XSplit Broadcaster Software Manual

Outputs

The Outputs menu lets you set up and start live streams, local recordings, and Newtek NDI Outputs as well as manipulate the Projector:

Twitch

To add your Twitch channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Twitch:

Note: If you don’t see Twitch in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Twitch > Install to install it.

Click Authorize:

Type in your Username and Password and click Log In:

If you are able to log in successfully, click Next:

Wait for the bandwidth and hardware test to finish:

Use the recommended settings and click Finish:

Click Yes when prompted to apply changes to the mixer:

Click OK to close your Twitch Channel Properties:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Twitch Channel]:

Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Twitch channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

YouTube Live

To add your YouTube Live channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > YouTube Live:

Note: If you don’t see YouTube Live in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > YouTube Live > Install to install it.

Click Authorize:

Type in the email address you use for your YouTube account and click Next:

Type in your password and click Sign In:

Give XSplit Broadcaster the permissions it asks for then click Allow:

Note: If you have not yet accepted YouTube Live’s terms of service, you will be prompted to do so and you will need to restart the authorization process after accepting it.

After that, adjust your Live Stream Encoding Settings then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of YouTube Live Channel]:

Click Start Broadcast:



Congratulations, you are now streaming to your YouTube Live channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

UStream

To add your UStream channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Ustream:


Note: If you don’t see UStream in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > UStream > Install to install it.

Click Authorize:

Type in your Username and Password and click Sign In:

Wait for the bandwidth and hardware test to finish:

Use the recommended settings and click Finish:

Click OK to close your UStream Channel Properties:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of UStream Channel]:

Congratulations, you are now live streaming your UStream channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

FC2 Live

To add your FC2 Live channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > FC2 Live:



Note: If you don’t see FC2 Live in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > FC2 Live > Install to install it.

Type your Email and Password for your FC2 Live Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of FC2 Live Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your FC2 Live channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Akamai Networks

To add your Akamai channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Akamai:



Note: If you don’t see Akamai in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Akamai > Install to install it. This plugin requires a paid XSplit License.

Type your RTMP URL, Username, Password, and Stream Name for your Akamai Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Akamai Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Akamai channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Azubu

To add your Azubu channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Azubu:



Note: If you don’t see Azubu in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Azubu > Install.

Type your Static Key for your Azubu Channel (you can find this in your Azubu Dashboard under Settings) and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Azubu Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Azubu channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Beam

To add your Beam channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Beam:



Note: If you don’t see Beam in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Beam > Install to install it.

Click Authorize:

Type in your Username and Password and click Log In:

Give XSplit Broadcaster the permissions it asks for then click Approve:


Wait for the bandwidth and hardware test to finish:

Use the recommended settings and click Finish:

Click OK to close your Beam Channel Properties:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Beam Channel]:

Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Beam channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

CDNvideo

To add your CDNvideo channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > CDNvideo:

Note: If you don’t see CDNvideo in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > CDNvideo > Install to install it.

Type your Username and Password for your CDNvideo Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of CDNvideo Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your CDNvideo channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

CyberGame.tv

To add your CyberGame.tv channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > CyberGame.tv:



Note: If you don’t see CyberGame.tv in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > CyberGame.tv > Install to install it.

Type your Username and Password for your CyberGame.tv Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of CyberGame.tv Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your CyberGame.tv channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Dailymotion

To add your Dailymotion channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Dailymotion:

Note: If you don’t see Dailymotion in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Dailymotion > Install to install it.

Click Authorize:

Type in your Email address and Password and click Sign In:

Give XSplit Broadcaster the permissions it asks for then click Accept. Then, wait for the bandwidth and hardware test to finish:

Use the recommended settings and click Finish:

Click OK to close your Dailymotion Channel Properties:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Dailymotion Channel]:

Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Dailymotion channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Facebook Live

To add your Facebook Live channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Facebook Live:


Note: If you don’t see Facebook Live in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Facebook Live > Install to install it.

