A simple yet powerful live streaming and recording software that powers countless live streams and recordings around the world and is the perfect choice for producing rich video content with the video games you love.
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Pro Functionality can be extended via plugins
XSplit has a source plugin store (with about 5 plugins) that add functionality such as whiteboards, image slideshows and video playlists.
XSplit has a couple of built-in transitions for switching scenes. Transitions such as wave, fade, hole, etc, that can add a bit of character to a stream.
Pro 3D positioning
Any scene element can be positioned in 3D space by rotating in all axis.
Pro Very short learning curve
Pro Simultaneous broadcast
A paid license allows streaming to multiple services at the same time.
Pro Supports interactive Flash files
XSplit allows loading .swf files to the scene that can then be interacted with using keyboard and mouse inputs.
Pro Some source delay support
Webcams and capture card video as well as any audio can be delayed.
Pro Has a limited free version
XSplit offers a free version that includes both XSplit Broadcaster and XSplit Gamecaster, but is limited to .aac 96 kbps mono audio, .mp4/.flv@30fps video and advanced features like image overlays, Twitch integration or a preview editor.
Con Resource heavy
Con Premium version is required for commercial use
A paid license is required to use XSplit for any commercial purposes. The personal license is $4.95/mo and the premium license is $8.95/mo.
Con Windows only
XSplit runs only on Windows. Other operating systems such as OSX or Linux are not supported.
Con Stream delay is behind a paywall
Con Adding text requires a plugin
While a minor inconvenience, most other tools include this functionality by default.