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Streaming to Twitter

Learn how you can use Twitter's Media Studio Producer with XSplit Broadcaster.

With the news of Periscope being discontinued on March 31, 2021, the Periscope output is no longer available as an option to stream to your Twitter account.

The workaround is to use the Custom RTMP output plugin streaming through Twitter’s Media Studio Producer.

Not all Twitter accounts have access to Media Studio. Click here to know how to get permissions.


Creating a Video Source on Media Studio Producer

  1. If you already have access to Media Studio, go to the Producer tab.

  2. On the Producer tab, click on Create source.

Highlighting Create source in Twitter's Media Studio Producer

  1. Enter a name for your Source then select the Region based on your nearest location.

Entering the source name from the Create source page

  1. You will now be shown the Source details (Source Name, RTMP URL, Stream Key) which you will need for the Custom RTMP Output.

Creating a Custom RTMP output

  1. On Broadcaster, click on Broadcast > Set up new output > Custom RTMP. This will open the Custom RTMP properties window.

Broadcast > Set up a new output > custom RTMP

  1. Copy the Source URL and paste it under RTMP URL, apply the Stream Key on the Custom RTMP properties as well.

Adding the name, RTMP URL, and stream key from the media studio producer to XSplit's Custom RTMP Properties

  1. Click on OK after entering both your RTMP URL and Stream key credentials.

Custom RTMP properties OK button


Starting your Twitter live broadcast

  1. On Broadcaster, click the Broadcast menu then select your created Custom RTMP output to start live.

Selecting the newly created a Twitter Custom RTMP Output

  1. On Media Studio Producer, click Create broadcast. This will open up the Broadcast details.

Clicking Create Source from Twitter's Media Studio Producer

  1. Enter a Broadcast name and tag Category related to your live stream. Select the sourceyou created earlier under the Source dropdown.

Filling out the necessary information on Twitter's Broadcast details window

  1. Click Create broadcast after you have entered the required field.

Clicking Create broadcast once the information has been entered

  1. Click on Tweet to share and post your live broadcast in your Twitter feed.

Clicking the tweet button to share the stream


Ending your Twitter live broadcast

On Media Studio Producer, click End.

Clicking the END button to stop the ongoing Twitter stream

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