Click Authorize:

Then type in your Facebook credentials and click Log In:

Give XSplit Broadcaster the permissions it asks for then click Continue as [your Facebook Name]:

XSplit Broadcaster will also prompt you to give it permission to manage your Pages and Groups. Click OK if you want XSplit Broadcaster to be able to post to your Pages and Groups:

In “Post On:”, choose where you’d like to have your stream appear. You can choose either your Facebook main profile, or one of the Pages or Groups you manage. Then adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:

Note: Facebook Live is currently limited to a maximum resolution and frame rate of 720p @ 30fps and a maximum bitrate of 2500 kbps.

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Facebook Live Channel]:

Congratulations, you are now streaming using Facebook Live!

GoodGame.ru

To add your GoodGame.ru channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > GoodGame:


Note: If you don’t see GoodGame.ru in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > GoodGame.ru > Install to install it.

Type your Username and Password for your GoodGame.ru Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of GoodGame.ru Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your GoodGame.ru channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Hitbox

To add your hitbox channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > hitbox:


Note: If you don’t see hitbox in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > hitbox > Install to install it.

Click Authorize:

Type in your Username and Password and click Sign In:

Give XSplit Broadcaster the permissions it asks for then click Authorize:

Wait for the bandwidth and hardware test to finish:

Use the recommended settings and click Finish:

Click OK to close your hitbox Channel Properties:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of hitbox Channel]:

Congratulations, you are now live streaming your hitbox channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Limelight Networks

To add your Limelight Networks channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Limelight Networks:



Note: If you don’t see Limelight Networks in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Limelight Networks > Install to install it. This plugin requires a paid XSplit License.

Type your Push FMS URL, Username, Password, and Stream Name for your Limelight Networks Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Limelight Networks Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Limelight Networks channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

LIVEhouse.in

To add your LIVEhouse.in channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > LIVEhouse.in:



Note: If you don’t see LIVEhouse.in in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > LIVEhouse.in > Install to install it.

Click Authorize:

Type your Username and Password for your LIVEHouse.in Channel then click Sign In:

Give XSplit Broadcaster the permissions it asks for then click Accept. Then adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of LIVEHouse.in Channel]:

Congratulations, you are now live streaming your LIVEHouse.in channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Livestream

To add your Livestream channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Livestream:



Note: If you don’t see Livestream in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Livestream > Install to install it.

Type your Username and Password for your Livestream Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Livestream Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Livestream channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Meridix Sports Network

To add your Meridix Sports Network channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Meridix Sports Network:



Note: If you don’t see Meridix Sports Network in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Meridix Sports Network > Install to install it. This plugin requires a paid XSplit license.

Type your Username and Password for your Meridix Sports Network Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Meridix Sports Network Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Meridix Sports Network channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Niconico

To add your Nico Nico channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Niconico:



Note: If you don’t see Niconico in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Niconico > Install to install it.

Type your Username and Password for your Nico Nico Live Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Niconico Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Nico Nico Live channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Popler.tv

To add your Popler.tv channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Popler.tv:



Note: If you don’t see Popler.tv in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Popler.tv > Install to install it.

Type your Username and Password for your Popler.tv Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Popler.tv Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Popler.tv channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Sina

To add your Sina channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Sina:



Note: If you don’t see Sina in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Sina > Install to install it.

Click Authorize:

Type your Username and Password for your Sina Channel then click Sign In:

Then type in your Game Name and a Description for your channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Sina Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Sina channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

TalkTV

To add your TalkTV channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > TalkTV:

Note: If you don’t see TalkTV in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > TalkTV > Install to install it.

Type your Username and Password for your TalkTV Channel and adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:




To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of TalkTV Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your TalkTV channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Wowza Streaming Cloud

To add your Wowza Streaming Cloud channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Wowza Streaming Cloud:

Note: If you do not see Wowza Streaming Cloud in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Wowza Streaming Cloud > Install to install it.

