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Likelihood to Recommend

Ensemble Video

I'm not sure where Ensemble Video would be less appropriate. We've found it to be very effective for our campus-specific use cases. However, the product is very customizable in how a campus could structure their Ensemble instance to match their organization, and how users may be managed.
Joseph Axenroth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playwire Video

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Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Ensemble Video
9.5
Playwire Video
Video personalization
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Support for advertisements
Ensemble Video
9.0
Playwire Video

Video Platform Integrations

Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Integration to LMS
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video

Video Security

Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Video access controls
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
User management
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Video link sharing
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Internal video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
External video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video

Video Player

Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Player customization
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Embedded videos
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Mobile compatibility
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video

Video Analytics

Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Streaming quality reports
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Per viewer tracking
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Per video tracking
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Video analytics dashboard
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
On-Demand video
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Live streaming
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Impact of streaming on network
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Video upload & format support
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Video library / File management
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video
Video portal
Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video

Video Engagement

Ensemble Video
9.0
Playwire Video
Audience polling
Ensemble Video
9.0
Playwire Video
Video comments
Ensemble Video
9.0
Playwire Video

Pros

Ensemble Video

  • Adapting to user needs. Ensemble Video seems to always be listening to their clients needs and suggestions by implementing effective features in every system update. Communication seems to always indicate that these features are driven by requests that their customers have made to improve the service.
  • Client Support - I have an IT/support background and have had to deal with many vendors and external support. Ensemble is easily the most responsive and effective vendor when it comes to support. When needing certain solutions, they have sent code that was in development and not officially released so I could achieve my goals with project videos. Support is always personal, prompt and effective.
  • Customization. New templates, video players, account management, and embed options have allowed us to use Ensemble Video in a much more personalized way. Early versions of the service had an "Ensemble feel" but color schemes and logos are now able to be changed for a better organization feel.
Mike Maxse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playwire Video

No answers on this topic

Cons

Ensemble Video

  • User management. Some features are unique to the entire deployment (like authentication sources). It would be great if multiple authentication options could be used across different Ensemble institutions.
  • Upgrade processes. Though new versions of Ensemble Video are always better, the installation process is very manual and Ensemble Video must be involved directly. Not a weakness, but it would be nice to be able to perform our own upgrades/patches when needed.
Carlos Astorga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playwire Video

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Ensemble Video

Ensemble Video 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The team at Ensemble Video is dedicated to supporting us and they offer prompt and reliable services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playwire Video

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Ensemble Video

Ensemble Video has succeeded for us where other solutions have failed. It came along exactly when we needed it, for our organization. At the time, we were caught between the push and pull of several different solutions, uploading our videos with the expectation that users would take the time to download and play them, using popular public video streaming services with few settings and options, and forgoing videos altogether. Ensemble Video has taken our myriad needs and provided a platform that addresses all of them.
Derek Hardaway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playwire Video

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Ensemble Video

  • Ease of user contributed content. The videos that users upload to the system can either be automatically published or they can be reviewed by staff before being added to websites and courses. Instead of all these videos living on different sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) we now have a centralized location that we have control over.
  • LMS Integration - A year ago YouTube changed their policy to not allow direct recording from webcams. This essentially broke the Blackboard Video Everywhere tool that allowed our instructors to post quick comments in class discussions and content areas. While they need to be pre-recorded, the Ensemble Building Block allows our instructors and students to once again upload and post videos, all from directly within the Blackboard content editor.
  • Flexibility - With the ease of creating user accounts and video libraries, Ensemble Video has become the go to option for Erikson courses, professional development content and project videos. Different departments can have their own account and have control over their libraries without the worry of them viewing or editing other institute content.
Mike Maxse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Playwire Video

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Ensemble Video

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Playwire Video

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video

Support Rating

Ensemble Video
10.0
Playwire Video

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