to Start the Livebox Server when the Server Connection Fails to Occur?

There are times the Livebox server might fail to get connected while trying to login through the browser. And one of the few reasons for the server connection failure is, the service Livebox Server in the Service Monitor might be in the stopped state. In that case, you can easily retrieve your server connections by following the below steps.

  • The below illustration is the case when your Livebox server fails to get connected.
start the livebox server in service monitor
  • So, now type in the URL bar of your browser as instructed. Type: yourdomainname:3021
  • After clicking the enter, you will be taken to your Livebox Service Monitor page.
  • Here you can click Start the Livebox Server if the service is in offline mode. And your connection will be restored in a fraction of second.

So by following these steps, you can start the Livebox server when the server connection fails to occur. And if your server connection still fails to occur after doing all these settings, please contact our IVB7 support team.

Re-streaming on Facebook Using the Livebox Client Portal

The sub-user created by the Livebox admin can access the Client Portal and re-stream the live videos running on the Livebox server channel to their desired destinations. The destination could be anywhere, like Facebook, Periscope, YouTube, Twitch, RTMP servers, and other streaming platforms. So, to start re-streaming the Livebox server channel content on Facebook, the sub-user have to log in the Client Portal with the credentials provided by the admin.

Enter your username and password and then give Login.

client portal login

When your Client Portal opens, click Add Destination to select any social media platform to conduct the re-streaming.

adding facebook destination on client portal

A dialog box with many destinations opens, under which select Facebook.

go live facebook

Note: If you want to start your streaming process instantly after adding your destination then enable the Automatically Turn On when adding push value option.
After you click on the Facebook option, a dialog box opens and you can click Push live stream to Facebook.

push live stream to facebook

Once you select Push live stream to Facebook, a pop-up notification on the top left of your browser appears, in which you can give Always allow and click Done.

facebook re-streaming

Client Portal is now connected to your Facebook and it opens your Facebook login page. So, log in to your Facebook.

facebook login

Select where you want to post your live video and give Next.

facebook re-streaming using livebox streaming server

Once you click the Next button, a Connect your Live stream to the Live API Facebook page opens, you can minimize the window to see your Facebook destination being added in the push destination.
Note:If you haven’t enabled the Automatically Turn On when adding push value option, then Turn on the button on your destination when you really wanted to re-stream to your Facebook destination.

facebook re-streaming on client portal

Then go to Facebook, where it starts to fetch your Livebox contents for streaming.

facebook live video fetch

Your contents are now fetched, so you can give nice description and title to your stream and also decide the audience to share your live stream with.
Then click Go Live which is located in the bottom right corner. You have done your Facebook re-stream successfully.

facebook live streaming using push destination

You can check your re-stream on your Facebook timeline.

facebook stream preview

You have successfully re-streamed on Facebook from the Livebox Client Portal.

Single Page App for Live Streaming

Creating a mobile app for your live streams is simple and same as creating an IPTV mobile app.

To create a single page app for your live streaming,

  • You have to create a stream group for your streaming channel in MultiCDN settings.
stream group
  • And then in APK Builder, under SPA- Live Streaming, click on the Create an app button.
single page app for livebox live streaming
  • In the app creation form, give your App NameDisplay Name, and App Description.

Note: In App Name, there shouldn’t be any space or special characters given.

  • In the Server URL, the app creation form will automatically read your server URL and display it on the bar.
  • Then in Stream Group ID, give the stream ID you have created in the MultiCDN settings.
  • Now browse and set your app icon and logo.
  • Finally, click on the Generate App.
  • Your app creation process begins and when it says at the end like Click the below button to edit the files click on the Edit Files button below.
mobile app for live streamings
  • Now you have to undergo few settings that involve replacing the custom values in the index.html and theme.css editor pages.
  • In the index.html code editor, you can replace the custom values of AddressContactE-mailWebsite with your company details.
  • In theme.css code editor, you can change the theme background of your mobile app template.
mobile app in Livebox
  • And when you select any one of the options to edit the custom values or background theme, you can see your mobile app design on the right side.
design your mobile app in Livebox
  • You can change the values and click the Update Files button.

Note: In the index.html box code editor, scroll down to find the custom values in the flower brackets (e.g., {{phone number}} as 9876543210) and replace with your company details.

  • And as you replace the values, you can see the changes in the design template.
change the custom values in mobile app editor
  • While changing the color background in the theme.css code editor, you can give the color code in between # and ; and then give Update File.
change background theme for Livebox mobile app
  • Once after changing the custom values and the template design, you click on the Generate APK to download your app.
  • The app gets downloaded in the zip file format. And after extracting the file from your PC downloads, you can upload the app on the play store.
apk file to upload the app on the play store
  • You can use the Release.apk file to upload your app on the play store.
  • And the testing.apk file can be used when you want to test the app on your device.

