How to Install and Use the Web-based Spreadsheet App from Livebox?

 In the Livebox app store, you can install the Spreadsheet App that stores your data on the web. With this web-based spreadsheet, you can conduct business presentation and surveys in graphs and charts. As this is a web-based spreadsheet, there will be a unique URL link generated. Through the URL link, you can access the same spreadsheet data anywhere with no need of multiple shared folders or folders of multiple systems. You can also send the spreadsheet link to your peers and enable them to check or to edit the data. You can now install the Spreadsheet app within the Livebox server app store and get started with this app on one go.

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  • As soon as you install the app, you can click the “Open” and get started with the Spreadsheet.
  • Once you are into the spreadsheet, you can get the unique URL of that particular spreadsheet data on the URL bar.
Livebox spreadsheet app
  • You can also edit this URL to your choice by changing the later part of the URL link.
getting started with Livebox spreadhseet app
  • After making changes to this link, copy the link and send to your peers, so that they can refer and cross-check or even make changes to the data.
spreadsheet app from Livebox

So, the next time when you create a budget, calculate tax, percentage, and revenue for your business purpose, you can use this web-based spreadsheet installed from Livebox.

How to Enable API Permission for Live Streaming?

  • Go to User & Roles from the navigation menu.
  • Under Custom User, go to ‘Add Role’ section.
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  • In ‘Add Role’, click on the ‘Create Role’ button.
video conferencing app user
  • A dialog box ‘Add Role’ opens, where you can give the role name.
API role
  • 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’.
Live streaming API in Livebox

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.
create role for live streaming API
  • 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.

API Role for live streaming
  • 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.

Note: 

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.

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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.

Click here for the Video Conferencing API

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.
multi-bitrate streaming
  • In Multi-bitrate page, select your channel and turn On multi-bitrate.
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  • 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.
service restart

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)
streaming-video-settings
  • 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.
Multi-bitrate-streaming-successfully-started-in-Livebox-playout-and-encoder-device
  • 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.
mbr streaming

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 Broadcast on Live Radio App using the BUTT Streaming Software?

  • Install BUTT streaming software on your PC.

(BUTT is a multi-operating system client broadcaster. The software is compatible with Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.)

  • Now back on the Live Radio app, create your Station.
  • Create a Streamer DJ account on the Live Radio app.
  • Make sure that you have enabled your SHOUTcast/Icecast Port on the “Settings”.
shoutcast-settings
  • Select the “Station” to which you are broadcasting and set the SHOUTcast/Icecast port.
  • Then enable your port and “Save” the settings.

Note:  To get your Port details, go to your Streamer DJ account.

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  • Then go to Streamer/DJ Accounts from the navigation menu. 
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  • And here you’ll be getting your Icecast/SHOUTcast V1 client details.   
streamer DJ account
  • Now go to the BUTT streaming software.
  • Click the “Settings” button.
  • A dialog box opens, where under the “Main” menu, you’ll get the “Server Settings”.
  • To add your Server, click the “ADD” button.
settings
  • A dialog box “Add Server” opens, where you can fill your server details.
  • To get your server details, go to Streamer/DJ Accounts from the Live Radio’s navigation menu.
BUTT broadcasting server
  • On the Streamer/DJ Accounts, you can get your server details under “Connection Information”.
  • So back on your BUTT settings, enter your name, select your type, and then give your server address and port.

(The below illustration is applicable only when you are using SHOUTcast client details)

BUTT broadcasting server settings

(The below illustration is applicable only when you are using Icecast client details)

BUTT broadcasting server stream setting
  • Now to get your password i.e, if you are the admin of this app, then you can go back to your station profile.
  • On your profile under Broadcasting Service, you can get your source password.
  • Back again on the BUTT settings, enter the password.
  • After entering your details, click the “ADD” button.
live streaming using BUTT broadcasting server
  • Your server settings will be added.
  • Finally, you click the “Save” button.

Once the information has been saved, a Connection established message will appear along with a configuration summary. You can now go on with your radio broadcasting by clicking on “Play”. 

radio broadcast using BUTT broadcasting server-
radio broadcast BUTT broadcasting server

Once you are connected, a timer will be displayed. That’s it, you’re now broadcasting!

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.
multi-bitrate streaming
  • 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.
service restart

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.

encoder-mixer-playout-software
  • 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”.
encoder-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.
stream-settings
  • 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)
streaming-video-settings
  • In the Audio Settings, enable Audio and select your Audio Device.
streaming-audio-settings
  • After setting up all these options, click on the “Start” button.
start-live-streaming-in-playout-device
  • Once the streaming is started, it shows the Streaming Started status below the Start button.
Multi-bitrate-streaming-successfully-started-in-Livebox-playout-and-encoder-device
  • 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.
mbr streaming

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 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.
ssl encryption
  • So, if your site is not secure, then you can go on with the normal Embed code.
embed-code-for-broadcasting
  • 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.

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
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  • 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.
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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.

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.
mobile-app-for-IPTV
  • 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”.
mobile-app-creator-in-Livebox
  • 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 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.
mobile-app-for-IPTV
  • 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”.
mobile-app-creator-in-Livebox
  • 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 Get Started with the Custom-made Livebox Websites?

Once you create your website, it is only a few steps ahead to get started with your website.

  • In a “Create a site” page click the redirection provided near your site name.
website hosting
  • You are now on your freshly created site page.
website hosting
  • Scroll down on your website and click the “Log in” option.
  • The WordPress login portal opens, where you can enter the username and password and click the “Log In” button.
Livebox websites
  • You can log in your website with the password generated by Livebox.
  • So to get the password, click on the lock icon.
website settings
  • You can copy the given, user name and default password to login your website.
custom made websites in Livebox
  • You are now on your WordPress website dashboard.
custom made wordpress websites

You have successfully logged in on your website. Start updating your contents and take your channel streaming, business or blogs to the next level.