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

Instacast Converter Device Monitoring

How to Monitor the Converter (UDP) Device from the Livebox Server? 

Now it’s been made possible from the Livebox server to control and monitor your Instacast Converter device activities remotely.

The Instacast Converter device converts the video streaming sources in HTTP and RTMP protocols to UDP streams for broadcast.

So, to monitor or to control your converter device from the Livebox streaming server,

  • Go to Device Monitor under System from the navigation menu.
Device Monitor
  • Click the drop-down menu near “Select Device” to select the Converter option.
converter device
  • And immediately you’ll be provided with your Converter device details.
  • You can use the controls provided under the “Action” menu.
  • You can also use the gear icon to perform the other specific actions in depth.
  • On clicking the gear icon, you can remotely access the main functions of your converter device.  
choose the converter device action
  • By choosing presets, you can even kick-start your streaming video conversion process right from the Livebox server.
conversion of streaming sources

To know how to convert your streaming video sources, click here.

How to Re-stream on Facebook Using the Livebox Client Portal?

The sub-user created by the Livebox admin can access the Client Portal and re-stream the live videos running on the Livebox server channel to their desired destinations. The destination could be anywhere, like Facebook, Periscope, YouTube, Twitch, RTMP servers, and other streaming platforms.

So, to start re-streaming the Livebox server channel content on Facebook, the sub-user have to log in the Client Portal with the credentials provided by the admin.

  • Enter your username and password and then give Login.
Client-Portal login
  • You can click the ‘Add Destination’ button located on the right side or the thunder button on the left side to select your destination.
clientportal restreaming
  • A dialog box ‘Share on’ with several destinations shows up. As you wanted to stream live on Facebook, select the Facebook option and then click Push live stream to Facebook to get connected to Facebook.
facebook live stream

Note:  If you select the option Automatically TURN ON when adding push value, the live stream will automatically begin to happen on your Facebook destination once the live streaming set-up is done. Otherwise, you have to manually turn on the push value followed by giving Go Live on Facebook live streaming settings page.

automatic turn on of live streams
  • Once you select Push live stream to Facebook, a pop-up notification on the top left of your browser appears, on which you can give ‘Always allow’ and click ‘Done’.
popup
  • Client Portal is now connected to your Facebook and it opens your Facebook login page. So, log in to your Facebook.
facebook login
  • Select where you want to post your live video and give ‘Next’.
live stream on facebook using Livebox
  • Once you click the ‘Next’ button, a Connect your Live stream to the Live API Facebook page opens, you can minimize the window to see your Facebook destination being added in the push destination.
facebook live streaming

Note:  If you haven’t enabled the Automatically Turn On when adding push value option, then Turn on the button on your destination when you really wanted to re-stream to your Facebook destination.

  • Then go to Facebook, where it starts to fetch your Livebox contents for streaming.
  • Your contents are now fetched, so you can give nice description and title to your stream and also decide the audience to share your live stream with.
facebook live
  • Then click Go Live which is located in the bottom right corner. You have done your Facebook re-stream successfully.

Note: Unless you click on the Go Live button, the live streaming won’t happen on your Facebook timeline.

facebook streaming
  • You can check your re-stream on your Facebook timeline.
go live on facebook

You have successfully re-streamed on Facebook from the Livebox Client Portal.

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 Video Conferencing Features

The Livebox video conferencing chatroom has cool features to have way for the exciting conferencing experience for its users.

The features are as follows.

Livebox video conferencing app features
  • User Icon-On clicking this, the user can set their camera/audio device, change profile settings and set language.
video conferencing app settings
livebox video conferencing app

Note:  The highlighted options will be visible only on the settings of the user with the Moderator function.

