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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Video Marketing

    8.6

    JWP

    86%

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    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%

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    JWP 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

    JWP

    70%

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    JWP 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

    JWP

    10%

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    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%

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    JWP 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

    • JWP is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • StreamShark Live Streaming Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    JWP

    80%
    4 Ratings
    7.3

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    73%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    JWP

    100%
    1 Rating

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    JWP

    90%
    1 Rating

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    JWP

    70%
    4 Ratings
    8.6

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    86%
    6 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    JWP

    70%
    2 Ratings

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    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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    StreamShark

    For internal communications such as Town Halls, StreamShark is a perfect solution. StreamShark provides the necessary security needed for private companies as well as a tried and true viewing experience for the end user.
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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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    StreamShark

    • StreamShark has an excellent live support model, which gives us real-time support on live stream productions. Another feature we like is the Okta SSO integration. This makes it simple to manage access to the videos and streams.
    • Our account manager, James Broberg, is an absolute pleasure to work with. He clearly has our goals in mind when he suggests the new features in our bi-weekly meeting.
    • Additionally, the StreamShark support team, namely, Yudong, Robert, and Aakanksha drive our requests to completion in a timely manner.
    • The look and feel of the GUI is user-friendly.
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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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    StreamShark

    • Multiple homepages for channels e.g. one for public and one for internal.
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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

      StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

      Starting Price

      $199 per month

      Editions & Modules

      StreamShark Live Streaming Platform editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Enterprisecustom pricing1
      Standard Monthly Live Streaming$1992
      Standard Annual Live Streaming$1593
      Team Annual Live Streaming$3994
      Team Monthly Live Streaming$4995
      Business Monthly Live Streaming$9996
      Business Annual Live Streaming$7997

      Footnotes

      1. none
      2. per month (billed monthly)
      3. per month ($1,908 billed annually)
      4. per month ($4,788 billed annually)
      5. per month (billed monthly)
      6. per month (billed monthly)
      7. per month ($9,588 billed annually)

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Full pricing breakdown and feature points available on the StreamShark website. Monthly plans: for individuals and small businesses Starting from $199/mo Features: 1080p Cloud Transcoding Real Time Stats Instant Video Archives Live Highlight Clips DVR & Live Rewind Multistream to Social Chat Privacy Controls Sub Users Enterprise Solutions: Custom plans for organizations, publishers and broadcasters (Contact for pricing) Includes all the monthly plans features, and: Single Sign On (SSO) Support Encoder Management Enterprise Viewer Home Page Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Assisted Streaming Encrypted Streams 360º 4K Streams White Glove Stream Monitoring 24/7 Phone Support

      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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      StreamShark

      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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      StreamShark

      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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      StreamShark

      Great response times, had personal help from James when needed, felt like an extremely valued customer.
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      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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      StreamShark

      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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      StreamShark

      We used IBM Cloud Video (previously called Ustream) for years. StreamShark is a better product in every sense. It is a more cost effective product. They have a support team who really cares about their clients success. And their product is ultimately more reliable than IBMs.
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      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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      StreamShark

      • This service has positively impacted the organization by allowing larger audiences to receive information and act on said information in a more timely manner. This equates to more productivity around the organization, as initiatives and objectives can be efficiently shared with remote attendees in all of our different office locations.
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