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Score 9.1 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • PlayPlay ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Video Security, Video Player, Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Video Marketing

8.6

JWP

86%

PlayPlay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
JWP 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

JWP

78%
9.3

PlayPlay

93%
PlayPlay ranks higher in 3/5 features

Video access controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

User management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Video link sharing

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

External video

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Internal video

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Video Player

7.0

JWP

70%
8.5

PlayPlay

85%
JWP ranks higher in 3/4 features

Player customization

2.0
20%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

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
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Video Analytics

1.0

JWP

10%

PlayPlay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
JWP 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

JWP

86%
8.7

PlayPlay

87%
JWP ranks higher in 3/5 features

On-Demand video

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Live streaming

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Video upload & format support

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Video library / File management

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Video portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • PlayPlay is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

JWP

80%
4 Ratings
10.0

PlayPlay

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

JWP

100%
1 Rating

PlayPlay

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

JWP

90%
1 Rating

PlayPlay

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

JWP

70%
4 Ratings

PlayPlay

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

JWP

70%
2 Ratings

PlayPlay

N/A
0 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.
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PlayPlay

For any company that wants to use more video in their content and marketing overall, PlayPlay is your best bet. Anyone can make a video--no expertise required. Honestly, it's really fun to do, and you feel like a creative genius afterward! If you are making long-form videos or need something for a TV commercial, PlayPlay doesn't make sense. But you can absolutely take snippets from other video projects and break them into smaller videos. That's what we love to do. Also, they just launched a podcast tool to help podcasters use video to promote their episodes.
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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
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PlayPlay

  • Very simple-to-use but super professional looking video templates
  • Intuitive platform for creating a story with video
  • One-click resizing for social formats
  • Amazing customer success--if you need it--offering recommendations to make your video look amazing
  • Access to Getty Premier for video and image stock
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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.
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PlayPlay

  • Product is very easy to use; I got a little stuck on changing font colors with text
  • Automatic subtitling is amazing, but you do need to adjust the words per screen
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Pricing Details

JWP

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

JWP editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    PlayPlay

    Starting Price

    $217 1 User per month

    Editions & Modules

    PlayPlay editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Basic$217.001

    Footnotes

    1. 1 User per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Enterprise plan also available, catered to your company's specific requirements. Let's talk!

    Likelihood to Renew

    JW Player

    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
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    PlayPlay

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    JW Player

    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...
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    PlayPlay

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    JW Player

    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.
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    PlayPlay

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    JW Player

    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
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    PlayPlay

    No answers on this topic

    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.
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    PlayPlay

    No answers on this topic

    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.
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    PlayPlay

    • Huge ROI--we're saving thousands on editing costs
    • It's another way to repurpose content
    • Our staff has loved using the product--also less work for them
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