The Player App allows you to change the settings of how you stream or record.
Here’s how to get them set up...



There are two ways to access the Stream & Record Settings:
In the Studio tab, by clicking the gear icon (far right of Stream Controls)

In the In-Game HUD’s Create Hub, by clicking the gear icon (far right of Stream Controls)


Selecting the Streaming Service

To get connected to a streaming service, click the menu under Stream Service and select between the currently listed streaming services. The Player app currently supports:
Twitch
YouTube
Mixer

Streaming Settings
Automatic
In automatic streaming mode, the Player Desktop App automatically determines which encoder to use and will select an appropriate resolution, frame rate and bitrate when you go live.

The default settings used for automatic mode streaming are:
Encoder: x264 (Best option for good quality at the lowest possible bitrate)
Resolution: Usually 540p or 720p; depends on ping time to the streaming provider’s server and bandwidth available
Bitrate: 1350kbps for 540p / 2300kbps for 720p
Frame rate: 30 FPS

Depending on your environment and your computer’s capabilities, automatic mode may change the default settings to best match your system.


Record Locally - Enabling this allows you to save your live stream in the same location as your recordings folder, which in this case, can be found in the My Media page of the Desktop app.
Split Recordings - Allows you to split your saved live stream based on size (MB) or time (Minutes)

Custom
Custom streaming mode allows you to manually set a resolution and bitrate.

Server - Lets you specify a target server for streaming.
Resolution - Allows you to select different stream resolutions for the Player Desktop App. The higher the resolution, the more upload bandwidth and CPU usage is required.
Codec - Available codecs will depend on the PC’s hardware components. For live streaming, x264 is recommended for streaming.
Frame Rate - Lets you set the framerate for your stream. The higher the frame rate, the higher the CPU usage.
Bitrate - Describes the rate your data is transmitted in a given amount of time, measured in kilobits per second.
Constant bitrate will always attempt to match the bitrate you’ve set.
Adaptive bitrate auto-adjusts your stream by dynamically lowering your bandwidth when it’s constrained and automatically restores the original streaming bandwidth when your connection improves. (Note: Adaptive bitrate only works for x264.)
Stream Delay - Lets you set a delay for your stream, which is useful for hiding gameplay from opponents trying to get info by monitoring your stream.
Record Locally - Allows you to save your live stream in the same locations as your recordings folder. Note this is a carbon copy of your stream and will only output an MP4 file. This feature is also available in automatic mode.
Split Recordings - Allows you to split your saved live stream based on size (MB) or time (Minutes)

Note: In this mode you may need to do a bit of experimenting to find the settings best suited for your setup.
Record Settings
Automatic
In automatic recording mode, the Player Desktop App automatically determines which encoder to use and will select an appropriate resolution, frame rate and bitrate when you start recording.

Split Recordings - Allows you to split your recordings based on size (MB) or time (Minutes)


Custom
Custom recording mode allows you to manually set a resolution and quality of recorded media files.
Resolution - Allows you to select different resolutions for your recordings. The higher the resolution, the more upload bandwidth and CPU usage is required.
Codec - Available codecs will depend on the PC’s hardware components.
Frame Rate - Set the framerate of your recording. The higher the frame rate the higher the CPU usage.
Quality - Allows you to select the visual quality of your recording between Standard, High, Very High, or Ultra High.
Split Recordings - Allows you to split your recordings based on size (MB) or time (Minutes)