Transcoding Using OBS Studio

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

To Transcode using OBS,
  • Create both output and input server channels in Livebox.
  • Now under Manage Channels, go to 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.


  • 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.

  • Then go to OBS studio and click the icon add source icon from the tab Source.

adding source in OBS Studio

  • A pop-up menu with the listed options will show up. From the listed options select Media source.

media source option in OBS studio

  • A dialog box Create/Select Source gets opened where you can name and set as per your requirements and then click OK.

adding media source in OBS studio

  • After clicking OK, a dialog box Properties for Media Source gets opened. In Properties for Media Source, select the required options for your streaming and then click Browse.

browse files in OBS Studio

  • Once you click to browse you get accessed to your local files where you can browse and select your source. Then Click OK and your source is added.

browse and add files in OBS Studio

adding local files in OBS Studio

source added in OBS for streaming

  • Now go to Livebox and select Manage channels from the navigation menu and click Streaming URL to copy the Streaming URL and Stream Key of your Input channel.

streaming url

Streaming URLs

  • Then go to OBS studio and select Settings under the menu Controls.

settings in OBS studio

  • A whole Setting tab will be opened and click Stream.
  • In OBS stream settings page, enter the Stream URL and Stream Key of your streaming channel.

rtmp url settings

  • Now click the option Start streaming under the menu Controls.

settings in OBS studio

  • 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.


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