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XSplit Broadcaster

Currently, streaming using XSplit via RTMP is beta and models may experience occasional connection instability. We are working to resolve the final issues and add more servers before officially launching support for External RTMP Broadcasters in the coming weeks.

Note: The free version of XSplit Broadcaster is limited to 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps and mono channel audio (96 kbps).


Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel i5 or AMD 6-core Intel i7 or AMD 8-core
Internet 4+ Mbps upload bandwidth 6+ Mbps upload bandwidth
Memory 8 GB RAM 8+ GB RAM
OS Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit) Windows 10 (64 bit)
Graphics DirectX 10.1 GPU DirectX 10.1+ GPU

A hard-wired Ethernet connection is strongly recommended (rather than WiFi)

Windows 10 users: If you have received the Windows 10 1809 update, make sure that Game Mode is disabled (PC Settings / Gaming). If Game Mode is enabled, Windows reduces GPU priority for OBS, which can cause frame lag in your stream.

RTMP Streaming Instructions

  • Download (and install) XSplit from https://www.xsplit.com/broadcaster
  • In the Model Web Broadcaster (MWB) click Options in the bottom-left corner
  • Select External Broadcaster and click Setup Information
  • Copy the Server URL to your clipboard
  • Launch XSplit. In the top right corner, change the stage Resolution to 1280 x 720 and Frame Rate to 30 fps
  • Click on the Broadcast menu at the top of XSplit, hover over Set up a new output and click Custom RTMP
  • Paste the server URL you copied into the RTMP URL box of the Custom RTMP Properties panel
  • Go back to the MWB and copy the Stream Key and paste into the Stream Name box in XSplit
  • See Custom RTMP Properties (below) to configure the remaining settings

Custom RTMP Properties

Name MFC
RTMP URL (Server URL from MWB)
Stream Name (Stream Key from MWB)
User Agent FMLE/3.0
Codec x264
Bitrate 2500
Mode CBR
Strict CBR ON (checked)
Adaptive CBR OFF (unchecked)
Keyframes 2
Preset veryfast
VBV Buffer 2500
Video FPS Current
Video Size Current
Codec AAC-LC
Bitrate 160
Format stereo
Interleave audio & video checked

Virtual Plugin Instructions


Follow these instructions if you wish to use XSplit to add overlays while broadcasting using the High Resolution or WebRTC video quality setting:

  • Download (and install) XSplit from https://www.xsplit.com/broadcaster
  • Launch XSplit. In the top right corner, click ▼ and go to Resolution → Add Resolution → Custom Resolution and enter 800 for Width and 600 for Height.
  • Change the stage Resolution and Frame Rate (by clicking the same ▼ in the top right corner) to:
    • 800x600 @ 30 fps
  • Follow the instructions below to Add Webcam Source except change the Output Size + Frame Rate to 800x600 @ 30 fps
  • Leave XSplit running while on cam
  • After you are online, click the Cam/Mic Settings button in the lower left corner of the Model Web Broadcaster and change your video source to XSplit

Add Webcam Source

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  • Click Add source → Devices → Video → (your webcam)
  • Select your webcam in the Sources List and click Settings
  • Configure the Output Size to be 1280 x 720
  • Frame Rate: 30
  • In the Layout tab make sure that:
    • Width: 1280
    • Height: 720
    • X: 0
    • Y: 0
  • To enlarge your webcam video to fill the workspace, click the 'expand-to-fit' button


CharlesBot Widgets

  • Send a PM to CharlesBot with: !obs
  • You may do this by entering the following command in your chat room:
/pm CharlesBot !obs

MFC Alerts

  1. Add the MFC user mfcalerts to your Top Friends list (in order to receive your temporary password by PM).
    • You may do this by first entering the following command in your chat room:
    /friend mfcalerts
    • In your Friends List, click on mfcalerts.
    • In the Info Panel, select Actions → Make Top Friend
  2. Send a PM to mfcalerts with: signup
  3. A temporary password with instructions will be PMed to you.