Any business or service requires a brand recognition which can be achieved by having a unique Logo. It is the same in the case of your streaming where logo plays a vital role in giving recognition as well as the identity to your streams. The more unique is your logo, the more it becomes quick and easy for your viewers to recognize your streams. You can set apart your streams by building yourself a brand logo and have a consistent and professional image for your streams.
Make your streaming more interesting by adding channel Logo to your streams. So, to set your logo,
In Create new channel page enter your Channel Name, Stream name, Password, turn on secure play and thumbnail (based upon your need) and turn on Channel logo.
- Now click the icon near logo settings.
- A new dialog box Channel logo settings open, and click the Select file option to browse and add a logo from your local files.
- Note: The logo image should be in .png or .jpeg format, and an approximate dimension of 200*100 pixels.
- After selecting your file, click the Upload option.
- After the logo is uploaded, position the logo and set the origin of your channel logo.
- Then click the Add button.
- Note: Based on the position you select, the X and Y-axis of your logo origin will appear. So, you can position the logo in the exact location you want by adjusting the X-origin and Y-origin.
- Back again in your channel creating options, click the Create button. The logo is now added to your channel.
Note: And while adding a logo in Edit Channels, don’t forget to click Save once you finish updating your channel logo. Also give Service Restart to get your changes applied. (Please follow the below steps in the case while adding/changing logo in Edit Channels.)
Now to check the working of the added logo, stream a video source to your channel.
Then go to Dashboard and preview your stream to see your logo.
You have successfully added a logo to your live streaming channel.
Livebox is now developed with a feature to add a logo to the video player. Adding a logo to your player is quite different from adding a logo to your channel.
Here’s what you need to know about adding a logo to your player,
Livebox provides two ways of adding a logo to your channel. One method is to embed the logo directly into the video content being streamed through the live channel. Another method is to display an overlay using the HTML5 player that plays the video.
When a logo is added to a channel, the video source along with the channel logo is viewable in all media platforms. That is, the added logo is fixed and it is viewed in your preview, player and all other media platforms.
In the case, when the logo is added to the player, the video source along with the channel logo is viewable in your browser/website. That is, the added logo is fixed only to your player and it can be viewed only in the published browser/website and not on any other external browsers or players like VLC, pot player, etc. Unlike the other one, when the live stream is taken in M3U8, MP3 or MP4 video formats to another player, then the previously added logo will not appear. So, if someone buys your live streams they can reproduce the source with their own logo. And also adding a logo to your player is beneficial in a way that it utilizes none of your CPU power.
Note: The image should be approximately in 200*100 pixels dimension and in .png, .jpeg, .gif format.
So to add a logo to your player,
Once the image is added,
Position your player logo.
Then click Upload.
Once you click the upload, a dialog box with a notification says, Upload in progress, Please wait.., and you can give OK.
A few seconds later, another dialog box with a notification says, File is uploaded successfully, and click OK.
You have successfully added a logo to your player.
Livebox is the only streaming server that comes with encoding nature. You can rely on Livebox without being dependent on any other encoders. To experience such versatility, all you have to do is to learn how to add the task to the queues. So, let’s see how a queue is created,
(To create a queue)
Go to Queues from the navigation menu.
Under queues, select Create Queues. A new Create Queue page opens.
In Create Queue page, enter queue name, task name, priority, delay, and attempts.
You Queue creation is still in the process and it can be completed only if any file or source is added. So, now let’s look at the way to add file/source to create a queue for live streaming.
(To add local files as tasks in queues for streaming)
After entering your queue name, task name, priority and attempts, click the Files option.
Then click Select File in File upload to browse and add a file from your local disc.
After selecting your file, click the Upload button to upload your file.
Then click the Next button.
After clicking next, you will be taken to the destination, where you can select a destination for your live streaming to occur.
If you want to live stream the added file to one of your channels, then select your channel in Available channels and also Select a preset.
As you are adding a file, therefore select file_preset in Select a preset option.
And then click the Add button.
Your task is added.
Go to queues Dashboard from the navigation menu, and you can see the added task to your queues.
The added task can be previewed, stopped or deleted from the given control keys.
(To add tasks in queues for Transcoding.)
Under Manage Channels option, go to the Transcoding page from the navigation menu and enable it.
Then go to Queues to create your queue or to add a task to your queue. After entering your queue name, task name, priority and attempts, go to the YouTube URL option.
Enter YouTube link of the source you wanted to stream in YouTube URL.
Click List Quality to select Available Qualities and give Next.
(To add tasks in queues for Multi-Bitrate)
Below Manage Channels option, go to Multi-Bitrate page from the navigation menu and enable it.
