Transcoding Using vMix

Adaptive bitrate streaming (Transcoding) is available only in the higher-end versions of Livebox.

To start off transcoding with vMix encoder,
  • Create both output and input server channels in Livebox. 
  • Then go to Manage Channels from the navigation menu. Under manage channels, click Transcoding.

transcoding

  • A Transcoding page opens up and you can select your Input channel by clicking the drop-down menu given in the Select a Channel option.

transcoding

  • In Output Channels, select the channel where the video has to be transcoded. Then give Turn On near transcoding.

output channel for transcoding process

  • Once you give the turn on, new options for transcoding shows up, where you can set the Preset. And then click Save.
    Note: Livebox will generate both Transcode Output URL and Transcode Embed Code.

transcoding using Livebox

  • After clicking save, give Service Restart to get your changes applied.

  • Now go to vMix and click Add Input from the bottom left corner.

adding input in vMix

  • A dialog box Input Select opens, where you can click Browse to add your source to vMix.

browse file for streaming in vMix

  • After selecting your source, click OK. And your source is added.

add file for streaming in vMix

  • Now go to the Livebox Channel Dashboard under Manage Channels from the navigation menu and click Streaming URL to copy the streaming RTMP URL of your Input channel.

Livebox dashboard

Streaming URLs

  • Then go to vMix and click Stream. A new dialog box Streaming Settings opens, where you can enter the copied streaming URL in the URL tab and enter Stream name or Key. And then give Start.

RTMP URL settings

  • After giving a start, go to the vMix main page and click the icon to play your source.

start streaming in vMix

  • Now go to the Livebox Dashboard where you can check the transcoding quality of your output channel near the bottom right corner.

video resolution for transcoding

  • To check RTMP stats of your streaming channel go to the Viewers Report. 

viewers report

  • In RTMP stats it shows audio and video bitrate of both output and input channels.

RTMP stats for transcoding

  • And when you embed the output channel streams on your website, you can copy the Transcode Embed URL to publish the live stream on your website.

Note:  Through the Transcode Embed URL, you can publish the streaming content along with the transcode video quality.

transcoding

You are successful in your Transcoding streaming by using vMix!
Happy to help!