XSplit Broadcaster is a well-known software available for video recording and live streaming. XSplit Broadcaster being a great and easy tool, it is used by both amateurs and professionals streamers. Available here, it has a free version and it is only available for Windows.
We will see in this quick tutorial how to simply start streaming on Twitch using XSplit Broadcaster.
Configuring XSplit Broadcaster is done in a few easy steps. Let’s start the application:
In order to stream on Twitch, XSplit Broadcaster has a really easy configuration step. Start by clicking on « Outputs > Set up a new output > Twitch » in the menu.
A wizard is opening, click on the « Authorize » button. You’ll be redirected to the Twitch login page, where you shall enter your credentials.
After having doing so, you’re already ready to stream on Twitch. Easy, isn’t it? Let’s now add the visual and audio content of your stream.
Back to the main screen of XSplit, on the bottom, we see that we’re configuring the scene called « Scene 1 » and that no source is configured for it.
We will add some sources in order to provide a quality stream:
Start by clicking on the « Add » button, the whole list of what you can add is appearing:
In this list, select « Screen capture »:
A selection tool is appearing, click on the top-left of your screen and drag the cursor through your screen to its bottom-right in order to capture your whole screen. It’ll then appear in the XSplit scene.
In the XSplit window, use the handle to resize the captured screen to fit the whole scene.
XSplit also has an easy way to add your webcam in the scene. Click on the « Add » button, in the menu, select « Devices (webcam, capture cards…) » then in the « Video » sub-menu, select your webcam. It’ll appear in the scene.
Move it to the wanted position. Note that you can also resize it using the handle at the border of the capture.
It is quite simple to finally add an overlay to the stream. Click on the « Add » button and select « Media file (video, images) ».
In the dialog box, select your overlay and validate, it will appear in the scene. Use the handle to resize it to fit the whole screen.
At this point, only one thing must be taken care of: the order of the sources. Be sure that the order in the Sources box is:
Congrats! Everything is ready to start your stream! In order to go live, you just have to hit the menu « Outputs > Twitch » and start providing content to your watchers!
We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any feedbacks or questions, please feel free to send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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