Ensemble Video vs. Vimeo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ensemble Video
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Ensemble Video is an online video platform that simplifies video management and delivers content any time, over a variety of networks.N/A
Vimeo
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Vimeo is a video experience platform. They enable anyone to create high-quality video experiences to connect and bring ideas to life. They proudly serve their growing community of nearly 300 million users — from creative storytellers to globally distributed teams at the world's largest companies.
$9
per month
Pricing
Ensemble VideoVimeo
Editions & Modules
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Starter
$9
per month
Standard
$25
per month
Advanced
$65
per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ensemble VideoVimeo
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Ensemble VideoVimeo
Considered Both Products
Ensemble Video
Chose Ensemble Video
Ensemble Video is easy to use, affordable and their support is far and above Kaltura, YouTube, and Vimeo.
Vimeo

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Ensemble VideoVimeo
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
9.5
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Vimeo
4.1
36 Ratings
55% below category average
Video personalization10.01 Ratings5.933 Ratings
Support for advertisements9.01 Ratings2.514 Ratings
Lead generation00 Ratings4.421 Ratings
eCommerce00 Ratings3.213 Ratings
Video SEO00 Ratings4.926 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation00 Ratings3.620 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
Comparison of Video Platform Integrations features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
10.0
1 Ratings
45% above category average
Vimeo
1.0
10 Ratings
146% below category average
Integration to LMS10.01 Ratings1.07 Ratings
Integration to Salesforce.com00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to Marketo00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to HubSpot00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to Eloqua00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
10.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Vimeo
7.4
37 Ratings
17% below category average
Video access controls10.01 Ratings7.637 Ratings
User management10.01 Ratings7.634 Ratings
Video link sharing10.01 Ratings8.035 Ratings
Internal video10.01 Ratings7.633 Ratings
External video10.01 Ratings6.234 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
10.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Vimeo
6.5
38 Ratings
26% below category average
Player customization10.01 Ratings5.030 Ratings
Embedded videos10.01 Ratings8.037 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls10.01 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Mobile compatibility10.01 Ratings5.137 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Vimeo
5.6
34 Ratings
29% below category average
Streaming quality reports10.01 Ratings7.116 Ratings
Per viewer tracking10.01 Ratings5.623 Ratings
Per video tracking10.01 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard10.01 Ratings6.427 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings1.712 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Vimeo
5.4
37 Ratings
44% below category average
On-Demand video10.01 Ratings3.223 Ratings
Live streaming10.01 Ratings6.614 Ratings
Impact of streaming on network10.01 Ratings1.119 Ratings
Video upload & format support10.01 Ratings6.035 Ratings
Video library / File management10.01 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Video portal10.01 Ratings7.624 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Ensemble Video
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Vimeo
4.3
27 Ratings
61% below category average
Audience polling9.01 Ratings1.16 Ratings
Video comments9.01 Ratings5.927 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat00 Ratings5.88 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ensemble VideoVimeo
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(11 ratings)
5.4
(41 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.6
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ensemble VideoVimeo
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.
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Vimeo
For an overall professional appearance of Vimeo, I think it looks fabulous for the clients we work with. I think it works extremely well to host videos for courses and training that can be paid training. The privacy feature is great for that. I've never used it for going LIVE and wonder if that might be a good option for businesses but since I haven't tried it, I'm not of the capabilities. And I'm not sure how the clients are able to get on the LIVES. It does have so many new features since I started 4 years ago, and that means that there is a higher learning curve if you want to make full use of this platform.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Usability
Ensemble Video
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Vimeo
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
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Support Rating
Ensemble Video
The team at Ensemble Video is dedicated to supporting us and they offer prompt and reliable services.
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Vimeo
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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ScreenShots

Ensemble Video Screenshots

Screenshot of Ensemble Video works in concert with users and systems across your organization to enable collaborative sharing and management of an ever-increasing flow of video content.Screenshot of The Ensemble Video player is lightweight, customizable and brandable, and video streaming is seamless - no matter which device your viewers are using. Our Adaptive Bit Rate encoding tools ensure viewers will see great looking and consistently reliable video streams.Screenshot of Display and search your captions to your viewers in your learning management systems, HTML pages, blogs, portals and other content management systems.Screenshot of Use our built-in viewing analytics that provide you with the information and insight you need to successfully manage your content.Screenshot of Ensemble Studio, our room capture solution, provides easy, automated recording in classrooms, meeting rooms, labs, courtrooms, and medical training rooms.Screenshot of Ensemble Anthem, our screen capture solution, allows you to create screen, webcam and audio recordings wherever and whenever you want.