XSplit Broadcaster Software Manual

General Settings

General Tab

The General Tab is where you can:

  • Disable the Windows Aero theme

  • Enable game source

  • Choose to copy your stream's link to your clipboard when starting a broadcast

  • Enable optimizing of scene transitions

  • Control thumbnail preview settings

  • Choose to log system information

To open it, click on Tools > Settings then click on the General Tab:

Disable Aero Theme

If you want to capture portions of your desktop using screen region, please check this box.

Enable Game Source

If you want to capture supported DirectX and OpenGL games in full screen, please check this box.

Copy link to clipboard when starting a broadcast

If you want XSplit Broadcaster to automatically copy the link to your stream whenever you start a broadcast, please check this box.

If this box is checked, you can paste the link to your stream  to any application that accepts pasted input, such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, etc.

Optimize Scene Transition

If you want to experiment with getting smoother scene transitions, please check this box.

Please note that this requires additional graphics resources and that it is an experimental feature, so it may or may not work as intended. If you wish to save on graphics resources or encounter any issues with it, please uncheck its box.

Thumbnail Preview

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Here, you can choose what you want to happen when you hover your mouse pointer over a scene button:

  1. Always show preview on scene button hover – a thumbnail preview of the scene will be displayed when you hover the mouse pointer over a scene button.

  2. Show preview on scene button hover when SHIFT is pressed - a thumbnail preview of the scene will be displayed when you hover the mouse pointer over a scene button and press the [Shift] key.

  1. Never show preview on scene button hover – no thumbnail preview of the scene will be displayed, even when you hover the mouse over a scene button

Choosing either “a.” or “b.” will require additional graphics resources. If you wish to save on graphics resources, please choose option “c.”

Screenshot Capture



Here, you can choose between the JPEG and BMP formats for your screenshots.

Log System Information

If you want XSplit to save details about your system such as your Operating System, Processor, and Graphics Card type, so that it can be sent to the XSplit Development Team and XSplit Support Team in case you encounter an error, please check this box.

Audio Tab

The Audio Tab is where you can:

  • Choose to enable Audio Preview in your desired audio device

  • Select what to use as your System Sound and adjust its delay and volume

  • Select what to use as  your Microphone and adjust its delay and volume

  • Enable Silence Detection for your microphone

  • Choose how to configure your Microphone Mono Mix

  • Select the Audio Mixing Sampling Rate

To open it, click on Tools > Settings then click on the Audio Tab:




Please refer to Audio Settings for more information about each setting.

Hotkeys Tab

The Hotkeys Tab is where you can assign hotkeys (a combination of keystrokes that gives direct access to your desired function) to the following actions in XSplit:

  • Switch from the current scene to Scenes 1 through 12

  • Toggle Microphone (Turn your microphone “on” or “off”)

  • Toggle Speaker (Turn your speaker “on” or “off”)

  • Push to Talk

  • Insert Cuepoint

  • Start/Stop your Channel's Broadcast

  • Start/Stop your Local Recording

  • Pause/Resume your Local Recording

To open it, click on Tools > Settings  then click on the Hotkeys Tab:

To assign a hotkey, you can double click on an action’s hotkey column and press your desired key combination:

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Or, you can also select an action then choose your desired key by checking the boxes and selecting from the menu at the bottom:

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Change the Behavior of Hotkeys

This specifies how XSplit Broadcaster listens to the hotkeys you assigned in this tab:

  1. Global  - hotkeys can be triggered anywhere

  2. Application - hotkeys only work when XSplit Broadcaster is in focus

  3. Disabled - all hotkeys are ignored

Accounts Tab

The Accounts Tab is where you can authorize your:

  • YouTube account for uploading your recordings

  • Facebook and Twitter accounts for sharing your live stream or your YouTube video

To open it, click on Tools > Settings then click on the Accounts Tab:

Video Sharing

To upload your recording to YouTube, you’ll need to Authorize XSplit Broadcaster first. Click on Authorize to upload videos on YouTube:

Then type in the email address associated with your Google Account and click next:

And type in your password and click Sign in:



Then, after you authorize XSplit, close the Accounts Tab by clicking OK and  click on Tools > Recordings then select your desired recording and click on the YouTube button on the lower right corner:

A window will open and you will be able to fill out the title, description, category, tags, privacy, and you will be able to choose to allow or disallow embedding. Once you have entered the details for YouTube, press the Upload Now button:

In the bottom left corner, you’ll see the progress of the upload. Once the upload is complete, you will be given the YouTube link for the video.

If you want to edit the video details after the video has been uploaded, simply click on the gear icon next to the YouTube link.

Social Networks

Sharing Your Live Stream


To share your live stream on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll need to authorize XSplit Broadcaster to use your social media account. In Tools > General Settings… > Accounts, click on the button of the social network you wish to use:

Then enter your credentials when you are prompted and log in:




During your broadcast, click on Tools > Share your stream… This will open a window where you can enter some details about your post before publishing your link. Click on Share once you are done to post the live stream link to your social media account:

Sharing Your Local Recording

To share the YouTube link on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll need to authorize XSplit Broadcaster to use your social media account. In Tools > My Recordings..., click on the button of the social network you wish to use:

Then enter your credentials when you are prompted and log in:





After you authorize XSplit, a window will appear where you can enter some details about your post before publishing your link. Click on Share once you are done to post the YouTube link to your social media account:

Profile Tab

The Profile Tab is where you can change the following details regarding your XSplit Profile:

  • Profile Image

  • XSplit Password (this is the password you use for logging in to your XSplit account)

  • Full Name

  • Country

  • Birthday

  • Gender


To open it, click on Tools > Settings then click on the Profile Tab:

Advanced Tab

The Advanced Tab is where you can:

  • Enable Native Flash and Browser Audio Control

  • Use Hardware Acceleration for USB2 Capture Devices

  • Allow Broadcast Plugins to Specify their Own Network Adapter

  • Enable Script Security for Sources and Extensions

  • Enable Developer Mode

  • Control GPU Anti Aliasing

To open it, click on Tools > Settings then click on the Advanced Tab:

Enable Native Flash and Browser Audio Control

This allows XSplit to automatically mute audio from Flash and browser sources in the XSplit preview. It will also allow you to use the "Stream Only" audio option for Flash and browser sources.

Use Hardware Acceleration for USB2 Capture Devices

Sets XSplit to use DXVA2 hardware acceleration to decode video from USB 2.0 capture devices such as AverMedia LGP, Hauppauge HD PVR, Elgato HD and HD60.

Allow Broadcast Plugins to Specify their Own Network Adapter

Allows you to select active network adapters for each of your selected livestream services.

Enable Script Security for Sources and Extensions

If you disable this, you will be allowing full access t oall scripts of sources and extensions without confirmation.

Enable Developer Mode

Makes XSplit perform additional logging, enable plugin debugging and allow unsigned DLLs to be loaded by plugins.

GPU Anti Aliasing

For MSAA, we recommend using maximum settings of Sample Count 4 and Quality 0 to avoid excessive GPU usage. MLAA is a post process shader and may require less resources, but may also have a visually different effect.

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