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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Ensemble Video ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Video Marketing, Video Platform Integrations, Video Security, Video Player, Video Analytics, Video Hosting, Management & Storage, Video Engagement

Video Marketing

9.5

Ensemble Video

95%
5.1

Vimeo

51%
Vimeo ranks higher in 4/6 features

Video personalization

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
29 Ratings

Support for advertisements

9.0
90%
1 Rating
3.3
33%
12 Ratings

Lead generation

N/A
0 Ratings
4.2
42%
18 Ratings

eCommerce

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
11 Ratings

Video SEO

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2
52%
23 Ratings

Integration to Marketing Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
4.3
43%
17 Ratings

Video Platform Integrations

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
6.1

Vimeo

61%
Vimeo ranks higher in 4/5 features

Integration to LMS

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
6 Ratings

Integration to Salesforce.com

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
5 Ratings

Integration to Marketo

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
5 Ratings

Integration to HubSpot

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
5 Ratings

Integration to Eloqua

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Video Security

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
7.6

Vimeo

76%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 5/5 features

Video access controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
34 Ratings

User management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
31 Ratings

Video link sharing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
32 Ratings

Internal video

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
30 Ratings

External video

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
31 Ratings

Video Player

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
7.5

Vimeo

75%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 4/4 features

Player customization

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.8
58%
28 Ratings

Embedded videos

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
34 Ratings

Video quality / Bandwidth controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
33 Ratings

Mobile compatibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
34 Ratings

Video Analytics

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
5.6

Vimeo

56%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 4/5 features

Streaming quality reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.3
63%
13 Ratings

Per viewer tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
21 Ratings

Per video tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.6
66%
26 Ratings

Video analytics dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
25 Ratings

A/B testing

N/A
0 Ratings
3.4
34%
11 Ratings

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
7.2

Vimeo

72%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 6/6 features

On-Demand video

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
22 Ratings

Live streaming

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
12 Ratings

Impact of streaming on network

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
18 Ratings

Video upload & format support

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
32 Ratings

Video library / File management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.7
67%
30 Ratings

Video portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
21 Ratings

Video Engagement

9.0

Ensemble Video

90%
4.9

Vimeo

49%
Ensemble Video ranks higher in 2/3 features

Audience polling

9.0
90%
1 Rating
4.2
42%
5 Ratings

Video comments

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
25 Ratings

Audience Q&A / Live chat

N/A
0 Ratings
4.4
44%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Ensemble Video is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
11 Ratings
5.0

Vimeo

50%
37 Ratings

Usability

Ensemble Video

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Vimeo

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

Ensemble Video

100%
2 Ratings
6.9

Vimeo

69%
15 Ratings

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

Vimeo

If you're a small company with one or two employees, I'm sure that Vimeo is great. When it comes to larger organizations and teams, they clearly are treating such customers stepmotherly. You need a basic account in order to be an admin on a Pro-plan team, but you only get basic support (3 days wait). The teams function is riddled with bugs and affects the whole experience. In this case, I would not recommend Vimeo at all.
Michael Kazarnowicz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vimeo

  • User-friendly interface for administrators of the account and external viewers. Being able to easily navigate a new platform or software is ideal for anyone.
  • Seamless sharing and embedding across many platforms. Vimeo is well-recognized so it makes it easy for other platforms to recognize Vimeo. The compatibility is outstanding.
  • As an administrator of the account, being able to select viewing privileges may seem like a basic function, but it's so necessary right now with how heavy our organization is utilizing the platform. We can mass upload content early and only release it for the public over time by simply changing it to a public video.
Marissa Roth | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vimeo

  • Price - For the full featureset of Vimeo, you will be paying $900 a year as of 2020, and this is expected to only go up over time. Thankfully, Vimeo offers lower tiers with less functionality, and most people will not need the unlimited streaming viewers or whopping 7 TB of storage that you get for the highest level of membership. But it is still a premium price for a premium service.
  • "Suggested" Algorithm - The equivalent of YouTube's suggested videos feature is the Vimeo Staff Picks, which recommends curated content from their team of editors. While this content generally has a high level of production, it is not especially relevant to the video you are watching, or to your watch history as a user. I rarely watch suggested videos in Vimeo.
  • Search - The Vimeo search page is beautiful, having huge thumbnails of videos with a clean, visually-appealing layout. However, the results themselves leave much to be desired. When I search for "jung" to try to find videos on Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, of the first 18 results, not a single result is actually about C. G. Jung. On Youtube, the first 14 results are all about Jung. When I search for "c. g. jung" on Vimeo I find a number of relevant results, so it's not that the videos are not available in Vimeo. Rather, the search algorithm is not returning relevant results.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ensemble Video

General

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

Starting Price

Ensemble Video Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Vimeo

General

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

Starting Price

$12 per month

Vimeo Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$121
Pro$201
Business$501
Premium$751
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Ensemble Video

No score
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Vimeo

Vimeo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The customization options are vast and very easy to utilize. While there can be a slight learning curve for some advanced features, it is not so steep that it takes a long time to figure out. Support is great at guiding you through anything that might be confusing to you as well
Jeannette Saysomvang | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vimeo

Vimeo 6.9
Based on 15 answers
Terrible support. When I subscribed to Premium we were guaranteed support. However, after the first e-mail I received from them, I never heard from them again. I sent several emails over the course of a couple of weeks acknowledging that due to covid, I did not expect a miracle overnight and that I was keen to work on the issue with them. I have not heard from customer service at all. This is very disappointing. We lost customers due to the poor quality of the livestreams and were left to sort the issue out without their help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vimeo

YouTube was the platform we primarily used previously, after having restrictions and having locked out of a couple of accounts we needed a better platform. We also lost some of our videos. We also have an internal app to track client videos and Vimeo supported it better. With the increased storage and the number of videos we create, we decided Vimeo would be better.
Hanaa Ibham | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vimeo

  • It allows clients to serve a massive amount of video content within an LMS without eating up disk space or sacrificing bandwidth.
  • The overall cost is very low compared to other tools and there is no 'pay per view' style unstable pricing.
  • The tool has allowed students in other countries to access content faster.
  • NEGATIVE - the upload limits per week, especially on the basic/pro accounts are too restrictive.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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