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Compare Open Broadcaster Software and XSplit Broadcaster

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side-by-side comparison of Open Broadcaster Software vs. XSplit Broadcaster
based on preference data from user reviews. Open Broadcaster Software rates 4.5/5 stars with 42 reviews. By contrast, XSplit Broadcaster rates 3.4/5 stars with 11 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
(42)
4.5 out of 5
Open Broadcaster Software
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
(11)
3.4 out of 5
XSplit Broadcaster
Star Rating
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
Market Segments
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
Small-Business (64.3% of reviews)
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
Small-Business (72.7% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
No pricing information available
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
No pricing information available

Open Broadcaster Software vs XSplit Broadcaster

  • Reviewers felt that Open Broadcaster Software meets the needs of their business better than XSplit Broadcaster.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Open Broadcaster Software is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Open Broadcaster Software over XSplit Broadcaster.
Categories
Shared Categories
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
Open Broadcaster Software and XSplit Broadcaster are categorized as Live Stream Broadcasting
Unique Categories
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software is categorized as Screen and Video Capture and Video Editing
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster has no unique categories
Pricing
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Ratings
Meets Requirements
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
8.8
Responses: 39
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
6.8
Responses: 11
Ease of Use
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
8.1
Responses: 39
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
7.0
Responses: 11
Ease of Setup
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
Not enough data available
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
Not enough data available
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
8.1
Responses: 23
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
5.0
Responses: 8
Ease of Doing Business With
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
Not enough data available
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
8.3
Responses: 40
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
5.8
Responses: 11
Features
Social
Annotations
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
7.7
Responses: 5
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
7.3
Responses: 5
Engagement
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
8.1
Responses: 6
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
6.9
Responses: 6
Production
Video Editing
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
Not enough data available
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
6.7
Responses: 7
Audio Editing
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
Not enough data available
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
6.2
Responses: 7
Mixing
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
7.9
Responses: 7
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
6.9
Responses: 6
Functionality
Compatibility
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
8.5
Responses: 9
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
7.2
Responses: 6
Optimization
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
8.1
Responses: 8
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
6.9
Responses: 6
Editing
Background Removal
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
7.7
Responses: 5
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
7.3
Responses: 5
Drag and Drop
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
Not enough data available
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
6.9
Responses: 7
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Open Broadcaster Software and XSplit Broadcaster were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
64.3%
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
72.7%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
21.4%
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
27.3%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software
14.3%
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster
0%
Reviewers' Industry
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software Industry
Information Technology and Services
9.5%
Entertainment
9.5%
Religious Institutions
7.1%
Music
7.1%
Computer Software
7.1%
Other
59.5%
XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster Industry
Entertainment
18.2%
Computer Games
18.2%
Professional Training & Coaching
9.1%
Non-Profit Organization Management
9.1%
Music
9.1%
Other
36.4%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Open Broadcaster Software
David R.
User in Media Production

I like that OBS is a free software program.

XSplit Broadcaster
G
User in Music

I loved the ease of use. At one point we were doing a lot of live streaming and XSplit was the easiest to set up and use streaming software. It looked very professional at an affordable cost which is what I liked about it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Open Broadcaster Software
Anna P.
User in Entertainment

I prefer Streamlabs OBS for it's library of free templates and ease of use for beginners. This software does work great. If you have a personal set of stream scenes, or link to a 3rd-party one, it does preform perfectly. I just prefer the ease of use of...

XSplit Broadcaster
GC
User in Computer Games

The convenience gained via XSplit's streamlined design and simple options leads to restrictions in customization. Its audio settings are some of the most limited, resulting in complications for users who may have multiple devices/sources they'd like the...

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Discussions
Open Broadcaster Software
Open Broadcaster Software Discussions
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1 comment
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that would be frustrating. I found assigning hot keys to seldom used keys to be the best option such as the f row. Also Elgato makes an inexpensive stream...Read more
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XSplit Broadcaster Discussions
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