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XSplit Gamecaster 2.7 (2.7.1512.1839) Release Notes

2.7.1512.1839 - Release notes:

Please refer to the FAQ for general questions on usage:

Supported operating systems

Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

For hardware and software requirements, see further details here:

Internet connection

Requires Internet connectivity with HTTP / HTTPS port 80/443 open and RTMP port 1935 open

For live streaming on lowest settings, a minimum upload speed of 500 kbps is required

Known limitations:

For a list of bugs being worked on see Known Issues section. For other general known limitations see list below.

Features and improvements

(2.6.1510.0741 -> 2.7.1512.1839)

- XGC-3373 - Add quality slider to Intel Realsense

- XGC-3339 - Use 48 Khz for audio encoding depending on default system sound device or selected microphone sampling rate

- XGC-3337 - Only allow offline login within 30 days of last online login

- XGC-3330-32 [Dailymotion] Option to “Record live stream" on server,  Field for setting game name, Option to trigger ad via hotkey

- XGC-3328 - Allow XSplit to run on Enduro dGPU in Windows 10

- XGC-3326 - Support for Tobii Eye tracker device (Current implementation only supports eye tracking cursor in the stream/recording and not in overlay)

- XGC-3310 - Option to allow audio on BRB Mode

- XGC-3307 - Prompt for Intel RealSense SDK runtime installation if not present

- XGC-3300 - Use HW acceleration for USB2 capture cards MPEG-TS streams

- XGC-3292 - Add delay time on additional toolbar options before closing

- XGC-3283 - Option to show status label while inside game (hide all overlay elements including status label when overlay is not interactive)

- XGC-3211 - Improve star (*) / new recordings indicator on thumbnail view

- XGC-3185 - Redesign of message boxes

- XGC-3184 - Create Growl for when launched in Compatibility mode

- XGC-3151 - Support for Intel Realsense cameras (ability to remove/replace background)

- XGC-3134 - Support for Yuan High-Tech Devices

- XGC-3105 - Show connecting status and disable chat while connecting to Hitbox chat

- XGC-3028 - Improve Start tab streaming statistics

- XGC-2992 - Move socials username fields to Settings tab

- XGC-2025 - Social login support using Facebook / Twitter account

- XGC-771 - Game snapshot save to file support

- CPPCORE-903 - Support for Hauppauge HDPVR 60 in Console Viewer

- XVE-225 - Show form on current position of VOD manager


(2.7.1512.1833 -> 2.7.1512.1839)

- XGC-3451 - Stray elements are displayed on the image overlay after toggling the visibility options

- XGC-3445 - Screenshot folder location on the Screenshots tab is empty

- XGC-3441 - Installer network check may cause installation to exit with fatal error

- XGC-3434 - Screenshot hotkey notification blinks repeatedly when taking a screenshot and file path exceeds max allowed

- XGC-3432 - File information is kept after deleting images

- XGC-3430 - Renamed images are removed from the screenshot gallery after reopening the overlay

- XGC-3427 - Unable to share screenshot to Twitter

(2.6.1510.0741 -> 2.7.1512.1833)

- XGC-3388/CPPCORE-861 - Fixed QuickSync encoder restarts on Windows 8 and above by using alternative encode pipeline (Windows 7 still remains an issue on some Intel chips)  

- XGC-3419 - Authentication process stuck on 'loading' when authenticating a Facebook account that does not have proper permissions set

- XGC-3417 - Mapped drives are not read immediately (requires application restart/relogin), and shows an "exception" the Recordings/Screenshot tab

- XGC-3408 - Extra space at the bottom of the feedback form

- XGC-3406 - Possible d3d9 DLL crash after re-login

- XGC-3390 - Incorrect default position of the notification widget

- XGC-3387 - Unable to drag the login page on specific areas

- XGC-3382 - Overlay can be highlighted

- XGC-3380 - Growl for unavailable codec may appear on an incorrect position

- XGC-3379 - Notification widget automatically repositions when the overlay is activated

- XGC-3372 - Subfolder becomes default recordings location after rename

- XGC-3369 - Viewer and close button on the Chat widget are misaligned

- XGC-3367 - VOD manager does not update after deleting a folder via Windows Explorer

- XGC-3365 - Exception occurs when opening folder location after renaming current folder opened on the VOD manager

- XGC-3364 - Unable to open folders that contain reserved words on the folder name

- XGC-3363 - Notification widget position is not retained when game is reopened

- XGC-3358 - Streaming stops (instead of restarts) after encoding failure when save to hard disk or delay is active

- XGC-3353 - Recordings list view labels while on thumbnail view may be misrepresented

- XGC-3348 - Unable to drag the camera preview on the overlay if a growl is displayed behind it

- XGC-3347 - Exception may occur on logout due to overlay cleanup

- XGC-3346 - Embedded login window on the overlay may be broken when displayed

- XGC-3343 - Full Name field on registration form accepts less than 6 characters

- XGC-3342 - Previous (message box) dialog may alter the option selected on current dialog active

