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.
adding categories on Livebox TV
  • 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.

add a category

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”.
IPTV Station

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

How to Broadcast on Website/Blog Using the Livebox Streaming Server?

  • Under Manage Channels, you can record, transcode and also MBR (Multi-Bitrate) streaming.
  • Create your channel in Livebox.
  • Stream a source to your channel using the RTMP URL of the same channel with the help of an encoder.
  • Preview your live streaming on your Channel Dashboard.
  • Now go to Manage channels and select your live streaming channel. Then click Embed code to copy the displayed embed code. 
embed code

Note:  If your site is secured i.e. HTTPs encrypted (SSL encrypted), then you have to copy the Secure Embed Code.

secure embed code
  • If your site isn’t secure or the SSL certificate validity is over,  it will be indicated “Not secure” on the URL tab of your server.
ssl encryption
  • So, if your site is not secure, then you can go on with the normal Embed code.
embed-code-for-broadcasting
  • Now login to your broadcasting website/blog, and copy-paste the embed code of your channel on the web page of your site/blog.
  • If your website is of WordPress, then you have a few more settings to undergo. So, click here to know how to publish your live streaming contents on the WordPress websites.
website broadcasting
  • Then click “Update”.
Website

You have successfully broadcasted the streaming content/source on your blog/website.

Introducing the all-in-one Streaming Box for churches

Why should Churches go digital?

This question is irresistible. Surprisingly, the statistics report that 77% of houses of worship are live streaming events and worship services weekly. The Modern era has altered the perspectives of everyone helping them to widen their view and enabling them to look beyond the horizon. As the outbreak of the Global Emergency has forced us to get ‘locked down’ which is unusual in this era, people are finding it difficult to be at homes, not only away from the regular chores, but also from their spiritual community. Digitalization of Churchesenables them to connect with numerous communities, thereby acting as a mode for the sharing of Gospel. Not only does it serve as a means, but also digital technology has been acting as a revolutionary source for the spiritual upheaval of a multitude of youngsters and adults who look for solace at this moment of chaos.

How can a church maximize its potential to reach the masses when using Livebox?

Even at this uncertain outbreak, Team LiveboxTM has been constantly thriving to bring about solutions to every struggling field with expertise and Insight. We have a team of Tech Analysts who research and develop curious, remarkable technology that is oriented towards helping the stagnant activities of people all over the world, including Businesses, Educational platforms, Churches, Sales, etc. A good number of Churches and Ministries have been extensively benefited by our service at this critical moment. We have devised our Services understanding the requirements that would arise in the Churches for this kind of emergency. Few of our Services are listed in here.

Host multiple church websites within Livebox

66% of Churches are livestreaming worship services on their websites. Websites have become crucial for building an online presence for any domain. And for a Church, it has become essential to own a Website to build the Community worldwide and to propagate the purpose for which it is called! 

  • A Website helps the people to understand the Purpose of your establishment. It demonstrates the reason along with all the necessary details to build an intimate bond with the viewer. 
  • Sermons are not only meant for Sundays and for the people at your church. Publish your Sermons and Messages on your website so that people from all over the globe listen to the Word of God anytime.
  • Build the Community of your church globally. We help you create an Online Tour which will enable the viewers to see and feel and become one with your Church community.
  • Link your Website with your Bank accounts and so allowing the members to Donate to your church at ease.
  • We provide you the option to sell your DVDs and other products online through your website.
  • Prayer requests can be sought without having to look for the mailing option.
  • Online Bible Integration with Thematic Study guide feature would encourage the spiritual growth of the Community.
  • The most impressive feature you can add is the Updation of News and Events in your Church. LiveBox experts construct innovative ways to keep your Community updated with all the significant details.

Live Stream your sermons at ease

Live Streaming is playing the dominant part in broadcasting the Sermons on live to enable the global church members to be connected at the particular moment to listen to the Word of God and to participate in church activities at the real moment.

