Double, triple, quadruple your Internet speed by using the Livebox Internet Bonding device. If you are facing network failover or if you want to maintain the bandwidth robustness while on live, you can gallop your current Internet connections to new speeds by using this bonding device.
To initially set up your Livebox Bonding device,
Turn On the Livebox Internet Bondingdevice.
And access the device interface on your PC using the IP 192.168.95.1.
On the device interface, pick up the Device ID and Hardware Key and send it to the IVB7 support team through Email.
The IVB7 support team, in turn, will send you the License Key.
So, after entering the License Key, you can click Save.
Now you will be taken to the Livebox Bonding device login interface and you can login. (The IVB7 team will provide you the login credentials)
Back on your system interface, you have to reboot the server first.
Then go to “Settings” to configure your Bonding device.
To configure the device, enter the Server IP and Server Key provided by the IVB7 team and click “Submit” button.
Now “Insert SIM cards” with data in the slots given on the device.
Then you have to reboot each SIM card.
Then you can set your SIM cards status.
Master- When you set a SIM as Master, it plays the role of the main SIM card.
Backup- When the Master SIM card fails, the Backup SIM becomes the Main card.
ON- All the turned ON SIM card data combines to the Master SIM card.
OFF- You can Turn OFF the SIM you are no longer using.
You can also select the Network for each SIM card.
Once you set up the above settings, the bonded Internet of your SIM card data will take into new speeds.
And you can use your blazingly-fast bonded Internet either through LAN or Hotspot option.
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.
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.
There are primarily two different ways to do adaptive bitrate streaming. One method is called Transcoding and the other method is using Multi bitrate streaming aka MBR. Transcoding is recommended in most cases since it is hassle-free and the conversion to multiple bitrates happens at the server end on the fly as you stream. Also, it can be turned on with a click of a button for any channel. If your Livebox does not have transcoding enabled, contact the Livebox team to upgrade to a box with transcoding, Also, Check out our other articles about the transcoding to learn more about transcoding.
As for Multi bitrate streaming, it has to be manually streamed in multiple qualities from the encoder, be it a hardware or software encoder. Some encoders support streaming in multiple qualities and some encoders don’t. For some software encoders, you may need to open multiple instances of the encoder on your PC. As for hardware encoders, MBR can be used only if the hardware encoder supports MBR.
In this article, we’re going to see how to achieve MBR using the encoder provided for download along with your Livebox server.
Go to Manage Channels from the navigation menu. Under manage channels select Multi-Bitrate.
On Multi-Bitrate page, select your channel and turn on multi-bitrate.
Once you turn on Multi-Bitrate, new preset options will appear. You can set the required resolution and click the “Save” button.
Note: You also have options to edit or set your required preset.
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.
Now on your preferred encoders, add a source either from your camera device or any video files.
Then copy-paste the RTMP URL and other streaming URLs of resolutions on your encoder stream settings.
(The highlighted part of the streaming URL is the Stream key)
To view your live MBR streaming status with the definite video quality, go the Livebox Dashboard and check on the player for your resolutions.
Then go to Viewers Report to check the RTMP stats of your streaming channel. It shows audio and video bitrate of your channel.
You have successfully did Multi-bitrate streaming.
Latency means delay, that is, the actual time lag that exists during the transmission of streaming content to the viewer’s screen. The latency range widely experienced commonly is between 30-60 seconds.
Latency occurs due to various reasons, like,
Poor encoding efficiency
Wide audience spectrum
Different geographical locations
Local network problems
So to achieve immediacy in live streams besides all the above latency reasons, Liveboxhas come up with a solution for every use case.
“A low latency settings added on Livebox to deliver consistent viewing experience to the end-user.”
Go to Streaming Server settings.
Scroll down and turn on Low Latency setting and then click ‘Save’.
Then go to the ‘Channel Dashboard’ and check the preview player.
There will be an option given on the player to switch from the default player to a low latency player.
You can also get the Low Latency Embed Code on clicking the ‘Embed Code’ button.
Note: Each streaming channel on Livebox has unique auto-generated embed codes. And these codes can be used to embed the player on your blogs/websites.
You have successfully turned on the low latency setting on your Livebox server.