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

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.
live radio
  • Fill the station profile details.
live radio station
  • Then click on the “Save Changes” button.
set up live radio station
  • 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.
live radio app
live radio app set up
  • You can also enable the Song Requests and Streamers/DJs option.
live streamer DJ

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.
Live radio playlist
  • Then under the Set Playlists menu, give a name for your playlist and click “Save”.
add playlist on your radio station
  • 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.
embed live radio on websites and blogs
  • 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.
embed live radio broadcasting on websites and blogs
  • 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.
live radio broadcasting

Have a successful Radio Streaming journey with Livebox!

Video Conference Live on Websites/Blogs?

How to Embed Video Conferences on Websites/Blogs?

Now you have the option to embed the video conferencing app on your websites/blogs so that your viewers can join you on the video conferencing call with you.

To embed the video conferencing app on your website/blogs,

  • Create your conference by installing the video conferencing app from the Livebox App Store.
  • Click the ‘Copy Embed Code’ button.
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  • A dialog box opens, where you’ll be provided Conference URL and Embed Code.
  • Copy the Embed code and use it on your website to embed the app on your website/blogs.
video conferencing embed codes
  • On publishing the embed code, this is how the app gets embedded on your website player. And your viewers can login or sign up to join you on video conferencing right from you website.
embed video conference on blogs and website

If your website is of WordPress, then you can embed the app by following the below steps.

  • Login to your WordPress website.
  • Go to “New Post” page.
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  • In the new post page, click the “Add block” menu.
wordpress websites
  • A dialog box with options to add block gets listed.
  • Under the formatting menu, select the “Custom HTML” option.
broadcasting on wordpress websites
  • In custom HTML block, you can enter the copied embed code of your video conferencing app.
live streaming on wordpress website
live on WordPress websites
  • After entering the embed code, you can also preview the source.
  • Then click the “Publish” button on the top right corner to embed the app on your website.
publish post on WordPress website

You can now go to the main page to view the embedded app on your website.

Multi-Bitrate Streaming Using the Livebox Playout and Encoder

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)
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  • In the Audio Settings, enable Audio and select your Audio Device.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

How to Get Started with the Livebox TV Mobile App?

  The Livebox TV is available to the user in both websites and in the mobile app. In today’s scenario, most of the world’s population uses mobile phones, so the presence of a mobile app of your channel can make you connected with your viewers 24/7. Thus by not constraining yourself only to the website, you can also switch between a mobile app for your Livebox TV. The Livebox TV mobile app is user-friendly and the following steps will help you to understand the Livebox TV better.

  • Install the Livebox mobile app.
Livebox IPTV mobile app
  • Now you are looking at the first step of your mobile app. Wait for few seconds and you will be connected to the login portal.
mobile app Livebox
  • Through this login portal, the user can register to subscribe your TV channels.

Note:  If your user registers from their mobile to subscribe to your channel, it is enough of you to activate your user’s device in your Livebox TV Manage Device option.

Livebox IPTV
  • In the Livebox TV app, the user can get their mobile “device ID” by clicking the option provided at the top corner.
  • The registered user can log in to your Livebox TV by entering their Email and password stay in touch with your service 24/7.

Note:  The device ID is very important for the activation of your Livebox TV service to the user device.

IPTV Livebox
  • This is how your mobile app interface looks like once the user gets logged in.
  • The user can access your different channels from the navigation menu.
Livebox IPTV set up
  • In this given image, you can see a channel “Cricket” under the “Sports” category.
  • By clicking on the thumbnail image of your channel, the user can get to see your programs.
private IPTV set up from Livebox
IPTV setup from Livebox

This is how your Livebox TV user views your distribution of programs. It doesn’t stop just with this, you can also,
– Produce broadcasting programs.
– Buy some broadcast syndication programming.
– Be part of the high-scale broadcasting network.
With Livebox TV You can set up your professional TV station that too in a low-budget expense.

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”.
service restart

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.  

Encoder software new version
  • 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.
Edit-Presets
  • A dialog box opens, where you can get the details of the resolution preset you have selected.
Preset-Values
  • 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)
Select-a-Preset
  • Now click the “Start button” to initiate the live on your server channel with streaming qualities (resolutions).
MBR-Streaming
  • Have a look at the server dashboard. And it will display your live streaming source along with the streaming resolutions.
Multi-bitrate-Preview

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.

Multi-bitrate Streaming Using Encoder Software (New Version)

How to Start the Multi-bitrate Streaming Using the Encoder Software?

  • 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.
Multi-bitrate-settings
  • Now give “Service Restart”.
service restart

Now the Multi-bitrate settings have been applied to the Livebox streaming server. You can start proceeding with the Encoder settings.

MBR-changes-applied

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.
encoder-mixer-playout-software
  • 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.  

