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2 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Video Marketing

7.6

Kaltura

76%

PlayPlay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Kaltura ranks higher in 6/6 features

Lead generation

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video personalization

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

eCommerce

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for advertisements

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video SEO

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration to Marketing Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Video Platform Integrations

7.3

Kaltura

73%

PlayPlay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Kaltura ranks higher in 4/4 features

Integration to Salesforce.com

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration to Marketo

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration to Eloqua

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration to LMS

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video Security

8.4

Kaltura

84%
9.3

PlayPlay

93%
PlayPlay ranks higher in 4/5 features

Video access controls

8.6
86%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User management

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Video link sharing

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Internal video

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

External video

8.3
83%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Video Player

8.1

Kaltura

81%
8.5

PlayPlay

85%
Kaltura ranks higher in 3/4 features

Player customization

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Embedded videos

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video quality / Bandwidth controls

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile compatibility

6.4
64%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Video Analytics

6.8

Kaltura

68%

PlayPlay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Kaltura ranks higher in 5/5 features

A/B testing

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Streaming quality reports

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Per viewer tracking

6.9
69%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Per video tracking

6.9
69%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video analytics dashboard

7.4
74%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

8.2

Kaltura

82%
8.7

PlayPlay

87%
Kaltura ranks higher in 4/6 features

On-Demand video

8.3
83%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Live streaming

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Impact of streaming on network

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video upload & format support

8.3
83%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Video library / File management

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Video portal

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video Engagement

7.4

Kaltura

74%

PlayPlay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Kaltura ranks higher in 3/3 features

Audience polling

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Audience Q&A / Live chat

6.4
64%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video comments

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Kaltura

80%
11 Ratings
10.0

PlayPlay

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

6.3

Kaltura

63%
3 Ratings

PlayPlay

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

5.0

Kaltura

50%
2 Ratings

PlayPlay

N/A
0 Ratings

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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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

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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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

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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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

Kaltura

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Kaltura 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

    Kaltura

    The choice to renew our subscription does not belong to us, though we are able to provide input. We are aware of competitive products who have matured in the past three years, and we are aware now of alternatives to conventional plugin usage (LTI).
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    PlayPlay

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Kaltura

    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.
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    PlayPlay

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Kaltura

    Kaltura was the best option given the sheer volume of people we needed to support digitally. Others were better in their own regard, but due to limitations in number of attendees or sessions, Kaltura was the best option
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    PlayPlay

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Kaltura

    • Managing video content with the KMC has greatly reduced the amount of hours previously needed to manage.
    • User issues ie: uploading video, viewing video has been greatly reduced.
    • Increased user engagement with using video in LMS courses. We currently have 6,929 videos on our system. Last month , 2/1/14, 17,623 videos were viewed at least 75% of the way through.
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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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