To conduct Multi-bitrate streaming using the Livebox Playout and Encoder software,
Create your channel in the Livebox streaming server.
Go to Manage Channels from the navigation menu. Under manage channels, select Multi-bitrate.
In Multi-bitrate page, select your channel and turn On multi-bitrate.
Once you turn on Multi-bitrate, the preset options will appear. You can set the required resolution and click “Save”.
Note: You also have an option 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.
Now access your Mixer and Playout software.
Note: Make sure to open the Playout/Mixer window first and then open the Encoder window.
In the Livebox Playout software, click “Add File” to browse video source from your PC and to add video source in your Schedule Playlist. (You also have the option to add your camera source and YouTube URLs through the Playout software)
Your video source is added. So, now click “Play” to play your video in Playout Preview.
You can preview your source and also enable and adjust the audio of your video source.
Now on the Livbox Encoder, go to the “Advanced Settings”.
On the Encoder Advanced Settings, click the drop-down menu to set the preset as Multibitrate.
You can enable (select) the “Preview” option after selecting your video device.
In Video Settings, enable the video option and then select your “Device” as Streaming Playout Device.
Copy the URLs from the Multi-bitrate settings and enter it in the given URL bars. Then set the bitrate. (Give the bitrate same as the resolution of the RTMP link you have entered in the URL bar)
In the Audio Settings, enable Audio and select your Audio Device.
After setting up all these options, click on the “Start” button.
Once the streaming is started, it shows the Streaming Started status below the Start button.
To view your live MBR streaming status with the definite video quality, go the Livebox Dashboard and check on the player.
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 done your Multi-Bitrate streaming using Livebox Playout and Encoder. Now you can start to stream the resolutions achieved source on your streaming platform/ social media destinations.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
Creating a mobile app with Livebox is easy and only a few step process where you can develop a mobile by yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Live Stream on Livebox Using OBS Studio as an Encoder?
Livebox streaming server offers a smooth and uncomplicated streaming workflow. Its flexibility can be witnessed while working alongside distinct encoders. Here with which few steps are listed for crystal clear understanding of streaming workflow by using OBS studio.
Go to OBS studio and click the add icon from the tab “Source”.
A pop-up menu with the listed options will show up. From the listed options select “Media source”.
A dialog box “Create/Select Source” gets opened where you can name and set as per your requirements and then click “OK”.
A dialog box “Properties for Media Source” gets opened. In “Properties for Media Source”, select the required options for your streaming and then click “Browse”.
Once you click to browse you get accessed to your local files where you can browse and select your source. Then Click “OK” and your source is added.
Now go to Livebox and select Manage channels from the navigation menu and click Streaming URL button to copy the Stream URL and Stream Key.
Then go back to OBS studio again and select “Settings” under the menu “Controls”.
On the “Settings” tab, go to “Stream” settings from the menu.
In Stream settings, select the “Custom” option and then a paste the copied Stream URL and Stream Key.
Then click “OK”.
Now click the option Start streaming under the menu “Controls”.
Now go to Livebox Dashboard and preview your streaming source.
Then from your streaming channel you can push live the streaming source to your social media destinations, websites, blogs or any streaming platforms.
Thus, these simple steps can help you out to accomplish your first streaming process. Happy Streaming!
A dialog box ‘Add Role’ opens, where you can give the role name.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.