How to Mix Streams Using the Livebox Mixer?

 The Livebox mixer is one of the dimensions of the Livebox streaming server. With the Livebox mixer, you can mix and match your streaming contents based upon your needs. And also, you can add effects and configurations to your streams by using the Livebox mixer.

  • Login to your Encoder-Mixer-Playout software and open the Livebox Mixer window.
mixer software
  • Click inside the “Add Source” area to add your video source. Likewise, you can add two or more sources to proceed with your mixing.
mixer software from Livebox
  • A new dialog box “Menu_Dialog_Form” opens, where click the option “Add File” to add your local files.

Note: -To add your professional camera or webcam sources, click the Add Live option.-To add URL from any other media platforms, click the Add URL option.-To add your Livebox playout sources, click the Add Playlist option.

software from Livebox for mixing videos
  • Now your sources are added, click the drop-down menu from the “Transition” option and select the required transition effect and also set time for your transition effect.   
mixer software from Livebox

Note:  Scroll down for more options like adding the scrolling text, PIP option and also alternative audio file for your source. You can also remove your source by clicking the remove option.

Livebox mixer software
  • You can see different transition effects for the added source in the below illustration. There are so many interesting transition effects available for your contents.
Livebox mixer software for mixing videos
  • You can view your source in the preview area. If you want to set or change your background in the preview area, click “BG” to have the background for your streaming project.
mixer software for live streams mixing
  • After doing all these settings, you can click “Save” to save it to your local files. In the same way, you can click the option “Load” to take your saved contents from your local files (This is optional if you are doing it for your future broadcast purpose).
  • The marked arrow portion is to manually set your transition time.
best mixer software
  • Now go to the Livebox encoder and select your Video Device and Audio Device.
  • You can also go to your usual encoder to encode your source.
streams mixing
  • Then go to Livebox and create your channel.
  • From Livebox Channel Dashboard copy the streaming URL and paste it in the Livebox encoder URL bar.
  • To preview your stream, click the preview option.
  • And then click the “Start” option to stream your contents.
mixing streams
  • After setting all your transition effects and the encoder set-up, come back to your Livebox mixer window to click the content, from where you want the transition to happen.
  • In this given illustration you can see the transition effect between two streaming contents. 
mixing live streams

You are now successful in mixing and streaming your contents

How to Mix Streams Using the Livebox Mixer?

 The Livebox mixer is one of the dimensions of the Livebox streaming server. With the Livebox mixer, you can mix and match your streaming contents based upon your needs. And also, you can add effects and configurations to your streams by using the Livebox mixer.

  • Login to your Encoder-Mixer-Playout software and open the Livebox Mixer window.
mixer software
  • Click inside the “Add Source” area to add your video source. Likewise, you can add two or more sources to proceed with your mixing.
mixer software from Livebox
  • A new dialog box “Menu_Dialog_Form” opens, where click the option “Add File” to add your local files.

Note: -To add your professional camera or webcam sources, click the Add Live option.-To add URL from any other media platforms, click the Add URL option.-To add your Livebox playout sources, click the Add Playlist option.

software from Livebox for mixing videos
  • Now your sources are added, click the drop-down menu from the “Transition” option and select the required transition effect and also set time for your transition effect.   
mixer software from Livebox

Note:  Scroll down for more options like adding the scrolling text, PIP option and also alternative audio file for your source. You can also remove your source by clicking the remove option.

Livebox mixer software
  • You can see different transition effects for the added source in the below illustration. There are so many interesting transition effects available for your contents.
Livebox mixer software for mixing videos
  • You can view your source in the preview area. If you want to set or change your background in the preview area, click “BG” to have the background for your streaming project.
mixer software for live streams mixing
  • After doing all these settings, you can click “Save” to save it to your local files. In the same way, you can click the option “Load” to take your saved contents from your local files (This is optional if you are doing it for your future broadcast purpose).
  • The marked arrow portion is to manually set your transition time.
best mixer software
  • Now go to the Livebox encoder and select your Video Device and Audio Device.
  • You can also go to your usual encoder to encode your source.
streams mixing
  • Then go to Livebox and create your channel.
  • From Livebox Channel Dashboard copy the streaming URL and paste it in the Livebox encoder URL bar.
  • To preview your stream, click the preview option.
  • And then click the “Start” option to stream your contents.
mixing streams
  • After setting all your transition effects and the encoder set-up, come back to your Livebox mixer window to click the content, from where you want the transition to happen.
  • In this given illustration you can see the transition effect between two streaming contents. 
mixing live streams

You are now successful in mixing and streaming your contents

How to conduct Multi-bitrate Streaming Using the Livebox Playout and Encoder?

To conduct Multi-bitrate streaming using the Livebox Playout and Encoder software,

  • Create your channel in the 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 channel
  • Once you turn on Multi-bitrate, the preset options will appear. You can set the required resolution and click “Save”.

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

set preset in Multi bitrate streaming
  • Once you click save, RTMP URLs for your resolution gets listed below. Make a note of the required RTMP links and click “Save”.
  • With each URL of definite qualities (resolutions), the player will adjust video quality to that of viewers bandwidth.*The first given URL is the RTMP URL of your channel. The remaining URLs are RTMP URLs with resolutions.

Note:  The RTMP URL should be used to initiate the live streaming on your server channel. And the other RTMP URLs of resolutions can be used to deliver the same streaming content in different resolutions.

  • After clicking save, give “Service Restart” to get your changes applied.
service restart

Now access your Mixer and Playout software

mixer and playout software

Note:  Make sure to open the Playout/Mixer window first and then open the Encoder window.

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  • In the Livebox Playout software, click “Add File” to browse video source from your PC and to add video source in your Schedule Playlist.  (You also have the option to add your camera source and YouTube URLs through the Playout software)
live streaming playout software
  • Your video source is added. So, now click “Play” to play your video in Playout Preview
add video files on the playout software
  • You can preview your source and also enable and adjust the audio of your video source.
playout software from Livebox
  • Now on the Livbox Encoder, go to the “Advanced Settings”.
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  • On the Encoder Advanced Settings, click the drop-down menu to set the preset as Multibitrate.
  • You can enable (select) the “Preview” option after selecting your video device.
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  • In Video Settings, enable the video option and then select your “Device” as Streaming Playout Device.
  • Copy the URLs from the Multi-bitrate settings and enter it in the given URL bars. Then set the bitrate. (Give the bitrate same as the resolution of the RTMP link you have entered in the URL bar)
streaming-video-settings
  • In the Audio Settings, enable Audio and select your Audio Device.
streaming-audio-settings
  • After setting up all these options, click on the “Start” button.
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  • Once the streaming is started, it shows the Streaming Started status below the Start button.
Multi-bitrate-streaming-successfully-started-in-Livebox-playout-and-encoder-device
  • To view your live MBR streaming status with the definite video quality, go the Livebox Dashboard and check on the player.
streaming in different resolutions
  • Then go to Viewers Report to check the RTMP stats of your streaming channel. It shows audio and video bitrate of your channel.
mbr streaming

You have successfully done your Multi-Bitrate streaming using Livebox Playout and Encoder. Now you can start to stream the resolutions achieved source on your streaming platform/ social media destinations.