XSplit Broadcaster Features

XSplit Broadcaster

Live video streaming and recording management solution

4.0/5 (38 reviews)

XSplit Broadcaster Feature Summary

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  • Animation
  • Background Removal
  • Custom Scripts
  • Interactive Videos
  • Macros Extension
  • Preview Editor
  • Projector Mode
  • Stream Annotations
  • custom stinger transitions

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Multimedia Support
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XSplit Broadcaster Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about XSplit Broadcaster's features:

Nipuna Rangika

Best Software for Broadcasting needs

2019-02-07

After trying many broadcasting softwares, I stopped at Xsplit, because it is very simple and attractive UI and features.

Pros

With Xsplit Broadcaster, we can highly customize the scenes with many effects, many inputs and capture devices.

Cons

Very high frame drop happens when the network speed drops.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Grant Braaten

Why, when OBS is free?

2020-06-11

It was ok, but I could do as much with OBS for free for my specific use case.

Pros

The new V-cam feature is pretty cool and multistream being built-in is pretty helpful, not having to use extra products.

Cons

Xsplit is more contained and less customizable, therefore is restrictive to me.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Arie Yuffa

Do you stream? Use XSplit.

2019-05-04

I started XSplit for some time now and presents the most user friendly interface out there.

Pros

I require a broadcast software that permits ease of use and functionality but at the same time certain level of customisation and overall quality.

Cons

Needs more compatibility with other add-ons. Restream / StreamElements etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jireh Gibson, MBA

the program left much to be desired

2018-07-12

Pros

I like the fact that the product was endorsed by a reputable third party. Hence the reason I decided to try it out.

Cons

the program left much to be desired in terms of learning how to use the various windows. setting up scenes and other basic steps. It did connect easilty to facebook, however, that was as much as i had patience for.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Casey Williams

Subscription based in a free market

2019-12-14

XSplit alternatives are usually more lightweight with a more user-friendly interface.

Pros

It's functionality is very good for a broadcasting tool.

Cons

User interface was slow to respond and unwieldy to navigate.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 1001-5000 employees)

Great for Gamers

2018-12-07

Pros

We used it to broadcast our podcast as well as test run of our gaming streams.

Cons

I believe due to the configuration on the computer the video had a terrible latency issue. We were using it to stream to facebook, and it was about 10-15 secs behind.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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steven lundberg

XSplit Broadcasting with twitch and you

2020-04-08

XSplit Broadcaster has features that can help you create great streams to Twitch and other services such as Facebook and Youtube. I had my doubts at first. But have to admit using this is a better option for the beginner streamer/gamer/media content creator.

Pros

The list of compatible technology that integrates with the software and the amount of data servers there are to help accommodate your needs when streaming whether on wifi or on a ethernet connection, XSplit is a wonder at ease to use for your Podcast, Game streaming, reviewer needs and wants.

Cons

Maybe one thing that is disappointing about the program is the lack of customization. There is software out there like OBS that allow for graphic additions, sounds, scrolling marquee for promotionals.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Weber

NOT for professional production

2019-10-03

Waste of my time, and wish to warn other pros.

Pros

The install was smooth, my camera was detected properly on first try, and it does a great job of finding the subject in the foreground. Great for home users -only.

Cons

THE MAIN FEATURE DOESN'T Keep a consistent alpha channel around the subject and I could never use this for professional production due to the erratic changes to my profile during testing. I used good lighting, tried many angles, and ultimately have screenshots showing parts of my head missing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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ujjwal swami

i Bought Its full time license & Satisfy with it

2020-05-02

Pros

I use it daily for my streaming workflow. I have written full review of this product also here [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] I bough it from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]

Cons

Seriously if i tell you then i did not feel any con with this software because it is very easy to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexander Pinnock

The best live-streaming encoder available.

2020-09-19

I therefore needed an encoder (at the time I had no idea what I was looking at) and settled on XSplit after trialling several other alternatives including Wirecast 14.

Pros

I found the software very simple to set up and connect with my RMTP server and have the option to also broadcast to YouTube, Twitch, Facebook etc.

Cons

I wish there was more functionality or templates available - but this could also be a disadvantage as it would remove the simplicity of the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Entertainment company, 1-10 employees)

Good and Easy to Use Software, But Not Without Competition

2019-03-17

Xsplit is a good and functional piece of software. If there are features that Xsplit has that other competitors lack, then it will make up for its price-tag through those features.

Pros

It also features integrated media and editing controls. Media can easily be added to XSplit without adding another source.

Cons

While XSplit, especially early in the streaming rush, was more capable than original OBS, other solutions are catching up in terms of feature sets, especially for those who exclusively stream.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Didier SANTIAGO

Xsplit is the most solid stream solution

2020-01-09

Since i use Xsplit i realize how it simple to stream without stress with this software and i like it, they always search to expanse the great experience of each user, i 'm glad

Pros

I like this soft, especially when you can cut your movie inside with the XSplit Express Video Editor integrate with it Most important, it's easy to setting your channel, wathever it is, YouTube, Facebook or other, it work fast and shure, i use it every week for visual interview with 3 webcam on my computer and i switch beetween my differrent webcam with Stream-Deck I put a green screen behind me and i can make a chromakeying quickly to put a picture for illustrate all my said during my live, wonderful

Cons

Nothing to tell wrong, just perfect if you want to stream like a pro whatever your channel, Xsplit is your tool without doubt

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tim Ferrell

Great video switching/streaming software

2018-06-02

Pros

Once you have the hang of its quirks, the user interface is easy to navigate.

