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Introduction

Windows and EZWebPlayer via XSplit Broadcaster.

XSplit Broadcaster is a free, audio/video mixing (switching) application that facilitates live broadcasts and video recordings in a desktop environment. Like OBS, XSplit is Source/Scene based but, unlike OBS,  XSplit is a tad friendlier to novice streamers as it helps you setup your first stream or recording by asking you short questions and directing you where to click on needed action buttons.

XSplit will work on both Windows and Mac machines, but the Mac user will need to download and install Boot Camp in order to install Windows on the Mac computer.

Follow the steps below to setup and run your livestream.

Download / Install XSplit

Step 1. To download the XSplit application, open your web browser and navigate to XSplits download page.

Step 2. Select where you want this application’s .exe file to be saved on your computer then press the save button.

Step 3. Once it is finished downloading you will want to open the .exe file to run the install process. In the Chrome browser once a recent download is finished it shows up as a clickable icon in the lower left corner of the browser like in the image below allowing you to open it on the fly. If you do not see this clickable button for your recent download, then navigate to the folder where you saved the .exe file and open it from there.

Step 4. Select the language you want the download process to be in and click OK.

Step 5. Click Next.

Step 6. Browse where you want this application to be placed. I recommend the c:\Programs folder on your machine. Then click Next.

Step 7. I normally have an icon created for me on the desktop for the applications I will end up using a lot. Once you decide if you want an icon for this on the desktop click the Next button.

Step 8. Click Install.

Step 9. You might have to allow it to close any running applications to finish the install process. Then click OK.

Step 10. Fill the box with a check mark for “Launch XSplit Broadcaster” and then click Finish.

Step 11. You now can attempt to login to the application. If you don’t have a login for XSplit, you can make one here and an activation email will be sent to you that allows you to activate the account you are trying to login with.

Step 12. Once the account is activated click Yes. You should now be ready to attach your EZWebPlayer Livestream to XSplit.

Attaching a Livestream to XSplit

Step 1. To attach your EZWebPlayer Livestream to XSplit, click on Broadcast/Add channel…/Custom RTMP.

Step 2. You will want to log into your EZWebPlayer account and click on the header navigation’s VIDEOS page, then click on your players Settings option. You can find your stream’s settings on the Video Details tab in the Advanced Options subsection. You will want to Attach your;

  • Player’s Title to the Name.
  • Player’s Description to Description.
  • Flash Media Server (FMS) URL to RTMP URL.
  • Flash Media Server (FMS) Stream Name to Stream Name.
  • Your Player’s Quick View Link URL to Share Link.

Running a Livestream

Step 1. With your EZWebPlayer Livestream now saved to your XSplit application, you can use the Add button in the lower left corner of the XSplit window to add your video / text / images and then you can name this stream from “Scene 1” to any thing you wish. You can then set up multiple scenes to transition from as well. So you could have a scene with video, then another scene with information about the livestream in a static graphic slide and another with other camera angles. The options are limitless.

Step 2. Here is what a basic setup might look like. We have a basic webcam / stream title / stream description.

Step 3. Start streaming by selecting Broadcast / The name of your stream.

Step 4. You are now livestreaming your event.

Step 5. Here is an example of a livestream running in your EZWebPlayer Player.