What are the best broadcasting software?

asked by Chuks Victor
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10 solutions
  1. 14

    #1vMix

    vMix

    vMix is live video production & streaming software that allows you to produce, stream and record in HD, SD and even 4K. You can make live streams on YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitch, and Ustream.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Vibhore Jhadav
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "If you’re involved in live streaming, you’ll need to consider what streaming video software you’re going to use and vMix should definitely make your list. vMix supports a huge range of inputs including video cameras running at up to 4k resolution. vMix also allows for streaming at multiple bit rates, at the same time, which allows you to reach users with varying internet speeds."
  2. 12

    #2FFSplit

    FFSplit
    FFSPLIT is a freeware program that allows you to capture or record your desktop in different high quality video format. It also allows you to composite videos and stream online using FF features.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Maria Campbell
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "SoulCraft is an ARPG much like Diablo, but with not so serous art style. I like the art style. This game is free to play but offers an in game store. It has a handful of race and classes. Im a Demon Ninja. I found this game while i was looking for a game i can play without the internet which sadly this game is in need of a connection to play."
  3. 9

    #3XSplit

    XSplit

    This software is free and has NVIDIA NVENC that lets users control the performance and quality of their videos. Users can use different encoding and rendering options as well as connect listening devices for their ideal audio mix. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Jane Lynch
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "This is a software download that will allow you to both record the game you are playing, while simultaneously recording you playing it. The software is designed to then be easily uploaded to Twitch, which is a website for the gaming crowd. This software costs $8.32 per month for a 3-month contract, with staggered rates and time-lengths proceeding from that basic cost."
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    #4D3DGear

    D3DGear
    D3DGear is a recording software for PC that allows users to record game play to movies or to a video encoded for streaming without slowing down the game. D3DGear game recording function has very minimal performance impact on the game, it may not cause a game to lag or drop much frame rate.

    Software

    Windows

    $29.85- Free trial

    Benito Saldaña
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "D3DGear helps you record anything. It is made just for the PC. It can help you record game play and really make it your own. "
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    #5Cameleon

    Cameleon
    Cameleon is a web software and iOS app that allows you to capture video and screen capture and lets you share it directly to youtube and other social media channels.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Liu He
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Interesting..."
  3. 5

    #6Flash Media Live Encoder

    Flash Media Live Encoder
    Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder is a capture software with a media encoder that streams audio and video in real time to Adobe Media Server software or Flash Video Streaming Service (FVSS). This software can enable the broadcast of live events such as sporting events, webcasts, or concerts 
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Ying Shao
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I couldn't figure out how to use this. It is way too complicated and technical for me. It is probably for people with advanced computer skills. "
  4. 3

    #7Wirecast

    Wirecast
    Wirecast by Telestream is a complete software that allows you to capture video from different input devices, edit and produce videos and stream using encoding software and integrated live streaming services.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Varies by plan

    Andrew Ford
    Written on April 5, 2019
    "wirecast is pre good, imho. esp if you want more than one video feed for broadcasting on twitch."
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    #8Open Broadcaster Software

    Open Broadcaster Software
    Open Broadcaster Software, also known as OBS, is a free and open-source program for video recording and live streaming. It supports YouTube, Mixer, and Twitch platforms. It is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Brandon Carpenter
    Written on October 10, 2018
    "Without a doubt the best streaming software for Twitch with majority of all popular streamers currently using it. It's free, and it's compatible with every computer. A lot of settings and modes to work with. I have nothing bad to say about it and it's irrefutably the best."
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    #9Elgato Game Capture HD

    Elgato Game Capture HD
    A great starting point gadget for anyone that wants to start a gaming channel. You can record and upload gaming footage for consoles, PC and mobile devices.
    Software

    Windows

    Price varies depending of the model

    Liu Hou
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "Elgato is not that big of a name, but their products seem to have a good reputation among streamers. The issue is that they mainly make hardware products, it would appear. If you are just looking for streaming software, they might not be the company for you."
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    #10Gameshow

    Gameshow

    Gameshow is live streaming software developed by Telestream. It's a powerful and essential tool for all gamer, stream your games to everyone in a simple and cheap way.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $35.06- Free trial available

    Rose Simmons
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "I love being able to to stream to my audience and play games. I got tired of my old software however I found Gameshow. It took all the guess work out of streaming and made it fun and easy plus super cheap. Im a fan."

Summary

Best What are the best broadcasting software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1vMixSoftware 14 Free
2FFSplitSoftware 12 Free
3XSplitSoftware 9 Free
4D3DGearSoftware 9 Paid
5CameleonSoftware 6 Free
6Flash Media Live EncoderSoftware 5 Free
7WirecastSoftware 3 Paid
8Open Broadcaster SoftwareSoftware 1 Free
9Elgato Game Capture HDSoftware 0 Paid
10GameshowSoftware 0 Paid
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