3 Best Free Broadcasting Software For Windows PC

Best Free Broadcasting Software

Here is a list 3 best free broadcasting software for Windows PC. The software for this broadcast is free and open source, so you can also download and edit the source code.

Through this best free broadcasting software, you can broadcast video, audio, screen, text, media files, etc., over the internet. To reach a bigger audience, this software lets you connect with streaming services like YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, Facebook Live, etc. To connect with a streaming service, you need to log in to that service or use the streaming key provided by the streaming service.

In some of these software, you can even maintain multiple scenes like one scene with webcam and audio feeds, another scene with desktop and audio feeds, etc. During broadcast, you can quickly switch between scenes according to your needs.

Before starting broadcast, you can adjust various streaming parameters (video codec, video resolution, audio intensity, etc.) in all software. After adjusting the streaming parameters, you can start the broadcasting process.

3 Best Free Broadcasting Software For Windows

The process for broadcasting content is quite simple in all these broadcasting software. However, for novice users, I include the steps for broadcasting content in the description of each software. Apart from standard broadcasting features, you can also find other useful features in it like record stream, game capture, plugin store, etc.

1. OBS

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OBS is a free, open source broadcasting software for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Through this software, you can easily broadcast screen feeds, webcam feeds, audio feeds, etc., simultaneously.

To reach a bigger audience, this software lets you connect and broadcast your content to online streaming services like Youtube, Mixer, Discord, Facebook Live, and many more. Apart from streaming, you can also use it to record audio, screen feeds, and webcam feeds. Now, follow the steps below to broadcast content using this open source broadcasting software.

How to broadcast content using OBS:

  1. Open this software and open Source Panel and press the button Add(+) and select an option Video Capture Device, Display Capture, Audio Input Capture, Media Source, etc., according to the type of content you want to broadcast.
  2. Now, select the name of the screen recording, webcam, and audio capturing devices from the section Add.
  3. Furthermore, you can use Audio Mixer and Transition panels to make final adjustments to audio intensity, video transition effects, etc.
  4. After setting the video and audio parameters, click on the options Start Streaming to open the window Missing Stream Setup.
  5. Now, select the section Stream and choose one of the many streaming services available like Twitch, Youtube, Facebook Live, etc.
  6. Finally, enter streaming key from the selected streaming service and press the button OK to start broadcasting your content.

Additional features:

Scenes: Using scenes, you can maintain multiple device settings like scene 1 (webcam feed and screen feed), scene 2 (screen feed and audio feed), etc. Apart from that, it lets you quickly switch between different settings or scenes.
Recording: It is a simple recording feature through which you can record screens, webcam feeds, audio, etc.
Game Capture: Using it, you can record your gameplay without experiencing any kind of interruption.

OBS is one of the best open source broadcasting software as it lets you broadcast multiple content like screen feeds, webcam feeds, audio feeds, etc., all at once. Plus, it supports all popular online streaming services.

Downloads: OBS

2. XSplit Broadcaster

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XSplit Broadcaster is another free, open source broadcasting software for Windows. It is a special broadcasting software through which you can broadcast multiple camera feeds, screen feeds, local media feeds, and audio feeds. Also, you can maintain multiple scenes in it which consist of a different set of inputs which you can switch during the broadcast.

To broadcast your content, you can connect this software with several popular live-streaming platforms like Youtube, Mixer, Facebook Live, Twitch, and many more. Now, follow the steps below to broadcast your content through this software.

How to broadcast content using XSplit Broadcaster:

  1. Launch this software and login using Google, Facebook, or X Split account.
  2. Now go to section Add Source > Device and add videos, audios, screen feeds, local media files, etc., that you want to broadcast.
  3. Next, move to the section settings to adjust input feed parameters such as video effects, video filters, audio intensity, layout, aspect ratio, etc.
  4. Now, open the menu Broadcast and select the streaming service you use to broadcast your content. In this menu, you can also get some configuration features which can be used to adjust the video broadcasting codec, audio codec, bitrate, etc.
  5. Finally, enter token or streaming key to start broadcasting.

Additional features:

Records: Using it, you can record your content and save it locally on your system as a video.
Share My Stream: Use it to share broadcasting links to various social media platforms.
Store Plugins: This software offers its own plugin store where you can add plugins to introduce new features to this software.

Limitations:

This free version of XSplit Broadcaster has no built-in editor and offers limited scenes. To remove all the restrictions, you need to buy the paid version of this software.

XSplit Broadcaster is a great open source broadcasting software through which you can broadcast your content over the internet using popular online streaming services like Youtube, Twitch, Mixer, etc.

Downloads: XSplit Broadcaster

3. Streamlabs OBS

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Streamlabs OBS is another free, open source broadcasting software for Windows. As the name suggests, it is an OBS based broadcasting software but comes with a unique interface and features. In it, you can also import existing OBS settings for quick setup.

Through this software, you can broadcast webcam feed, audio, desktop feed, image feed, and text to streaming services like Youtube, Twitch, Facebook Live, Mixer, etc. However, it does not have the Scene feature that you can find in the 2 software above. Now, follow the steps below to broadcast your content through this software.

How to broadcast content using Streamlabs OBS:

  1. Open this software and log in to an account for one of the streaming services that this software supports.
  2. After that, add one webcam feeds and microphone and select video themes from the settings interface.
  3. Next, go to section Source and add other feeds that you want to broadcast like desktop, images, text, etc.
  4. Now, you can use the section Mixer to adjust the audio volume and apply audio filters over the audio feed.
  5. Next, select broadcasting status (starting soon, live scene, be right back, etc.) and press the button Go Live to start broadcasting.

Additional features:

Recording: Using it, you can record feeds and save them locally in your system.
Chats: This software automatically integrates the chat box of the streaming service that you are using for broadcast.
App Stores: A built-in app store to add more features to this software is also built in.

Streamlabs OBS is one of the simplest open source broadcasting software that allows you to broadcast different types of content over the internet using popular streaming services.

Downloads: Streamlabs OBS

Brankaspedia’s Favorite Broadcasting Software For Windows

OBS is our favorite software because it allows you to broadcast different types of content over the internet at once. Plus, it offers handy features like Scene and supports all popular streaming services like Youtube, Twitch, Facebook Live, etc.