Articles on: XSplit Broadcaster

Broadcasting to your Local Area Network (Local Streaming)

Local streaming lets you broadcast to your local area network.

You can also add your own local streaming broadcast output as a source on XSplit Broadcaster from another device or stream to another software.

An updated Java Runtime Environment or JRE is required for this to work.

Setting up the Local Streaming broadcast output

Go to Broadcast then select Set up a new output > Local Streaming.

XBC Highlighting the Local Streaming option in the Broadcast Menu

The Local Streaming Properties window will appear and you can apply your preferred configuration. Click OK when done.

Local Streaming properties overview

Starting a Local Streaming broadcast

Go to Broadcast then click the Local Streaming output you have created.

User-created Local Streaming output highlighted

Locating the RTMP URL

After starting a Local Streaming broadcast, click here on the prompt dialog box at the bottom-right corner of your screen. This will open a browser page providing the RTMP credentials.

Popup showing that the local streaming output is now active with a link that opens a browser tab to view the strea (flash only)

Copy the RTMP URL from your browser.

the RTMP segment of the local streaming URL is copied from the browser

Note: Make sure to copy the URL starting from rtmp:// and up to the end.

Adding Local Streaming as a source on Broadcaster

Click on Add Source > Video/Network Stream then choose RTMP stream

Enter the RTMP URL you’ve copied then click OK.

The copied RTMP stream

Adding Local Streaming to another software

Local streaming can be added to another software that supports RTMP.

VLC will be used as an example that supports Network Stream.

Adding the copied RTMP URL to a third party app like VLC

On VLC, go to Media then select Open Network Stream….

Selecting Open Network Stream in VLC

Under the Network tab, paste the RTMP URL and click Play.

Pasting the copied RTMP url from VLC to VLC's Open Media network protocol

What to check if Local Streaming is not working

The first time you broadcast, a Windows Security Alert prompt will appear.

Click Allow access to authorize your computer to stream.

Windows defender firewall set to allow the local streaming in your network

All of your devices should be connected to the same local area network.
Your local area network should be connected to the Internet.

Updated on: 11/08/2022

Was this article helpful?

Share your feedback


Thank you!