For beginner streamers who want to livestream their video content on Facebook Gaming, one of the streaming platforms that can be used is XSplit Gamecaster.
XSplit Gamecaster is one of the software products from XSplit that is actually designed for game recording. However, this software can also be used for live streaming.
Using XSplit Gamecaster is easier compared to other software. With just one button, you can start live streaming easily.Without further ado, here’s how to live stream games on Facebook Gaming with XSplit.
Step 1: Download the XSplit Gamecaster Application
You need to visit the official XSplit website and download the application from there. Install the application on your laptop or PC.
Step 2: Create an XSplit Gamecaster Account
After installing XSplit Gamecaster, you need to register an account before you can start live streaming. You can register using your Twitter, Facebook, or Steam account.
Enter your email to receive the account activation link. Open the link in your email to activate your XSplit Gamecaster account on your desktop.
Step 3: Prepare the Facebook Output
If you have never used XSplit before, the Facebook output will be automatically added. To do this, go to Broadcast > [Facebook output]. Alternatively, you can add a new output by going to Broadcast > Set up a new output > Facebook Live.
In the Facebook Live Properties pop-up, click “Authorize” and log in using your Facebook credentials. Additionally, you need to grant permission for XSplit to post your content.
Under “Post On,” you can choose whether to post the live video to your timeline, groups, or pages you manage.
Under “Post As,” select whether you want to post the live video using your profile or as a managed page.
Step 4: Adjust XSplit Settings
- Select the “Settings” tab in the main menu. Then, choose the supporting tools you want to use, such as webcam and microphone, for recording in the “Devices” column.
- Choose the “Stream Settings” option in the “Game Capture” column to adjust your live streaming settings.
- Click on “Automatic > Custom” to customize the settings. You will be automatically redirected to the next screen.
- Adjust the recording resolution according to your preferences in the “Resolution” menu. Higher resolutions require more bandwidth and CPU power.
- Set the encoding settings you want to use by selecting the codec. By default, the option will be set to x264. If you have a VGA card, you can choose it for encoding.
- Set the desired FPS (frames per second) for the recording in the “Frame Rate” option. Unfortunately, you can only record up to 60 FPS if you don’t have a premium XSplit Gamecaster license.
Step 5: Adjust Video Quality
Here are the recommended video quality settings to optimize your game livestream:
- For 1080p @ 60fps: use 4,500 – 9,000 Kbps
- For 1080p @ 30fps: use 3,000 – 6,000 Kbps
- For 720p @ 60fps: use 2,250 – 6,000 Kbps
- For 720p @ 30fps: use 400 – 1,000 Kbps
- For 480p @ 30fps: use 600 – 2,000 Kbps
- For 360p: use 600 – 2,000 Kbps
- Mode: CBR (default)
- Keyframe Interval: 2 (recommended)
- Preset: Very Fast (default)
Once everything is prepared, click OK to save the settings.
Step 6: Start Live Streaming with XSplit Gamecaster
At this step, launch the game you want to record. Once you’re in the game, press Shift + Tab on your keyboard to open the XSplit Gamecaster overlay.
Click “Stream” to start recording the game. Press Shift + Tab again on your keyboard to stop the live streaming.
You can also adjust your live streaming settings by clicking on the streaming platform logo you’re using.
We already covers the process of downloading and setting up the XSplit Gamecaster application, creating an account, configuring Facebook output, adjusting XSplit settings, and optimizing video quality. By following these steps, you can easily start live streaming their gaming content on Facebook with the help of XSplit Gamecaster.
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