Introducing Auto Scalable Multi-Bridging for Video Conferencing

To make scaling the Video Conferencing participants simple, LiveboxTM has brought up an excellent technology, thus making the solution entirely manageable and flexible.

LiveBox Video Bridges

LiveBox Video Conferencing Solution has innovated a ground-breaking technology called ASMB (Auto Scalable Multi Bridging).  It is possible to instantly increase the number of Video Bridges in real-time which, in turn, enables smooth real-time audio and visual interactions at scale. 

LiveBox Video Bridges act as the conferencing distribution boxes. In other words, they act like invisible pipelines that carry audio as well as video output. LiveBox works as the network of multiple video bridges, with the built-in option to scale the video conference, thereby paving a way to involve more participants without the slightest rift. 

Scalable scaling

LiveBox Video Conferencing solution is highly scalable which makes the technology a lot cooler than ever. Scaling of Video Conferencing is made simple while using Video Bridges. A number of video bridges can be created from the internal as well as from the external servers to smoothen out the video-audio transitions when more number of participants are connected in the conference. As the number of participants increases rapidly, these video bridges distribute the same HD quality to all the participants without spoiling the flow.

Just with the click of a button, you can scale the video bridge to combine with the other video bridges from other LiveBox Servers. Create any number of video bridges to accommodate thousands of participants at the same time. The number of video bridges you can create depends on the capacity of the Server and the bandwidth of the participants.  Without hampering the video or the quality, LiveBox Video Bridges make sure that the video flows smoothly without any interruption.

To know more about how it works, click:

How to Create Video Bridges for the Video Conferencing App?

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Unifying Phoneline with Video Conferencing Software

This month LiveboxTM is introducing a brand-new feature that enables users to join a Video Conference without any Internet connection. This is done by a phone call. Livebox Video Conference is ready to be integrated with Phone line which will allow users without data or smart gadgets to join the Conference by just making a phone call.

Data Insufficiency and Smart gadget Inadequacy- Sorted out

Internet Connectivity Issues and Data Insufficiency can be overcome with this Phone line integration. When the daily limits of Data Usage exceed while on a highly confidential and crucial meeting, this feature comes in rescue so that the connection can be restored. Just make a phone call to connect with any Livebox Video Conference. It is as simple as that.

Livebox Phone – Video Conference Integration

Integrate Phoneline with your Video Conference so that people who do not have a proper Internet facility or Smart gadgets, are given the option to join your conference by just calling the provided Phone Number. LiveboxTM takes care of the Integration to provide you with the ability to join the Conference of any cause. 

Livebox Video Conferencing solution gives you the option to choose the kind of number you would love to integrate with your software. Either you can choose a Landline number or a Toll-free number, which is purely based on your needs and demands.

User-friendly Mobile Applications

Livebox Video Conferencing solution does not demand you to download and install any application. Join the conference by just a click of the link. Livebox also provides you the facility to create an all-new Mobile Application for your conferences. Create any number of Conferences with the smart app and share the application to any number of participants. With Livebox, you can also schedule your conferences and set reminders. 

Sign up with LiveboxTM to integrate Phone line with your Video conferencing software which could result in better communication with every participant.

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Post-pandemic survival kit inside Livebox

Post pandemic survival kit inside Livebox

Prioritize your goals

Business without goals is like a car without steering. Goals need to be met and this is the perfect moment to push yourself to strive towards your goals. Categorize your short as well as long-term goals. Calculate the feasibility of achieving your short-term goals and never lose sight of your long-term goal. Discuss your priorities with your team and allocate their resources. Sometimes breaking up the work will save a lot of time!

Stay safe and expand your limits

The world is not going to change again to the former normalcy. We are requested to adapt to the new standards that are put forth. We suggest you take precautionary steps in combatting the invisible enemy. When your business needs to be operated physically, you have the responsibility to provide the required space to your workers. Social distancing will help a lot. Furthermore, it is advised to operate on a shift basis, which will keep the danger at bay. 

We do not want your business to go flat. This is the right time to invest in Resource Management software which helps you to operate remotely. Technology Handling modules will make things much easier for you. 

Be Connected! 

Staying connected will not only enhance your business operations but also stabilize the output. Video Conferencing has become the perfect tool for Video Collaboration besides Video calling. From 2010-2020, there has been a 400% increase in the number of employees who work from home at least once a week. Video conferencing statistics and studies on remote work till 2019 show that the global remote workforce has increased by 140% since 2005(Source: Forbes) 

Livebox Video Conferencing Solution has a proven track record of empowering 100+ businesses and institutions to engage in purpose-oriented development. Get APIs and SDKs from us and get the best out of your efforts. If you are planning to invest in a Streaming platform, the Livebox server provides you with innumerable options in which you can run your own TV station!

Life has endless opportunities! Choose yours!

