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Score 8.7 out of 100
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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.
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Ooyala Flex Media Platform

Ooyala provides the opportunity to scale and manage multiple services and platforms in the organization with its integration services with internal tools like Slack and multiple other applications. Also, it helps you understand the views, reach, and engagement with the videos that help you define your next campaign strategy. In my experience, Ooyala could be less appropriate for managing URLs and unreliability may make you upload videos more than once.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
7.4
Video personalization
Kaltura
7.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Support for advertisements
Kaltura
10.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
7.0
Video SEO
Kaltura
10.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Lead generation
Kaltura
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
7.0
eCommerce
Kaltura
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
7.0

Video Platform Integrations

Kaltura
10.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Integration to LMS
Kaltura
10.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
Integration to Salesforce.com
Kaltura
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Integration to Marketo
Kaltura
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Integration to HubSpot
Kaltura
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Integration to Eloqua
Kaltura
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0

Video Security

Kaltura
8.2
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.4
Video access controls
Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
6.0
User management
Kaltura
8.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
9.0
Video link sharing
Kaltura
8.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Internal video
Kaltura
8.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
9.0
External video
Kaltura
8.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
10.0

Video Player

Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
7.7
Player customization
Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
7.0
Embedded videos
Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Kaltura
8.9
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Mobile compatibility
Kaltura
8.9
Ooyala Flex Media Platform

Video Analytics

Kaltura
9.2
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.6
A/B testing
Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
9.0
Streaming quality reports
Kaltura
10.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
9.0
Per viewer tracking
Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Per video tracking
Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Video analytics dashboard
Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
9.0

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
7.7
On-Demand video
Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
7.0
Video upload & format support
Kaltura
8.9
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Video library / File management
Kaltura
8.9
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
7.0
Video portal
Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Live streaming
Kaltura
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Impact of streaming on network
Kaltura
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0

Video Engagement

Kaltura
6.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.3
Video comments
Kaltura
6.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Audience polling
Kaltura
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Kaltura
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
9.0

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.
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Ooyala Flex Media Platform

  • It's intuitive and easy to use.
  • Ooyala Now is the only product I have seen to date that shows me real-time usage.
  • I like the people.
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Cons

Kaltura

  • As it relates to the LMS integration, we would like to see improved workflow. But that may be just as much a Canvas issue as a Kaltura issue.
  • I would like to see the ability to add inline, anchored comments to the video timeline.
  • We are seeing issues with compatibility with certain browsers - especially Chrome. The faster Kaltura can move away from Flash the better.
  • The capture appliance (CaptureSpace Lite) needs to be reconsidered. It's not intutive enough.
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Ooyala Flex Media Platform

  • Ooyala's integration with the ad serving platform is not as good in terms of user interface and user experience.
  • The user interface could be improved (making it more like YouTube and Vimeo).
  • The feature that provides scheduling could be improved to be seamless for publishing to Instagram.
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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.
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Ooyala Flex Media Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Kaltura

We have not made a side-by-side comparison to other products in this field, so we cannot say how Kaltura stacks up against alternatives. Kaltura was selected without substantial input by our department.
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Ooyala Flex Media Platform

We have used all the rival products. Ooyala has been our favourite for years, but feel like they have stalled in new product development.
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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.
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Ooyala Flex Media Platform

  • Ooyala certainly helped improve ROI.
  • It also provides a strong capability for integration with other marketing automation tools for improved digital marketing ROI.
  • Reduction in cost of operations can be easily achieved with integrations with multiple software applications.
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Pricing Details

Kaltura

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Ooyala Flex Media Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kaltura
9.0
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Kaltura
6.3
Ooyala Flex Media Platform

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