Then go to Queues to create your queue or to add a task to your queue. After entering your queue name, task name, priority and attempts, click the Files option. After entering your queue name, task name, priority and attempts, click the YouTube URL option.
Click List Quality to select Available Qualities and give Next.
- Now give Add. Your task is added to the queue. You can check your added queue in Queues.
- Your Queue with tasks is added. You can select your queue by clicking the drop-down menu located at the top left corner and any time the queue can be played, paused or restarted by the control keys given at the top right corner to carry out your streaming process.
The sources added through the queue will get played on your RTMP server channel, from where you can embed it live on your sites or push it live to your social media accounts/streaming platforms.
Note: If your site is secured i.e. HTTPs encrypted (SSL encrypted), then you have to copy the Secure Embed Code.
- If your server isn’t secure or the SSL certificate validity is over, it will be indicated Not secure on the URL tab of your server.
You have successfully broadcasted the contents/source on your blog/website.
Livebox enables its users to create multiple channels, adjoining with password settings. It is therefore listed below with a few steps that let yourself in creating the channel of your TV station.
Under create a new channel, enter name and stream name for your channel and also set a password for your channel. And then click Submit.
After clicking submit, it will be stated that Channel added successfully.
- A dialog box opens and you can give OK, and it will be stated that Congratulations! The service has restarted successfully. All your new settings have been applied!.
- Your channel is now created.
- Go to Channel Dashboard to select your channel and get started with your live streaming.
By following these steps you can create your channel in Livebox streaming server.
To check the performance speed of your live streaming server you can follow the simple steps given below:
Go to the navigation menu and select System. A Speed Test page opens, where you can see the speed meter scales on both the sides
Click Go on the screen to start the speed test.
The speed test starts and you will get your server’s download and upload speed results.
(Livebox does not only check the server’s speed but also its own internet and receiver’s speed).
Let us now take a look at the service monitor,
Go to Service Monitor under Systems from the navigation menu.
On this screen, you will be able to see all the service names, statuses and their actions where you can Stop, Start or Restart any service you want.
The Livebox internet server has a constant speed of 1000 which will make sure that you get a high-quality video.
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To live stream content from social media to your channel follow these steps below:
- In the Create queues window, you can choose the YouTube option to add your video’s link.
You can now go ahead and fill the requirements in the platforms provided above like: queues, task name, and priority.
Now you can go to YouTube and select the video that you would like to stream.
- Copy the link and paste it in the provided platform.
Click on the List quality option to select the quality for your video.
- Now select your destination by clicking on the Destination button.
- Select the channel you want to stream in for Available Channels.
Select YouTube_default for Select a Preset option.
Now click on the button
- Go back to the Create Queues’ Dashboard.
- Click on Select a queue and select your queue.
You will be able to check the status of your live streaming video on the screen.
- The status with a timer or active means you are now successfully broadcasting the video live.
You can also go to the main Dashboard and find your channel to check if it is streaming.
The social media (YouTube) video is now live on your channel.
Multi-Bitrate helps you to stream in multiple formats to achieve seeing qualities. If your stream is of high-quality resolution then you can convert the stream into the lower quality and the other way around through the Multi-Bitrate streaming.
- Create your channel in Livebox.
- Now 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, new Preset options will appear. You can set the required resolution and click Save.
Note: You also have options to edit or set your required preset.
Note: To know how to get a stream key from the copied URL link, refer to the illustration below.
(The highlighted part of the streaming URL is the Stream key)
Your Multi-Bitrate streaming is on!
Livebox facilitates the recording of FLV, MP4 and HLS sources. Livebox recording allows recording of live videos/broadcasts so that they can be watched later or utilized for the future streaming process.
The undermentioned steps help you in recording your video in the Livebox streaming server.
- To stop recording FLV sources, click the drop-down menu near the Record Mode option and select OFF.
- Then click the Update button to stop recording.
You have successfully recorded your live streaming sources in FLV, MP4 or HLS formats.
Happy recording on Livebox!
If you are streaming and you want to carry out the same streaming across your other channel, then you can take through your video to the other channel by using Transcoding. Transcoding also helps to achieve yourself in adjusting your stream with your viewer’s video quality. To start off with transcoding,
- Stream your source using an encoder of your preference.
- A Transcoding page opens up and you can select your channel where streaming is on under Select a Channel.
- In Output Channels, select the channel where the video has to be transcoded. Then give Turn ON near transcoding.
- 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.
- After clicking save, give Service Restart to get your changes applied.
- Now go to the Livebox Dashboard where you can check the transcoding quality of your output channel near the bottom right corner.
- To check RTMP stats of your streaming channel go to the Viewers Report.
- In RTMP stats it shows audio and video bitrate of both output and input channels.
- 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.
You are successful in your Transcoding streaming!
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