Go to http://www.xsplit.com to download Xsplit and register. With Xsplit you can add overlay images, video, and other types of sources by dragging them into the window.
- Go to Broadcast > Edit Channels
- On the right side click Add > Justin.tv/TwitchTV
- Enter your Justin.tv/TwitchTV Login info at the top
- Set Max Bitrate and Buffer (depending on your upload speed and connection to our ingest server)
- Change the location from default to somewhere close to you.
- Location is very important, this selects the ingest server you point at
- Example: If you’re in New Jersey, select US East: Ashburn, VA (Secondary)
- Be sure to click on Test Bandwidth to make sure it is not red to that ingest server
- If it’s red try changing the location you’re pointing to, or lowering the bitrate
- Yellow and Green are the colors you’re aiming for
- View > Resolution > 1280 x 720 HDTV (video)
- View > Frame Rate > 24.00 fps
- Optional: View > Scale viewport > 50%
Streaming Video Games
In order to stream, especially if your streaming a PC game, you need a powerful processor!
Minimum System Requirements for 720p Streaming:
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Intel i7 920 processor 2.66GHz
- 4gb RAM
- 3 Mbps internet upload speed
To add your PC game into Xsplit so that it can be seen, click on Add on the bottom left and screen region. From here drag click over the part of the desktop you want to be viewable by your audience. (Click on a black part of your desktop if you want that entire monitor to be seen)
Capture Software and Hardware
If you’re streaming from a console, you’ll need some hardware to plug it into your computer. Here are three commonly devices and capture cards.
- AVerMedia AVerTV HD-DVR - PCI Express
(Internal Solution with 720p 60fps Support [for both component and HDMI] , no splitter to push back into TV)
- Hauppauge HD-PVR - USB 2.0
(External Solution with 720p 60fps Support [component cable only] , has delay between game play and computer capture, can split component back to TV)
- Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle – Requires Special USB 3.0
(External Solution with 720p 60fps Support for both HDMI and Component Cable, no delay and has output for both HDMI and Component back into the TV, be sure your motherboard is compatible with this device before purchasing. “Not all USB 3.0 were created equal”)
go to Add > Add Camera.. > *Your Device*. You may have to right click on the camera in preview, go to configure, video capture format, and set its resolution to 1280x720.