When comparing Lightstream vs FFSplit, the Slant community recommends FFSplit for most people. In the question“What are the best software tools for live streaming?” FFSplit is ranked 2nd while Lightstream is ranked 8th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Easy to use / quick setup
Go live in under 60 seconds.
No downloads necessary, go live from your browser.
Pro Remote guests
Add guests to your stream with the click of a link.
Pro Live chat support
Help is always there if you need it.
Pro Clean interface
Pro Simultaneous broadcast
FFSplit allows streaming to multiple services at the same time.
Pro Light resource usage
Con Recommended ~5MB upload
Some may not have internet speeds that are fast enough for Lightstream.
Con Black screen
Con Sound issues
There can be constant crackling noises during Facebook live sessions through Lightstream.
Con Apps missing
Con No built-in game source capture
FFSplit requires an external program for capturing game source.
Con Very limited methods for manipulating source
FFSplit can't rotate, crop, pan, tilt or zoom sources. There's also no de-interlacing, chroma key, color or gamma adjustment support. FFSplit can only resize the source, adjust transparency and adjust volume.
Con Windows only
FFSplit runs only on Windows. Other operating systems such as OSX or Linux are not supported.
Con Doesn't work on Windows XP
FFSplit works on Windows Vista or later.