All you need to know about your Private TV station

All you need to know about your Private TV station

Setting up your own channel can be time-consuming. But with LiveboxTM you can still do it within minutes. Livebox empowers you to run your own private TV station with the least efforts. Streaming has never been much easier. Streamline your programs and stream them with AUTOSTREAM. AUTOSTREAM lets you stream your programs automatically by prescheduling them. With a single click, you can schedule all your programs eventually. Scaling your viewers is also made simple with Livebox AUTOSCALER. Other than streaming, what else can you do with Livebox? Have you ever thought about it?

Additional Benefits

Livebox has got an amazing array of features packed with your Streaming server. The powerful server lets you conduct Speed tests, check your reach and conduct online conferences and stream the same to any number of participants. Streaming the Conference is one of the most trending methods used by corporates and event organizers nowadays. LiveboxTM as a whole package comes with all these exclusive features. There is no need to look out for individual conferencing solutions to make this possible. Your Livebox has everything you need!

Streaming Requirements

When it comes to streaming, the choice of necessities (hardware) should be made wise. Apart from video coverage, encoding plays a major role in telecasting an event. With a hardware Encoder like INSTACAST, you can stream the event straight from your camera through the server. If you like to take the feed into your computer, you need Webcasting equipment like INSTACAP which has all the necessary ports to transfer the file onto your computer. Internet Streaming obviously needs high-speed Internet. Take the Instant Internet Generator INSTANET to get high-speed Internet on the move! 

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Broadcasting on Website/Blog

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. 
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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.

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  • 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 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.
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  • Then click “Update”.
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You have successfully broadcasted the streaming content/source on your blog/website.

Live Radio

How to Install the Live Radio App from the Livebox Streaming server?

Live Radio is a self-hosted, all-in-one web radio management suite. You can now start up a web-based radio station effortlessly using this Live Radio set up.

  • First, install the Live Radio app from the Livebox App Store.
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  • Go into the app, and you’ll be provided with the login portal to get started with your live radio setup.
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  • You can get the autogenerated Username and Password by clicking the “Password” on the right corner side.
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  • Once after logging in, you can also click on the “Open new tab” button to open LiveRadio in the new tab.
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  • Now on the Live Radio dashboard, you can start adding your Radio stations.
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Features

  • Rich Media Management: Upload songs, edit metadata, preview songs and organize music into folders from your browser.
  • Playlists: Add music to standard-rotation playlists (in sequential or shuffled playback order) or schedule a playlist to play at a scheduled time, or once per x songs/minutes/etc.
  • Live DJs: Set up individual DJ/streamer accounts and see who’s currently streaming from your station’s profile page.
  • Web DJ: Broadcast live directly from your browser, with no extra software needed, with Live Radio’s built-in Web DJ tool.
  • Public Pages: Live Radio includes embeddable public pages that you can integrate into your existing web page or use as the basis for your own customized player.
  • Listener Requests: Let your listeners request specific songs from your playlists.
  • Remote Relays: Broadcast your radio signal (including live DJs) to any remote server running Icecast or SHOUTcast.
  • WebHooks: Integrate your station with Slack, Discord, TuneIn, Twitter and more by setting up webhooks that connect to third-party services.
  • Detailed Analytics and Reports: Keep track of every aspect of your station’s listeners over time. View reports of each song’s impact on your listener count. You can also generate a report that’s compatible with SoundExchange for US web radio royalties.

For Server Administrators

  • Role-based User Management: Assign global and per-station permissions to a role, then add users to those roles to control access.
  • Custom Branding: Modify every aspect of both the internal and public-facing Live pages by supplying your own custom CSS and JavaScript.
  • Web Log Viewing: Quickly diagnose problems affecting any part of the Live Radio system through the system-wide web log viewer.
  • Automatic Radio Proxies: Many users can’t connect directly to radio station ports (i.e. 8000) by default, so Live Radio includes an automatic proxy that lets listeners connect via the http (80) and https (443) ports. These proxies are also compatible with services like CloudFlare.

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.
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  • 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.
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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.
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  • A dialog box with options to add block gets listed.
  • Under the formatting menu, select the “Custom HTML” option.
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  • In custom HTML block, you can enter the copied embed code of your video conferencing app.
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  • 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.
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You can now go to the main page to view the embedded app on your website.

Instacast Encoder Device Activation

How to activate the Livebox Instacast Encoder Device?

To activate your Livebox Instacast encoder device,

  • Email your Device ID and Hardware Key to the IVB7 support team.
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  • The IVB7 support team, in turn, will send you the License Key.
  • Now access the device interface on your browser.

Note:  To access the Instacast Encoder device on your browser, you can use your Device IP along with the port URL (:3978) provided by the IVB7 team. E.g., 127.0.0.1:3978

  • Enter the provided License Key on the License Key bar and click Save.
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And your device will be activated. So, you can start live streaming using the Instacast Encoder device.

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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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.

Transcoding using OBS Studio

How to Conduct Transcoding Using OBS Studio as an Encoder?

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

To Transcode using OBS,

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

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  • After clicking save, give “Service Restart” to get your changes applied.
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  • Then go to OBS studio and click the add icon from the tab “Source”.
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  • A pop-up menu with the listed options will show up. From the listed options select “Media source”.
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  • A dialog box”Create/Select Source” gets opened where you can name and set as per your requirements and then click “OK”.
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  • After clicking “OK”, a dialog box “Properties for Media Source” gets opened. In “Properties for Media Source”, select the required options for your streaming and then click “Browse”.
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  • Once you click to browse you get accessed to your local files where you can browse and select your source. Then Click “OK” and your source will be added.
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  • Now go to Livebox and select Manage channels from the navigation menu and click Streaming URL to copy the Streaming URL and Stream Key of your “Input” channel.
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  • Then go to OBS studio and select “Settings” under the menu “Controls”.
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  • A whole “Setting” tab will be opened and click “Stream”.
  • In OBS stream settings, select the “Custom” option and then enter the Stream URL and Stream Key of your streaming channel.
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  • Now click the option Start streaming under the menu “Controls”. And the live streaming will be started immediately on your both output and input channels. 
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  • So, go to the Livebox Dashboard where you can check the transcoding quality of your output channel near the bottom right corner.
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  • To check RTMP stats of your streaming channel go to the Viewers Report. 
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  • In RTMP stats it shows audio and video bitrate of both output and input channels.
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  • 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.

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You are successful in your Transcoding streaming by using OBS Studio!
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