Open Broadcaster Software

Open Broadcaster Software 27.2

Free
Creates videos from the action on the user's screen

Record the action on your screen in HD as well as full HD and save it as a video file or stream it live on the Internet. Add various overlays, including your webcam in the stream and record the audio coming from opened applications as well as from the microphone.

Broadcasting is an integral part of today's social media. This free program lets you broadcast using different sources, not only your webcam. For example, you can broadcast pre-recorded videos or slideshows, as well as stream games, audio- or image-only feed, besides of the traditional webcam-video streaming.

The program has other options as well. You can add text to your broadcasts using the corresponding tools. You can set the font type and style, as well as the size and effect.

The program also has a studio mode that allows you to add transitions and effects to your video feed.

If you need to pre-record a video from your webcam, the program lets you do so by using its video capture function. Then, using the studio mode, you can edit your video before broadcasting.

The program has many other functions that would take too much time to describe. And that is one of its few weaknesses. Since it has many functions, its learning curve can be steep, mainly for people who are not familiar with this kind of programs. Also, its interface is not very intuitive. Nevertheless, being a free program, you may want to take a chance with it.

Victor Hernandez
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Review summary

Pros

  • You can broadcast from different sources
  • It has a Studio option to add video effects
  • It is free to download and use

Cons

  • It takes a while to learn how to use it
  • Not very intuitive
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