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79 Ratings
13 Ratings
Top Rated
79 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
13 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudflare

Excellent for managing server loads and site speed for our clients. Most would have to buy bigger hosting packages to handle their busy days, but CloudFlare picks up the traffic and reduces the burden on the server. Most clients can rely on smaller hosting accounts to keep their sites up.
Darcy Knapp, MBA | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Cloudflare
JW Player
8.6
Support for advertisements
Cloudflare
JW Player
9.1
Video SEO
Cloudflare
JW Player
8.1

Video Security

Cloudflare
JW Player
7.8
Video access controls
Cloudflare
JW Player
9.0
User management
Cloudflare
JW Player
9.0
Video link sharing
Cloudflare
JW Player
7.0
External video
Cloudflare
JW Player
6.0

Video Player

Cloudflare
JW Player
7.0
Player customization
Cloudflare
JW Player
2.0
Embedded videos
Cloudflare
JW Player
6.0
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Cloudflare
JW Player
10.0
Mobile compatibility
Cloudflare
JW Player
10.0

Video Analytics

Cloudflare
JW Player
1.0
Per viewer tracking
Cloudflare
JW Player
1.0
Per video tracking
Cloudflare
JW Player
1.0
Video analytics dashboard
Cloudflare
JW Player
1.0

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Cloudflare
JW Player
8.6
On-Demand video
Cloudflare
JW Player
6.0
Live streaming
Cloudflare
JW Player
10.0
Video upload & format support
Cloudflare
JW Player
10.0
Video library / File management
Cloudflare
JW Player
7.0
Video portal
Cloudflare
JW Player
10.0

Pros

Cloudflare

  • Security: Cloudflare keeps our website safe from DDoS attacks and other malicious traffic.
  • CDN: Cloudflare caches our website content, increasing our website's reliability and reducing server load. This saves on bandwidth costs from web servers.
  • Registrar: We can migrate domains to Cloudflare, though they don't currently allow the purchase of new domain names. The benefit of this is cheaper renewal fees and fewer systems involved in managing our domains.
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

Cloudflare

  • Multiple Users - It would be great to be able to have multiple users on one account.
  • Itemized Cache - Would love to see a list of files that have been cached by CloudFlare's CDN and when they will expire. Also nice to optionally remove one or more files from the cache.
Joey Yax | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Cloudflare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 8.2
Based on 11 answers
  • We've been using a free plan, so we know that we aren't a priority on their list, but we had a severe issue in just one project, and they weren't able to help us with that.
  • We had to remove that website from Cloudflare and use another service since they couldn't help us, and they took a long time to respond to our inquiries.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

JW Player

JW Player 7.0
Based on 2 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

Cloudflare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

JW Player

JW Player 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Cloudflare

Cloudflare and CloudFront are both great tools. I would recommend Cloudflare for sites that are not hosted on Amazon, and CloudFront for sites using Amazon Web Services. The pricing and features are comparable. Overall, Cloudflare's free tier offers more services, which gives it a slight edge over the competition.
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

Cloudflare

  • Our business has online presences to reassure our customers, not to gain new ones, so the actual ROI is smaller than for most other people.
  • CloudFlare is super easy to use so I can make adjustments on the fly.
  • Safety and security is important and I don't have to worry about a lot of things due to CloudFlare.
Chris Widner | 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

Pricing Details

Cloudflare

General

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

JW Player

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudflare
9.3
JW Player
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cloudflare
10.0
JW Player
10.0

Usability

Cloudflare
JW Player
9.0

Support Rating

Cloudflare
8.2
JW Player
7.0

Implementation Rating

Cloudflare
JW Player
7.0

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