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.
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  • Now give “Service Restart”.
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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.  

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  • 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.
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  • A dialog box opens, where you can get the details of the resolution preset you have selected.
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  • 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
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  • 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)
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  • Now click the “Start button” to initiate the live on your server channel with streaming qualities (resolutions).
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  • Have a look at the server dashboard. And it will display your live streaming source along with the streaming resolutions.
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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.

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.
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  • 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.
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  • And then click the “Add” button.
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  • Your task is added to the queue. You can check your added queue in Queues.
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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.

Live video streaming for churches

Church Streaming  and the digital age of global digital churches! Rise up Pastors and leaders. It’s time to reach the masses online.

There’s a world audience out there but are you or your pastor ready to step it up and take your church to the next level? Time to turn things around.

Have you started streaming video for your church? If you have not done it yet, you should start it right now.For very small churches and starters,with just a camcorder and a computer, you could produce a podcast that will represent your ministry, thereby attracting a regular viewing audience. When you provide a smooth streaming service, you will have a lot of people viewing your service and your reach can go global through distributing your live content via multiple social networks using Livebox as a hub.

Imagine if you could reach a world audience through Live Streaming.

Most people always check out the online campus before visiting a church, but with the availability of the live streaming, everyone wants in. Some years ago, live streaming was never in the mind of most churches except they have attendance in thousands. Nowadays, streaming is so much popular that even the smallest church wants to stream.

One of the main benefits of using live video streaming using IVB7’s professional broadcast equipments is that people always check out the status of your online campus before visiting your church. Live streaming is an incredible tool that is used to reach out to new people and to connect with your attendees who do travel for business and so many others. With this, creating a better live video stream is somehow harder than it looks.

This article will serve as a guide for pastors who are interested in live streaming and to know the investment it requires. Before thinking about starting a live stream, here are few things you need to know. Are you thinking about getting a camera and a laptop to make it happen? This is one thing that quickly comes to most people’s’ mind but to say the fact – it’s more than that.

At least, performing live streaming requires a dedicated computer, a camera, an analog-to-digital converter which can be one of IVB7’s premium AV or HDMI webcaster models, as well as a live streaming server like Livebox. And lastly, you will need a technician who can put all these together to make it work. You have the IVB7’s rock solid team to back you up for that.

Firstly, one thing that will make this work right and well is to get a newer and faster computer dedicated explicitly for the streaming operation. The laptop should have up to 8 gigabytes of RAM with a solid-state hard drive. This is because a solid-state hard drive processes data faster than the standard hard drives with spinning disks. In case your church is running presentation software or any other computer-based operation during your service – they can do this on a separate computer. This is done to make someone checking out your services for the first time online to have a smooth experience.

Secondly, it is compulsory to have an excellent analog-to-digital audio/video converter. Though it may look tiny, it plays a vital role in the viewing experience. Buying the cheapest one in the market is not the best thing to do as it may not serve you well. Also, having a good and quality camera is very important as it will send a better image to your monitor. With a lousy camera, the streamed image will look blurred. Lighting is also perfect for the video – this is an art and science. The light should be done depending on how it looks on the monitor and not to the naked eye.

The budget

To get a good starter camera, you should spend around three to four thousand dollars. You are not expected to find this type of camera at your neighborhood electronics store. If you will like to show your sermon notes on the stream or you will like to use multiple cameras, then you will need a video switcher and the IVB7 Mixing software along with the IVB7’s capturing equipments can help you with that. To get a good video switcher, you will spend around two thousand dollars with up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. But, with Livebox, you save over 50% by using the Live mixer in combination with the IVB7 equipments. One last thing is that you will need a streaming provider. There are a lot of available options to confuse you but look no further than the IVB7 Livebox server which is extremely advanced in features and costs less. We are glad that you found us amidst the marketing chaos from different brands who don’t provide half of what we provide and charge five times the price.

With IVB7, support is yours. We do not charge additionally for general technical support. We are available to connect directly to your PC, offer email assistance or even help you over phone. Count on us for your live streaming event.

Technician

After getting all the hardware needed for your streaming processes, make sure you have a technician who will be ready to put this stuff together to make them work or you can do it by yourself since we are available within reach at a phone call or email for assistance. You may not have a smooth streaming service if you don’t have the right person to arrange your hardware. You can hire someone to set it up for your church and we can help you train your team.

Internet

The next thing to focus on is your internet service after getting the right hardware and technician in place. Firstly, you will need to get a dedicated line for your streaming signal and secondly, make sure that your upload speed is around 4 MB per second. The problem most churches face is slow network because so many people will be using their system during service and that slows down their speed extensively – this is the reason why you must get a dedicated line for your streaming. You will have a steady rate with just one signal and one user on the line.

When using internet for just church applications, you can focus on the download speed, but when using the internet for streaming purpose, you will have to focus on the upload speed which must not be less than 4 MB per second.

With a high quality stream, you will be able to boost attendance, connect with people who are not able to attend the service and also allow your church to be available to people anywhere in the world.  

Explore the whole new phase of the joy of new learning with LiveBox. To establish your Online Academy, feel free to give as a call.

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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.
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Instacast device from Livebox
  • In the Encoder settings, select a Preset by clicking the drop-down menu.
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  • You can also create your own preset by using the given readymade preset values.
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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”.
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Now to control your live streaming from your device touchscreen,

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