You can add live streams as a source using different protocols such as RTMP, RTSP, and even Newtek’s new NDI.

Go to Add Source > Video/Network Streams

Add Source Menu > Video Network Stream source highlighted, showing the RTMP, RTSP, and NDI streaming options

RTMP Stream
RTSP Stream
NewTek NDI® Stream


RTMP Stream

Adding an RTMP source

Click Add source > Video/Network Stream then select RTMP Stream

You will be prompted to input the URL and the Stream Name (stream key).

Add RTMP Stream window

RTMP Stream Source Settings

RTMP Stream source properties window


Playback

Volume Control
Adjusts the output volume coming from the RTMP stream.

Audio Output
Select whether to output the source audio to System Sound (default) or Stream Only.


Stream Source

RTMP variation drop-down
Select which variation of RTMP the stream uses: RTMP, RTMPS (TLS/SSL), RTMPE (encrypted) or RTMPT (Tunneled).

URL (or Stream key)
The unique stream key, stream name or play path for the RTMP stream.

Stream Name
Enter the name of your RTMP source.

Stream buffer (secs)
Amount of incoming audio and video packets stored in seconds.


RTSP Stream

Adding an RTSP source

Click Add source > Video/Network Stream then select RTSP Stream

You will be prompted to enter your IP camera’s RTSP URL and choose the Protocol to be used.

Add IP Camera/RTSP Stream window

IP Cameras sources will have different RTSP URLs depending on the model and/or manufacturer. Click here to learn more.

IP Camera (RTSP) Source Settings

IP Camera (RTSP) > Source properties window


Playback

Volume Control
Adjusts the output volume coming from the RTSP stream.

Audio Output
Select whether to output the source audio to System Sound (default) or Stream Only.

Stream Source

Protocol
Sets the low-level transport protocol. If you experience any stuttering or desync, try to change the protocol from TCP to UDP. If blocked by a firewall, try to set the protocol to HTTP.


NewTek NDI® Stream

NewTek NDI® or Network Device Interface lets you send video sources through IP within a Local Area Network.

Examples of improving your XSplit streaming content with NDI can be as simple as showing multiplayer gaming, remote guests, or other live content by capturing multiple XSplit Broadcaster streams per computer or as complex as using multiple NDI enabled applications to enhance your production workflow.

Learn more about NewTek NDI® here.


Adding a Newtek NDI® source

Click Add source > Video/Network Stream then select the NDI® stream you want to add from the list.


Newtek NDI® Source Settings

NDI Source output properties window


Playback

Volume Control
Adjusts the output volume coming from the NDI® stream.

Audio Output
Select whether to output the source audio to System Sound (default) or Stream Only.


Stream Source

Quality
Changes the quality of the NDI® stream. If you experience any stuttering or desync, try switching the Quality to Standard. Standard will receive the audio and video from the NDI® stream at a lower bandwidth.
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