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Streams

You can add livestreams as a source using different protocols such as RTMP, RTSP and even Newtek’s new NDI.

I. Flash Stream (RTMP)

II. IP Camera (RTSP)

III. Newtek NDI® Stream

Flash Stream (RTMP)

Adding an RTMP source

  1. Go to Add source > Streams then Flash Stream (RTMP)....

  2. You will be prompted to input the RTMP URL and the Stream Name (stream key).

Flash Stream (RTMP) Source Settings

Playback

Volume Control
Adjusts the output volume coming from the RTMP stream.
Audio Output
Select whether to output the source audio to System Sound (default) or Stream Only.
Use flash for playback
Uses Flash Player for RTMP stream playback instead of native mode.

Stream Source

RTMP variation drop-down
Select which variation of RTMP the stream uses: RTMP, RTMPS (TLS/SSL), RTMPE (encrypted) or RTMPT (Tunneled).
Stream key
The unique stream key, stream name or play path for the RTMP stream.
Stream buffer (secs)
Amount of incoming audio and video packets stored in seconds.


IP Camera (RTSP)

Adding an RTSP source

  1. Go to Add source > Streams then click on IP Camera (RTSP)....

  2. You will be prompted to enter your IP camera’s RTSP URL and choose the Protocol to be used.

IP Cameras sources will have different RTSP URLs depending on the model and/or manufacturer. Click the link below to learn more:
Formatting the RTSP address for IP Camera Sources

IP Camera (RTSP) Source Settings

Playback

Volume Control
Adjusts the output volume coming from the RTSP stream.
Audio Output
Select whether to output the source audio to System Sound (default) or Stream Only.

Stream Source

Protocol
Sets the low level transport protocol. If you experience any stuttering or desync, try to change the protocol from TCP to UDP. If blocked by a firewall, try to set the protocol to HTTP.


NewTek NDI® Stream

NewTek NDI® or Network Device Interface allows sending video sources through IP within a Local Area Network.
Examples of improving your XSplit streaming content with NDI can be as simple as showing multiplayer gaming content by capturing multiple XSplit Gamecaster streams per computer or as complex as using multiple NDI enabled applications to enhance your production workflow.

Learn more about NewTek NDI® here.

Adding a Newtek NDI® source

  • Go to Add source > Streams > NewTek NDI® stream then choose the NDI® stream you want to add from the list.

Newtek NDI® Source Settings

Playback

Volume Control
Adjusts the output volume coming from the NDI® stream.
Audio Output
Select whether to output the source audio to System Sound (default) or Stream Only.

Stream Source

Quality
Changes the quality of NDI® stream. If you experience any stuttering or desync, try switching the Quality to Standard. Standard will receive the audio and video from the NDI® stream at a lower bandwidth.