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AdClarity

9 Ratings

JW Player

10 Ratings

AdClarity

9 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

JW Player

10 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AdClarity

AdClarity is an amazing tool when you need to get some webpage from another location. It has lots of different location around the world, well organised by continent, which allow you (according your subscription) emulate easily each one of your desired hits (like hit an American only website in Europe, or vice-versa, etc). For a non-professional users, allows you to do some "tricky" actions, like clean cookies or set a different device user-agent to emulate an mobile device, with simple actions (one or two clicks).Avoid using it to stream video when you pay by download size. Also avoid have multiple tabs/windows on your web browser when you are using this tool, it will refresh all of them.
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JW Player

JW Player has flexible plans that won't cost you a lot of money. If you are a startup, JW offers a variety of plans that will suit your specific needs and grow with you as your company grows. You do not need to be a video expert to understand how to upload a video, which allows nearly anyone in the office to do it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

AdClarity
JW Player
8.9
Support for advertisements
AdClarity
JW Player
9.3
Video SEO
AdClarity
JW Player
8.6

Video Security

AdClarity
JW Player
9.0
Video access controls
AdClarity
JW Player
9.0
User management
AdClarity
JW Player
9.0
Video link sharing
AdClarity
JW Player
8.0
External video
AdClarity
JW Player
10.0

Video Player

AdClarity
JW Player
9.6
Player customization
AdClarity
JW Player
8.6
Embedded videos
AdClarity
JW Player
10.0
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
AdClarity
JW Player
10.0
Mobile compatibility
AdClarity
JW Player
10.0

Video Analytics

AdClarity
JW Player
8.8
Per video tracking
AdClarity
JW Player
9.0
Video analytics dashboard
AdClarity
JW Player
8.6

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

AdClarity
JW Player
9.4
On-Demand video
AdClarity
JW Player
9.3
Live streaming
AdClarity
JW Player
10.0
Video upload & format support
AdClarity
JW Player
8.6
Video library / File management
AdClarity
JW Player
9.3
Video portal
AdClarity
JW Player
10.0

Pros

  • Get ideas for new placements
  • See creatives of my competitors
  • Find new verticals to advertise in
  • Completely SAAS
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  • Responsive HTML5
  • Provides share functionality built into the player
  • Platform use enables playlist functionality and playlist players which can be customized or versioned for specific uses
  • Videos uploaded to the JW Platform automatically provide multiple image frame options for selecting video thumbnail
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Cons

  • I'd love to see my competitors' activities on the social networks
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  • Technical support is extremely slow to respond to inquiries and often does no more than point to existing documentation on its knowledgevbase, which is often inadequate, and slows down proper resolution to issues.
  • No access to cases established for customer record of all correspondence with support.
  • JW Platform Playlist RSS feed is not currently compatible with iTunes video podcast submission parameters which is a real disconnect.
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Likelihood to Renew

AdClarity8.6
Based on 2 answers
AdClarity is the only product with these capabilities. I haven't seen any alternatives out there.
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JW Player10.0
Based on 1 answer
Just made the decision to renew given demonstrated improvements being made to the platform to expand compatibility for its player use on devices such as Apple TV, as well as improvements made recently to its JW Platform Dashboard
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Usability

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JW Player9.0
Based on 1 answer
Reliability and compatibility on a majority of platforms. Would have received a 10 except recent versions of browsers such as Firefox are now defaulting against Flash components and thus prompting approval from users BEFORE loading which is a HUGE obstacle to an effective user experience thus creating concerns by end-users unnecessarily and risking that they will NOT accept the prompts, thus leaving unable to view video content hosted using the JW Player. Assurances by JW support suggest they will resolve this, so we'll see...
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Support

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JW Player1.0
Based on 1 answer
Slow responsiveness; staff seems overwhelmed OR does not seem to have SLAs established for performance and there is nothing online for customers to measure responsiveness to cases other than maintain their own tracking methods
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Implementation

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JW Player7.0
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One of the primary features promoted by JW Platform is its SEO definition. However, there did not seem to be a way to integrate that data to our platform if selected thus only leaving the benefits of that data to be established on the individual video page hosted by JW Platform, which isn't useful in the end to the client value we are trying to deliver for our VideoproFile.net solution
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Alternatives Considered

Very similar product, they have the same purposes and also same features, only difference could be the costs.
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JW Player is competitive with VideoJS and MediaElements. Though we preferred VideoJS based on some features for its player attributes for years, we ultimately switched to JW Player due to its platform capabilities, functionality and recent investments the firm was making to significantly improve its overall offering
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Return on Investment

  • I was able to get more suitable, better converting traffic sources.
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  • Positive in the sense that we have been able to integrate its use and their platform for our VideoproFile.net client videos hosting and distribution, with far greater functionality and features than just using the stand-alone player as a plugin for the site.
  • There have been some negative impacts such as the playlist RSS feed iTunes incompatibility as already mentioned.
  • Another negative impact on some videos with the JW Platform is its encoding qualities seem to be lesser than popular video sharing sites such as Vimeo, YouTube and Dailymotion; this is only evident on certain videos, however serious enough that the only alternative is to encode our own, load to our own CDN, then load via URL to the JW Platform, then uploading a separate image for its thumbnail. This is a work-around, but seems completely unnecessary given that since most clients are inclined to just use the FREE video sharing sites anyway, we cannot afford to see some videos appear to display blurry images at places within the videos encoded and hosted on JW Platform. This also places a greater burden on us to review every video hosted with JW Platform as a measure of QA...steps we'd prefer NOT to take if we could rely on its quality of encoding matching that of the most popular video sharing sites.
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Pricing Details

AdClarity

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

JW Player

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details