Instacast Touchscreen Settings

How to Calibrate the Touchscreen on the Instacast Encoder Device?

If you have any issues on your Instacast device touchscreen, you can calibrate the touchscreen by following the below steps.

  • Turn on the Instacast device.
  • Connect the device and your PC using the HDMI cable. ( Also make sure to use the HDMI monitor)
  • Get the device IP address from your HDM1 monitor.
  • Now go to any browser of your preference and log in to the device system interface using the IP address.

Note: To access the device interface on your browser, enter the IP address followed by the port :3978.

  • And on the Instacast encoder system interface, click the gear icon.
Instacast touchscreen settings
  • On the Set Touchscreen option, click the drop-down menu to select your device touchscreen type.
Touchscreen settings in Instacast Encoder
touchscreen types in Livebox Instacast
  • Then click the Set button.
touchscreen settings
  • Followed by, a reboot confirmation appears. And you can click Yes.
Livebox Instacast device set up

Your device touchscreen is enabled. But still, there is a need to set the resolution of the device touchscreen, as the resolution changes while setting the touchscreen type.

  • So now, go back to the settings and set the resolution as 1920×1080 on the Set Resolution option.
  • Then again confirm to reboot the server.
Livebox Instacast

Once you’ve completed the steps, your device touch controls will be enabled and you can start encoding your streaming source.

Instacast Converter

The Instacast Converter converts the video streaming sources in HTTP and RTMP protocols to UDP streams for broadcast.

To start the conversion of streaming video sources,

  • Turn ON the device.
  • Get the IP address that is visible on your device touchscreen.
  • Now access the device interface on your browser using the IP address.
  • Get the Hardware Key and Device ID from your device interface and send it to the IVB7 support team through Email. The IVB7 team, in turn, will send you the License Key.
License key set up
  • Enter the License Key to get started with the Instacast Converter.
converter device set up
  • Once you activate the device by entering the License Key, you’ll be directed to the Instacast Converter login page.
  • Log in using the credentials provided by the IVB7 team.
Livebox Instacast converter login
  • Once you log in, connect to your Internet network through Wi-Fi or LAN option.
Instacast converter hardware device
  • Now back on the Converter settings, select a preset.
  • Enter your RTMP source link on the Source option.
  • Then enter your Multicast UDP URL on the Destination option. (Example for Multicast UDP URL, UDP://239.0.0.1:5001?pkt_size=1316)
  • Then click the Start button.
udp live streaming source converter
  • The streaming video conversion will begin within a few seconds.
live converter device

(The below image is the illustration of the Instacast Converter device touchscreen once after the device is activated. You also control the Start/Stop activity of the Instacast converter right from the device touchscreen.)

Livebox instcast converter device

Now to check the video conversion of HTTP/RTMP to UDP streams,

  • Open your VLC media player and click the Media menu.
VLC Media player
  • Under Media, go to Open Network Stream.
vlc media player
  • Then enter your Multicast UDP URL and click the Play button. ( Add “@” to your UDP URL just like how it is given on the below image.)
play the video on VLC player
  • And you can know that your RTMP streaming video is successfully converted as UDP streams when the video plays on the VLC media player.
VLC media player

You are successful in converting your streaming video source.

Service Monitoring in Instacast Converter

To Start, Stop or Restart the Instacast converter hardware services,

  • Go to the Service Monitoring.
Service Monitoring option in Instacast Converter
  • Here you can Stop the services which are not in use or Restart the service when there occurs any issue or also to start the stopped services.
Service Monitor settings

So you can control all the services of the Instacast Converter within this Service Monitoring.

Bandwidth Checkup on the Internet Bonding Device

To check your Internet Bonding device bandwidth usage,

  • Go to the Bandwidth Monitor menu from the Bonding device dashbord.
  • Here you can monitor the bandwidth usage of each of your SIM cards, Ethernet or Wi-Fi connections on Hourly, Daily, Monthly, Yearly wise.
Internet Bonding device bandwidth

And without sparing any effort you can get the bar graph and data table of your Bonding device bandwidth usage.