Click Authorize:

Type your Connection Code for your Wowza Streaming Cloud Channel then click Authorize:

Adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Wowza Streaming Cloud Channel]:

Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Wowza Streaming Cloud channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Custom RTMP

To add a Custom RTMP channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Custom RTMP:


Note: If you don’t see Custom RTMP in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Custom RTMP > Install to install it.

Type in the following for your Custom RTMP Channel:

Name - what you want to appear in the Broadcast menu

Description - your desired description

RTMP URL - The URL of your RTMP server (a Twitch RTMP server was used in this example)

Stream Name - your stream key (a Twitch stream key was used in the example)

Specify Channel Credentials - lets you enter a username and password for your channel

Share Link - the URL you want to be copied to your clipboard

User Agent - identifies the application you are using

Then adjust your Channel Properties (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:

To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > [Name of Custom RTMP Channel]:



Congratulations, you are now live streaming your Custom RTMP channel using XSplit Broadcaster!

Local Streaming

You can use Local Streaming if you have more than one computer connected to a LAN (Local Area Network). When you use this together with XSplit Broadcaster's “Add Livestream” feature, you can eliminate the need for using various capture cards and cabling to capture computers within a LAN.

To add a Local Streaming channel to XSplit, click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Local Streaming:

Note: If you don’t see Local Streaming in Set up a new output, that means it’s not installed yet. Click on Outputs > Set up a new output > Get more outputs… > Local Streaming > Install to install it. This plugin requires a Premium XSplit License.

Adjust your encoding settings (see Live Stream Encoding Settings) then click OK:


To start your broadcast, click on Outputs > Local Streaming:



Congratulations, you are now locally streaming using XSplit Broadcaster!

Newtek NDI Output

Newtek NDI Stream

NDI is NewTek's new protocol that can allow software and hardware to interact with each other via a LAN network.

One of the most common feature requests we’ve received is for an easy way to allow players to display multiplayer gaming sessions with their friends. Now, as long as you have a router with open ethernet ports, you can achieve this with NewTek NDI.

Creating Multiplayer Gameplay Content

Let’s say you have a friend over to play Overwatch with, and you want to share both your screens on your stream. If you are connected to the same LAN network, have your friend open up XSplit Gamecaster and go to the Settings Tab. Inside the settings tab, check the “Enable NewTek NDI Output” box:

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On your PC, launch XSplit Broadcaster and go to Sources > Other > NewTek NDI Stream and select the broadcast from your friend’s PC:

Now you can arrange your scene as you like and create multiplayer content with your friends!

Connecting XSplit Broadcaster with NewBlueFX Titler Live Broadcast

One of the biggest benefits to NewTek NDI is that it allows XSplit Broadcaster users to gain access to a wide array of high end production software. One of these is NewBlueFX’s Titler Live Broadcast. Titler Live Broadcast allows you to easily create dynamic 3D graphics similar to what you see during sports broadcasts with scoreboards and lower thirds. Using NewTek NDI, you can easy bring your Titler Live Broadcast graphics and animations in your XSplit Broadcaster scene.

To use XSplit Broadcaster with Titler Live Broadcast, open it then go to Settings > Device and select the NDI option:

Then add the NDI output from Titler Live Broadcast to XSplit Broadcaster by going to Sources > Other > NewTek NDI stream and selecting the machine that is running Titler Live Broadcast:

Once you have positioned Titler Live Broadcast’s NDI output on your scene, anything you display in Titler Live Broadcast will also appear in XSplit Broadcaster:

And that shows just how easy it is to use different applications with XSplit Broadcaster via NDI. There are also countless other ways you can use NewTek NDI with XSplit Broadcaster, so please make sure to follow XSplit on social media for more NewTek NDI guides. To learn more about NewTek’s NDI Technology, click here.

Live Stream Encoding Settings

Quick Start Guide

Click OK to close your Channel Properties then click View > Resolution > 640 x 360 and then click View > Frame Rate > 30.00 FPS. (Later on, if your streaming test is successful, you can try to increase your resolution using the guide in the next section.)

