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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

This software is ideal for any size church. The ability to purchase a modest number of viewer-hours per month for a reasonable cost (no-ads) is hugely important for non-profit organizations. Being able to live-stream, record and watch from the archives is also great. Finally, the chat room allows for a more interactive experience than traditional tv broadcasting.
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Vimeo

Vimeo would be the best platform to store videos securely, share them with your audience. Definitely, the quality is ensured and uploading/downloading is very convenient. Specific purpose videos, where you share manually, this would be a great platform. I will not recommend Vimeo if you are hoping to get exposure using this, as search engines do not show Vimeo videos on results. One has to be using Vimeo to find Vimeo videos. And Vimeo is not ideal for in-mail videos, as the video does not play in the mail, but opens on a new tab.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.0
Vimeo
6.7
Lead generation
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.1
Vimeo
7.2
Video personalization
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.9
Vimeo
8.2
eCommerce
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
4.5
Vimeo
5.0
Support for advertisements
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.5
Vimeo
5.9
Video SEO
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.5
Vimeo
7.2
Integration to Marketing Automation
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3
Vimeo
6.9

Video Platform Integrations

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.5
Vimeo
6.3
Integration to Salesforce.com
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.4
Vimeo
5.5
Integration to LMS
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.7
Vimeo
7.9
Integration to Marketo
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Vimeo
6.0
Integration to HubSpot
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Vimeo
6.3
Integration to Eloqua
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Vimeo
5.6

Video Security

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.4
Vimeo
9.0
Video access controls
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.6
Vimeo
8.9
User management
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.0
Vimeo
8.8
Video link sharing
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.8
Vimeo
9.3
Internal video
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.8
Vimeo
9.2
External video
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.9
Vimeo
8.7

Video Player

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.6
Vimeo
8.9
Player customization
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.2
Vimeo
8.3
Embedded videos
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.9
Vimeo
9.5
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
9.1
Vimeo
9.2
Mobile compatibility
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.3
Vimeo
8.7

Video Analytics

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.9
Vimeo
7.7
A/B testing
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.8
Vimeo
6.1
Streaming quality reports
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.7
Vimeo
7.3
Per viewer tracking
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.3
Vimeo
7.9
Per video tracking
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.4
Vimeo
8.9
Video analytics dashboard
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3
Vimeo
8.3

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.8
Vimeo
7.8
On-Demand video
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.3
Vimeo
7.9
Live streaming
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
9.3
Vimeo
6.3
Impact of streaming on network
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.5
Vimeo
8.0
Video upload & format support
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.4
Vimeo
8.7
Video library / File management
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1
Vimeo
8.0
Video portal
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.0
Vimeo
8.0

Video Engagement

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.7
Vimeo
6.5
Audience polling
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.2
Vimeo
5.9
Audience Q&A / Live chat
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.2
Vimeo
6.0
Video comments
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Vimeo
7.8

Pros

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

  • It allows us to stream without special equipment. We mainly use our phones.
  • The quality of the videos is amazing and I love the fact that videos auto-save and you can download and edit them for later.
  • The program allows you to create playlists so that we can stream on our online channel 24/7
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Vimeo

  • The portfolio/collection template allows us to build out setlists very quickly but also gives us flexibility on the overall and look and feel. If you know even basic CSS you can do quite a bit with it.
  • Domain control. My clients are often particular about where certain videos can be embedded or shared. Vimeo allow me to specify exactly which sites the content can be embedded in.
  • Vimeo allows us to attach custom cover slides to every video, something that was a pain point with some of the other services we looked at.
  • Customer Service has always been very strong, especially when we needed to pull customized reports or massive collections of links
  • You can upload a replacement file to an existing asset with out worrying about the url or embed code changing.
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Cons

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

  • The user interface is pretty good, but it definitely needs some improvements to help organize videos better, and request online restoration of videos that have been taken offline.
  • As far as I can tell, new features haven't been added since UStream was acquired by IBM. It seems like development has been paused, or focused on back-end improvements that we as users simply don't see. Would like to see some new improvements being made, especially at this price point.
  • The mobile viewing window lacks options and cannot detect device orientation. So I embed a video on a page that I can publish through an app, but then the viewing window does not orient correctly, without some complicated JavaScript that I personally have to write. This is an example of a feature that IBM should make and have part of the viewer window platform. Mobile friendly is essential in this day and age.
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Vimeo

