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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kaltura

Kaltura is an excellent tool IF you have a large library of content. It can be pretty pricey so if you are early in launching an online program you may be better off waiting a few years until you've amassed a large enough catalog to warrant the investment in such a tool.The tool is best purchased by a University or company-wide vs having a single department try to find the budget for it. The unlimited plan pays for itself in most cases if you go this route. Secondly, you must be willing to invest time and resources into on-going training for your faculty and staff, especially for those who wish to create their own media and use the quizzing features.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

From simple streaming to bigger events, OBS has been able to handle all of it with full confidence from us. Have never questioned if it was going to be unreliable in a specific situation, even with minimal training. Software identified the external input source easily and had no issues setting that up (Blackmagic Mini Recorder), and great for pulling in separate audio from the computer input.
Travis Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Kaltura
9.0
OBS Studio
Video personalization
Kaltura
7.0
OBS Studio
Support for advertisements
Kaltura
10.0
OBS Studio
Video SEO
Kaltura
10.0
OBS Studio

Video Platform Integrations

Kaltura
10.0
OBS Studio
Integration to LMS
Kaltura
10.0
OBS Studio

Video Security

Kaltura
9.4
OBS Studio
Video access controls
Kaltura
9.0
OBS Studio
User management
Kaltura
8.9
OBS Studio
Video link sharing
Kaltura
9.8
OBS Studio
Internal video
Kaltura
9.8
OBS Studio
External video
Kaltura
9.8
OBS Studio

Video Player

Kaltura
9.4
OBS Studio
Player customization
Kaltura
9.0
OBS Studio
Embedded videos
Kaltura
9.9
OBS Studio
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Kaltura
9.9
OBS Studio
Mobile compatibility
Kaltura
9.0
OBS Studio

Video Analytics

Kaltura
8.5
OBS Studio
A/B testing
Kaltura
9.0
OBS Studio
Streaming quality reports
Kaltura
10.0
OBS Studio
Per viewer tracking
Kaltura
8.1
OBS Studio
Per video tracking
Kaltura
8.1
OBS Studio
Video analytics dashboard
Kaltura
7.2
OBS Studio

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Kaltura
8.5
OBS Studio
On-Demand video
Kaltura
8.1
OBS Studio
Live streaming
Kaltura
8.0
OBS Studio
Impact of streaming on network
Kaltura
7.0
OBS Studio
Video upload & format support
Kaltura
9.9
OBS Studio
Video library / File management
Kaltura
9.0
OBS Studio
Video portal
Kaltura
9.0
OBS Studio

Video Engagement

Kaltura
6.0
OBS Studio
Video comments
Kaltura
6.0
OBS Studio

Pros

Kaltura

  • Very easy to use interface for uploading videos or capturing a screen recording. There are very few clicks required to get the media up and running. The video conversion process that happens on the back-end is fast and provides videos in device agnostic formats.
  • Integrates well with other systems, such as our Moodle LMS. This extends the capabilities of the LMS and also allows us to keep video/multimedia content organized in a central location (the KMC).
  • Kaltura can be connected to various processes within your organization. For example, we have a system in place that allows a video lecture in a classroom to be uploaded to Kaltura in a very easy manner.
  • User/role management is very important as some people on campus have more privileges to publish content than do others. We have Kaltura connected to our Single Sign-On solution for authentication and we can assign roles to specific people within the Kaltura software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

  • OBS Studio makes it easy to connect with streaming service providers
  • OBS Studio makes it easy to switch from source to source during your broadcast
  • OBS Studio makes it easy to design and edit what your viewers will see.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kaltura

  • Admin interface is sometimes difficult to navigate.
  • Videos ingested sometimes are delayed by hours or days before being available.
  • Support services often have full-day delays before escalation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

  • Sometimes the way the individual screens are highlighted, to move them is sticky.
  • Better compatibility with MAC OS.
  • Make it less taxing on CPU/memory.
Charles Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kaltura

Kaltura 6.3
Based on 3 answers
Since we have many terabytes of data currently stored with Kaltura and the system and it works great, it would be very difficult to move to another system.
Kirk Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OBS Studio

OBS Studio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very usable because it is free and has had a lot of people helping to suggest improvements and sponsors have allowed the product to grow in sophistication and suitability across a variety of situations and use needs. It is very logical to use once you get started, although the dashboard can seem intimidating at first.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kaltura

Kaltura 5.0
Based on 2 answers
The first line support agents seldom are able to diagnose or troubleshoot any problems that we have. These agents simply open support tickets in their system which are escalated to a foreign level 2 support agent which creates at least a day delay between reporting a problem and getting initial feedback. Any back-and-forth questions add at least another day delay.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

OBS Studio 9.2
Based on 4 answers
OBS Studio has been so easy to use that I have not had a need to reach out for support with the program. Actually, I am unsure if the program even offers any sort of support for its use, though I am sure that it does in some way. I give them a thumbs up for creating a program that, thus far, has not needed support.
Mandy Henriksen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kaltura

We considered a couple of options 2 years ago. One of those options has since been sold and dismantled. Kaltura was really the best product in this space. Now, Canvas is releasing its own video solution very soon and it has some nice workflow features. It remains to be seen if that solution will challenge Kaltura.
Robert Gibson MS, MBA, EdD | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

OBS takes a lot more work to get started with than Google Hangouts, but you get a much more high quality output from it. It even works better with YouTube than Hangout, which is odd since it is also owned by Google. You can not set a poser image on a YouTube live stream when you use Hangouts, but you can with external programs like OBS. You can do so much with layout, like having two video sources on the screen at the same time, any style lower thirds; it is much more powerful.
Seth Paine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kaltura

  • The ability to have such a robust solution for rich media content far outweighs the cost of service.
  • We have new projects which will push the limits and abilities of Kaltura in the future.
Leonardo Ferre | TrustRadius Reviewer

OBS Studio

  • Custom presentations are more impactful and the customers are more responsive.
  • In general, the professional look helps to promote our brand.
  • Ease-of-use allows us to create more and more videos.
Charles Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kaltura

General

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

OBS Studio

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kaltura
8.1
OBS Studio
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Kaltura
6.3
OBS Studio

Usability

Kaltura
OBS Studio
10.0

Support Rating

Kaltura
5.0
OBS Studio
9.2

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