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.
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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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. 
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You are now successful in mixing and streaming your contents

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.
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  • So, if your site is not secure, then you can go on with the normal Embed code.
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  • 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.

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.

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  • 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
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  • Your pin is generated.
  • You can even edit your generated pin as you wish by clicking the edit icon.
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  • After editing your pin, click the tick icon to save your changes.
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  • The red dot on the pin name suggests that the pin is not in action.
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  • 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.

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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Speaker Stats– On clicking this option, you can get to know your speaker stats.
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  • Settings– This option contain settings same as the User Icon option.

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 Create an IPTV Mobile App for the Livebox TV Station Set-up?

With the APK Builder provided by Livebox, you can create mobile apps for your IPTV set-up and even for the viewers to view all the live streams you can create a single page app to stay updated with your live streams right from their mobile devices.

To create a mobile app for your IPTV set up,

  • Install and open the APK builder app.
  • If you want to create an app for your IPTV broadcasts, then click “Create an App” under Livebox TV.
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  • In the App Creation Form, give app name, display name, app description.

Note:  In App Name, there shouldn’t be any space or special characters given.

  • In the Server URL, the app creation form will automatically read your server URL and display it on the bar.
  • Then browse and set your app icon and logo.
  • Then finally click on the “Generate App”.
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  • Your app creation process begins and when it says at the end like “Click the below button to download APK”, click on the “Download APK”.
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  • The app gets downloaded to your PC downloads in the zip file format.
  • Unzip the file, where you can use the Testing.apk to test the app on your device and Release.apk to upload your app on the play store.
Apk Builder

Creating a mobile app with Livebox is easy and only a few step process where you can develop a mobile by yourself.

How to Live Stream a 360-degree Source using Livebox?

The Livebox streaming server supports the live streaming of the 360-degree camera and its source. So, to live stream a 360-degree source in Livebox you can’t do in the regular streaming way, as you have to enable a few settings in the player settings.

To Live stream a 360-degree source,

  • Login Livebox.
  • From the Livebox dashboard, go to Channel Settings.
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  • In Channel Settings, go to the Player Settings.  
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  • In Player Settings, turn On the Video360 setting.
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  • Then click the “Save” button beneath the player on the right side.
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  • Now make sure that you have connected your 360-degree camera to the encoder.
  • Then stream the video source captured to the channel you have enabled the Video360 setting using the RTMP URL of the same channel.
  • To preview your source go the Dashboard and click on the player and navigate to the other sides captured by your 360-degree camera.
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Happy 360-degree Live Streaming!

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.

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  • 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.

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! 

IVB7 comes up with so many innovative products every month. Stay tuned for more updates!

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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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!