Really enjoyed the latest update; lots of great info.
I’m also looking forward to XSplit getting a little more stable. I can’t stand the scaling/alignment controls (among a slew of other things) in WireCast, and it doesn’t work well with my Logitech Cameras (C910 & C510, can’t get either to go widescreen in it), but the stability and not-in-beta nature of it makes it more reliable (for the most part). Worked for two weeks in October, prepping XSplit to use for a charity stream, and then the night before the event it got an update or something and started desync’ing/delaying the video from my BMIP. Fell back on Wirecast and made it work, but it took me all night to prep the resources, and I was still having to change things/make new stuff during the event itself. Way too high stress. I’m sticking with WireCast until XSplit goes Gold, then I’ll give it another shot (I’ve already bought my license, since I’m really rooting for it).
I generally use a mix of other software to control my audio (Virtual Audio Cable primarily; my needs are fairly simple, though, and mostly handled in the mixer anyway) during streams, so XSplit’s simplified nature doesn’t bother me too much… but yeah, better control of that stuff would be nice.
Also, I don’t have any real problems with the XML polling system; I actually wrote a management script that preps XML specifically to load into XSplit so that I don’t have to go modify the file myself during an event (it can handle match info, etc.), so I’m a big fan of their model, but it could certainly use master layers and such anyway. Not everyone knows XML, and people shouldn’t have to anyway.