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 on 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.
Adaptive bitrate streaming (Transcoding) is available only in the higher-end versions of Livebox.
To start off transcoding with vMix encoder,
- Keep your streaming channels ready i.e., output channel and input channel.
- Then go to Manage Channels from the navigation menu. Under manage channels, click 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 (output channel). 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 by using vMix!
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There are times the Livebox server might fail to get connected while trying to login through the browser. And one of the few reasons for the server connection failure is, the service Livebox Server in the Service Monitor might be in the stopped state. In that case, you can easily retrieve your server connections by following the below steps.
- The below illustration is the case when your Livebox server fails to get connected.
- So, now type in the URL bar of your browser as instructed. Type: yourdomainname:3021
- After clicking the enter, you will be taken to your Livebox Service Monitor page.
- Here you can click Start the Livebox Server if the service is in offline mode. And your connection will be restored in a fraction of second.
So by following these steps, you can start the Livebox server when the server connection fails to occur. And if your server connection still fails to occur after doing all these settings, please contact our IVB7 support team.
While using the Livebox Encoder-come-Mixer and Playout software, when there happens failure to detect the streaming playout device in the encoder video/audio device settings, it is because of the software windows are opened the inappropriate way.
You can easily solve the issue by following the below steps,
- Close all the opened windows from the Livebox Encoder-cum-mixer and playout software.
- Open the fresh Mixer/Player window.
- After adding your source using the Playout device or mixing the sources through the Mixer device, you can go to the Livebox encoder to continue your encoder settings and start the successful live streaming.
Note: While live streaming using the Livebox software, you have to first go to the Playout/Mixer window. And after adding the streaming source, click Play on the Playout (in the case of Mixer it is just enough to add the sources and mix them), only then the device will be detected in the Livebox encoder Video/Audio device settings.
With these steps, you can easily troubleshoot the Encoder-cum-mixer and playout software issue.