A core feature of STREAMBOXY is the ability to provide a livestream via the platform to a group of participants.
With a livestream, you can easily and quickly stream your production to a wide audience.
The detailed process to stream a livestream to STREAMBOXY can be found here.
The livestream is one of the four session types in STREAMBOXY. To get an overview which session types are there, click here.
For the livestream you need either an encoding software (e.g. OBS) or a hardware encoder (e.g. Blackmagic ATEM Mini) that transmits your image and sound recordings to STREAMBOXY via RTMPS protocol.
Limitations / Restrictions
STREAMBOXY as a cloud platform does not have any limitation of participants for live streams. So you have the possibility to reach as many participants as you want with your production.
The technical parameters are a format of 1080p (Full-HD) and a maximum of 30 frames per second. Other formats can also be realised on request.
Start player unmuted
If you activate this option, the player that displays the livestream starts directly with activated sound.
If this option is not activated, the participants are informed that the player is muted. The participant then has the option of activating the sound with a corresponding button.
If this option is activated, the live stream can no longer be interrupted. You can control this by checking in the player whether only the "Live" symbol is displayed at the bottom left.
If you want to make the entire stream available to your audience after the livestream, activate this option. As soon as the livestream has ended, a recording is then available for the participants to see.
After the end of your livestream, the your recording(s) can be managed in the backstage.
The creation of your livestream recording can take several hours depending on the length of the live stream.
When you click the button "Manage Videos", a side panel opens with a list of all recorded live streams in the respective session.
If the live stream is not encoded, a "Prepare for Download" button is displayed.
Analyse recording (preview function)
With this function, you can have your audio recording analysed after the livestream has ended. A transcription is created that allows you to search for keywords in the recording.
You will then be shown the corresponding passages in the entire recording in which your keyword occurs in the audio recording.
Maximum rewind window in minutes
With the Maximum rewind window you can set how many minutes you can rewind in the livestream (e.g. Maximum rewind window in minutes: 5 -> the last 5 minutes are available).
If you have activated the recording, you can navigate through the complete recording after the livestream.
The maximum bit rate includes the setting of the bit rate with which your participant receives the live stream during the event.
This setting is independent of the upstream speed and should be selected taking into account the respective technical conditions of the event participant.
Reducing the maximum bit rate makes sense if many participants are accessing the stream via the same internet connection or from the same network (company network), so that the connection/company network is not overloaded.
More manual options
In addition to the standard functions, it is possible to configure advanced manual options on request.
If you want to protect your stream with redundancy, there is the option to set this up manually. Switching to the redundant stream is then done via a separate request to the STREAMBOXY API.
Provision of recording
On request, we can provide you with the recordings of your production for download. The download URL is usually available in your videoplatformfor one week.
Multilingualism in the livestream
If you want to include several audio tracks/languages in your stream in parallel, this is possible with manual configuration.
Participants then have the option of selecting between the individual languages in the player.
If you already have a recorded video and would like to present it to a group of participants, STREAMBOXY can provide you with a playout of your video.
The file is played manually via an encoder at the desired time. For your participants, the impression of a live stream can be simulated in this way.
As a cloud platform, we can secure your livestream via geo-redundancy. This means that the video hosting of your redundant stream is handled by another data center.
In this way, your stream is secured independently of the main data centre.