- XGC-3338 - Streaming statistics info may be retained on the start tab after stopping the stream

- XGC-3336 - Extra line on the growl tail when displayed on the top-side of the overlay

- XGC-3329 - Overlay loading screen may not be displayed

- XGC-3327 - Extra space between the BRB mode and general status label when displayed at the bottom of the overlay

- XGC-3309 - Quality value on Start Tab streaming stats overlaps with stats table

- XGC-3308 - BRB status bar is displayed behind the overlay controls when set to top-middle of the overlay

- XGC-3303 - Notification widget and border position can be mismatched

- XGC-3291 - Authentication window overlay for streaming services is shorter on the right side

- XGC-3288 - Watermark and BRB Mode indicators on Status Label are not properly aligned when set to top-right and bottom-right

- XGC-3286 - Split files checkbox becomes unchecked upon re-login

- XGC-3257 - Exception occurs on startup when DirectShowSpy.dll is registered

- XGC-3047 - Image Overlay may not be selected if it hides behind the main toolbar when resized smaller

- CPPCORE-944 - VHMultiWriterExt2.exe can crash during long NVENC recordings

- CPPCORE-923 - UI may be distorted on multi-monitor setup for Windows 10

- CPPCORE-920 - Game on switchable graphics card may show up as black feed on stream (game is not visible or shows up as black)

- XVE-304 - Express Video Editor: Crash on editing certain QuickSync encoded files

- XVE-303 - Express Video Editor: Application crashes if a video is played after changing the system's default playback device for Windows 8 and above

- XVE-298 - Express Video Editor: Crash when exporting edited video

- XVE-297 - Express Video Editor: Unable to save project with proper file name after removing invalid character

- XVE-290 - Express Video Editor: Clicking the title bar makes the stage flicker

- XVE-288 - Express Video Editor: Unable to detect installed MFP for Windows 10 N; URL points to the System32 folder

- XVE-284 - Express Video Editor: Remaining video will have an incorrect duration

- XVE-261 - Express Video Editor: Play/pause button may not work after deleting a VOD

* Pending verification

Known Issues

Please reference Known Limitations section above for critical or major issues that are currently out of our hands and/or directly related to 3rd party hardware, software or drivers.


- XGC-XXXX - Quicksync encoding for long recordings/streams (4+ hours) can fail or restart on some Ivy bridge and Haswell systems (In version 2.7 , a working fix for Windows 8 and above has been applied, so this issue is now limited only to Windows 7)  


- XGC-3461 - Custom RTMP tooltips are misplaced on the overlay

- XGC-3453 - In-game screenshots gallery window is not modal

- XGC-3450 - Annotation freeze image is zoomed in if DPI > 100%

- XGC-3446 - Unable to deactivate annotation mode via hotkey

- XGC-3443 - In-game screenshots gallery may stay open after activating the overlay

- XGC-3440 - Unable to interact with the share status window after sharing and overlay is not active

- XGC-3438 - Screenshots from a different game are displayed on gallery

- XGC-3433 - In-game screenshots gallery fails to load thumbnails and preview if game window name includes a single quote (')

- XGC-3428 - Audio video desync on capture cards in windows 10 when audio device is physically disconnected

 - XGC-3421 - Eye Tracker is still enabled after removing device after application has started; cursor displayed on the middle of the recording/stream

- XGC-3418 - "Password" field for some channels is a bit off with 250 DPI

- XGC-3402 - Split recordings doesn't support correct timestamping

- XGC-3381 - Notification widget image and border may be mismatched on the overlay

- XGC-3349 - Unable to use Yuan PD5A0 (camera is not available) on Windows 10 (Issue already reported to Yuan)

- XGC-3224 - The default language of the application must be set depending on the language selected in the installer

- XGC-3079 - Unable to properly control overlay cursor behavior in game - SkyForge

- XGC-2942 - In-Game keys still work when overlay is active - Terraria

- XGC-2908 - Starting/Restarting of the Console Viewer with the Elgato 2.x driver can result in a freeze, and sometimes a crash

- XGC-2886 - NVENC encoder in Windows 8+ can show an error, and intermittently crashes when stream is started (if application memory usage is already high before starting to encode)

- XGC-2879 - Unable to open input method editor inside overlay

- XGC-2769 - Overlay (without capture) can make some games stutter on SLI

- XGC-2690 - Immediate dragging is ignored when form is not currently focused

- XGC-2635 - Main application freezes when Console Viewer become unresponsive

- XGC-2561 - Unable to control overlay when activated in game (MCEdit) because game doesn’t render/update its user interface

- XGC-2419 - Animated GIF in overlay is not in sync with what is visible in streaming/recording





- XGC-2662 - Highlighted text are still highlighted when window is inactive

If you are looking for the release notes of the previous version, please look here.  

To see how issues are prioritized, kindly click here.