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.

How to Download the Livebox Playout and Video Mixer Software?

   Livebox is the only live streaming server that comes with in-built Playout Software and Video Mixer which can be downloaded cost-free. To download Playout Software, Encoder and Video Mixer,

  • Go to Account Settings and click Download.
Livebox software download
  • Download option for both Android and Studio shows up.
app download
  • If you are an Android user you can download by clicking Android App, otherwise, click Studio to download PlayoutEncoder, and Video Mixer software.
  • A new page in Livebox with options to download playout and video mixer opens. You can click Download Playout and Video Mixer to get started with the other facet of Livebox.
  • Then click Generate Pin to get your unique pin code to license your authorization to playout and mixer software.

Note:  The generated pin is restricted to be used by one PC. But you can always generate one to a few pins to download and use the software from different PCs.

playout and mixer
  • Once you click Generate Pin, the options to generate your pin appears, where you can give your pin name and then click the generate icon to get your pin.
generate pin
pin generate
  • Your pin is generated.
  • You can even edit your generated pin as you wish by clicking the edit icon.
edited pin
  • After editing your pin, click the tick icon to save your changes.
save pin
  • The red dot on the pin name suggests that the pin is not in action.
software pin generate
  • The green dot on the pin name suggests that the pin is active, and also it shows the name of the hardware that uses the pin.
Livebox mixer and playout software
  • Now go to your system downloads and complete the installation process of your playout, Encoder and mixer software. The installed file will appear on your desktop as,
mixer and playout software
  • Click the Mixer and Playout file in your desktop, a new dialog box Encoder-Mixer-Playout opens.
mixer and playout software installation
  • In Encoder-Mixer-Playout, you can enter your server name and give the pin generated by Livebox, and then give “Submit”.
mixer and playout software getting started
  • You have successfully installed the Encoder-Mixer-Playout software.
mixer and playout from Livebox

You have successfully installed the Encoder-Mixer-Playout software.

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.

How to Mix Streams Using the Livebox Mixer?

 The Livebox mixer is one of the dimensions of the Livebox streaming server. With the Livebox mixer, you can mix and match your streaming contents based upon your needs. And also, you can add effects and configurations to your streams by using the Livebox mixer.

  • Login to your Encoder-Mixer-Playout software and open the Livebox Mixer window.
mixer software
  • Click inside the “Add Source” area to add your video source. Likewise, you can add two or more sources to proceed with your mixing.
mixer software from Livebox
  • A new dialog box “Menu_Dialog_Form” opens, where click the option “Add File” to add your local files.

Note: -To add your professional camera or webcam sources, click the Add Live option.-To add URL from any other media platforms, click the Add URL option.-To add your Livebox playout sources, click the Add Playlist option.

software from Livebox for mixing videos
  • Now your sources are added, click the drop-down menu from the “Transition” option and select the required transition effect and also set time for your transition effect.   
mixer software from Livebox

Note:  Scroll down for more options like adding the scrolling text, PIP option and also alternative audio file for your source. You can also remove your source by clicking the remove option.

Livebox mixer software
  • You can see different transition effects for the added source in the below illustration. There are so many interesting transition effects available for your contents.
Livebox mixer software for mixing videos
  • You can view your source in the preview area. If you want to set or change your background in the preview area, click “BG” to have the background for your streaming project.
mixer software for live streams mixing
  • After doing all these settings, you can click “Save” to save it to your local files. In the same way, you can click the option “Load” to take your saved contents from your local files (This is optional if you are doing it for your future broadcast purpose).
  • The marked arrow portion is to manually set your transition time.
best mixer software
  • Now go to the Livebox encoder and select your Video Device and Audio Device.
  • You can also go to your usual encoder to encode your source.
streams mixing
  • Then go to Livebox and create your channel.
  • From Livebox Channel Dashboard copy the streaming URL and paste it in the Livebox encoder URL bar.
  • To preview your stream, click the preview option.
  • And then click the “Start” option to stream your contents.
mixing streams
  • After setting all your transition effects and the encoder set-up, come back to your Livebox mixer window to click the content, from where you want the transition to happen.
  • In this given illustration you can see the transition effect between two streaming contents. 
mixing live streams

You are now successful in mixing and streaming your contents

The paid IVB7 live video playout software for free

Did you know that you get this IVB7 playout software along with the IVB7 Livebox server?

Scheduling playlists and advertisements for your live TV channel has never been easier. No other provider provides an all rounded solution like IVB7 with it’s suite of products to take you from start to finish of your professional TV channel setup. We have tested and proved products and solutions that are currently being used by several clients around the world to run their live TV channels.

Let’s have a look at all the available features of the all new IVB7 Playout software that is provided with every purchase of LiveboxTM server.

