When comparing FFSplit vs Wirecast, 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 Wirecast is ranked 4th.
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Pro Light resource usage
Pro Simultaneous broadcast
FFSplit allows streaming to multiple services at the same time.
Pro Clean interface
Pro Streams to multiple networks simultaneously
Wirecast can stream to multiple networks as long as you add non-Facebook networks using the manual RTMP method.
Pro Functionality can be extended via plugins
Pro Provides a lot of advanced functionality
Wirecast has support for rare, advanced functionality such as IP cameras, remote desktop capture, 3d virtual sets, image slideshow, scoreboards, and projectors.
Pro Can create and automate playlists
Wirecast offers an option to create and automate playlists - even with live shots - by modifying the duration of each shot. Playlists also can be used to create highlight reels after capturing Instant Replays.
Con No built-in game source capture
FFSplit requires an external program for capturing game source.
Con Windows only
FFSplit runs only on Windows. Other operating systems such as OSX or Linux are not supported.
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 Doesn't work on Windows XP
FFSplit works on Windows Vista or later.