Then, open your Channel Properties (right click on the name of your channel) and enter the following Video Encoding Settings:

Codec

x264

Bitrate

500

Mode

CBR

Strict CBR

ON

Keyframe Interval (secs)

2

Preset

veryfast

VBV Buffer

500

Video FPS

Default

Video Size

Default

Extra Param

No Data

Next, use the following Audio Encoding Settings:

Codec

AAC LC

Bitrate (kbps)

128*

Format

44.1 KHz stereo*

Note: If you have a free license, you are limited to using a maximum of 96 kbps for your bitrate and mono for your format.


Check the box of “Automatically save recording on local drive.”


Uncheck “Enable Stream Delay.”

Click OK to close your Channel Properties then add the sources you would like to stream (i.e. your game, webcam, etc.) and click on Broadcast > [Name of Your Channel] to do a test stream and then observe your stream. You can also monitor your CPU, Memory and Internet Usage via Task Manager (press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] and choose Start Task Manager) to see how much is being consumed.

If you don’t notice any significant decreases in your computer’s performance, then you can try a higher Resolution and Video Encoding Bitrate (see next section).

Video Encoding Settings

The Resolution and Frame Rate you can use will depend on how powerful your machine and internet connection is, particularly your CPU, because it does most of the encoding and decoding. You also need to have sufficient internet bandwidth to be able to send your streaming data to your desired streaming server.

Next, the Video Encoding Bitrate you use needs to correspond with your Resolution and Frame Rate and your available internet upload bandwidth.

Along with the quick start guide in the previous section, you can use the following table to fine tune your Video Encoding Settings:

Resolution
@ 30 FPS

426x240
(240p)

640 × 360
(360p)

854 × 480
(480p)

960 × 540
(540p)

1280 × 720
(720p)

1920 × 1080
(1080p)

Minimum bitrate

200kbps

400kbps

750kbps

1000kbps

1500kbps

3000kbps

Maximum bitrate

350kbps

600kbps

1000kbps

1500kbps

3000kbps

4500kbps


If you your computer’s overall performance slows down with 640 x 360 @ 30 FPS, try 426 x 240 @ 30 FPS.

If your computer was able to handle 640 x 360 @ 30 FPS, do a streaming test with 854 x 480 @ 30 FPS next using 750 as your Video Encoding Bitrate and Buffer. If your computer is able to handle it, try using the Maximum Bitrate - 1000 kbps and see if your stream quality improves. If it can handle that, try 960 x 540 next.

Once your computer begins to slow down, simply go back to the last Resolution and Video Encoding Bitrate and Buffer that worked for you.

Be sure to try different servers if possible because your performance may vary depending on the congestion of your server.

Audio Encoding Settings

We generally recommend using the following Audio Encoding Settings:

Codec

AAC LC

Bitrate (kbps)

128*

Format

44.1 KHz stereo*

Note: If you have a free license, you are limited to using a maximum of 96 kbps for your bitrate and mono for your format.

If you have limited bandwidth, you can try using a lower bitrate.

If you have extra bandwidth, you can try using a higher bitrate (e.g. 160 or 192) to see if that will result in an improvement in your sound quality.

Saving a Live Stream Recording Copy

Check the box of “Automatically save recording on local drive,” if you want a copy of your live stream to be saved on your hard drive.

Uncheck this box if you do not want to have a copy of your live stream saved to your hard drive.

Interleave audio and video in one RTMP channel

We generally recommend checking the box of “Interleave audio and video in one RTMP Channel” to improve stream delivery and reduce the chance of audio and video desyncing.

Stream Delay

To add a delay to your stream, check the box called "Enable Stream Delay" and type in your desired delay (in seconds).

If you have restricted real-time permissions or you are a gamer who wishes to delay competition content, you might want to try adding a stream delay.

Testing your Bandwidth

If your selected streaming server (or the “Automatic” option) seems to be slow, you can test your bandwidth manually and use the streaming server that gives you the best results instead.

