How to Enable HTTPS Redirection of Your Domain?

 

When your domain isn’t SSL encrypted, it is possible for intruders to access your server through HTTP redirection i.e, Not Secure mode. So to secure you domain, you can now enable the HTTPS redirection of your server domain based on your preference.

not secure site

So to force all your server URLs to HTTPS redirection, you have to Turn On HTTPS Redirection option given on the Livebox HTTP settings.

To Turn On HTTPS Redirection settings,

Note:   You can always change your server password for your security in the future, which we recommend too.

  • First make sure whether you have enabled SSL encryption for your domain server.
  • Then go to HTTP Settings under Settings from the navigation menu. 
Livebox HTTPS settings
  • Turn on the HTTPS Redirection setting and then click the arrowed button to change the settings.
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  • Now you can go to the new tab on your browser and enter your domain URL.
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And from now on, whenever you enter your domain URL on your browser, it will always open in HTTPS mode.

How to Create a Video Conference App on Livebox?

To create a video conference mobile app,

video conferencing app
  • Install the APK Builder app.
APK Builder app
  • Click the “Create an App” button under the Livebox Video Conference specification.
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  • 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”.
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  • 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.
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  • The app gets downloaded to your PC downloads in the zip file format. So, extract the file.
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  • 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.

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”.
easily-create-your-mobile-app
  • 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 Enable Low Latency Streaming Option?

Latency means delay, that is, the actual time lag that exists during the transmission of streaming content to the viewer’s screen. The latency range widely experienced commonly is between 30-60 seconds.

Latency occurs due to various reasons, like,

  • Poor encoding efficiency
  • Wide audience spectrum
  • Different geographical locations
  • Local network problems
  • Low bandwidth
  • Traffic load
  • Device/server compatibility

So to achieve immediacy in live streams besides all the above latency reasons, Livebox has come up with a solution for every use case.

“A low latency settings added on Livebox to deliver consistent viewing experience to the end-user.”

  • Go to Streaming Server settings.
streaming server settings
  • Scroll down and turn on Low Latency setting and then click ‘Save’.
low latency settings on Livebox
  • Then go to the ‘Channel Dashboard’ and check the preview player.
  • There will be an option given on the player to switch from the default player to a low latency player. 
low latency streaming on Livebox
  • You can also get the Low Latency Embed Code on clicking the ‘Embed Code’ button.

Note: Each streaming channel on Livebox has unique auto-generated embed codes. And these codes can be used to embed the player on your blogs/websites.

low latency embed code

You have successfully turned on the low latency setting on your Livebox server. 

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.

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.

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  • 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

How to Live Stream Using the Livebox Encoder and Playout Software?

Livebox is the only streaming server that comes with many inbuilt features that are all needed for the complete live streaming process. Livebox doesn’t stop with streaming, transcoding, and Multi-Bitrate but also performs other role-plays like playout, video mixer, and encoder. Let’s get started with how to stream using playout and encoder software provided by Livebox.

  • Go to Playout window.
playout software
  • Click “Add File” to browse video source from your PC and to add video source in your Schedule Playlist.
live streaming playout software
  • Your video source is added. So, now click “Play” to play your video in Playout Preview.
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  • You can preview your source and also enable and adjust the audio of your video source.
playout software from Livebox
  • Now go to Livebox streaming server.
  • Create your channel in Livebox.
  • Then go to Channel Dashboard under Manage Channels from the navigation menu.
  • In Channel Dashboard click Streaming URL to copy the streaming RTMP URL.
  • Go to Encoder-Mixer-Playout and minimize your playout window and then get into Encoder. 
encoder software
  • A new Encoder window opens, where you can select your playout device in Video Device and then Audio Device, and then enter the copied RTMP URL in the URL tab.
  • Click “Preview” if you want to preview your live stream and then give “Start”.

Note:  Video Device is your device from where you’re taking your source to encode. And Audio Device is also mentioned (Streaming Playout Device) in the illustration as same as video device because we did enable audio settings in Playout settings.

encoder software
  • Now go to Livebox and click Channel Dashboard, select your channel, and click to preview your live stream in Livebox streaming server.
live streaming playout software

You are successful in your live streaming using Livebox Encoder- Mixer-Playout software. From the Livebox RTMP server channel, you can start the live streaming on your 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.
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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.

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.
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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. 
mixing live streams

You are now successful in mixing and streaming your contents

How to conduct Multi-bitrate Streaming Using the Livebox Playout and Encoder?

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.
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  • In Multi-bitrate page, select your channel and turn On multi-bitrate.
Select channel
  • 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.

set preset in Multi bitrate streaming
  • 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.
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Now access your Mixer and Playout software

mixer and playout software

Note:  Make sure to open the Playout/Mixer window first and then open the Encoder window.

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  • 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)
live streaming playout software
  • Your video source is added. So, now click “Play” to play your video in Playout Preview
add video files on the playout software
  • You can preview your source and also enable and adjust the audio of your video source.
playout software from Livebox
  • Now on the Livbox Encoder, go to the “Advanced Settings”.
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  • 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.
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  • 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)
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  • In the Audio Settings, enable Audio and select your Audio Device.
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  • After setting up all these options, click on the “Start” button.
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  • Once the streaming is started, it shows the Streaming Started status below the Start button.
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  • To view your live MBR streaming status with the definite video quality, go the Livebox Dashboard and check on the player.
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.
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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 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.