Support: Hauppauge Chat Cable

Chat Cable
Add multi-player chat to your HD PVR recordings and streams

Chat cable

Record game play and chat with any Hauppauge game recorder

This multi-purpose splitter allows you to record and stream multi-player chat when using a game recorder and an Xbox One and PS4, and restores audio in your recordings when using a headset attached to an Xbox One or PS4 controller

When you plug a headset into a PS4 or Xbox One controller, the game console shuts off HDMI audio, which prevent you from streaming or recording game audio. You can use the Hauppauge Chat Cable To get audio back into your recordings or video streams. At the same time, it adds multi-player chat.

  • Adds multi-player chat to recordings and video streams made with the Xbox One and PS4
  • Adds audio back into your recordings when using a headset connected to your Xbox One or PS4 controller
  • Also adds audio back into your recordings with PC gaming systems when using a PC headset
  • Extra long 6.5 ft audio cable. Has a 3 pin 3.5mm jack to plug into the LineIn jack on your PC
  • Also includes a 3.5mm to RCA adapter so you can plug into a Hauppauge AV cable
  • Works with all Hauppauge game recorders using Hauppauge Capture: HD PVR 60, HD PVR 2 (all models), Colossus 2, HD PVR Rocket (stand alone or PC connected)

More information on the Hauppauge Chat Cable

  • Includes 2 pieces:
    • Chat Cable with 6.5' stereo audio cable (3.5mm 3 pin jack)
    • RCA to 3.5mm female adapter cable
  • Can be used with headsets with 3.5mm stereo jacks
  • The Chat Cable can be used in one of three ways: using the LineIn jack on your PC, using the AV In port on Hauppauge game recorders or using the Mic in jack on the Rocket

How to use the Chat Cable

Record or stream multi-player chat. Use the Hauppauge Chat Cable to bring chat and game audio to record or stream with Hauppauge Capture

With consoles like the Xbox One and PS4, chat is provided to your headset when playing multi-player games. The Hauppauge Chat Cable can 'split' the headset audio and send it to your PC (the LineIn jack on your PC) where Hauppauge Capture will mix it into your recording. This also works for Twitch/YouTube streaming.

No Audio when plugging in your headset? Hauppauge Chat Cable to the rescue!

Some game consoles and PC games systems turn off HDMI audio when a headset is plugged in. When this happens, you will get video but no audio in your HD PVR recordings. But you can use the Hauppauge Chat Cable to add the audio back in to recordings. At the same time, multiparty chat will also be recorded.

System Requirements

  • Any Hauppauge Game recorder: HD PVR 2, HD PVR 60, HD PVR Rocket, Colossus2
  • A headset with either a 3 or 4 conductor 3.5mm jack
  • Hauppauge Capture version 1.0.34188 or higher

Any questions? Please email us at support@hauppauge.com

Using the Chat Cable

There are three ways to connect the Hauppauge Chat Cable

Method 1: Use the LineIn jack on your PC

  • Step 1: Remove your headset from your controller
  • Step 2: Plug the short end (3.5mm male right angle) of the Hauppauge Chat cable into your controller
  • Step 3: Then plug your headset into the other short end (3.5mm female) on the Hauppauge Chat cable
  • Step 4: Plug the long end of the Hauppauge Chat Cable into the LineIn jack on your PC
  • Step 5: In Hauppauge Capture, set Audio In to LineIn (PC). This setting is available in the latest versions of Hauppauge Capture.

Method 2: Use the AV IN jack on the back of a Hauppauge recorder

    Click here for a cable connection diagram

  • Step 1: Remove your headset from your controller
  • Step 2: Plug the short end (3.5mm male right angle) of the Hauppauge Chat cable into your controller
  • Step 3: Then plug your headset into the other short end (3.5mm female) on the Hauppauge Chat cable
  • Step 4: Plug the long end of the Hauppauge Chat cable (3.5mm male connector) into the 3.5mm female jack of the RCA to 3.5mm female adapter cable
  • Step 5: Plug the red and white RCA jacks of the RCA to 3.5mm Female cable into the red and white audio connectors on the Hauppauge A/V adapter cable (included with your HD PVR recorder)
  • Step 6: Plug the Hauppauge A/V adapter cable in the AV In jack on the Hauppauge game recorder
  • Step 7: In Hauppauge Capture, set Audio In to LineIn (Left/Right)

Method 3: For the Rocket, you can plug the Chat Cable into the Mic jack on the front of the Rocket

  • Step 1: Remove your headset from your controller
  • Step 2: Plug the short end (3.5mm male right angle) of the Hauppauge Chat cable into your controller
  • Step 3: Then plug your headset into the other short end (3.5mm female) on the Hauppauge Chat cable
  • Step 4:Step Plug the long end of the Hauppauge Chat cable (3.5mm male connector) into the Mic In on the front of the Rocket
  • Step 5: On the Rocket's mixing panel, set the volume to the second green bar, turn off the +20db boost, and make sure the audio is not muted
  • Now your game audio and chat will be recorded

Note: HD PVR 60 can only be used with Method 1: Use the LineIn jack on your PC

Any questions? Please email us at support@hauppauge.com