XSplit Broadcaster Software Manual

Outputs

Twitch

Setting up the Twitch streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Twitch.
  2. Click Authorize and sign with the Twitch account you want to stream to and then click Next.
  3. After authorizing, you'll go through a setup wizard to determine the best ingest server, connection speed and resolution. Click Finish once it's done.
  4. The Twitch Properties window will be shown, if you wish to customize your stream settings. Note that the Setup Wizard will have automatically set recommended values here already.
    (You can always revisit these settings by right-clicking your Twitch profile in your Outputs list, or by clicking on the icon next to it.)
  5. Click OK to save your settings.

Starting a Twitch broadcast

  • Go to Outputs and click the Twitch profile you have set.

Twitch Stream Properties

Credentials
Choose between Web Authentication which saves your Twitch credentials after authorizing or manually inputting your Stream Key from your Twitch Dashboard.
For Web Authentication credentials
Account
Your Twitch account, click the Authorize button to register this detail.
For Stream Key credentials
Username
The Twitch username of the account you will stream to.
Stream Key
The unique stream key found under Stream Preferences in your Twitch Dashboard.
Server
Choose which ingest server to use. It is recommended to use Automatic or the server with the lowest ping timing.
Confirm ingest server before broadcasting
Allows you to choose the ingest server before you start livestreaming.

Youtube Live

Setting up the Youtube Live streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click YouTube Live.
  2. On the Youtube Live Properties window, click Authorize and sign in with your Google account you want to stream to and approve any permissions XSplit is requesting. 
  3. You can either populate the stream details from this window, or enable the Set details before every broadcast option.
  4. Click OK to save your settings.

Starting a Youtube Live broadcast

  1. Go to Outputs and click the YouTube Live profile you have set.
  2. You will be prompted to provide stream details whenever you start streaming if Set details before every broadcast was enabled in your profile.

Youtube Live Properties

ID
Your Youtube ID, click the Authorize button to register this detail.
Title
Set a title that will appear on your livestream and archived video.
Description
Set a description for your livestream and archived video.
Tags
Add tags to help users search for your livestream and archived video.
Category
Set the category of your livestream for organization and target audience.
Privacy
Choose whether the livestream is publicly visible, unlisted or private.
Set details before every broadcast
Allows you to set the above details before streaming. Enable this if you are creating or streaming a scheduled Live Event.
Use backup server
Choose to stream to the backup server in case you are experiencing issues with the default one.

Hovering on the  beside Video Encoding will show you Youtube Live’s recommended bitrate settings.

Facebook Live

Setting up the Facebook Live streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Facebook Live. The Facebook Live Properties window will be shown.
  2. Click Authorize and sign in with your Facebook account that you want to stream to and Approve any permissions XSplit is requesting.
  3. The Facebook Live Properties window will be shown again, if you wish to customize your stream settings.
    (You can always revisit these settings by right-clicking your Facebook Live profile in your Outputs list, or by clicking on the icon next to it.)
  4. Click OK to save the settings.

Facebook Live currently allows video in maximum 720p (1280 x 720) resolution at 30 fps. You will also be limited to streaming for 4 hour except when using Continuous Live (see below).

Starting a Facebook Live broadcast

  1. Go to Outputs and click the Facebook Live profile you have set.
  2. You will be prompted to input your livestream details.
  3. Live Video
    Choose whether to go live with a New Video, select an existing Scheduled Video or resume a Continuous Live Video.
    Title
    Sets a title for the video. Must be less than 255 characters.
    Description
    Add text that will appear on the Facebook post for your stream.
    Content Tags
    Adds content tags that will make your video more discoverable. They are not visible to the public.
    Location Check In
    Adds the location where you are streaming from.
    Privacy
    Choose whether your livestream is visible to the public, your friends only or only yourself.
    Continuous Live
    Checking this allows you to stream more than 4 hours but will not generate a recording of your stream on Facebook.
    Manage scheduled live videos
    See below for more information about Scheduled Live Videos
  4. Click Start broadcast.

Facebook Live currently allows video in maximum 720p (1280 x 720) resolution at 30 fps. You will also be limited to streaming for 4 hours except when using Continuous Live (see above).

Scheduled Live Videos

A scheduled livestream post for Facebook Live can be used to generate anticipation and hype for your audience or for testing recurring programmed content.