How to activate the Livebox Instacast Device?

To activate your Livebox Instacast encoder device,

  • Email your Device ID and Hardware Key to the IVB7 support team.
Instacast Encoder device License Key
  • The Livebox support team, in turn, will send you the License Key.
  • Now access the device interface on your browser.

Note: To access the Instacast Encoder device on your browser, you can use your Device IP along with the port URL (:3978) provided by the IVB7 team. E.g., 127.0.0.1:3978

  • Enter the provided License Key on the License Key bar and click Save.
Instacast Encoder device License Key

And your device will be activated. So, you can start live streaming using the Instacast Encoder device.

How to Enable/Disable Server Channels for Live Streaming?

If you ever wanted to prevent the access to any of your streaming channel when they are not in use, instead of deleting the channel, you can also disable/enable the streaming activity of your channel with the newly developed settings in Livebox.

So, to Enable/Disable server channels,

  • Go to Channel Settings.
  • And under RTMP Settings, select the streaming channel that you want to enable/disable for Live streaming.
  • scroll down to find the Enable/Disable Channel option.
  • After Enabling or Disabling, click Save.

And now the changes will be saved to your server channel.

Creating a Video Conference Mobile App

To create a video conference mobile app,

  • Go to the Livebox App Store.
Livebox App Store
  • Install the APK Builder app.
Application developer in Livebox
  • Click the Create an App button under the Livebox Video Conference specification.
Instant Mobile App generator app in Livebox
  • Give a Name for your App, then enter the Display Name and App Description.
  • Then browse and set your app icon and logo.
  • Then finally click on the Generate App.
video conferencing app in Livbeox
  • 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 button.
develop a video conference app in Livebox
  • The app gets downloaded to your PC downloads in the zip file format. So, extract the file.
Mobile app builder in Livebox
  • 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 file to upload the app on the play store

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 in 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

And within a few seconds, you can join on a video call with your peers irrespective of the place and distance.

Monitoring Instacast Converter (UDP) Device from the Livebox Server

Now it’s been made possible from the Livebox server to control and monitor your Instacast Converter device activities remotely.

The Instacast Converter device converts the video streaming sources in HTTP and RTMP protocols to UDP streams for broadcast.

So, to monitor or to control your converter device from the Livebox streaming server,

  • Go to Device Monitor under System from the navigation menu.
converter device from Livebox
  • Click the drop-down menu near Select Device to select the Converter option.
udp source converter
  • And immediately you’ll be provided with your Converter device details.
  • You can use the controls provided under the Action menu.
  • You can also use the gear icon to perform the other specific actions in depth.
Livebox converter device
  • On clicking the gear icon, you can remotely access the main functions of your converter device.  
conversion of UDP sources by the Livebox converter device
  • By choosing Presets, you can even kick start your streaming video conversion process right from the Livebox server.
Livebox conversion device

To know how to convert your streaming video sources, click here.

Monitoring Receiver Device from the Livebox Server

With the Livebox Receiver device, it is possible to carry out smooth streaming of HD videos like a cable output without being uninterrupted even when the network failover occurs. The other advantage of having the Receiver device is the device can be controlled even from distant places with the help of the Livebox streaming server.  

So, to monitor your Receiver device activities, you can go to the Device Monitor under System from the navigation menu.

Device Monitoring in Livebox
  • On the device monitoring page, select Receiver option using the drop-down menu given near Select Device.
receiver device monitoring in Livebox
  • Now you can watch or control your Receiver device activities remotely. You can perform the actions of your Receiver device from the Livebox server itself by using the Settings button.
receiver device activated
receiver device

Through the Device Monitor option in Livebox, you can manage and monitor your receiver device from anywhere and give smooth streamflow even to the distant places.