  • Take the message of God from your Pulpit to the homes of countless people across the globe.
  • Connect to members who are quarantinedsick or injured, old and also members who travel and would miss the participation in the faith community.
  • LiveBox provides you with the effective and essential equipment particular for your cause. We provide you with the range of gadgets both Hardware as well as Software for broadcasting, each designed for a particular purpose. 
  • Hardware required include
  1. Webcasters
  2. Encoders
  3. Streaming Server
  4. Video Receivers
  • Streaming requires a powerful Server Software like LiveBox Streaming Server which is undeniably user-friendly and cost-effective. It comes with the in-built Mixer and Playout Software to stream seamlessly without interruption.
  • A survey by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) says, ‘Social platforms (51%) are the most popular sources for live video streaming content’. Social Media reaches out to trillions than any other means. With the help of LiveBox you can push your live video to multiple social media destinations in real-time.

You can also record your livestream to make it available in your archives so that the sermons can be made available to the viewers anytime.

Create exclusive Mobile Applications in a flick

Mobile Applications give you an amazing platform to engage your church members. It keeps you connected on a swipe. It is a miniature version of your Church website. We build user-friendly customizable apps through which

  • Donation and Selling of DVDs and other products made easier.
  • Sermons and other church-related videos are broadcasted and downloaded conveniently.
  • Online Bible Integration with Thematic Study guide is made more accessible. 
  • Prayer requests and inquiries made gettable more conducive than ever. The members will find it a lot more comfortable than sending posts and emails.
  • With the application which has numerous notifying options, the church can make the members stay tuned for the upcoming events.

We assure you that you don’t need another hosting server when you use the exclusive higher-end versions of Livebox since they include all the features for 360-degree branding from building your own branded mobile apps to hosting your own sites.

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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.
instacast encoder portable hardware device
Instacast device from Livebox
  • In the Encoder settings, select a Preset by clicking the drop-down menu.
preset-encoder
preset-options
  • You can also create your own preset by using the given readymade preset values.
preset-settings
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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”.
live-on-SD-Encoder

Now to control your live streaming from your device touchscreen,

  • Go to Social Media menu from your device touchscreen.
portable hardware encoder device
  • And here you can control the live streaming activity on your destination.
socialmedia-destination

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.

How to Create Multiple Video Conferencing Chatroom?

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.
video conferencing app from Livebox
  • Open the app and go by clicking the ‘Create’ button to create your first video conferencing entry.
create video conference
  • Enter a name for your conference.
Live video conference
  • 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 (Moderator) starts the conference.
waiting rooms in conference
authentication for video conferencing members
  • Then under ‘Settings’, select the features that you want to include in the video conferencing chatroom.
video conference settings
  • You can create your own video conferencing presets with the features given under ‘Settings’ based on your requirements.
  • Also, select video conference video quality. 
preset and video quality for the video conferencing app
  • Then click the ‘Create’ button. And the video conference will be created.
create conference
  • 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.
Enable conference
  • To enter your video conferencing portal, click the ‘Open a New Tab’ button.
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  • On your video conference page, you can click ‘Allow’ to access your microphone and camera.
video conference
  • 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.
get started with the best video conferencing app
  • You are almost ready now! Go by inviting your peers by sharing the conference URL link.
the best video conferencing solution
  • 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.
video conferencing URL

And here’s the other facets of this video conferencing app,

  • Administrators can get the complete history of the video conference all 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.

Transcoding Using the Inbuilt Playout and Encoder Software

Adaptive bitrate streaming (Transcoding) is available only in the higher-end versions of Livebox.

  • Keep your streaming channels ready i.e., output channel and input channel.
  • Now under Manage Channels, go to Transcoding
transcoding
  • Transcoding page opens up and you can select your “Input” channel by clicking the drop-down menu given in the “Select Channel” option.
Select channel
  • In Output Channels, select the channel where the video has to be transcoded. Then give turn on near transcoding.
transcoding on Livebox
  • Once you give the turn on, new options for transcoding shows up, where you can set the “Preset”. And then click “Save”.

