The Livebox video conferencing chatroom has cool features to have way for the exciting conferencing experience for its users.
The features are as follows.
User Icon-On clicking this, the user can set their camera/audio device, change profile settings and set language.
Note: The highlighted options will be visible only on the settings of the user with the Moderator function.
Invite– On clicking this option, the user can invite people to the conference either by adding the contact number or by sending the conference link. There is also embed code provided to publish the conference on websites/blogs.
Security– By using this option, you can enable Lobby mode and also set a password for your conference to prevent unauthorized access.
Blur Background– By clicking this option, the user can blur the unwanted background to keep the focus intact.
Embed Meeting– This option is same as the embed code option provided on the Invite option.
Shortcuts– This option provides shortcuts to use the app features and options feasibly.
Mute– This option helps to mute users when required.
Chat– By clicking this option, you can chat with your peers amidst the conference. You can use this chat option to communicate terms, phrases, digits that are usually hard to convey.
Share Video– On clicking this option, you can start to share YouTube videos to make your conference even more effective and interesting.
Whiteboard– On clicking this option, you can get started with an interactive whiteboard, where you can present graphs, drawing or any other non-verbal representations to your fellow members.
Recording– By using this option, you can record your video conferencing contents.
Live Streaming– By entering the RTMP URL of your streaming destination (Livebox server channel or any other server channel) or social media platforms (Facebook, Pericsope, YouTube), you can live stream the video conferencing content.
Adjust Video Quality– By clicking this option, you can adjust the video quality according to your data usage.
Speaker Stats– On clicking this option, you can get to know your speaker stats.
Settings– This option contain settings same as the User Icon option.
With the APK Builder provided by Livebox, you can create mobile apps for your IPTV set-up and even for the viewers to view all the live streams you can create a single page app to stay updated with your live streams right from their mobile devices.
To create a mobile app for your IPTV set up,
Install and open the APK builder app.
If you want to create an app for your IPTV broadcasts, then click “Create an App” under Livebox TV.
In the App Creation Form, give app name, display name, 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 browse and set your app icon and logo.
Then finally click on the “Generate App”.
Your app creation process begins and when it says at the end like “Click the below button to download APK”, click on the “Download APK”.
The app gets downloaded to your PC downloads in the zip file format.
Unzip the file, where you can use the Testing.apk to test the app on your device and Release.apk to upload your app on the play store.
Creating a mobile app with Livebox is easy and only a few step process where you can develop a mobile by yourself.
While using graphics processor fixed to your server to minimize the CPU load, you have got preset setting involved before converting or transcoding videos through the queue feature. In this article, we will focus on how to change the settings within the queues to use the GPU fixed inside the server. Supported GPUs: NVidia Geforce, Tesla and Quadro models.
Note: This article is only applicable for Livebox servers with in-built NVidia GPUs so make sure that you have a GPU enabled server before you follow the following steps.
Go to Queues from the navigation menu.
Under Queues, go to “Create Queues”.
In Create Queue, click on the “Preset” button located on the right corner.
You can click the plus icon to create your own preset.
You can set the Video Settings with the required values. You can also click the drop-down menu to select values on video settings.
The video Codec setting is usually h264_nvenc.
The same way in Audio Settings, the Codec is aac.
If you are not sure about the video and audio settings, you can select the readymade presets for graphics processor (GPU).
Even if you want to create a new preset for GPU, you can copy the values from the readymade GPU presets and create a preset with a new name. And by doing so, you can share the GPU load while streaming/converting/transcoding videos through one or more GPU presets.
So now, let’s see how to set a GPU preset while using the Queue feature,
Create a queue and a task by giving priority, delay and the number of attempts.
In “Source”, add a source either from YouTube, RTMP server or UDP sources, local files, and playlist.
Then go to “Destination”.
After selecting your destination, now select a “Preset”.
You can select the readymade GPU presets or the one you have created it.
After selecting your preset, you can click on the “Add” button.
Then go to the “Queues Dashboard” and start the queue.
So, with the Livebox queue feature, multiple GPU presets can be created to share the server workload efficiently.
New apps are always getting added into Livebox and one of the newest is the all-new corporate video conferencing system. You can now conduct training, conferences, webinars, and business meetings within the Livebox. The following steps will provide you clear-cut representations to conduct a video conference within the Livebox live streaming server.
Login to your Livebox Server.
Go to Apps from the Navigation menu.
Install the Video Conferencing app.
Open the app and go by clicking the “Create” button to create your first video conferencing entry.
A dialog box opens where you can give a name for your conference and select a “Preset”.
There is a “Waiting Room link” option, which is optional, where you can enter YouTube URL or embed code to keep the video conferencing members engaged before the admin starts the conference.
Then under “Settings”, select the features that you want to include in the video conferencing chatroom.
Then click the “Create” button. And the video conference will be created.
Now by turning On the button under “Mode”, you can activate the video conference you have created.
You also have the option to schedule the Start and End timings of your video conference.
To enter your video conferencing portal, click on the directory provided near your video conference name.
On your video conference page, you can click “Allow” to access your microphone and camera.
Within a few seconds, you can get started with your first video call using the Livebox Video Conferencing app.
Give your name for the video calling.
You are almost ready now! Go by inviting your peers by sharing the conference URL link.
There is also another way to get your video conferencing link. You can go back to your video conferencing app dashboard on Livebox and click on the highlighted icon to copy the link and send it to your fellow peers.
After your partner is connected you can go ahead with the conference. Happy Video Conferencing! And here’s the other facets of this video conferencing app,
The scheduling of video conferences is possible.
The Livebox Administrators can get the complete history of the video conference call logs.
Sub-users can get access to this video conferencing app through the client portal sign up.
Integration of the video conferencing app with any mobile app or web app is possible with the provided REST APIs or SDKs.
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.
You can click the ‘Add Destination’ button located on the right side or the thunder button on the left side to select your destination.
A dialog box ‘Share on’ with several destinations shows up. As you wanted to stream live on Facebook, select the Facebook option and then click 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 followed by giving Go Live on Facebook live streaming settings page.
Once you select Push live stream to Facebook, a pop-up notification on the top left of your browser appears, on which you can give ‘Always allow’ and click ‘Done’.
Client Portal is now connected to your Facebook and it opens your Facebook login page. So, log in to your Facebook.
Select where you want to post your live video and give ‘Next’.
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.
Then go to Facebook, where it starts to fetch your Livebox contents for streaming.
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.
Note: Unless you click on the Go Live button, the live streaming won’t happen on your Facebook timeline.
You can check your re-stream on your Facebook timeline.
You have successfully re-streamed on Facebook from the Livebox Client Portal.