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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.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Alison Murdock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Kaltura
8.2
PlayPlay
Lead generation
Kaltura
7.0
PlayPlay
Video personalization
Kaltura
10.0
PlayPlay
eCommerce
Kaltura
7.0
PlayPlay
Support for advertisements
Kaltura
9.0
PlayPlay
Video SEO
Kaltura
8.0
PlayPlay

Video Platform Integrations

Kaltura
9.5
PlayPlay
Integration to Eloqua
Kaltura
9.0
PlayPlay
Integration to LMS
Kaltura
10.0
PlayPlay

Video Security

Kaltura
8.9
PlayPlay
9.3
Video access controls
Kaltura
9.0
PlayPlay
User management
Kaltura
8.2
PlayPlay
8.0
Video link sharing
Kaltura
8.4
PlayPlay
10.0
Internal video
Kaltura
10.0
PlayPlay
9.0
External video
Kaltura
8.8
PlayPlay
10.0

Video Player

Kaltura
9.3
PlayPlay
8.5
Player customization
Kaltura
9.0
PlayPlay
8.0
Embedded videos
Kaltura
9.3
PlayPlay
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Kaltura
10.0
PlayPlay
Mobile compatibility
Kaltura
9.0
PlayPlay
9.0

Video Analytics

Kaltura
8.9
PlayPlay
A/B testing
Kaltura
9.0
PlayPlay
Streaming quality reports
Kaltura
9.0
PlayPlay
Per viewer tracking
Kaltura
8.7
PlayPlay
Per video tracking
Kaltura
8.7
PlayPlay
Video analytics dashboard
Kaltura
9.1
PlayPlay

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Kaltura
8.4
PlayPlay
8.7
On-Demand video
Kaltura
8.8
PlayPlay
8.0
Live streaming
Kaltura
7.3
PlayPlay
Impact of streaming on network
Kaltura
8.4
PlayPlay
Video upload & format support
Kaltura
8.8
PlayPlay
9.0
Video library / File management
Kaltura
8.2
PlayPlay
9.0
Video portal
Kaltura
9.0
PlayPlay

Video Engagement

Kaltura
9.0
PlayPlay
Audience polling
Kaltura
9.0
PlayPlay
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Kaltura
8.0
PlayPlay
Video comments
Kaltura
10.0
PlayPlay

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

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
Alison Murdock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kaltura

  • Tech Support takes a bit longer to reply
  • Better audio support
  • Could improve the basic editor
  • Better analytics from Kaltura Classroom
Rubén Durán | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Alison Murdock | 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

PlayPlay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

PlayPlay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

PlayPlay

No answers on this topic

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

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
Alison Murdock | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kaltura

General

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

Kaltura Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PlayPlay

General

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

PlayPlay Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$217.001
  1. 1 User per month
Additional Pricing Details
Enterprise plan also available, catered to your company's specific requirements. Let's talk!

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