• How to connect XSplit Broadcaster to Wowza Streaming Cloud


    XSplit Broadcaster is an audio/video mixing application that lets you create professional-quality live broadcasts from multiple H.264 encoding sources. You can also send XSplit live streams to the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service. Just choose XSplit as your video source, and Wowza Streaming Cloud generates a connection code that you can use to send streams from XSplit Broadcaster to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

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    Create a live stream that uses XSplit as the video source
    Connect XSplit Broadcaster to Wowza Streaming Cloud
    Test the connection
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    Create a live stream that uses XSplit as the video source


    If you haven't already done so, create a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud that uses XSplit Broadcaster as the video source.

    1. Sign in to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    2. Click the Live Streams menu, and then click Add Live Stream.



    3. On the Live Stream Setup page, enter a Live Stream Name, choose a Broadcast Location, and then click Next.

    4. On the Video Source and Transcoder Settings page, select XSplit as the encoder you want to use to connect to Wowza Streaming Cloud.



    5. Specify other video source settings, click Next, and complete the steps to finish creating the live stream.

    Note: For more information about live stream settings, see Add a live stream.
    Wowza Streaming Cloud creates the live stream and displays the Overview tab of the live stream detail page.

    Connect XSplit Broadcaster to Wowza Streaming Cloud


    After you've added a live stream in Wowza Streaming Cloud, configure XSplit Broadcaster to connect to Wowza Streaming Cloud.

    1. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, select the live stream that uses the XSplit Broadcaster as its video source.

    2. On the Overview tab of the live stream detail page, make note of the six-digit Connection Code.



      Note: Connection codes can be used once and expire after 24 hours. If you need a new code, click Regenerate Connection Code.
    3. In XSplit Broadcaster, click the Broadcast menu, choose Add channel, and then choose Wowza.

    4. In the Live Stream Details area of the Wowza dialog box, click Authorize.

    5. Enter the six-digit Connection Code from Wowza Streaming Cloud and then click Authorize.

    6. Configure any other settings for your stream in the Wowza dialog box in XSplit Broadcaster, and then click OK.

    Test the connection


    1. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, select the live stream that uses the XSplit Broadcaster as its video source.

    2. Click Start Live Stream at the top of the live stream detail page, and then click Start to confirm that you want to start the stream.

    3. In XSplit Broadcaster, click the Broadcast menu and select Wowza - [live stream name] to start the connection.

      Wowza Streaming Cloud and the XSplit Broadcaster connect and the stream starts running.

    4. In the Wowza Streaming Cloud web manager, confirm that the stream is working by looking at the Video Snapshot in the Overview tab of the live stream detail page.

      The video snapshot displays a frame from the live stream every 5 seconds. The started date and time appear under the snapshot. Source stream, transcoder, and delivery metrics begin to update.



      In XSplit Broadcaster, information about the running stream appears above the menu bar.

    5. Click Stop Live Stream at the top of the live stream detail page to end your test stream, and then stop the stream in XSplit Broadcaster.

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    Originally Published: 10-20-2015.
    Updated: 10-13-2016

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