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

RTMP Stream

Adding an RTMP source

  • Go to Add source > Streams then RTMP Stream…

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

RTMP Stream 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.

Stream Source

  • RTMP variation drop-down

    Select which variation of RTMP the stream uses: RTMP, RTMPS (TLS/SSL), RTMPE (encrypted) or RTMPT (Tunneled).

  • URL (or Stream key)

    The unique stream key, stream name, or play path for the RTMP stream.

  • Stream Name

    Enter the name of your RTMP source.

  • Stream buffer (secs)

    Amount of incoming audio and video packets stored in seconds.

IP Camera (RTSP)

Adding an RTSP source

  • Go to Add source > Streams then click on IP Camera (RTSP)…

  • 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 here to learn more.

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 lets you send 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, remote guests, or other live content by capturing multiple XSplit Broadcaster 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 the 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.

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