video conferencing app
  • Invite– On clicking this option, the user can invite people to the conference either by adding the contact number or by sending the conference link. There is also embed code provided to publish the conference on websites/blogs.
invite video conferencing
  • Security– By using this option, you can enable Lobby mode and also set a password for your conference to prevent unauthorized access. 
Livebox video conferencing app
  • Blur Background– By clicking this option, the user can blur the unwanted background to keep the focus intact.
Livebox video conferencing app
  • Embed Meeting– This option is same as the embed code option provided on the Invite option. 
Livebox video conferencing
  • Shortcuts– This option provides shortcuts to use the app features and options feasibly.
video conference
  • Mute– This option helps to mute users when required.
effective video conferencing app
  • Chat– By clicking this option, you can chat with your peers amidst the conference. You can use this chat option to communicate terms, phrases, digits that are usually hard to convey.
effective video conferencing app
  • Share Video– On clicking this option, you can start to share YouTube videos to make your conference even more effective and interesting.
share youtube videos
  • Whiteboard– On clicking this option, you can get started with an interactive whiteboard, where you can present graphs, drawing or any other non-verbal representations to your fellow members.
whiteboard option on Livebox video conferencing
  • Recording– By using this option, you can record your video conferencing contents.
recording option on Livebox
  • Live Streaming– By entering the RTMP URL of your streaming destination (Livebox server channel or any other server channel) or social media platforms (Facebook, Pericsope, YouTube), you can live stream the video conferencing content.
Livebox video conferencing app
  • Adjust Video Quality– By clicking this option, you can adjust the video quality according to your data usage.
best video conferencing quality
  • Speaker Stats– On clicking this option, you can get to know your speaker stats.
video calling stats
  • Settings– This option contain settings same as the User Icon option.

How to Create a User on the Livebox TV?

  A User in the Livebox TV can be created in either way- the user itself can register through the Livebox TV signup portal or the admin can also manually create a user by giving the user’s credentials.

To manually create your user,

  • Go to “Users” from the navigation menu.
LIVEBOX-TV-Admin-Panel
  • In “User” click the “Add User” option.
  • Enter your username, Email, set password, and phone number.
  • Then give “Submit”.
add user on Livebox IPTV

If the user registers using the signup portal, then the user gets added to your user’s list from where you can subscribe the user to your Livebox TV.

add user on Livebox IPTV

This is how the mail looks. The mail provides you a link to your interface along with your log in details. Click on the link so to enter your access page. 

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.
Create-a-new-Preset
  • 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.
preset-is-created
  • Back on the Multi-bitrate settings, first, copy-paste the channel RTMP URL on the Encoder settings.
entering-URLs
  • Followed by the channel RTMP URL, also enter the URLs of resolution.  
enter-a-UR
  • 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.

How to Re-stream on Facebook Using the Livebox Client Portal?

The sub-user created by the Livebox admin can access the Client Portal and re-stream the live videos running on the Livebox server channel to their desired destinations. The destination could be anywhere, like Facebook, Periscope, YouTube, Twitch, RTMP servers, and other streaming platforms.

So, to start re-streaming the Livebox server channel content on Facebook, the sub-user have to log in the Client Portal with the credentials provided by the admin.

  • Enter your username and password and then give Login.
Client-Portal login
  • You can click the ‘Add Destination’ button located on the right side or the thunder button on the left side to select your destination.
clientportal restreaming
  • A dialog box ‘Share on’ with several destinations shows up. As you wanted to stream live on Facebook, select the Facebook option and then click Push live stream to Facebook to get connected to Facebook.
facebook live stream

Note:  If you select the option Automatically TURN ON when adding push value, the live stream will automatically begin to happen on your Facebook destination once the live streaming set-up is done. Otherwise, you have to manually turn on the push value followed by giving Go Live on Facebook live streaming settings page.

automatic turn on of live streams
  • Once you select Push live stream to Facebook, a pop-up notification on the top left of your browser appears, on which you can give ‘Always allow’ and click ‘Done’.
popup
  • Client Portal is now connected to your Facebook and it opens your Facebook login page. So, log in to your Facebook.
facebook login
  • Select where you want to post your live video and give ‘Next’.
live stream on facebook using Livebox
  • Once you click the ‘Next’ button, a Connect your Live stream to the Live API Facebook page opens, you can minimize the window to see your Facebook destination being added in the push destination.
facebook live streaming

Note:  If you haven’t enabled the Automatically Turn On when adding push value option, then Turn on the button on your destination when you really wanted to re-stream to your Facebook destination.

