The Channel Logo

  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,
  • Click Create a Channel from the navigation menu, and a Create new channel page opens.

create a channel

  • 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.

adding a logo to the streaming channel

  • Now click the icon add logo icon near logo settings.

channel logo

  • 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.

upload a channel logo

  • After selecting your file, click the Upload option.

upload a channel logo

  • After the logo is uploaded, position the logo and set the origin of your channel logo.
  • Then click the Add button.

add a channel logo in Livebox

  • 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.

x and y axis of the logo postion

  • Back again in your channel creating options, click the Create button. The logo is now added to your channel.

logo is added to the streaming 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.)

edit a channel logo

setting a channel logo in Livebox

service restart

  • 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.

logo preview

You have successfully added a logo to your live streaming channel.

Queues

   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.

    queues

  • Under queues, select Create Queues. A new Create Queue page opens.

    create a queue

  • In Create Queue page, enter queue name, task name, priority, delay, and attempts.

    a queue is created

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.

      select a file for streaming

    • After selecting your file, click the Upload button to upload your file.

      upload a file for streaming

    • Then click the Next button.

adding file in queues

    • 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.

adding a task to the queue

    • 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.

      task is added to the queue

(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.
    • task is added in queues for transcoding
    • Then go to Destinations, under Channel enter your channel name in Available Channels and in the Select preset option set as YouTube default and give Add, and your queue is added for Transcoding.

      transcoding

(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.
    • task is added in queues for Multi-bitrating
    • Then go to Destinations and enter the copied RTMP URL near RTMP and in the select a pre-set option set as YouTube default.
  • YouTube source is added for Multi-bitrate streaming
  • Now give Add. Your task is added to the queue. You can check your added queue in Queues.

add icon

  • 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.

live streaming using queues from Livebox server

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.

Broadcasting on Website/Blog

  • 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

secure embed code

Note: If your site is secured i.e. HTTPs encrypted (SSL encrypted), then you have to copy the Secure Embed Code.

scure 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.

not secure server

  • So, to renew the SSL certificate of your website follow the instructions given in this link https://knowledgebase.livebox.co.in/an-ssl-certificate/
  • 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.

embed code in web page/blog

  • Then click Update. Your broadcasting is done successfully.

broadcasting in webpage/blog

You have successfully broadcasted the contents/source on your blog/website.

Creating a Channel

   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.
  • Go to Livebox main page and click Create a channel from the navigation menu. A new page with channel creating specifications will be opened.

create a channel

  • 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.

create a channel in livebox

  • Now give Service Restart which is located at the top right corner.

Service Restart

  • 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!. service restart in livebox
  • Your channel is now created.
  • Go to Channel Dashboard to select your channel and get started with your live streaming.

streaming channel

By following these steps you can create your channel in Livebox streaming server.

The Speed Test

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.

    speed test

  • The speed test starts and you will get your server’s download and upload speed results.

    speed test in livebox

    speed testers in livebox

  • (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.

    speed test for livebox services

    • The Livebox internet server has a constant speed of 1000 which will make sure that you get a high-quality video.
      Happy to help!

Live Streaming Social Media Contents to the Livebox Channels

To live stream content from social media to your channel follow these steps below:
  • Login to your LiveBox dashboard.
  • Now click on your Queues option.
  • Click on Create Queues option from the drop-down.

task added to the queues

  • 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.

    adding a task

  • Now you can go to YouTube and select the video that you would like to stream.

    streaming YouTube content

  • Copy the link and paste it in the provided platform.
  • Click on the List quality option to select the quality for your video.

    select list quality for a youtube 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.

    YouTube destination

  • Now click on the button streaming using queues.
  • 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.

    streaming using queues

  • 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.

    successful streaming using queues method

The social media (YouTube) video is now live on your channel.

Happy streaming!

Multi-Bitrate Streaming(MBR)

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.
  • Multi-Bitrate streaming
  • In Multi-Bitrate page, select your channel and Turn On multi-bitrate.

channel for multi-bitrate streaming

  • Once you turn on Multi-Bitrate, new Preset options will appear. You can set the required resolution and click Save.

preset for multi-bitrate streaming

Note: You also have options to edit or set your required preset.
  • Once you click save, RTMP URLs for your resolution gets listed below. Make a note of the required RTMP link and give Save.

preset of resolution for multi-bitrate streaming

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

Service Restart

  • Copy paste the Streaming URL and Stream Key of definite resolution in your encoder Stream Settings. With each copied URL of definite qualities, the player will adjust video quality to that of viewers bandwidth.
Note: To know how to get a stream key from the copied URL link, refer to the illustration below.

stream key

(The highlighted part of the streaming URL is the Stream key)

  • To view your live MBR streaming status with the definite video quality, go the Livebox Dashboard.

Multi-bitrate video resolution

  • Then go to Viewers Report to check the RTMP stats of your streaming channel. It shows audio and video bitrate of your channel.

Multi bitrate streaming stats

Your Multi-Bitrate streaming is on!

Recording FLV, MP4 and HLS Sources

   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.
  • Go to Livebox and click Manage channels from the navigation menu, under which select Recording.

recording

  • A new page with diverse recording options opens, where you can start the recording of your  FLV, MP4 or HLS sources.
  • To record FLV sources, go to FLV Recording, and click the plus icon.

flv recording

  • New option Add a New Profile appears where you can enter your profile name and file name.
  • Then click the drop-down menu  drop-down menu  near Record Mode to have any specified mode for your recording.
  • Now click Save and give Service Restart which is located at the top right corner. And your profile is saved.

recording mode

FLV recording

  • To record MP4 and HLS source, it is just enough to Turn On the recording and enter the file name and click Save.

turn on icon

  • Now go to Recorded files under which you can see your recorded video.

recorded files in livebox

recorded files

  • At the bottom right corner of your recorded video, it shows three options through which your video can be downloaded, converted to MP4 or deleted.

recording icons

  • Under Recorded Files, click Show recorded files for all channels to view your recorded video.

all recorded files

  • 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.

stop recording

You have successfully recorded your live streaming sources in FLV, MP4 or HLS formats.
Happy recording on Livebox!

Transcoding

   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,
  • Create your channel in Livebox.
  • Go to Manage Channels from the navigation menu. Under manage channels, click Transcoding.

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.

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 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!
Happy to help!