|Tool Logo||Tool Name||More Info||Operating System||Price||Capture Screen||Record Game Captures||Livestream||Webcam Recording||Capture Mic||Capture System Audio||No Watermark||Hot Key Controls||Recording Session Limit||Timeline Editing||Adjust Audio||Pan & Zoom||Add Media||Drawing Tool||Add Annotations||Video Output Formats||Audio Output Formats||Upload Directly to Internet||FAQ or Knowledgebase||Tutorials||Phone Support||Email Support||Live Chat||MISC|
|OBS||Visit Site||Windows/Mac/Linux||Free||Yes||None||6, MP4 FLV MOV +3 more||1, MP4||No||Not easy to get started with but endless customization possibilities.|
|XSplit Free||Visit Site||Windows 7, 8, and 8.1||Free||Yes||None||2, MP4 or FLV||0||Yes (& YouTube)||Not worth using over OBS for any reason.|
|XSplit Paid||Visit Site||Windows 7, 8, and 8.1||Paid||Yes||None||2, MP4 or FLV||0||Yes (& YouTube)||Video Game Console Capture | Green Screen Transparency Effect | Simultaneous broadcasting to multiple stream services|
The short story is you get better performance from OBS but your going to have to take the time to lookup how to videos (or watch my awesome tutorial for it below) to learn how to do what you want to do with it because it is not very intuitive on how to use it when you first open it up.
That’s where XSplit does well. It is extremely beginner friendly and easy to get setup and start streaming quickly. XSplit Paid version can stream to multiple services at once so that is definitely a nice feature if you take your streaming seriously and you want to be on as many platforms as possible. As well as a few other features.
If you would like to read a more in-depth review of these two going head to head then you can check out this article.
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