To test your bandwidth with your desired streaming server, simply open your channel’s properties by clicking on Outputs then on the gear icon beside your channel:

Then choose a server to test:

And click [Test bandwidth]:

And click View details:

Then wait for the test to finish and click Close:

Once it is done, you’ll see your average data rate when connecting to your selected server. This is useful when manually selecting a server to stream to because you’ll be able to compare and see which server gives you the best results.

Please note that during testing, XSplit will automatically set your frame rate to 30 FPS to see if a constant frame rate can be maintained, which is required to achieve accurate test results. Also, the scene that was active when you started the bandwidth test will be used for testing, so please set the scene to the one you will actually use for streaming.

Configuring a Local Recording

To configure your Local Recording settings, click on Outputs and click on the gear icon beside Local Recording:


This will open your Local Recording’s settings:

Local Recording vs. Live Stream Recording Copy

When you create a normal Local Recording (Broadcast > Local Recording), you can choose to save your video in either MP4 or FLV format.

However, when you create a Live Stream Recording Copy (via "Automatically save recording on local drive"), the recording will be saved as FLV format because it is the native format for RTMP streaming. Also, anytime you save a live stream, it will also show the issues that arose in your stream, such as dropped frames.

Local Recording Encoding Settings

Quick Start Guide

Click View > Resolution > 640 x 360 and then click View > Frame Rate > 30.00 FPS.

Then click on Broadcast and click on the gear icon beside Local Recording and set your Video Encoding Quality to "Standard" and your Audio Encoding Bitrate to "96."

Click OK to close your Local Recording properties then add the sources you would like to stream (i.e. your game, webcam, etc.) and click on Broadcast > Local Recording to start your Local Recording Test.

Open Task Manager - press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] and choose Start Task Manager and click on the Performance Tab - to check how much CPU and Memory are being consumed.

If your CPU and Memory are not getting overtaxed (meaning less than 80% is being used), you can increase your Resolution in your next test (e.g. from 640 x 360, try 854 x 480).

Once you have found the best resolution your hardware can comfortably handle, you can experiment with increasing the Frame Rate, Video Encoding Quality, and Audio Encoding Bitrate.

To stop the test, simply click on Broadcast > Local Recording again. You can view your recorded video in Tools > My Recordings... if you want to see how it looks like.

Video Encoding Settings

For the Codec, depending on your computer's hardware, you can either use the standard x264 codec (which generally uses more CPU than the hardware codecs) or a variety of hardware codecs i.e. NVIDIA’s NVENC, AMD’s VCE, Intel’s QuickSync, or Avermedia’s H.264 (which comparatively uses less CPU power compared to x264).

Next, the higher your Quality setting, the better your video should look. However, using a higher quality setting also results in higher hardware resource usage and a larger file size for your recording. You will need to monitor your hardware resource usage (Resource Monitor can help you with this) to find out what Quality setting your setup can handle.

Audio Encoding Settings

Just as we do with streaming, we generally recommend using the following Audio Encoding Settings for local recordings:

Codec

AAC LC

Bitrate (kbps)

128*

Format

44.1 KHz stereo*


You can also try using a higher bitrate (e.g. 160 or 192) to see if that will result in an improvement in your sound quality.

Note: If you have a free license, you are limited to using a maximum of 96 kbps for your bitrate and mono for your format.

Output Settings

We generally recommended using MP4 for your File Type because it generally provides better compression and usually has better support among video players.

You can also choose to split your files either by file size or by time.

Force Constant Framerate/Optimize for YouTube

Check "Force constant framerate" if you plan to edit your recordings with third party video editing applications.

Check "Optimize for YouTube" if you plan to upload your recordings to YouTube. This optimizes encoder settings in accordance with YouTube’s recommendations.

Projector

The projector will allow you to display the active scene or a specific scene in XSplit Broadcaster full screen on any monitor that is connected to your PC. For optimum performance, make sure the resolution of the projector monitor matches the resolution XSplit is set to:

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