With the IVB7 playout, you can stream and playout online without any additional cost with the integrated IVB7 webstreamer.

Schedule live TV quickly and easily.

  1. Program Scheduler
    1. Create playlists and restore playlist at anytime
    2. Create and restore presets anytime
    3. Add unlimited videos as long as there is sufficient computing power.
    4. Supports video signal of any size from SD / HD / 4K / 12K or +
    5. Adjust output resolutions for source formats of any resolution
    6. Sort play list
    7. View complete video details and total run time.
    8. Ability to set start time and end times for each video.
  2. Export to multiple destinations :
    1. Play out to output video device
    2. Play out to video file
    3. Play out to the internet live
    4. Play out to the live mixer
    5. Play out to the extended monitor
  3. Supports various input formats
    1. Import and play video files of any video format (Supports most popular video formats)
    2. Add multiple video inputs from other IVB7 equipments, Decklink or any other third party capture devices
    3. Add live video from internet sources such as RTSP / RTMP sources
    4. Ability to play out live screen
  4. Add live CG and Overlays
    1. Add video overlays to the content
    2. Built-in CG editor to design overlays
    3. Schedule overlays time wise, date wise and also possible with year wise.
  5. CG Editor
    1. •  Ability to add multiple logo’s.
    2. •  Ability to add scrolling text with different font style, font colour, shape colour and with different languages.
    3. •  Image sequence with CG is possible.
    4. •  Ability to multiple ticker content in a single preset.
    5. •  Supports flashing images..
  6. Schedule Advertisements
    1. Add live AD breaks between programs
    2. Schedule AD breaks by time or by program
    3. Ability to sort, add or remove files live
    4. Ability to insert an instant AD at any point of time.
  7. Audio
    1. Increase the quality of existing audio.
    2. Audio mixing through the audio mixer
    3. Synchronize and rectify audio for files where audio is out of sync
  8. Record live playout to video file  with mixing and overlays
  9. Seamless switching between videos
  10. Ability to project interlaced video as deinterlace.
  11. Import video footages, apply effects

Best Live Streaming server with IPTV and Set Top Box

The best Live Streaming Server now supports running your own TV hub to distribute your live channels.

Did you know that you can manage IPTV with the all new IVB7’s Livebox server?

Compatible receiver devices with the LiveboxTM server :

  1. IVB7 Receiver unit – for long distance Transmission / Receiving
  2. IVB7 Set top box – (Linux / Android) – For digital TV subscribers
The receiver

The receiver unit is for Cable TV operators to transmit and receive video remotely over long distances. It flawlessly enables you to transcode and distribute video over long distances in-combination with LIvebox live streaming server.

The IVB7 receiver unit does not need port forwarding or any configuration on your router. It’s as simple as a plug and play instant receiver with monitoring capabilities.

The Set Top Box

The Livebox OTT/IPTV Set Top Box comes with the inbuilt IR remote and the remote controlling mobile app. It can be fully white labeled. It automatically updates channels based on subscriber info dynamically received from your LIvebox Satellite Server.  You can also enable all your subscribers to pay instantly online to renew their subscription through the integrated payment gateway, manage or cancel their subscriptions. Devices can be completely controlled or blocked through the IPTV admin interface built into the Livebox live streaming server.

Long distance transmission with Livebox:
What if you want to transmit live over long distances without a server? Does IVB7 have a solution for that?

Absolutely! Use Livebox with the IVB7 encoder, place it anywhere like on-cloud or on-premise. For the on-premise Livebox, all you need to do is enable port forwarding or DMZ on your router and you’re done to be able to access and distribute content through your own hub anywhere. We will provide you support and help you get started after purchase.

It’s a Fully white labelable live streaming server solution with in-built IPTV server

With the IVB7 Livebox server, you can not only stream but it provides you ready-made features to sell or resell a whitelabeled solution to your clients. Not only that, you will also be able be your own Cable TV provider. No other server provides features such as on the fly encoding and transcoding like the Livebox live video streaming server along with the ability to distribute transcoded content to IPTV subscribers.

Dedicated Streaming Server with IPTV and subscription management

With your own dedicated live streaming server, you can not only stream to various destinations such as YouTube,Facebook, Periscope and hundreds of other RTMP providers, you can also provide subscription services to your clients for watching your live TV channels.

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.

Dial +919789978981 now!

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.

Dial +919789978981 now!

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.
instacast encoder portable hardware device
Instacast device from Livebox
  • In the Encoder settings, select a Preset by clicking the drop-down menu.
preset-encoder
preset-options
  • You can also create your own preset by using the given readymade preset values.
preset-settings
SD-encoder-preset-setting
  • 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.
SD-encoder-preset-setting
  • It shows the Live streaming status on the bottom of the “Encoder settings page” as well as on the “Encoder device”.
live-on-SD-Encoder

Now to control your live streaming from your device touchscreen,

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

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.

