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15 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Video Marketing

    Amazon S3

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    JW Player

    86%
    JW Player ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Support for advertisements

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Video SEO

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    2 Ratings

    Video Security

    Amazon S3

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    JW Player

    78%
    JW Player ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Video access controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    User management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Video link sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    External video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings

    Video Player

    Amazon S3

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    JW Player

    70%
    JW Player ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Player customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.0
    20%
    3 Ratings

    Embedded videos

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Video quality / Bandwidth controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Mobile compatibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Video Analytics

    Amazon S3

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    JW Player

    10%
    JW Player ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Per viewer tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating

    Per video tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings

    Video analytics dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Video Hosting, Management & Storage

    Amazon S3

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    JW Player

    86%
    JW Player ranks higher in 5/5 features

    On-Demand video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Live streaming

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Video upload & format support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    Video library / File management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Video portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • JW Player is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    Amazon S3

    92%
    66 Ratings
    8.0

    JW Player

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon S3

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    JW Player

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.7

    Amazon S3

    77%
    10 Ratings
    9.0

    JW Player

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.7

    Amazon S3

    97%
    38 Ratings
    7.0

    JW Player

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon S3

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    JW Player

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 is a great service to safely backup your data where redundancy is guaranteed and the cost is fair. We use Amazon S3 for data that we backup and hope we never need to access but in the case of a catastrophic or even small slip of the finger with the delete command we know our data and our client's data is safely backed up by Amazon S3.Transferring data into Amazon S3 is free but transferring data out has an associated, albeit low, cost per GB. This needs to be kept in mind if you plan on transferring out a lot of data frequently. There may be other cost effective options although Amazon S3 prices are really low per GB. Transferring 150TB would cost approximately $50 per month.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Jim Manney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon S3

    • Fantastic developer API, including AWS command line and library utilities.
    • Strong integration with the AWS ecosystem, especially with regards to access permissions.
    • It's astoundingly stable- you can trust it'll stay online and available for anywhere in the world.
    • Its static website hosting feature is a hidden gem-- it provides perhaps the cheapest, most stable, most high-performing static web hosting available in PaaS.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    • 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
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon S3

    • Web console can be very confusing and challenging to use, especially for new users
    • Bucket policies are very flexible, but the composability of the security rules can be very confusing to get right, often leading to security rules in use on buckets other than what you believe they are
    Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    • Definitely missing the ability (in and easy way) to have clickable links in the video.
    • Analytics is a little cumbersome and not very user-friendly.
    Bryan Crowe | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon S3

    General

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

    Starting Price

    JW Player

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon S3

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    JW Player

    JW Player 10.0
    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
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 7.7
    Based on 10 answers
    It is tricky to get it all set up correctly with policies and getting the IAM settings right. There is also a lot of lifecycle config you can do in terms of moving data to cold/glacier storage. It is also not to be confused with being a OneDrive or SharePoint replacement, they each have their own place in our environment, and S3 is used more by the IT team and accessed by our PHP applications. It is not necessarily used by an average everyday user for storing their pictures or documents, etc.
    Sam Othman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    JW Player 9.0
    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...
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 9.7
    Based on 38 answers
    AWS has always been quick to resolve any support ticket raised. S3 is no exception. We have only ever used it once to get a clarification regarding the costs involved when data is transferred between S3 and other AWS services or the public internet. We got a response from AWS support team within a day.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    JW Player 7.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Support is reasonable. I from time to time have made suggestions on improvements that would be nice to see (like the ability to have a clickable link within the video - that is easy to create, without tons of coding) and it seems as though I never see it happen or get much response to "suggestions" to upgrade the software. The good news, other than a few things as I mentioned above, overall, I don't have many "technical issues" in the platform, which is a good thing. On occasion, I have seen some "issues" with the delivery of the video, but it has been pretty scarce. So it is dependable.
    Bryan Crowe | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon S3

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    JW Player

    JW Player 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon S3

    Overall, we found that Amazon S3 provided a lot of backend features Google Cloud Storage (GCS) simply couldn't compare to. GCS was way more expensive and really did not live up to it. In terms of setup, Google Cloud Storage may have Amazon S3 beat, however, as it is more of a pseudo advanced version of Google Drive, that was not a hard feat for it to achieve. Overall, evaluating GCS, in comparison to S3, was an utter disappointment.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    JW had more player options, a better/more intuitive user interface, was altogether faster both in rendering the uploaded videos and in time to load on the web page. The integration with OpenX for pre-roll was faster and easier than with Brightcove, and lastly, they offered a great price for service.
    Jim Cairl | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon S3

    • It practically eliminated some real heavy storage servers from our premises and reduced maintenance cost.
    • The excellent durability and reliability make sure the return of money you invested in.
    • If the objects which are not active or stale, one needs to remove them. Those objects keep adding cost to each billing cycle. If you are handling a really big infrastructure, sometimes this creates quite a huge bill for preserving un-necessary objects/documents.
    Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    JW Player

    • JW Player has was less expensive (without sacrificing quality) than our previous video platform so the ROI was instant.
    • We were easily able to add a variety of video advertising options including pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll.
    • The quality and consistancy of the look of the video has enabled us to grow our video views by well over 100% since starting with JW.
    Jim Manney | TrustRadius Reviewer

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