Livebox is the only streaming server that comes with many inbuilt features that are all needed for the complete live streaming process. Livebox doesn’t stop with streaming, transcoding, and Multi-Bitrate but also performs other role-plays like playout, video mixer, and encoder. Let’s get started with how to stream using playout and encoder software provided by Livebox.
Go to Playout window.
Click “Add File” to browse video source from your PC and to add video source in your Schedule Playlist.
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.
Now go to Livebox streaming server.
Create your channel in Livebox.
Then go to Channel Dashboard under Manage Channels from the navigation menu.
In Channel Dashboard click Streaming URL to copy the streaming RTMP URL.
Go to Encoder-Mixer-Playout and minimize your playout window and then get into Encoder.
A new Encoder window opens, where you can select your playout device in Video Device and then Audio Device, and then enter the copied RTMP URL in the URL tab.
Click “Preview” if you want to preview your live stream and then give “Start”.
Note: Video Device is your device from where you’re taking your source to encode. And Audio Device is also mentioned (Streaming Playout Device) in the illustration as same as video device because we did enable audio settings in Playout settings.
Now go to Livebox and click Channel Dashboard, select your channel, and click to preview your live stream in Livebox streaming server.
You are successful in your live streaming using Livebox Encoder- Mixer-Playout software. From the Livebox RTMP server channel, you can start the live streaming on your destinations.
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.
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.