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Transcoding Using vMix

How to Conduct Transcoding Using vMix as an Encoder?

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.
  • 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 Channel” option.
Select channel
  • In Output Channels, select the channel where the video has to be transcoded. Then give Turn On near transcoding.
transcoding on Livebox
  • 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 streaming
  • After clicking save, give Service Restart to get your changes applied.
service restart
  • Now go to vMix and click Add Input from the bottom left corner.
vMix streaming
  • A dialog box Input Select opens, where you can click Browse to add your source to vMix.
Vmix stream settings
  • After selecting your source, click OK. And your source is added.
live streaming using Vmix
  • Now go to the Livebox Channel Dashboard under Manage Channels from the navigation menu and click Streaming URL to copy the streaming RTMP URL.
streaming URL
streaming URLs
  • Then go to vMix and click Stream. A new dialog box Streaming Settings opens, where you can enter the copied streaming URL in the URL tab and enter Stream name or Key. And then give “Start”.
live streaming
  • After giving a start, go to the vMix main page and click the icon to play your source.
streaming live using vmix
  • Now go to the Livebox Dashboard where you can check the transcoding quality of your output channel near the bottom right corner.
streaming at multiple bitrates
  • 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.
transcoding at multiple bitrates
  • 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 at multiple bitrates

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