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Release Notes for XSplit Gamecaster 2.5 (2.5.1507.3011)

2.5.1507.3011 - Release notes:

Please refer to the FAQ for general questions on usage:

Supported operating systems

Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, 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.

New Features (2.4.1506.1243 -> 2.5.1507.3011)

- XGC-2985 - Add option to enable/disable adaptive bitrate in streaming settings

- XGC-2896 - Integrate Tridef SmartCam camera background removal option

Fixes/Improvements (2.4.1506.1243 -> 2.5.1507.3011)


- XGC-3046 - Use 1 channel for RTMP streaming

- XGC-3003 - Change disabled textcolor of checkbox labels to normal color in stream settings

- XGC-3002 - Disallow spaces on the Socials username fields

- XGC-3000 - Streaming Service logins in overlay has some extra spaces below the OK and Cancel Buttons

- XGC-2971 - Each hotkey text (settings tab) must have a tooltip - avoids text issue for long translation

- XGC-2929 - Improve radio button usability - select option when label is clicked

- XGC-2855 - Handle possible issue wherein Youtube event can get stuck at "livestarting"

- XGC-2849 - Update some textfield styles in overlay

- XGC-2830 - Show more info for application update

- XGC-2820 - Auto switch external settings tabs when starting/stopping recordings or streams

- XGC-2767 - After successfully posting to any social networking site, include the link to the posted message

- XGC-2611 - Add Volume Control for Follower/Subscriber Sound Notifications

- XGC-2556 - Add option to start up as minimized

- XGC-1287 - Add option to run on computer startup


- XGC-3039 - Slow start prior to showing of splash screen

- XGC-3038 - Application fails to start when main exe and browser processes are running on different NVIDIA Optimus GPU profiles

- XGC-3027 - Add new bitrate columns (current, target, adjusted) in home tab when streaming

- XGC-3024 - Dropped frames warning doesn't appear

- XGC-3023 - Twitch chat viewers list does not update

- XGC-2991 - Nico nico and Hitbox accept invalid login after a successful authentication

- XGC-2989 - Unable to drag image overlay to any point higher than the toolbar

- XGC-2987 - Language key is displayed on update growl

- XGC-2984 - Settings form message box may be left open on exit

- XGC-2982 - Privacy drop-down when expanded in New Live Event obstructs other elements when not shrunk before selecting other event options in YouTube live pre-stream dialog

- XGC-2974 - 2 to 3 pixels space appears between label and input box in Hitbox, Ustream, Nico nico and Azubu Streaming service login in overlay

- XGC-2973 - Azubu logo is missing in Live streaming Service login of Azubu in overlay

- XGC-2962 - Cam preview is hidden when Chroma Key tooltip is displayed

- XGC-2958 - Game name suggestion dropdown is misaligned

- XGC-2957 - BRB Graphics not centered when game aspect ratio is not 16:9

- XGC-2954 - High CPU usage on logout while feedback form is displayed

- XGC-2949 - Camera light indicator stays ON even after streaming/recording and no camera preview

- XGC-2939 - Camera preview can obscure overlay dropdown items

- XGC-2926 - Cam preview border and settings bar are displayed behind the share stream dialog

- XGC-2837 - Open With tooltip is misplaced on certain scenarios

- XGC-2792 - No default title set on new YouTube live event

- XGC-XXXX - Game capture is displayed black when game is in DX10 - Gears of War (PC)

For verification:

- XGC-3031 - Korean text doesn't render correctly on Windows 10

Known Issues (2.5.1507.3011)

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 on some Ivy bridge and Haswell systems (Issue is under investigation)  

- XGC-XXXX - Some Origin-enabled games (BattleField 3 and 4, Crysis 3, Titanfall) may crash or freeze due to a conflict with the Origin Overlay. We are actively working with Origin to resolve this issue resolved, but a workaround for the moment is to disable Origin overlay by going to Origin client’s Application Settings -> Origin In Game -> Uncheck “Enable Origin In Game”

- XGC-3013 - Notification Sound volume set is based on current widget/tab active


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

- XGC-3037 - Camera light may stay on after logout/exit

- 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-3048 - Custom RTMP streaming service login in overlay has some extra spaces below the OK and Cancel Buttons

- 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.