SplitmediaLabs

XSplit Broadcaster


4 / 5
17 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

For game development, live production, and content creators.


Average Ratings

17 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $2.50/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • SplitmediaLabs
  • www.splitmedialabs.com
  • Hong Kong

About XSplit Broadcaster

Live streaming system for broadcasting and video production with high fidelity sound.


XSplit Broadcaster Features

  • 2D games
  • 3D Games
  • In-App Purchase
  • In-Game Analytics
  • IT Asset Management
  • Multi-player Gaming Network
  • Physics Simulation
  • Player Management
  • Prototyping
  • Virtual Reality

XSplit Broadcaster Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Good and Easy to Use Software, But Not Without Competition

Mar 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Xsplit is an easy to use, professional-grade streaming program. Being a paid piece of software, it benefits from professional support and documentation, better stability and compatibility compared to free solutions, and more features.

Some hardware, like my Elgato Game Capture HD, functioned better in XSplit compared to another program, OBS. In OBS, the Game Capture HD refused to sync the video and audio signals, with no way to properly correct the desync. XSplit has never had a problem with any of my hardware, while OBS is often less agreeable, but workable.

Xsplit easily integrates with streaming platforms, such as YouTube Live and Twitch. This allows you to log in through XSplit to your account to create a direct link between the two instead of needing to work with stream keys and stream URLs.

It also features integrated media and editing controls. Media can easily be added to XSplit without adding another source. Clips in XSplit can also be edited together in-program.

Cons: XSplit is a paid piece of software, compared to free solutions such as GeForce Experience (with an NVIDIA Card), OBS Studio, and Streamlabs OBS. 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.

Overall: 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.

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Broadcasting Power House!

Dec 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how easy to use it is, and that it can easily detect all my devices quickly! I love the detail in scene editing it allows me. The preview editor is clutch to make changes on the fly. Also their liecesing deals are very affordable.

Cons: The only con I can think of is that more gear should be made to work with xsplit over any other braodcasting service.

Overall: I bought the lifetime licensing and won't use another service to stream!

A simple streaming program that uses a little too much CPU.

Feb 19, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: From setup to broadcast, getting XSplit to do its thing is incredibly simple. It even has hooks built in for just about any streaming service you could want.

Cons: The biggest problem I have with XSplit is that it causes major slowdown in my games. That is a significant problem considering the use of this program. I hope they can one day slim it down a bit, until then I'm content using an alternative source that doesn't provide anywhere near the options XSplit does.

Good, but not worth paying monthly

Sep 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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: A con would be that you need to pay for it. There are better options than xsplit and are free. There are some issues reported with xsplit that it slows down people's computers.

Not good enough to make me switch over honestly.

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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. There's so much you can do with scenes and transitions even on a free level that is appealing.

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.

Overpiced and lacking key features

Apr 16, 2019
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Overall: 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.

Great video switching/streaming software

Jun 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Once you have the hang of its quirks, the user interface is easy to navigate. We were able to stream to both Facebook Live and YouTube over a broadband connection.

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.

Good, but for the price I expected better.

May 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I was able to setup and record a video of my screen, video of me, and video of my son, all playing a video game.

Cons: Video quality was rough and the software didn't seem intuitive enough. If it was a free program, I'd overlook all of that, but for something on the pricey side, I expected better.

Great for Gamers

Dec 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: XSplit offers a free software that allows you to stream your computer or video game activities. We used it to broadcast our podcast as well as test run of our gaming streams. They have a great support system and are very stable.

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.

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Broadcasting Made Easy

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A very competent piece of streaming software.

Easy to Use

Relatively Cheap

Decent Customer Service Support

Streaming made simple!

Cons: So with so many awesome points, what could be negative about it? Well, although the program is cheap - there is simply better options out there. 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. OBS does take a little more tinkering around.

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Best Software for Broadcasting needs

Feb 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With Xsplit Broadcaster, we can highly customize the scenes with many effects, many inputs and capture devices. Can contol audio inputs accordingly. Projection output is a very nice feature which we can output the final video to a projector or other local viewers.

Cons: Very high frame drop happens when the network speed drops. Hope it will add some feature to view current network speed and required network speed. Cannot broadcast to facebook and Youtube simultaneously.

Overall: After trying many broadcasting softwares, I stopped at Xsplit, because it is very simple and attractive UI and features. Recommend to everyone with broadcasting needs.

So much more than just twitch streaming.

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Obviously, its a good option for streaming.

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.

Some of the best live broadcast sofwere

Jun 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: is a very simple program to use, gives the option to record, mix and transmit live. very simple compared to other streaming softwere

Cons: what I did not like was in the installation, this softwere requires other things that at the time of installation is a bit tedious, but in general it is great.

Overall: It is an excellent program, with the learning to work streaming to be able to give some workshops live through the internet

Poor customer service

Mar 28, 2019
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I liked that my son was able to do recordings like the YouTube content producers he admires. Unfortunately the video quality was poor with a lot of Staggering that only happened when xsplit was on.

Cons: Compared to other apps like obs, the graphics quality is quite poor when xsplit is engaged. Swords and Arrow boxes stagger in beat saber, with similar results across the spectrum of other games. It's noticeable when using xsplit but much more noticeable when using a much better product. I think PC gaming has gotten Beyond xsplit and you should look elsewhere. They also have poor customer service and do not give refunds if you are dissatisfied with the product.

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the program left much to be desired

Jul 11, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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Great for broadcasting

Jan 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Got it free for 6 months with my webcam. It is a great program that doesn't crash often and has all of the basic aspects of streaming covered.

Cons: It costs money and does the same things as many other programs in which are free do

Overall: I prefer to use OBS as it is free but thats the only reason why I choose obs over this.

Worth the money

Jan 10, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Features are what is making xsplit a very good broadcasting software, you have everything you need to stream games or anything else.

Cons: When I was using xsplit I had a lot of crashes even if my computer is able to handle the game while broadcasting.