- Connect to the encoder from a web browser by typing its IP address which is 192.168.1.120. The login to enter is admin and the password is 12345.
- After logging in, on the Live view page, and validating the browser warning to authorize Flash player
- In the integrated window on this page, you can view the video stream captured by the encoder. In my case, this is screen number 3.
Controlling the video encoder
There are two ways to use the PlutoDVB and External Encoder couple :
- The PlutoDVB directly controls the bitrate (CBR) and image definition values that the encoder should encode and send to it. It is the PlutoDVB that determines these parameters according to the expected transmission characteristics. We will call this method: Automatic method, and we will deal with it in a second step.
- Another option is to set the definition and the audio/video bitrates that you send to the plutoSDR yourself. Let’s call this the manual method.
We will study both methods. Let’s look at the manual method first.
Bad news for audio encoding ?
Some of you have of course already tested the box and have probably noticed some issues. Indeed the injected audio channel does not reach the PlutoDVB. Rejoice, solutions exist for both methods (manual and automatic). It makes the use a bit more complex but as usual, by following the steps below, you will get the expected result: H265 images with audio.
Let’s clarify the technical issue of the audio: By default, the encoder does not transmit audio on the streaming channel. To unblock this situation, we need to set it to “audioen” for “audio enable”. But this parameter is curiously not available on the encoder web interface. We will be able to send it through its “computer” interface, its API server (this is the channel used by PlutoDVB in automatic method).