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How to Live Stream using the Livebox Instacast Encoder Device?

The Livebox Instacast is a portable hardware encoder device that can live stream even with the low-internet connectivity. It is just enough to have this encoder device fixed to the camera to start the live streaming from anywhere. Even in the absence of a camera, live streaming can still be carried out with the help of a USB device.

So, to live streaming using this Livebox Instacast encoder device,

Note:  To access the Encoder settings page from your browser, you can use the IP visible on your Encoderdevice along with the port URL (:3978) provided by the IVB7 team. E.g., 127.0.0.1:3978

  • Turn on your Livebox Instacast device.
  • Make sure that you have connected your camera/USB device to the Livebox Instacast encoder.
  • For the network connectivity, you can use it through the LAN or Wi-Fi connection.
  • Now login to the Encoder settings page from your browser.
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Instacast device from Livebox
  • In the Encoder settings, select a Preset by clicking the drop-down menu.
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  • You can also create your own preset by using the given readymade preset values.
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  • After selecting the preset, you can enter the RTMP URL of your Livebox server channel, social media accounts or any RTMP servers and click the “Start” button.
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  • It shows the Live streaming status on the bottom of the “Encoder settings page” as well as on the “Encoder device”.
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Now to control your live streaming from your device touchscreen,

  • Go to Social Media menu from your device touchscreen.
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  • And here you can control the live streaming activity on your destination.
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Well, the live streaming through this Livebox Instacast Encoder device is successful on your server channel. Now, from your server channel, you can launch your live streams on your preferred destinations.

Pushing Live Streams on Facebook

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. Facebook is one such media which is supported by Livebox to stream live videos. The following steps will provide you clear-cut representations to stream your videos in Facebook live using the Livebox streaming server.

  • Create your channel on Livebox and stream a source to the channel.
  • Then preview the live source on the Livebox Dashboard.
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  • Now go to Push Destinations under Manage Channels.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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.

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  • 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”.
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  • Now you’ll be able to access your Facebook login page.
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  • After logging in, select your sharing option and click the “Next” button.
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  • 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 on the push destination.
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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.

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

Note: Unless you click on the Go Live button, the live streaming won’t happen on your Facebook timeline.

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  • You are now on live streaming on Facebook. Check your live streaming on your Facebook timeline.
go live on facebook

You have successfully live streamed on Facebook through push destination.

360-degree Video Live Streaming

The Livebox streaming server supports the live streaming of the 360-degree camera and its source. So, to live stream a 360-degree source in Livebox you can’t do in the regular streaming way, as you have to enable a few settings in the player settings.

To Live stream a 360-degree source,

  • Login Livebox.
  • From the Livebox dashboard, go to Channel Settings.
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  • In Channel Settings, go to the Player Settings.  
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  • In Player Settings, turn On the Video360 setting.
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  • Then click the “Save” button beneath the player on the right side.
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  • Now make sure that you have connected your 360-degree camera to the encoder.
  • Then stream the video source captured to the channel you have enabled the Video360 setting using the RTMP URL of the same channel.
  • To preview your source go the Dashboard and click on the player and navigate to the other sides captured by your 360-degree camera.
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Playout & Mixer Software Download

Livebox is the only live streaming server that comes with in-built Playout Software and Video Mixer which can be downloaded cost-free. To download Playout Software, Encoder and Video Mixer,

  • Go to Account Settings and click Download.
Livebox software download
  • Download option for both Android and Studio shows up.
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  • If you are an Android user you can download by clicking Android App, otherwise, click Studio to download PlayoutEncoder, and Video Mixer software.
  • A new page in Livebox with options to download playout and video mixer opens. You can click Download Playout and Video Mixer to get started with the other facet of Livebox.
  • Then click Generate Pin to get your unique pin code to license your authorization to playout and mixer software.

Note:  The generated pin is restricted to be used by one PC. But you can always generate one to a few pins to download and use the software from different PCs.

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  • Once you click Generate Pin, the options to generate your pin appears, where you can give your pin name and then click the generate icon to get your pin.
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  • Your pin is generated.
  • You can even edit your generated pin as you wish by clicking the edit icon.
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  • After editing your pin, click the tick icon to save your changes.
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  • The red dot on the pin name suggests that the pin is not in action.
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  • The green dot on the pin name suggests that the pin is active, and also it shows the name of the hardware that uses the pin.
Livebox mixer and playout software
  • Now go to your system downloads and complete the installation process of your playout, Encoder and mixer software. The installed file will appear on your desktop as,
mixer and playout software
  • Click the Mixer and Playout file in your desktop, a new dialog box Encoder-Mixer-Playout opens.
mixer and playout software installation
  • In Encoder-Mixer-Playout, you can enter your server name and give the pin generated by Livebox, and then give “Submit”.
mixer and playout software getting started
  • You have successfully installed the Encoder-Mixer-Playout software.
mixer and playout from Livebox

You have successfully installed the Encoder-Mixer-Playout software.