Creating a Scheduled Live post
  1. On your Facebook Live Properties window or Facebook Live stream details, click Manage scheduled live videos.
  2. Fill in the stream details, then click Add Schedule.
  3. Select your Scheduled Start date and time. This must be scheduled between 10 minutes and 7 days (163 hours) from when you create the post.
  4. Optionally add a Custom Image which will appear on your Facebook post. If you do not add a custom image, your profile picture will be used instead.
  5. Click Create Scheduled Live to finish and you will be prompted that you have successfully created a Scheduled Live post.

You will find a post on your Facebook page announcing the scheduled livestream and you will be able to select it from your stream details when you start livestreaming.

Facebook Live Channel Properties

Username
Your Facebook username, click the Authorize button to register this detail
Post On
Choose whether to post your live video on your timeline, a group, an event, or a page you manage.
Post As
Choose whether to post your live video using your profile or as a page you manage.
Manage scheduled live videos
See above for more information about Scheduled Live Videos

Hovering on the  beside Video Encoding will show you Facebook Live’s recommended bitrate settings.

Mixer

Setting up the Mixer streaming output:

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Mixer.
  2. You will be prompted to Authorize your Mixer account. Click Authorize and sign in to the account you want to stream to and Approve any permissions XSplit is requesting. 
  3. After authorizing, you'll go through a setup wizard to determine the best ingest server, connection speed and resolution. Click Finish once it's done.
  4. The Mixer Properties settings will be brought up, if you wish to customize your stream settings. Note that the setup wizard will have automatically set recommended values here already.
  5. If you wish to use Mixer's sub-second FTL service, check Use FTL (Beta).
  6. Click OK to save your settings.

Starting a Mixer broadcast

  • Go to Outputs and click the Mixer profile you have set.

Ustream

Setting up the Ustream streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Ustream.
  2. You will be prompted to authorize your Ustream account. Click Authorize and sign in to the Ustream account you want to stream to.
  3. After authorizing, you'll go through a setup wizard to determine the best ingest server, connection speed and resolution. Click Finish once it's done.
  4. The Ustream Properties settings will be brought up, if you wish to customize your stream settings. Note that the setup wizard will have automatically set recommended values here already.
  5. Click OK to save your settings.

Starting a Ustream broadcast

  • Go to Outputs and click the Ustream profile you have set.

Make sure that you have a channel created on your Ustream account before you start streaming.

Dailymotion

Setting up the Dailymotion streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Dailymotion.
  2. You will be prompted to authorize your Dailymotion account. Click Authorize and sign in to the account you want to stream to and approve any permissions XSplit is requesting. 
  3. After authorizing, you'll go through a setup wizard to determine the best ingest server, connection speed and resolution. Click Finish once it's done.
  4. The Dailymotion Properties settings will be brought up, if you wish to customize your stream settings. Note that the setup wizard will have automatically set recommended values here already.

Starting a Dailymotion broadcast

  • Go to Outputs and click the Dailymotion profile you have set.

Dailymotion Properties

Username
Your Dailymotion username, click the Authorize button to register this detail.
Live Video
Choose a live video channel to stream to. A new one will automatically be created if you have none.
Category
Set the category of your livestream for organization and target audience.
Title
Set a title that will appear on your livestream and archived video.
Server
Choose which ingest server to use. It is recommended to use Automatic or the server with the lowest ping timing.

FC2 Live

Setting up the FC2 Live streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click FC2 Live.
  2. On the FC2 Live Properties window, input your email address and password registered with the FC2ID you wish to stream to.
  3. Click OK to save your settings.
  4. You will need to have the "FC2 Live" service added to your FC2ID before being able to livestream.

Starting a FC2 Live broadcast

  • Go to Outputs and click the FC2 Live profile you have set.

If you encounter an RTSP error while starting your stream, your FC2 Live streaming token may have already expired. You will need to set up your FC2 Live streaming output again to resolve this.

LIVEhouse.in

Installing the LIVEhouse.in streaming output plugin

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Get more outputs...
  2. On the Plugin Store, look for LIVEhouse.in and click Install.

Setting up the LIVEhouse.in streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click LIVEhouse.in. The LIVEhouse.in Properties window will be shown.
  2. Click Authorize and sign in with your LIVEhouse.in account that you want to stream to.
  3. Approve any permissions XSplit is requesting.
  4. Once your account is authorized, the Channel field will be populated with your channel name.
  5. Click OK to save your settings

You can always revisit these settings by right-clicking your LIVEhouse.in profile in your Outputs list, or clicking on the  icon next to it.