Note:  Livebox will generate both Transcode Output URL and Transcode Embed Code.

transcoding streaming
  • After clicking save, give “Service Restart” to get your changes applied.
service restart
  • Then go to Livebox Playout software and click “Add File” to browse video source from your PC and to add video source in your Schedule Playlist.
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 go to Livebox streaming server.
  • Then go to Channel Dashboard under Manage Channels from the navigation menu.
  • In Channel Dashboard click Streaming URL to copy the streaming RTMP URL of your “Input Channel”.
streaming URL
streaming URLs
  • Then go to Livbox Encoder. Select your playout device in Video Device and 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”.
encoder software
  • Now go to the Livebox Dashboard where you can check the transcoding quality of your output channel near the bottom right corner.
streaming at multiple bitrates
  • To check RTMP stats of your streaming channel go to the Viewers Report. 
viewers report
  • In RTMP stats it shows audio and video bitrate of both output and input channels.
transcoding at multiple bitrates
  • And when you embed the output channel streams on your website, you can copy the Transcode Embed URL to publish the live stream on your website.

Note:  Through the Transcode Embed URL, you can publish the streaming content along with the transcode video quality.

transcoding at multiple bitrates

You are successful in Transcoding with Livebox Playout and Encoder. Now you can start live streaming across your streaming platforms/social media destinations.

How to Create the Client Portal Access Role on the Livebox Streaming Server?

The Client Portal Access option can be used to permit the users permission to use Restream the Livebox server contents and to access the Livebox Video Conferencing app through the Client Portal login.

So, to create the Client Portal role and user for both restreaming & video Conferencing app, follow the below steps.

  • Go to Users& Roles from the navigation menu. 
users & roles
  • Go to ‘Add Role’ in User& Roles.
  • Then click the ‘Create Role Now’ button.
Livebox admin
  • A dialog box Add Role opens, where you can enter a role name.
  • Select Restream or Video Conferencing option under ClientPortal.
clientportal role
  • If you select Video Conferencing role, a few more options appear where you can select any of them based on your preference.

The Client Portal Access option can be used to permit the users permission to use Restream the Livebox server contents and to access the Livebox Video Conferencing app through the Client Portal login.

So, to create the Client Portal role and user for both restreaming & video Conferencing app, follow the below steps.

  • Go to Users& Roles from the navigation menu. 
users & roles
  • Go to ‘Add Role’ in User& Roles.
  • Then click the ‘Create Role Now’ button.
Livebox admin
  • A dialog box Add Role opens, where you can enter a role name.
  • Select Restream or Video Conferencing option under ClientPortal.
clientportal role
  • If you select Video Conferencing role, a few more options appear where you can select any of them based on your preference.

Then click the ‘Save’ button and the Client Portal Access role for Restream & Video Conferencing will be created successfully.

Now you have to continue this process by adding users to the role you have created.

  • So, go to Add User and click the “Create User Now” button.
Livebox user
  • A dialog box Add User opens, where you can enter the Username and Password and then select the role you have created.
clientportal user role
  • After selecting the Client Portal role you have created, you’ll be provided a few more options. they are: 
  1. Channels- You can select you streaming channels for the Restream Access.
  2. Push Destination Count- Push Destination count is the number of destination that the user gets the access to Live stream.
  3. Hide Embed Code- If you want to hide the embed code of the allowed streaming channel to your user, you can check the Hide Embed Code box.
  4. Video Conference Limit-  The number of conferences that the user is allowed to create while using the app.
  5. Total Limit- The total number of video conferences limit allotted to your server.
clientportal user

Then finally click the ‘Create’ button.

client portal

And now you can send the link to the Client Portal (e.g, yourserverdomain.com/clientportal) along with the login credentials to your user.

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.
live streaming
  • Now go to Push Destinations under Manage Channels.
push destinations
  • 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.
select destinations
  • 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.
facebook live stream

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.

automatic turn on of live streams
  • 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”.
popup
  • Now you’ll be able to access your Facebook login page.
facebook login
  • After logging in, select your sharing option and click the “Next” button.
live stream on facebook using Livebox
  • 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.
facebook live streaming

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.
facebook live
  • 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.

facebook streaming
  • 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.
channel settings
  • In Channel Settings, go to the Player Settings.  
player-setting
  • In Player Settings, turn On the Video360 setting.
video-360
video360
  • Then click the “Save” button beneath the player on the right side.
360-degree-player-settings
  • 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.
360-degree

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.
app download
  • 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.

playout and mixer
  • 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.
generate pin
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  • Your pin is generated.
  • You can even edit your generated pin as you wish by clicking the edit icon.
edited pin
  • 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.
software pin generate
  • 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.