How to Live Stream on Livebox Using OBS Studio as an Encoder?
Livebox streaming server offers a smooth and uncomplicated streaming workflow. Its flexibility can be witnessed while working alongside distinct encoders. Here with which few steps are listed for crystal clear understanding of streaming workflow by using OBS studio.
Go to OBS studio and click the add icon from the tab “Source”.
A pop-up menu with the listed options will show up. From the listed options select “Media source”.
A dialog box “Create/Select Source” gets opened where you can name and set as per your requirements and then click “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”.
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 is added.
Now go to Livebox and select Manage channels from the navigation menu and click Streaming URL button to copy the Stream URL and Stream Key.
Then go back to OBS studio again and select “Settings” under the menu “Controls”.
On the “Settings” tab, go to “Stream” settings from the menu.
In Stream settings, select the “Custom” option and then a paste the copied Stream URL and Stream Key.
Then click “OK”.
Now click the option Start streaming under the menu “Controls”.
Now go to Livebox Dashboard and preview your streaming source.
Then from your streaming channel you can push live the streaming source to your social media destinations, websites, blogs or any streaming platforms.
Thus, these simple steps can help you out to accomplish your first streaming process
How to Conduct Multi-Bitrate Streaming Using Livebox?
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.
Livebox being a streaming server by itself, easily supports any other encoders or streaming servers. Wirecast is such streaming production tool which is supported by Livebox and offers smooth streaming workflow to Livebox users. Follow the below instructions to start the streaming.
Go to Livebox and create your channel.
Now go to the Wirecast main window, and click the icon to add your source.
Many options to add your source appears.
To capture and add your USB webcam source, you can click the option Video Capture and to stream live your local files, click the “Add Media File” option and select your local files.
Your source is added. As you wanted to live stream, click the push icon to move your source to Live Broadcast Area.
After pushing your source to live broadcast area, click “Output” located at the top left side.
Under output’s pulled-down menu, click “Output Settings”.
A Select an Output Destination dialog box opens, where choose your destination as RTMP Server and click “OK”, and a new output setting tab opens.
Now go to Manage Channels from Livebox navigation menu and copy the streaming RTMP URL.
Then paste the RTMP Streaming URL in the Address box and enter the stream key in Stream bar and give “OK”.
Now click the stream icon from the top left side to start streaming.
To check your live stream go to Livebox Channel Dashboard and click play to preview your live stream.
You are successful in live streaming using Wirecast.
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,
From the Livebox dashboard, go to Channel Settings.
In Channel Settings, go to the Player Settings.
In Player Settings, turn On the Video360 setting.
Then click the “Save” button beneath the player on the right side.
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.
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