Starting a LIVEhouse.in broadcast

  • Go to Outputs and click the LIVEhouse.in profile you have set.

Meridix Sports Network

Installing the Meridix Sports Network streaming output plugin

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Get more outputs...
  2. On the Plugin Store, look for Meridix Sports Network and click Install.

Setting up a Meridix Sports Network streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Meridix Sports Network.
  2. On the Meridix Sports Network Properties window, type in your username and password. The channel field will automatically be filled in.
  3. Click OK to save the settings.

Meridix Sports Network requires X.264 for video encoding and AAC for audio encoding. Make sure that your output properties are set to this.

Creating a Live Event on Meridix Sports Network

  1. Open a web browser window and login with your LiveID and Password at http://www.meridix.com/mbp/login.
  2. On the LiveID Manager, click on the Start Webcast button.
  3. You'll then be taken to the Gametracker, where you can update real-time scores, text and other data.

Starting a Meridix Sports Network broadcast

  1. Make sure that you already have a Live Event running.
  2. Go to Outputs and click the Meridix Sports Network profile you have set.

Niconico

Installing the Niconico streaming output plugin

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Get more outputs...
  2. On the Plugin Store, look for Niconico and click Install.

Setting up the Niconico streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Niconico.
  2. On the Niconico Properties window, input your email address and password registered with the Niconico account you wish to stream to.
  3. Click OK to save your settings.

Starting a Niconico livestream

  1. Open the Niconico webpage. Make sure that you are logged in with your Niconico account.
  2. Click the Go Live button.
  3. Input your stream details on the Create New Program page.
  4. Click on Confirm at the bottom of the page.
  5. After verifying all details and accepting the Terms of Use, click on the Start Broadcasting button.
  6. On XSplit Broadcaster, go to Outputs and click the Niconico profile you have set.
    1. A Niconico Premium Membership is required to stream live on Niconico.

Periscope

Installing the Periscope streaming output plugin

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Get more outputs...
  2. On the Plugin Store, look for Periscope and click Install.

Setting up the Periscope streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Periscope. The Periscope Properties window will be shown.
  2. Click Authorize and sign in with your Periscope account that you want to stream to and Approve any permissions XSplit is requesting.
  3. The Periscope Properties window will be shown again, if you wish to customize your stream settings.
    (You can always revisit these settings by right-clicking your Periscope profile in your Outputs list, or by clicking on the  icon next to it.)
  4. Click OK to save your settings.

Starting a Periscope livestream

  1. Go to Outputs and click the Periscope profile you have set.
  2. You will be prompted to create a new livestream or continue a previous one.
  3. Enter a title for your livestream then click Start broadcast.

Smashcast

Installing the Smashcast streaming output plugin

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Get more outputs...
  2. On the Plugin Store, look for Smashcast and click Install.

Setting up the Smashcast streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Smashcast.
  2. Click Authorize and sign in to the account you want to stream to and then click Next.
  3. After authorizing, you'll go through a setup wizard to determine the best ingest server, connection speed and resolution. Click Finish once it's done.
  4. The Smashcast Properties window will be shown, if you wish to customize your stream settings. Note that the setup wizard will have automatically set recommended values here already.
    (You can always revisit these settings by right-clicking your Smashcast profile in your Outputs list, or by clicking on the <gear> icon next to it.)
  5. Click OK to save your settings

Starting a Smashcast broadcast

  • Go to Outputs and click the Smashcast profile you have set.

StreamShark

Installing the StreamShark streaming output plugin

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click Get more outputs...
  2. On the Plugin Store, look for StreamShark and click Install.

Setting up the StreamShark streaming output

  1. Go to Outputs > Set up a new output, then click StreamShark.
  2. On the StreamShark Properties window, enter the API Username and Secret Key from your StreamShark Account Details page.
  3. Select a Channel from your ready livestreams.
    (If none are available, enable or create a new one on your StreamShark.io dashboard. Note that this may take up to 40 minutes to deploy.)
  4. Click OK to save your settings.

Starting a StreamShark broadcast

  • Go to Outputs and click the StreamShark profile you have set.

Projector

The Projector allows you to display a specific scene to a window or fullscreen to a monitor.

When using a Projector screen, it’s recommended that you use a monitor that can display the same resolution your stage is currently set at.

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