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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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.
adding categories on Livebox TV
  • 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.

add a category

Now to create your channel,

  • Go to “Channels” from the navigation menu.
add channels on Livebox TV
  • 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.
Livebox TV set for online broadcasts
  • 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.
private IPTV set up

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.

Website Encryption

How to Encrypt a Website Created within the Livebox?

After creating your website from Livebox, if your site shows to be Not Secure, then follow the given below steps to secure your website.

website encryption
  • Go to Websites from the navigation menu and click on Global web settings.
global web settings
  • Global Web Settings page opens, under HTTP Settings select your site by clicking the drop-down menu.
websites on Livebox
  • After selecting your site, click on the Secure this website icon.
mark website as the default website
  • A request is sent to secure your website. It might take you a few seconds.
Website settings
  • Now go to your website in the fresh tab of your browser and you can see your site is secured.
websites created within Livebox
  • Likewise, to renew the SSL certificate of your site, click on the Renew HTTPs SSL certificate for this domain and the certificate will be renewed for your website.
Websites encryption

How to Configure Livebox to Use the GPU for Live Encoding and Transcoding?

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.
GPU preset
  • You can click the plus icon to create your own preset. 
GPU preset settings
  • 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
GPU
  • The same way in Audio Settings, the Codec is aac
GPU for live encoding and transcoding
  • 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.
GPU presets for live encoding and transcoding streaming

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.
GPU presets
  • After selecting your preset, you can click on the “Add” button.
  • Then go to the “Queues Dashboard” and start the queue.
destination-preset-settings

So, with the Livebox queue feature, multiple GPU presets can be created to share the server workload efficiently.