Encoder software new version
  • 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.
preset-settings
  • On the Multi-bitrate settings, click the edit icon.
Edit-Presets
  • A dialog box opens, where you can get the details of the resolution preset you have selected.
Preset-Values
  • And here you can click the drop-down menu to select the specific resolution and to get its values.
Create-a-new-Preset
  • Back on the Encoder settings, you can enter the Video Bitrate and Audio Bitrate of the resolution you have selected.
A-new-preset
  • 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.
save-preset
  • Now you can give a name for your preset. Likewise, you can do the same for all the other resolutions.
preset-is-created
  • Back on the Multi-bitrate settings, first, copy-paste the channel RTMP URL on the Encoder settings.
entering-URLs
  • Followed by the channel RTMP URL, also enter the URLs of resolution.  
enter-a-UR
  • Then select Presets for each resolution. (Presets you have created for each resolution)
Select-a-Preset
  • Now click the “Start button” to initiate the live on your server channel with streaming qualities (resolutions).
MBR-Streaming
  • Have a look at the server dashboard. And it will display your live streaming source along with the streaming resolutions.
Multi-bitrate-Preview

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.

Instacast Converter Device Monitoring

How to Monitor the Converter (UDP) Device from the Livebox Server? 

Now it’s been made possible from the Livebox server to control and monitor your Instacast Converter device activities remotely.

The Instacast Converter device converts the video streaming sources in HTTP and RTMP protocols to UDP streams for broadcast.

So, to monitor or to control your converter device from the Livebox streaming server,

  • Go to Device Monitor under System from the navigation menu.
Device Monitor
  • Click the drop-down menu near “Select Device” to select the Converter option.
converter device
  • And immediately you’ll be provided with your Converter device details.
  • You can use the controls provided under the “Action” menu.
  • You can also use the gear icon to perform the other specific actions in depth.
  • On clicking the gear icon, you can remotely access the main functions of your converter device.  
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  • By choosing presets, you can even kick-start your streaming video conversion process right from the Livebox server.
conversion of streaming sources

To know how to convert your streaming video sources, click here.

How to Publish the Livebox live streaming contents on WordPress websites?

While live streaming on the server channel, the same live streaming content can be published on websites/blogs with the Livebox streaming server. To publish the live streaming contents on your WordPress website/blogs, first, you need to stream a source to your server channel. And from the server channel, you can publish the live streaming content smoothly on your websites/blogs within a few steps.

Let’s see the steps involved to publish a live streaming content on WordPress websites/blogs.

  • Create your channel on Livebox.
  • Stream a source to your channel using the RTMP URL of the same channel with the help of an encoder.
  • Preview the 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. 
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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.  
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  • So, if your site is not secure, then you can go on with the normal Embed code
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  • Now Login to your WordPress website.
  • Go to “New Post” page to publish your Livebox server live streaming content on the website.  
WordPress
  • Now Login to your WordPress website.
  • Go to “New Post” page to publish your Livebox server live streaming content on the website.  
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  • A dialog box with options to add block gets listed.
  • Under the formatting menu, select the Custom HTML option. 
broadcasting on wordpress websites
  • In custom HTML block, you can enter the copied embed code of your streaming channel. 
live streaming on wordpress website
live on WordPress websites
  • After entering the embed code, you can also preview the source. 
WordPress streaming
  • Then click the “Publish” button on the top right corner to embed the live streaming content on your website. 
WordPress live streaming
  • You can now go to your website main page to view the published post. 
streaming on WordPress websites

The live streaming content from the Livebox server is published on your website successfully.

How to Live Stream CCTV contents Using the Livebox Streaming Server?

Things become possible with Livebox efficiently in any aspect. Criminals target buildings that lack proper monitoring. In that case, the very presence of CCTV cameras is enough to deter such potential criminals. Now, what if you could make all your CCTV Cameras live together in one space? Yes, Livebox Provides the platform where you can take all your surveillance cameras to live to Social media and other platforms 24/7. You could monitor all the activities from any place in real time.

Let’s see how it is possible with the Livebox server.

  • First You need to login to Livebox server.
  • Go to Queues from the navigation menu.
  • Under queues, select “Create Queues”. 
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  • In Create Queue page, enter your queue name, task name, priority and attempts.
  • Then go to thePull HTTP Link / RTMP / RTSPunder Source enter RTMP link of the CCTV source.
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  • Then click the “Next” button.
cctv footage streaming using Livebox
  • After clicking next, you will be taken to the destination, where you can select a destination for your live streaming to occur.
  • If you want to live stream the added RTMP link to one of your channels, then select your channel in Available channels and also select a preset.
  • As you are adding a file, therefore select file_preset in “Select a preset” option.
live streaming CCTV footage
  • And then click the “Add” button.
live streaming CCTV
  • Your task is added to the queue. You can check your added queue in Queues.
Options to live stream cctv footage

Your Queue with tasks is added. You can select your queue by clicking the drop-down menu located at the top left corner and any time the queue can be played, paused or restarted by the control keys given at the top right corner to carry out your streaming process.