General Widgets consist of various plugins for improving your overall broadcasting experience. There are four (4) widgets that come installed with XSplit Broadcaster, ready for use and each widget adds its own unique control over what goes into your XSplit Broadcaster scene.

To locate the widgets, go to Add Source > General Widgets.

I. Image Slideshow

II. Media Slideshow

III. Video Playlist

IV. Whiteboard


Image Slideshow

Adds a function to create a slideshow of image files (JPEG, GIF, and PNG). You can customize and set effects and transitions for your slideshow.

Adding images to your Image Slideshow source

1. Go to Add source > General Widgets > Image Slideshow.

2. On the Add Image Slideshow settings window, click Add and select the images that you like to add into your image slideshow.

3. Select an image and click ▲ or ▼ to rearrange the order of your image slideshow. Being first at the top and last at the bottom.

4. Click OK.

Removing images from your Image Slideshow source

1. Right-click on your Image Slideshow source to open its settings window.

2. Select the image file that you want to remove under the Images panel.

3. Click Remove.

Image Slideshow Settings

Transition

Transition

Select an effect for your slideshow how the current image switches to the next. Transition is set to None by default.

Transition Preview

Displays a preview of the transition effect currently selected.

Loop

Set whether to hide after the slideshow, stop at once, or it loops forever. Forever is set by default.

Interval

Set the time value (seconds) before the current image switches to the next.

Enable up to 60fps

Enables the slideshow to display at 60fps framerate settings. This option may require additional CPU/GPU resources.

Shuffle Images

Shuffles the order of your image files in the slideshow.

Remember playback position

Resumes the last image displayed in active scene.

Auto-refresh images

Refreshes the image file source when edit changes were made.

Images

Add

Adds an image file to your Image Slideshow.

Remove

Removes an image file from your Image Slideshow.

Preview

Click to display a preview of the image file. Click on either left or right arrow buttons to view the previous/next image. Alternatively, you can double-click on your Image Slideshow to preview the images in your slideshow.


Media Slideshow

Adds a function to create a slideshow of image and video files. You can control the playback, set volume and audio output device, add transition effects, enable looping, and set the time intervals. This widget supports OGG, WebM, and MP4 files.

Note: Adding high quality images and videos in browser sources may use up a lot of resources.

Adding images and videos to your Media Slideshow source

1. Go to Add source > General Widgets > Media Slideshow.

2. On the Add Media Slideshow properties window, click Add and select the image or video that you like to add into your Media Slideshow.

3. Select the image or video and click ▲ or ▼ to rearrange the order of your media slideshow. Being first at the top and last at the bottom.

4. Click OK.

Removing images and videos to your Media Slideshow source

1. Right-click on your Media Slideshow source to open its settings window.

2. Select the media file that you want to remove under the Videos and Images panel.

3. Click Remove.

Media Slideshow Settings

Audio Output

Set the audio output to either System Sound or Stream Only. You can learn more about audio outputs here.

Transition

Select an effect for your slideshow how the current image switches to the next. Scroll Right is set by default.

Transition Preview

Displays a preview of the transition effect currently selected.

Loop

Set whether to hide after the slideshow, stop at once, or it loops forever. Forever is set by default.

Interval

Set the time value (seconds) before the current image switches to the next. Time interval is set for 2 seconds by default.

Enable up to 60fps

Enables the slideshow to display at 60fps framerate settings. This option may require additional CPU/GPU resources.

Shuffle Items

Shuffles the order of your image and video files in the slideshow.

Remember playback position

Resumes the last image displayed in active scene.

Auto-refresh items

Refreshes the image or video file source when edit changes were made.

Video and Images

Add

Adds a video file to your Video Playlist.

Remove

Removes a video file from your Video Playlist.

Preview

Click to display a preview of the image or video file. Click on either left or right arrow buttons to view the previous/next image.

Custom Interval

Set the time value (seconds) for the selected image/video within the general interval setting.

Loop video

Enable the selected video to loop back.

Remember video playback position

Resumes the last frame of the video displayed in active scene.


Video Playlist

Adds a widget that allows you to create a playlist for multiple video files that can be automatically played in succession. You can customize the order and set video to repeat.

Adding videos to your Video Playlist source

1. Go to Add Source > General Widgets > Video Playlist.

2. On the Add Video Playlist settings window, click Add and select the videos that you like to add into your Video Playlist.

3. Select a video and click ▲ or ▼ to to rearrange the order of your video playlist. Being first at the top and last at the bottom.

4. Click OK.

Removing videos from your Video Playlist source

1. Right-click on your Video Playlist source to open its settings window.

2. Select the video file that you want to remove under the Videos panel.

3. Click Remove.

Video Playlist Settings

Audio Output

Set the audio output to either System Sound or Stream Only. You can learn more about audio outputs here.

Start at

Sets the timecode when the selected video will start.

End at

Sets the timecode when the selected video will end.

Play

Set whether the video playlist or the selected video play only once, loop forever, or in custom (play more than once). Once is selected by default.

Force deinterlace

Enable to convert interlaced frames into non-interlaced which minimizes the lines showing up in your video. This option pop up once a video is selected under Videos playlist panel.

Videos

Add

Adds a video file to your Video Playlist.

Remove

Removes a video file from your Video Playlist.


Whiteboard

The Whiteboard widget adds an interactive flash function that allows you to make annotations as an overlay.

Adding the Whiteboard source

1. Go to Add Source > General Widgets > Whiteboard.

2. You will be prompted with a Right click to view instructions info display after adding the widget.

3. Use the left-click button and drag to draw on the viewport.

Whiteboard Settings

Drawing

Tool

Select which tool or drawing instrument you’ll use. Freehand is currently the only selectable tool available and by default. You can use the Shapes tool by holding the Shift button while drawing shapes.

Size

Select the size of your marker line whether thin, normal, or thick.

Color

Select the color of your marker line.

Clear Whiteboard

Lets you clear all of your scribbles on the viewport. This can also be done by pressing the Esc hotkey.

Hotkeys

Use the hotkeys when the source is selected:

S

Press S key to toggle between sizes (Small / Medium / Large)

Shift

Hold Shift key to use alternate tool Shapes : Freeform > Shape Detect (circle, triangle, square, rectangle)

D

Press D key to save current drawing.

Esc

Press Esc key to clear whiteboard.


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