How to Mix Streams Using the Livebox Mixer?

 The Livebox mixer is one of the dimensions of the Livebox streaming server. With the Livebox mixer, you can mix and match your streaming contents based upon your needs. And also, you can add effects and configurations to your streams by using the Livebox mixer.

  • Login to your Encoder-Mixer-Playout software and open the Livebox Mixer window.
mixer software
  • Click inside the “Add Source” area to add your video source. Likewise, you can add two or more sources to proceed with your mixing.
mixer software from Livebox
  • A new dialog box “Menu_Dialog_Form” opens, where click the option “Add File” to add your local files.

Note: -To add your professional camera or webcam sources, click the Add Live option.-To add URL from any other media platforms, click the Add URL option.-To add your Livebox playout sources, click the Add Playlist option.

software from Livebox for mixing videos
  • Now your sources are added, click the drop-down menu from the “Transition” option and select the required transition effect and also set time for your transition effect.   
mixer software from Livebox

Note:  Scroll down for more options like adding the scrolling text, PIP option and also alternative audio file for your source. You can also remove your source by clicking the remove option.

Livebox mixer software
  • You can see different transition effects for the added source in the below illustration. There are so many interesting transition effects available for your contents.
Livebox mixer software for mixing videos
  • You can view your source in the preview area. If you want to set or change your background in the preview area, click “BG” to have the background for your streaming project.
mixer software for live streams mixing
  • After doing all these settings, you can click “Save” to save it to your local files. In the same way, you can click the option “Load” to take your saved contents from your local files (This is optional if you are doing it for your future broadcast purpose).
  • The marked arrow portion is to manually set your transition time.
best mixer software
  • Now go to the Livebox encoder and select your Video Device and Audio Device.
  • You can also go to your usual encoder to encode your source.
streams mixing
  • Then go to Livebox and create your channel.
  • From Livebox Channel Dashboard copy the streaming URL and paste it in the Livebox encoder URL bar.
  • To preview your stream, click the preview option.
  • And then click the “Start” option to stream your contents.
mixing streams
  • After setting all your transition effects and the encoder set-up, come back to your Livebox mixer window to click the content, from where you want the transition to happen.
  • In this given illustration you can see the transition effect between two streaming contents. 
mixing live streams

You are now successful in mixing and streaming your contents

Live video playout software to re-stream YouTube videos

Livebox is the ONLY live streaming server that comes with in-built Playout software.

There are two options for playout with Livebox

  1. Playout using the playlist and queues function within Livebox. This can be just used on-cloud within your dedicated Livebox without the need for any additional software. This can also import and re-stream both live and plain YouTube videos.
  2. The freely included professional playout software which can be downloaded from within Livebox.

In this blog post,we’re going to mainly focus on the downloadable Playout software for Windows.Playout 1

The IVB7 live playout is included with every Livebox server. To use your Live playout, just go into the settings of the Livebox server and generate your own unique license PIN number so that you can use the Playout software without restrictions to stream live when used with the livebox encoder.

Live video playout software download with license pin

 

Once you generate the PIN, ie the license key for your Playout and Video mixer, you can download the software from within Livebox and activate it using the generated PIN. Remember tokeep the license code very confidential since it is only licensed per Livebox administrator

The Livebox Playout software even to simply output content into any LED TV or Monitor.

YouTube video import and re-streaming by just copy/pasting the link

Ingest YouTube content into Livebox

Paste the link inside the Playout software

Playout 4

 

The IVB7 Playout software  can seamlessly import videos from YouTube. The only condition is that they should not be monetized. Monetized videos cannot be directly imported into the live playout however they can be directly re-streamed from within Livebox itself using the in-built queues.

With the IVB7 Live playout, you can add unlimited files, streams or Advertisement breaks. The in-built CG editor makes it extremely easy to add your own Lower thirds, scrolling effects or titles.

Import any stock footage or lower thirds from any site that sells stock footages. It is possible to also import richly designed graphics rendered from Adobe After effects or the Adobe Premiere Pro to use within the CG editor.

The possibilities are literally endless when it comes to the features of the live playout software that is bundled along with the Livebox server. The playout software is alone worth over 1500 USD when purchased seperately however it is included at no additional cost within Livebox streaming server panel, the live backpack hardware and the livebox appliance.

All media streamed through the Livebox streaming server is the user’s responsibility. So, if you are using content from YouTube,make sure that it is your own content or you get the appropriate rights to stream the content.

Refer Livebox to friends and people you know so that they can also be benefitted by this affordable product that costs less but is rich in features. If you have never used Livebox or any of the hardware equipment manufactured by IVB7 before, just signup now at livebox.co.in to experience it.