Note: The information contained in this document may change when final 1.1 Beta is released.
To try out the hardware encoder which is built into the Live Gamer HD capture card from AVerMedia ( http://q.avermedia.com/en/recentral/live-gamer-hd/overview ), then right click (Broadcast -> Local recording) and select AVerMedia instead of X264. The implementation supports bitrate setting and sets the AVerMedia default bitrate initially.
If only one Live Gamer card is installed, then XSplit will provide an error message if Live Gamer card is already used as capture source. If there are multiple Live Gamer cards installed then XSplit will attempt to use another available card to perform the encoding. (That is how it should work, but please see know issues below)
In terms of the Resolution, here is how it works:
The AVerMedia encoder only supports encoding using a specific set of resolutions at some specific maximum frame rates as listed below:
640 x 480 (60p) , 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (50p), 800 x 600 (60p)
1024 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 720p (50p), 1280 x 720p (60p), 1280 x 768 (60p)
1280 x 800 (60p) 1280 x 1024 (30p), 1360 x 768 (50p), 1440 x 900 (30p)
1680 x 1050 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (30p)
You will see the usual dropdown under the encoder settings. "Default Stage Resolution" is still there and users also have the option to select any of the specifically supported AVerMedia resolutions.
If the "Default Stage Resolution" is NOT one of the resolutions supported by the hardware encoder, XSlit will resize the video by padding height and/or width as needed to match the closest resolution supported by the hardware encoder.
Currently it is only possible to use AVerMedia encoder for local recording, but we expect to add the option for live streaming in the final XSplit 1.1.
The following issues are still remaining.
Artifacts on some resolutions:
Some resolutions do not get encoded correctly, hereunder for example 800x600 and 1080p. This is a known driver issue which is being worked on.
If you use Live Gamer HD source to capture Xbox 360, you may experience an A/V sync issue. If the Live Gamer source is added before the output monitor is turned on, then you may experience a de-synchronization between the video and audio. To resolve this, remove the Live Gamer HD source and re-add it to the XSplit scene.
With the driver available as of even date the user will experience freeze and driver failure when attempting to use the capture function and the encoder function at the same time. This can lead to the capture or encode function of the Live Gamer getting completely unusable until OS reboot.
Live Gamer does not support encoding and capturing at the same time, but the current driver allows this without correct handling of the internal exception. AVerMedia will address this in a coming driver update.
HTML 5 source plugins
Believe it or not, it will be possible to develop sources purely made in HTML 5. Sources like a Twitter overlay, new title plug-in, score boards etc. can all be made by any web developer who knows HTML 5 and CSS.
Remote Presenter (Premium users only)
Provide anyone with the link www.xsplit.com/presenter and they can share their audio, webcam and screen directly across LAN or internet into your XSplit Broadcaster when you have added the new Remote Presenter source (install using the Source Plugin Store in "File - More sources..."). It's easy and works really awesome!
No advise to enable GameSource when trying to add game/Skype while GameSource is disabled
Refresh button for sources no longer works
Ping tester fix on clipped readings
4716 - Limelight FMS URL is included with the Save Directory
3938 - Unable to open a new window in the same form in Windows 7
4732 - When the recordings folder is missing, an exception occurs
4737 - Limelight RTMP URL is seen under the hot key field
4743 - Exception found each time XGS64 is enabled
4757 - CustomRTMP bitrate always resets to "64k"
4763 - With Nico-Nico plugin, an exception in the bandwidth test causes XSplit to completely crash
4764 - Names of channels that no longer exists keeps showing up during login
1830 - Mouse action in login form causes language selection menu to move to the corner of the screen
4754 - "Add Profile image" always opens to the "Recordings" directory
4402 - In Source Property, value remains unchanged when scrolling with mouse wheel
4775 - General settings, hotkeys, resolutions reset, and channels deleted on login after a crash
4776 - General settings, hotkeys, resolutions, and channels are overwritten from server if last server sync failed
4777 - Last presentation is no longer backed up
4780 - Quick crop tool does not work correctly when Hide from Screen Region is enabled
4770 - Selected capture cards cannot show video when audio playback device is disabled
4773 - Media file is not added when audio playback device is disabled
4759 - "Force deinterlace" is ignored when "Refresh" button is used for Hauppauge USB-Live2 (For verification)
Akamai plugin - Use single RTMP channel
Title source - Remote title text don't align properly after the second update
Title source - Remote text update scroll problem
Title source - Problem if installation path contains a single quote character
Exception detected when clicking Add game due to inability to get module info of 64-bit process
Add game prompt appears even if there are already games detected
Advisory: XSplit does not work optimal in environments with multiple GPU's (AMD Crossfire). Disabling one GPU will sometimes provides better performance than retaining the dual GPU configuration.
Advisory: AMD Radeon HD 7xxx series graphics cards currently have issues with XSplit. Please click here for more information.
4749 - Local recording in mp4 format is unplayable when XSplit crashes
4767 - Avermedia C985: Hardware encoding easily bypasses mp4 segmentation
If you are looking for the release notes of the previous version, please look here.
To see how issues are prioritized, kindly click here.