Note: In the case, if you don’t have an account on the play store, you can still make your end users aware of your SPA or IPTV app by sending the Testing.apk file through any sharing portal.

Live Streaming on Facebook Using OBS Studio

Multi-channel usability is one of the features that Livebox integrates as it helps in distributing content around the globe over multiple mediums efficiently. Through Livebox the users can send their live streaming videos to all media that supports RTMP sources. And Facebook is one such media which is supported by Livebox for 24/7 live streaming.

The following steps will provide you clear-cut representations to stream your videos in Facebook live using the Livebox streaming server.
Create your channel in Livebox.
Go to OBS Studio to encode your video source to Livebox streaming server.
From the navigation menu click Manage channels and under manage channels select Channel Dashboard and click Play to preview your video.

streaming preview

live streaming preview

Now go to Push Destinations under Manage Channels.

push destination

Push Destinations window opens, select your streaming channel and then click the Add Destination button located on the right side or the thunder button on the left side to select your destination.

push destination button

A dialog box Share on with several destinations shows up. As you wanted to stream live on Facebook, select the Facebook option and click then Push live stream to Facebook to get connected to Facebook.
Note: If you select the option Automatically TURN ON when adding push value, the live stream will automatically begin to happen on your Facebook destination once the live streaming set-up is done. Otherwise, you have to manually turn on the push value to continue your live streaming on Facebook.

facebook streaming

In Facebook login page login with your credentials.

facebook login

You are now logged in. Select your sharing option and click Next.

facebook sharing

Once you click the Next button, a Connect your Live stream to the Live API Facebook page opens, you can minimize the window to see your Facebook destination being added in the push destination.
Note: If you didn’t select the Automatically TURN ON when adding push value option, then you have to Turn On the push value to start your live streaming.

facebook destination added on livebox streaming server

Then go to Facebook, where it starts to fetch your Livebox contents for streaming.

facebook live video fetch

Your contents are now fetched, so you can give nice description and title to your stream and also decide the audience to share your live stream with.

Then click on the Go Live button on the right bottom corner.

You are now on live streaming on Facebook.

facebook live streaming using push destination

Check your live streaming on your Facebook timeline.

facebook live streaming preview

You have successfully live streamed on Facebook using OBS Studio.

Conversion of Uncompressed Video Sources Using UDP in Queues

How to Convert MPEG-2 Sources into Compressed Streamable Formats?

If you have a source of MPEG-2 format, which is isn’t usually supported by the web, you can still alter it while streaming live on your streaming destinations. Not just MPEG-2 format, it could be any format through UDP but for this example, consider MPEG-2 as we have a preset ready to use for encoding MPEG-2 video through UDP. Thus you can encode the MPEG-2 sources to be streamed live on the web-based destinations with Livebox.

To encode your MPEG-2 or any other uncompressed sources into streamable formats,

  • Go to Queues from the navigation menu.
  • Go to Create Queues under Queues.
UDP in Livebox Queues
  • After giving your queue name, task name, priority, delay, and attempts, the streaming source can be fetched from your UDP port using the UDP option.

Note:  If you have UDP source in your file folder, then you can use the File option to fetch your source under Source settings.

  • Now you can click the Next button.
UDP option in Livebox to convert sources
  • Now go to Destination settings side.
  • If you want to take the UDP source from your UDP port to any of your RTMP server channels, you can use the given Channel option.
  • Select your server channel.
MPEG-2 converter in Livebox
  • Then set the preset as udp_default.
  • Then add the task to your queue.
  • Start the queue on your server channel and from your server channel take the source to whichever streaming platform you want.
presets for MPEG-2 conversion
  • If you want to take the UDP source to your social media destinations like Facebook or YouTube, you can use the provided RTMP option. You can also use this RTMP option to take the UDP source to your other RTMP server by giving your RTMP server link.
UDP source converter in Livebox
  • Then select the destination you want to add to your queues.
  • By starting the queue, you can initiate the live stream on your social media accounts or any other RTMP servers.
convert MPEG-2 sources and publish it on social media platforms
  • If you want to convert and save the source from your UDP port as a file, then you can use the File option.
  • It is just enough to give a file name and to select a preset. Then the UDP source gets saved in your uploaded files from where you can stream them live on your websites/blogs by copying the embed code.
converting uncompressed video files using Livebox Queues

So, with the Livebox streaming server, you can take sources from any format and stream it to any formats in easy different ways.

Sharing YouTube Videos Within the Live Conference

To share YouTube videos with your fellow members on the live conference,

Go to the action button and select Share a YouTube video option.

sharing youtube video on video conferencing

You will find a popup box open for entering the YouTube URL link.

Now copy YouTube URL link of any source and paste it on the box given. Then click on the Share button.

The YouTube video is shared among all the members on the video conference.

SHARING YOUTUBE VIDEOS THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCING

By following these steps you can share YouTube videos with all the members on the video conference.