To access your Settings in XSplit Broadcaster go to Tools then select Settings to open the Settings window.

I. General
II. Audio
III. Hotkeys
IV. Sharing
V. Advanced


General Settings

This is where you can find basic settings to enable game source capture, thumbnail previews between scenes, and select the format for your screenshots.


  • Disable Aero theme

    Disables the Windows 7 Aero theme. (Only for Windows 7)

  • Enable GPU priority

    Gives XSplit Broadcaster's GPU processes higher priority when it comes to sharing the load with other processes.

    When trying to stream or record while playing GPU-intensive processes like games, this may help preserve XSplit Broadcaster's performance.

  • Enable game source

    Enables capturing DirectX, Vulkan, and OpenGL games or media player sources.

    • Enable DX12 game capture: Enables capturing of DirectX 12 games.

    • Enable Vulkan game capture: Enables capturing of Vulkan games.

    The game may need to be restarted for these options to take effect.

  • Hide XSplit Broadcaster from display capture

    Removes XSplit Broadcaster from Display Capture and from other applications which use display capture methods.

  • Hide top control bar

    Hides the top control bar which has the Stream, Record, and Screenshot buttons.

  • Enable In-game HUD

    Enables In-game HUD when using game capture. Click here to know more about this feature.

  • Copy link to clipboard when starting a broadcast

    Enables automatic copying of a link to your broadcast output to the clipboard.

  • Hide viewer count in stream status

    Enables the display of the viewer counts on the status bar during streaming to certain streaming services.

  • Thumbnail Preview

    Provides options for showing a preview window when you hover on the scene button. Requires some graphics resources.

  • Screenshot capture

    Choose between JPEG or BMP image formats for your screenshots.

  • Log system information

    Stores system information that will be useful for XSplit Technical Support.


Audio Settings

The Audio tab is where you can set which devices XSplit Broadcaster capture audio, set audio capture delay and volume control range as well as enable features such as audio preview and microphone mono mix.

  • Audio Preview

    Choose an audio playback device to monitor the final audio output from the presentation.

  • System Sound

    Choose an audio playback device that XSplit Broadcaster will capture audio from.

  • Delay

    Enable and set a delay from which XSplit Broadcaster captures audio from the above device.

  • Volume Range (%)

    Allows you to increase the range you can set the System Sound volume up to a maximum of 300%.

  • Microphone

    Choose an audio recording device that XSplit Broadcaster will capture audio from.

  • Delay

    Enable and set a delay from which XSplit Broadcaster captures audio from the above device.

  • Microphone mono mix

    Sets how audio from a mono microphone source will be distributed to the left and right audio channels.

  • Audio Mixing Sample Rate

    Allows you to manually select the sampling rate of your final audio output. Useful for those that a specific sampling rate for their recordings or output sources or matching the sampling rate of legacy audio devices that cannot accommodate 48KHz.


Hotkeys Setting

This is where you can set keyboard shortcuts to various XSplit Broadcaster actions and their behavior.

To assign a hotkey, select an action then check and select your desired key combination below.

You can also double-click an action and press your desired key combination.

Setting a hotkey to Push to Talk will automatically mute your mic until the hotkey is pressed. You will need to remove the Push to Talk hotkey to disable this.

You can remove a hotkey binding by clicking X beside it.

Hotkey Options

Select hotkey mode

  • Basic: Allows hotkeys to be assigned from your Windows keyboard only and requires combinations with modifier(s).

  • Advanced: Allows hotkeys to be assigned without modifiers and from MIDI devices. When switching from Advanced to Basic mode, you will need to change all your advanced hotkeys to basic hotkeys.

Change the behavior of hotkeys

You can set how XSplit Broadcaster listens to your assigned hotkeys.

  • Global: Assigned hotkeys can be triggered anywhere, such as in a game or another application.

  • Application: Assigned hotkeys only trigger when XSplit Broadcaster is in focus.

  • Disabled: All assigned hotkeys will not be triggered.


Sharing Settings


This is where you can authorize your YouTube account to upload your recordings and allow sharing of your live streams and uploaded YouTube videos to Twitter and Player.me.

Authorized accounts via My Recordings window or the Stream Sharing tool can be deauthorized here.


Advanced Settings


Make sure to proceed with caution and consult the hints provided when making changes to these advanced options.

  • Video Processing Mode

    Let’s you choose to prioritize using CPU or GPU resources for video processing. Changing this option is only available on Windows 8.1 or newer.

    • Use legacy video processing options

      The default video processing mode for XSplit Broadcaster balances the load on your CPU and GPU. Allows the following options below:

      • Use Media Foundation Engine for video playback: Enable Microsoft MF engine for the playback of supported video files (MP4, WMV, AVI, and ASF). Using the MF engine will enable DXVA2 hardware acceleration and should use lesser CPU resources.

      • Use hardware acceleration for USB2 capture devices: Enable the use of DXVA2 hardware acceleration to decode video from USB 2.0 capture devices such as AverMedia Live Gamer Portable, Hauppauge HD-PVR, Elgato Game Capture HD and HD60.

    • Prefer CPU for video processing

      Recommended for lessening the load on the GPU while playing PC games on the same hardware.

    • Prefer GPU for video processing

      Allows XSplit to take advantage of your GPU's functions for accelerated video decoding and other GPU processing.

  • Enable WASAPI audio render

    Forces DirectShow to use WASAPI audio renderer instead of DirectSound. May resolve audio cracking and stuttering.

  • Allow outputs to specify their own network adapter

    Allows you to choose which active network adapter to use for each of your streaming outputs.

  • Browser Source Special Optimization

    Allows Webpage sources to render animations in both 30 and 60 fps. Note that this may not work perfectly on some systems and may end up just showing a black or empty Website source. Click here for more information about this feature.

  • Enable script security for sources and extensions

    Enables Permissions window which will require you to confirm sources and extensions to execute scripts.

  • GPU Adapter

    Forces XSplit Broadcaster to run on the selected graphics adapter (GPU).

  • GPU Anti Aliasing

    Allows the use of GPU resources to smooth edges of sources. This option is experimental and may be changed or removed in future releases.


    For MSAA, we recommend using maximum settings of Sample Count 4 and Quality 0 to avoid excessive GPU usage. MLAA is a post-process shader and may require less resources, but may also have a visually different effect.

  • Enable developer mode

    Allows XSplit to perform additional logging, enable plugin debugging and allow unsigned DLLs to be loaded by plugins.

  • Enable enhanced logging

    Allows XSplit to perform comprehensive logging used for searching errors and troubleshooting. Click here for more information about this feature.


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