15 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
11 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Video Marketing

    8.6

    JW Player

    86%

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    JW Player ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Support for advertisements

    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video SEO

    8.1
    81%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Security

    7.8

    JW Player

    78%

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    JW Player ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Video access controls

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User management

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video link sharing

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    External video

    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Player

    7.0

    JW Player

    70%

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    JW Player ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Player customization

    2.0
    20%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Embedded videos

    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video quality / Bandwidth controls

    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile compatibility

    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Analytics

    1.0

    JW Player

    10%

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    JW Player ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Per viewer tracking

    1.0
    10%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Per video tracking

    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video analytics dashboard

    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video Hosting, Management & Storage

    8.6

    JW Player

    86%

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    JW Player ranks higher in 5/5 features

    On-Demand video

    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live streaming

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video upload & format support

    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video library / File management

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video portal

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • JW Player is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued) is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    JW Player

    80%
    4 Ratings
    8.7

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    87%
    11 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    JW Player

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    JW Player

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    91%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.0

    JW Player

    70%
    4 Ratings
    8.8

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    88%
    6 Ratings

    Online Training

    JW Player

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    91%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    JW Player

    70%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    JW Player

    JW Player has flexible plans that won't cost you a lot of money. If you are a startup, JW offers a variety of plans that will suit your specific needs and grow with you as your company grows. You do not need to be a video expert to understand how to upload a video, which allows nearly anyone in the office to do it.
    Jim Manney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    I'm not sure what the average user is looking for, but I can imagine a number of scenarios for which the platform offers a very flexible hosting service for a variety of users, with plenty of bells and whistles, for a reasonable costs that can protect content while offering a good interface between the publisher and their viewers.
    Charles H. Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    JW Player

    • Responsive HTML5
    • Provides share functionality built into the player
    • Platform use enables playlist functionality and playlist players which can be customized or versioned for specific uses
    • Videos uploaded to the JW Platform automatically provide multiple image frame options for selecting video thumbnail
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    • Answer the telephone and provide technical support very readily. Stay on the line to make sure your problem is solved.
    • Hosting with user payment ability to be handled by their site or my site. Don't have to have different companies for payment and hosting.
    • Affordable for small business.
    • Ability to organize content in multiple ways. Works well for educational model.
    • Allows my own branding. There branding is fairly transparent.
    Lisa VanOstrand | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    JW Player

    • Definitely missing the ability (in and easy way) to have clickable links in the video.
    • Analytics is a little cumbersome and not very user-friendly.
    Bryan Crowe | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    • Niche could add a more comprehensive online tutorial.
    • The Niche Web RTC program is amazing but it would be great if they had an app that would allow mobile devices to also connect even if they dont have chrome
    • It would be great if Niche could add a less comprehensive platform only for healthcare applications
    Tyler Theslof | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    JW Player

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    JW Player

    JW Player 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Just made the decision to renew given demonstrated improvements being made to the platform to expand compatibility for its player use on devices such as Apple TV, as well as improvements made recently to its JW Platform Dashboard
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued) 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    Because 10 is considered the best rating. Niche Video Media gives good service.
    J.C. O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    JW Player

    JW Player 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Reliability and compatibility on a majority of platforms. Would have received a 10 except recent versions of browsers such as Firefox are now defaulting against Flash components and thus prompting approval from users BEFORE loading which is a HUGE obstacle to an effective user experience thus creating concerns by end-users unnecessarily and risking that they will NOT accept the prompts, thus leaving unable to view video content hosted using the JW Player. Assurances by JW support suggest they will resolve this, so we'll see...
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued) 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Because 10 is the best.
    J.C. O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    JW Player

    JW Player 7.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Support is reasonable. I from time to time have made suggestions on improvements that would be nice to see (like the ability to have a clickable link within the video - that is easy to create, without tons of coding) and it seems as though I never see it happen or get much response to "suggestions" to upgrade the software. The good news, other than a few things as I mentioned above, overall, I don't have many "technical issues" in the platform, which is a good thing. On occasion, I have seen some "issues" with the delivery of the video, but it has been pretty scarce. So it is dependable.
    Bryan Crowe | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued) 8.8
    Based on 6 answers
    Immediate response from a knowledgeable rep - not a tier 1 automaton reading a script. I can, and have, reached them at all hours by phone, by chat, or by email. Responses are under 24 hours and frequently less than 1. And stuff gets DONE! I see things I request in almost every monthly release.
    Adriana West | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    JW Player

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued) 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    It was direct and personal, aimed at solving the immediate task at hand while instructing me how the channel as a whole works in the process.
    Adriana West | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    JW Player

    JW Player 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    One of the primary features promoted by JW Platform is its SEO definition. However, there did not seem to be a way to integrate that data to our platform if selected thus only leaving the benefits of that data to be established on the individual video page hosted by JW Platform, which isn't useful in the end to the client value we are trying to deliver for our VideoproFile.net solution
    Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued) 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    No, the support at Niche Video Media was very helpful during set up.
    J.C. O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    JW Player

    JW had more player options, a better/more intuitive user interface, was altogether faster both in rendering the uploaded videos and in time to load on the web page. The integration with OpenX for pre-roll was faster and easier than with Brightcove, and lastly, they offered a great price for service.
    Jim Cairl | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    The access controls of who can view, when one can view, how many times one can view, and from where they can view and also the security, and protecting from download [are better]. The review and approval workflow, editing the videos, blue-pen are all not available in Vimeo Pro.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    JW Player

    • JW Player has was less expensive (without sacrificing quality) than our previous video platform so the ROI was instant.
    • We were easily able to add a variety of video advertising options including pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll.
    • The quality and consistancy of the look of the video has enabled us to grow our video views by well over 100% since starting with JW.
    Jim Manney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

    • I believe videos for training will be the way of the future. Once the initial cost of producing the videos is accounted for, other than hosting cost all views of the course will be income.
    • I believe creating short marketing videos will attract new customers.
    Lisa VanOstrand | TrustRadius Reviewer

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