  • Then go to Facebook, where it starts to fetch your Livebox contents for streaming.
  • Your contents are now fetched, so you can give nice description and title to your stream and also decide the audience to share your live stream with.
facebook live
  • Then click Go Live which is located in the bottom right corner. You have done your Facebook re-stream successfully.

Note: Unless you click on the Go Live button, the live streaming won’t happen on your Facebook timeline.

facebook streaming
  • You can check your re-stream on your Facebook timeline.
go live on facebook

You have successfully re-streamed on Facebook from the Livebox Client Portal.

How to Live Stream on Facebook through the Push Destination Option?

  Multi-channel usability is one of the features that Livebox integrates as it helps in distributing content around the globe over multiple mediums efficiently. Through Livebox the users can send their live streaming videos to all media that supports RTMP sources. Facebook is one such media which is supported by Livebox to stream live videos. The following steps will provide you clear-cut representations to stream your videos in Facebook live using the Livebox streaming server.

  • Create your channel on Livebox and stream a source to the channel.
  • Then preview the live source on the Livebox Dashboard.
live streaming
  • Now go to Push Destinations under Manage Channels.
push destinations
  • Push Destinations window opens, select your streaming channel and then click the “Add Destination” button located on the right side or the thunder button on the left side to select your destination.
select destinations
  • A dialog box “Share on” with several destinations shows up. As you wanted to stream live on Facebook, select the Facebook option and then click Push live stream to Facebook to get connected to Facebook.
facebook live stream

Note:  If you select the option Automatically TURN ON when adding push value, the live stream will automatically begin to happen on your Facebook destination once the live streaming set-up is done. Otherwise, you have to manually turn on the push value followed by giving Go Live on Facebook live streaming settings page.

automatic turn on of live streams
  • Once you select Push live stream to Facebook, a pop-up notification on the top left of your browser appears, on which you can give “Always allow” and click “Done”.
popup
  • Now you’ll be able to access your Facebook login page.
facebook login
  • After logging in, select your sharing option and click the “Next” button.
live stream on facebook using Livebox
  • Once you click the “Next” button, a Connect your Live stream to the Live API Facebook page opens, you can minimize the window to see your Facebook destination being added on the push destination.
facebook live streaming

Note:  If you didn’t select the Automatically TURN ON when adding push value option, then you have to Turn On the push value to start your live streaming.

  • Then go to Facebook, where it starts to fetch your Livebox contents for streaming.
facebook live
  • Your contents are now fetched, so you can give nice description and title to your stream and also decide the audience to share your live stream with.
  • Then click on the Go Live button on the right bottom corner.

Note: Unless you click on the Go Live button, the live streaming won’t happen on your Facebook timeline.

facebook streaming
  • You are now on live streaming on Facebook. Check your live streaming on your Facebook timeline.
go live on facebook

You have successfully live streamed on Facebook through push destination.

How to Create a Video Conference App on Livebox?

To create a video conference mobile app,

  • Go to the Livebox App Store.
video conferencing app
  • Install the APK Builder app.
APK Builder app
  • Click the “Create an App” button under the Livebox Video Conference specification.
APK-Developer
  • Give a name for your app, then enter the display name and app description.
video conferencing app generator
  • Then browse and set your app icon and logo.
  • Then finally click on the “Generate App”.
app-creation
  • Your app creation process begins and when it says at the end like “Click the below” button to download APKclick on the “Download APK” button.
easily-create-your-mobile-app
  • The app gets downloaded to your PC downloads in the zip file format. So, extract the file.
video calling app
  • In the unzipped file, you can use the “Testing.apk” to test the app on your device and “Release.apk” to upload your app to the play store.
Apk Builder

Now, finish the app installing process on your mobile device.

  • Then get into your brand-new app from your mobile device.
  • Set your chat name and click the “Join” button.
video conferencing app from Livebox
  • To invite your peers to the video call, you can just send the link, so that, they can join you from anywhere.
videoconferencing app builder

And within a few seconds, you can join on a video call with your peers irrespective of the place and distance.