Go Live on WordPress Websites

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. 
embed code

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.  
ssl encryption
  • So, if your site is not secure, then you can go on with the normal Embed code
embed-code-for-broadcasting
  • 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.  
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 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.

Livebox TV Mobile App

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.

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.

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.
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  • 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.
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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.

Client Portal Access Role

How to Create the Client Portal Access Role on the Livebox Streaming Server? 

The Client Portal Access option can be used to permit the users permission to use Restream the Livebox server contents and to access the Livebox Video Conferencing app through the Client Portal login.

So, to create the Client Portal role and user for both restreaming & video Conferencing app, follow the below steps.

  • Go to Users& Roles from the navigation menu. 
users & roles
  • Go to ‘Add Role’ in User& Roles.
  • Then click the ‘Create Role Now’ button.
Livebox admin
  • A dialog box Add Role opens, where you can enter a role name.
  • Select Restream or Video Conferencing option under ClientPortal.
clientportal role
  • If you select Video Conferencing role, a few more options appear where you can select any of them based on your preference.

Note:

  1. Dedicated Conference– If you select this option, then the user can create video conferencing rooms within the limits you allocate.
  2. Shared– This option gives permission to make use of the video conferencing rooms created by the master admin. The user cannot create their own video conferencing rooms.
  3. Unshared– This one works the same as the Shared option but the only difference is, the user can make use only the available video conferencing rooms i.e, the video conferencing rooms not used by any other sub-users.

Then click the ‘Save’ button and the Client Portal Access role for Restream & Video Conferencing will be created successfully.

Now you have to continue this process by adding users to the role you have created.

  • So, go to Add User and click the “Create User Now” button.
Livebox user
  • A dialog box Add User opens, where you can enter the Username and Password and then select the role you have created.
clientportal user role
  • After selecting the Client Portal role you have created, you’ll be provided a few more options. they are: 
  1. Channels- You can select you streaming channels for the Restream Access.
  2. Push Destination Count- Push Destination count is the number of destination that the user gets the access to Live stream.
  3. Hide Embed Code- If you want to hide the embed code of the allowed streaming channel to your user, you can check the Hide Embed Code box.
  4. Video Conference Limit-  The number of conferences that the user is allowed to create while using the app.
  5. Total Limit- The total number of video conferences limit allotted to your server.
clientportal user

Then finally click the ‘Create’ button.

client portal

And now you can send the link to the Client Portal (e.g, yourserverdomain.com/clientportal) along with the login credentials to your user.

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.
  • Near you conference name, click the iFrame icon.
video conference link
  • 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.
conference embed code
  • 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.
wordpress websites
  • 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.

API Permission for Live Streaming

How to Enable API Permission for Live Streaming?

  • Go to User & Roles from the navigation menu.
  • Under Custom User, go to ‘Add Role’ section.
add video conferencing role
  • In ‘Add Role’, click on the ‘Create Role’ button.
video conferencing app user
  • A dialog box ‘Add Role’ opens, where you can give the role name.
API role
  • Then select API Access.
  • Under API Access, select the Live Streaming option.
  • Once you select the Live Streaming option, select all the required permissions.
  • And click ‘Save’.
Live streaming API in Livebox

And a role for the API permission will be created.

  • Now go to the ‘Add User’ column and click on the ‘Create User’ button.
  • A dialog box ‘Add User’ opens. Enter the name of the user (customer) that you are going to lend this API permission.
  • Then set a password for your user.
  • And now, near the ‘Role’ option, click the drop-down menu to select the role you have created.
create role for live streaming API
  • Once you select the Role, you will be provided furthermore options.
  • So, you can set the Channel Limit and then ‘Select Mode’. 

Note:  The Production mode is secure one when compared to the Testing Mode. So you can select Testing Mode when in the case of any testing purpose otherwise, it is preferable to select the Production Mode.

API Role for live streaming
  • If you select the Production Mode, you will be further provided a few more options, where you have to enter the customer’s “Development URL” and “Production URL”. (You can get the Development URL and Production URL from your customer.)
  • Then click the ‘Create’ button.

Note: 

Development URL– you can enter the domain URL of the customer’s local host i.e, the domain from where the app is generated.

Production URL– you can enter the URL of the domain to where the customer prefers to move the production app.

live streaming

The API permission for your customer is created. So now, you can send the Username, Password, Server Secret Key, Native App Key and also Production URL and Development URL (for confirmation purpose) to your customer.

You can also send the below link as documentation help for your customer to get started with the Live Streaming module.

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. 
embed code

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.
ssl encryption
  • So, if your site is not secure, then you can go on with the normal Embed code.
embed-code-for-broadcasting
  • 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.
website broadcasting
  • Then click “Update”.
Website

You have successfully broadcasted the streaming content/source on your blog/website.

Multi-bitrate Streaming

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.
multi-bitrate streaming
  • On Multi-Bitrate page, select your channel and turn on multi-bitrate.
Select channel
  • Once you turn on Multi-Bitrate, new preset options will appear. You can set the required resolution and click the “Save” button.
set preset in Multi bitrate streaming

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. 
service restart
  • 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
multi bitrate streaming

(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. 
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. 

You have successfully did Multi-bitrate streaming.

Livebox Internet Bonding Device Startup

How to Set Up the Livebox Internet Bonding Device?

Double, triple, quadruple your Internet speed by using the Livebox Internet Bonding device. If you are facing network failover or if you want to maintain the bandwidth robustness while on live, you can gallop your current Internet connections to new speeds by using this bonding device.

To initially set up your Livebox Bonding device,

  • Turn On the Livebox Internet Bonding device.
  • And access the device interface on your PC using the IP 192.168.95.1.
  • On the device interface, pick up the Device ID and Hardware Key and send it to the IVB7 support team through Email.
internet bonding device
  • The IVB7 support team, in turn, will send you the License Key.
  • So, after entering the License Key, you can click Save.
Internet bonding device from Livebox
  • Now you will be taken to the Livebox Bonding device login interface and you can login. (The IVB7 team will provide you the login credentials)
Livebox Internet bonding device
  • Back on your system interface, you have to reboot the server first.
bonding device
  • Then go to “Settings” to configure your Bonding device.
  • To configure the device, enter the Server IP and Server Key provided by the IVB7 team and click “Submit” button.
Internet bonding device for fastest internet
  • Now “Insert SIM cards” with data in the slots given on the device.
  • Then you have to reboot each SIM card.
Bonding SIM reboot
  • Then you can set your SIM cards status.

Note: 

  1. Master- When you set a SIM as Master, it plays the role of the main SIM card.
  2. Backup- When the Master SIM card fails, the Backup SIM becomes
    the Main card.
  3. ON- All the turned ON SIM card data combines to the Master
    SIM card.
  4. OFF- You can Turn OFF the SIM you are no longer using.
  • You can also select the Network for each SIM card. 
Bonding Network

Once you set up the above settings, the bonded Internet of your SIM card data will take into new speeds. 

And you can use your blazingly-fast bonded Internet either through LAN or Hotspot option.