Cons

Titling could be better and it would be nice to set up a source as default for all scenes. A button to start/stop streaming in the main window would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

So much more than just twitch streaming.

2018-02-13

Pros

Can also be used as a screen caster for project collaboration. Can also be used to record local videos with some flair.

Cons

It can be a little CPU intensive, despite being a pretty simple software. General crashes and instability persist.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Michael Andersen

XSplit Broadcaster - Commercial version of Open Source software

2020-04-09

We used this software during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pros

It has a great interface and very flashy, but it is a resource hog and does not provide the end results to justify it.

Cons

It uses a tremendous amount of resources of my laptop (i7 8th Gen with SSD) and does not provide the flexibility of other products in the ability to put together great presentations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Boateng

Xsplit Tool for brodcasters

2019-09-27

I enjoyed using it cause it was simple even the free part was good but i had to get the lifetime

Pros

Xsplit software is pretty plug and play automatically picks up the capture Card and sets the right fps and sound settings for it. also has a built in background remover that i enjoy very much.

Cons

Having to pay monthly to use the software was annoying so i decided to buy the lifetime pass.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Charles Chun

Good, but not worth paying monthly

2018-09-16

Pros

If you don't mind paying for a program for streaming then xsplit might be your solution. Xsplit is simple to use and does its job. Has all the features you need to successfully stream and even it doesn't, you can add additional addons and hooks to fulfill your needs.

Cons

There are some issues reported with xsplit that it slows down people's computers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Zachery Jackson

It's not bad but not great

2019-11-12

My overall experience using xsplit was great, but I eventually wanted to do more then what I could actually do with the free and didn't feel like paying.

Pros

Xsplit has a lot of neat features, such as overlays customizing your screen, your backdrop, so forth.

Cons

To get into most of the stuff that I wanted to do, it required payment and that wasn't really what i was all about at that time because i wasn't making any money during streams.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Not good enough to make me switch over honestly.

2018-02-19

Pros

I've been using the GeForce experience to stream for some time now, and the massive feature set of XSplit seemed like a good next step.

Cons

Ultimately, XSplit caused too much slowdown on my machine over GeForce for me to switch. This is a big issue for me, and people who watch streams, that I think it's unfortunate. You can rightfully say my PC isn't quite up to snuff, but the current program I use performs just fine, I would expect XSplit to be on par? Maybe the additional features would be worth it one day, but for now not quite.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Michael Bennett

XSplit is an excellent streaming broadcast platform.

2019-07-31

When we use XSplit, it's usually for 2 types of events. #1 - We record and broadcast over the internet a locally hosted event. It does this perfectly, and there is no other solution that can match XSplit for this. It just works amazinly well. #2 - We capture and re-broadcast (multicast) internally for bandwidth savings across hundress of screens. Usually this is only when major world events are happening, but we do it several times a year. XSplit is also the top choice for this totally flexible solution. We may not know what our source medium is until minutes before broadcast, but X Split can always handle it.

Pros

The scene features, overlays, and more give a nice feature set that's easy and "Just Works."

Cons

XSplit is a very sign on type program .You login to launch. This might be fine for most environments, but it felt a bit "Home User," type to us when deploying. The performance is not affected by this at all, and I find XSplit superb in all other regards. Frequent Updates can be both a Pro and a Con for the monthly user.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Gombosi

Broadcasting Made Easy

2018-03-27

Pros

A very competent piece of streaming software. Easy to Use Relatively Cheap Decent Customer Service Support Streaming made simple!

Cons

More specifically OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) - OBS is open-source, meaning FREE, and is so robust and easy to use that it's hard to justify spending money on another broadcasting software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rayjan Koehler

XSplit

2020-09-08

Screen records without problems more than 95% of the time.

Pros

Works with older computers as well... The version i am using is still compatible with Windows 7, and that has been a huge plus since i cannot afford to upgrade my computer.

Cons

There was some difficulties over time with this program, but i am pretty sure it was my computer (Windows 7 laptop).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthew Barile

Works for some things that I need

2019-08-07

None of these type of products have worked universally, but XSplit is a good option that works often

Pros

I like the ability to record/save/capture computer video and audio

Cons

Capturing and broadcasting didn't seem to work when some specific software was active on the desktop.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Nick Keith

Not the most user friendly

2020-05-05

I moved on from the product and tried to get another to work.

Pros

It did what it needed to do but after a long time messing with it and research.

Cons

It was clunky to get going and didn't have any clear directions on training on how to use the product. Seemed glitchy.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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rene rodriguez

Overpiced and lacking key features

2019-04-16

I used XSplit when I started to stream but quickly moved over to OBS when I found out OBS had better performance and more features for free.

Pros

Honestly I cant think of any good reasons why you would choose this software over OBS.

Cons

The biggest con is ease of use. when I tried to use it I couldn't figure out how to use it so I went to google but I quickly found out that no one was using XSplit so support for it was abysmal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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