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 How to Set Up Streaming to Set Top Boxes

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Digital Signage – How to stream to decoder boxes

What you need: nanoCASTER®, one or more VideoWeb TV, M 11 platform Set-Top-Boxes for Euros 149 - retail (we tested this box successfully, you may try others, they should support HLS) and Wowza® Media Server or a CDN with Wowza Server infrastructure (like TV1) and a web server.

Follow these instructions to receive the perfect result: Connect a live signal (we use the signal of a German TV station, HSE24) to your nanoCASTER®

Take your VideoWeb TV Set-Top-Box and connect it to your network and with HDMI to your TV-Screen or any other display

Use your Wowza Media Server with active Cupertino Packetizer in your application for HLS (Apple HTTP Live Streaming)

As a webserver you can use for example Apache or LightHTTP

Add following example code to the index.html:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN”

“ce-html-1.0-transitional.dtd”>

<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”>

<head>

<title>nanoCASTER My first Videoweb Box Teststream</title>

</head>

<body onload=”document.getElementById(‘myvid’).play(1);”>

<center>

<object type=”video/mp4″ id=”myvid” data=”http://myurl.tld /myWowzaApplicationname/streamname/playlist.m3u8″ width=”1280″ height=”720″></object>

</center>

</body>

</html>

Upload the index.html to your webserver.

Now we should configure your nanoCASTER® over the remote management:

Go to http://my.minicaster.com – select the nanoCASTER® device you want to use

nanoCASTER® Remote management via my.minicaster.com

Set the right bandwidth – not too high for the existing environment

Open Delivery profile
Set the delivery mode to “RTP”

OR

Set the delivery mode to “RTMP”

(Please note that this delivery mode is available only with the new Firmware version 1.3.1)

Enter the IP address or Hostname of the Wowza® Media Server you want to stream to. Enter under “port” the port number, where the Application is available. Note: the port must be open and should not be blocked by a firewall

Enter the IP address or hostname of the Wowza® Media Server you want to stream to.

Enter the Application name in the field “Application/Instance” and the Stream Name in the field “Stream Name”

Attention! - If you are behind a router:

Enter your external IP Address (WAN / Internet), not the LAN Address in the host field. If you don’t know what’s your external IP Address try http://www.whatismyip.com/ or ask your network
administrator. Set a port forwarding rule on your router for your WAN streaming port to the LAN port for the LAN IP Address of the PC, where you want to watch your stream (e.g. WAN port 12345
forwarded to LAN port 12345 for LAN IP 192.168.1.23). If you don’t know how to do that, this tutorial may help you.

Start streaming with your nanoCASTER®

Connect your VideoWeb TV Set-Top-Box to your network and your TV-Screen

Power on the VideoWeb TV Set-Top-Box

Open the browser of your VideoWeb TV Set-Top-Box

Enter the URL where you put the e.g. index.html press the Enter Button on your virtual Keyboard or the OK Button on your Remote after some seconds the Livestream of your nanoCASTER® should be visible on your TV-Screen

Finally the result: a fine, clear picture of your encoded video signal. In our example we used the HSE24 TV channel signal as input.

Live streaming of HSE24 TV program via nanoCASTER®

You may add more decoder boxes to your server to extend your reach.