  • It's 2018 and streaming shouldn't be complicated. Unfortunately, despite accessing Vimeo from many locations (home computer, office, mobile, client's offices) Vimeo has continued to prove its total incompetence. I'm not sure if this is a hosting problem with Vimeo servers or if they just hate the few cities I've lived in. Video streaming can be easy with Vimeo, but I would never ever call it consistent. In most cases, when presented with a video link not related to work, I'll try to find the video elsewhere.
  • Because I haven't used Vimeo's revision system for close to 8 months at the time of this writing, Vimeo might have made changes, so keep that in mind. Vimeo is completely outmatched by similar client feedback applications like Wipster and Frame.io. After using other services, I've completely sworn off Vimeo. I don't think it's viable any longer because giving clients the ability to leave frame-by-frame feedback is far superior to the old method of simply sending a link. Furthermore, I believe Vimeo either owns Wipster or deeply collaborates, but Wipster is fairly unreliable as well. It's as if everything Vimeo touches burns to the ground.
  • Vimeo has also found a way to mess up playlists and video collections. YouTube makes it easy for adding videos to specific playlists, but Vimeo includes collections and albums, which to this day I'm still unsure why I would pick one over the other. Adding videos to these features is flustering rather than helpful. We'd learn the system but because of privacy settings for some videos, a few videos would show up, while others wouldn't. Even after testing this in the office, we'd still have a multitude of issues when clients would return confused emails.
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Likelihood to Renew

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.8
Based on 8 answers
If our needs change, we will re-evaluate the features we require with Ustream and other competitors.
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Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.4
Based on 62 answers
Ustream has a very easy to use interface as well as multiple articles explain the methods and procedure involved in properly utilizing their services. This is very important to the house of worship market, as organizations like ours are often utilizing volunteer to help produce our content. While simple on the surface, the platform has great depth in its customization and tracking abilities. This allows a power user, such as myself, to dig deep beneath the surface of the main settings and create the streaming experience I want to showcase.
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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
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Reliability and Availability

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We did not have any issues during testing or broadcast.
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Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.5
Based on 3 answers
The web and mobile applications loaded and streamed flawlessly.
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Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 7.1
Based on 8 answers
We funded 'white glove' service as our timelines were tight and our needs were well-defined. Tier 1 and Tier 2 support were able to help us get up and running in shorter order than we would have on our own. Documentation on the eCDN product had gaps, increasing the time to resolve and created concerns about success.
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Vimeo

Vimeo 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Vimeo has great customer support for their customers. They're always very quick to respond to our questions (on a pro membership). Unfortunately, we seem to have bumped up to their support limitations when we tried to move forward with their live streaming options. The support we need for this feature just isn't there yet.
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Implementation

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.0
Based on 60 answers
Implementation is tough because there are so many different ways clients are expecting content to appear on their platforms. Ustream video embeds have been a good solution in areas where direct integrations are not available. But, this is an area for improvement in the case of LMS and marketing integrations. On the broadcast side, embed codes work well because we use them with CMS systems that provide their own library and user management.
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Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Because Ustream has become such a popular service, there are many more that have followed after it. You can find a variety of similar options that might have more customization or a lower price tag. However, the scalability and reputation this platform has achieved will keep my company coming back for more
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Vimeo

Vimeo Pro is simpler to use, has a beautiful interface and is more customizable than Youtube. One big issue I have with YouTube is that you have little control over what content is shown before, during or after your videos. This can cause issues with clarity on who your brand does or doesn't support. Vimeo Pro doesn't have really give the ability to wander through other's content which limits your exposure from being found.
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Scalability

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.1
Based on 3 answers
IBM global network.
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Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

  • Positive impact - we have a wider range of users to reach. Our staff is trained well using video streaming and montage.
  • Negactive impact - none.
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Vimeo

  • Vimeo Pro has definitely improved our customer service: We are able to find videos in our library (over 5,000) quickly and efficiently to send our work to leads.
  • Our sales and marketing teams can create custom reels and send out to leads turning them into clients more quickly.
  • It just makes us seem more professional. Vimeo Pro playback looks incredible and we can customize the player to fit within the theme of our website without having to be developers.
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Pricing Details

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

General

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

Vimeo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.8
Vimeo
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.8
Vimeo

Usability

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.4
Vimeo
9.0

Reliability and Availability

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
9.0
Vimeo

Performance

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.5
Vimeo

Support

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.1
Vimeo
9.0

Implementation

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.0
Vimeo

Scalability

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1
Vimeo

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