Multi-bitrate Streaming Using Encoder Software (New Version)

  • Go to Multi-Bitrate from the navigation menu.
  • In the Multi-Bitrate settings, select your streaming channel first.
  • Now turn on the Multi-Bitrate button.
  • And select any preset of resolutions of your choice by clicking the drop-down menu.
  • Then click the “Save” button.
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  • Now give “Service Restart”.
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Now the Multi-bitrate settings have been applied to the Livebox streaming server. You can start proceeding with the Encoder settings.

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Open the Mixer and Playout software. You can either set up your streaming source from your camera device or by using the playout software.  

  • So, after setting up your camera or adding the streaming source using the playout, open the Encoder window.
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  • On the Encoder settings window, click the gear icon to create presets for the resolutions you have selected.

Note:  It is advisable to create presets for the Multi-bitrate streaming beforehand for the resolutions you prefer.  

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  • Now on the settings, you can create Presets by entering the Audio Bitrate and Video Bitrate for each resolution.
  • So, to get the Video Bitrate and Audio Bitrate values of your resolutions, go to the Livebox Multi-bitrate settings.
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  • On the Multi-bitrate settings, click the edit icon.
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  • A dialog box opens, where you can get the details of the resolution preset you have selected.
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  • And here you can click the drop-down menu to select the specific resolution and to get its values.
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  • Back on the Encoder settings, you can enter the Video Bitrate and Audio Bitrate of the resolution you have selected.
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  • Also, select the pixel of the resolution for which you are creating a preset.

Note: 

  • 144p- 2560×1440 px
  • 240p- 352×240 px
  • 360p- 480×360 px
  • 720p- 1280×720 px
  • 1080p- 1920×1080 px
encoder software from Livebox
  • Then click the “Save Preset” button.
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  • Now you can give a name for your preset. Likewise, you can do the same for all the other resolutions.
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  • Back on the Multi-bitrate settings, first, copy-paste the channel RTMP URL on the Encoder settings.
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  • Followed by the channel RTMP URL, also enter the URLs of resolution.  
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  • Then select Presets for each resolution. (Presets you have created for each resolution)
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  • Now click the “Start button” to initiate the live on your server channel with streaming qualities (resolutions).
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  • Have a look at the server dashboard. And it will display your live streaming source along with the streaming resolutions.
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You can go on by pushing the live stream to all your social media accounts, where your viewers can adjust the video quality according to their bandwidth.

Live Radio Broadcasting

How to Setup a Radio Station on Livebox Live Radio?

On the Livebox Live Radio app, you can host your own radio station and go on air just like any other professional radio broadcaster.

So to create your radio station,

  • Install Live Radio app from the Livebox app store.
  • On the Live Radio dashboard, scroll down to the “Station Overview”.
  • Click the “Add Station” button.
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  • Fill the station profile details.
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  • Then click on the “Save Changes” button.
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  • Your radio station will be created and you can click the “Manage” button to proceed with your first broadcasting experience.
Radio station set up
  • Walkthrough your radio station profile.
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live radio app set up
  • You can also enable the Song Requests and Streamers/DJs option.
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Now to add music files,

  • Go to Music Files from the navigation menu.
live radio app from Livebox
  • Click the Select File button and you’ll be provided the access to select your music files.
  • Select and add your music files.
Livebox live radio app

And your music files will be added. Now you have to create a Playlist out of the music files you have added.

  • So, select the songs that you want to add in your playlist.
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  • Then under the Set Playlists menu, give a name for your playlist and click “Save”.
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  • And the playlist will be created and you’re all set to begin your first live radio broadcast.
Live radio playlist

Now to grab the attention of listeners to your radio station,

  • You can provide Public Page link on your websites or even send it through Email.
Live radio broadcasting
  • This is how your listeners get in touch with your station broadcasts using the provided public page link.
Live radio app
  • In the case, if you want to publish your radio broadcasts on your website/blogs, you can use the Player Embed Code to embed your radio streams on all your web-based platforms.
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  • When publishing on any of your WordPress websites, you can just go to the “Add New Post” page, select the “Custom HTML” block under the “Formatting” option and paste the copied Player Embed Code.
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  • Finally, publish your radio broadcast on your site so that your viewers can now enjoy your radio facet right away from your official blogs/website.
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Have a successful Radio Streaming journey with Livebox!

Create Livebox TV Channel

How to create a channel in the Livebox TV?

 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.
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  • 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.

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Now to create your channel,

  • Go to “Channels” from the navigation menu.
add channels on Livebox TV
  • 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.
Livebox TV set up

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.
Livebox TV set for online broadcasts
  • 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.
private IPTV set up

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