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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.
Beth Jinkerson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

I think Vimeo is well-used by organizations or people interested in placing the videos within another platform (within an app, embedded in a website, etc.) rather than someone looking for a video platform for social media purposes. I would say Vimeo is a wonderful business solution rather than a personal outlet.
Marissa Roth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.9
Vimeo
7.1
Lead generation
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.2
Vimeo
7.3
Video personalization
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.9
Vimeo
8.0
eCommerce
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
4.4
Vimeo
5.6
Support for advertisements
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.4
Vimeo
6.6
Video SEO
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.2
Vimeo
7.6
Integration to Marketing Automation
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3
Vimeo
7.4

Video Platform Integrations

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.6
Vimeo
6.2
Integration to Salesforce.com
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.4
Vimeo
5.2
Integration to LMS
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.7
Vimeo
8.0
Integration to Marketo
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Vimeo
5.8
Integration to HubSpot
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Vimeo
6.3
Integration to Eloqua
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Vimeo
5.8

Video Security

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.3
Vimeo
9.3
Video access controls
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.2
Vimeo
9.1
User management
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.6
Vimeo
9.0
Video link sharing
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.4
Vimeo
9.6
Internal video
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.6
Vimeo
9.3
External video
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.7
Vimeo
9.2

Video Player

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.3
Vimeo
8.9
Player customization
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.7
Vimeo
8.4
Embedded videos
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.9
Vimeo
9.6
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.6
Vimeo
8.8
Mobile compatibility
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.9
Vimeo
8.8

Video Analytics

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Vimeo
8.0
A/B testing
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.8
Vimeo
6.4
Streaming quality reports
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Vimeo
7.6
Per viewer tracking
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.3
Vimeo
8.2
Per video tracking
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.5
Vimeo
9.2
Video analytics dashboard
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3
Vimeo
8.7

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.8
Vimeo
8.0
On-Demand video
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.4
Vimeo
7.8
Live streaming
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
9.2
Vimeo
7.3
Impact of streaming on network
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.0
Vimeo
7.4
Video upload & format support
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.0
Vimeo
8.1
Video library / File management
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.3
Vimeo
8.5
Video portal
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.9
Vimeo
8.7

Video Engagement

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.7
Vimeo
6.8
Audience polling
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.1
Vimeo
5.3
Audience Q&A / Live chat
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.1
Vimeo
6.5
Video comments
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.9
Vimeo
8.6

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
LeShawnda Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • Image and Branding - Vimeo has always had an edge on design and branding versus its competitors like YouTube. Using Vimeo as a content delivery platform gives the appearance of being luxurious and having a high-end product.
  • Video Configuration - I've used YouTube through multiple iterations of their video management and configuration options, and Vimeo has continued to beat it hands down, both in ease of use and robustness. I can easily organize my Vimeo videos into tags and playlists while I still struggle with YouTube, where it is quite laborious.
  • User Interaction - Vimeo allows you to capture user email addresses for email lists with ease, something its competitors have not figured out yet. You can easily split your video into chapters and hyperlink from within the video to other areas, features which competitors like YouTube have in some form but not nearly as easy to use or well-implemented as Vimeo.
  • Video Analytics - Vimeo has a full-featured analytics suite that helps content creators understand user interaction and engagement with their videos.
  • Versioning and Collaboration - Vimeo has workflows for video history and for collaboration where you can have a content creator upload a video which enters a pipeline for an editor to approve. I have not used these workflows, but it's pretty cool that they have implemented features like this.
  • Custom Micro-Sites - I have only ever embedded Vimeo videos in websites that I've created, or sent them as links to clients, but I have seen well-designed micro-sites for content creators built using Vimeo. Overall, Vimeo does design and branding very well. Their micro-sites look much better, visually speaking, than competitors like YouTube whose equivalent feature, the YouTube Channel, just seems dry in comparison.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Derek Hoiem | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • The Vimeo videos do not appear on search engine results, it would be better if search engines can find them.
  • The search option can be made better. Looking up for old videos are a hassle sometimes.
  • Can have CC autogeneration option, it would be better.
Hanaa Ibham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.9
Based on 8 answers
If our needs change, we will re-evaluate the features we require with Ustream and other competitors.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.5
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.
Kevin Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
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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.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 7.0
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.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

Vimeo 8.3
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

Implementation Rating

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.1
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.
Cale J. Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Zachary Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

In higher ed we have a couple of options that integrate directly with our LMS (Blackboard/Canvas) that are comparable. Kaltura is outstanding but it's very expensive whereas I've found Viddler(and YouTube) to be much more simplistic. I've worked with other tools that want to charge based on the number of views or how much bandwidth you demand but I have always found that to be erratic. For budgeting purposes, I prefer to you just a sent annual fee like Vimeo.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.1
Based on 3 answers
IBM global network.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Tomek Turba | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • We have seen a very good ROI on all of our weekly videos as it provides really good analytics.
  • Because Vimeo is reliable there has been very little to no troubleshooting or issues with video playback. That means our customers don't leave the video when
  • Our website is a destination for people to view our videos, so on the negative side, Vimeo doesn't have the user base to have our content organically discovered.
Jon Ackerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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
8.9
Vimeo
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.9
Vimeo

Usability

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.5
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 Rating

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.0
Vimeo
8.3

Implementation Rating

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1
Vimeo

Scalability

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1
Vimeo

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