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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.9 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

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.
Stewart Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Kaltura
8.2
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Lead generation
Kaltura
7.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video personalization
Kaltura
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
eCommerce
Kaltura
7.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Support for advertisements
Kaltura
9.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video SEO
Kaltura
8.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Video Platform Integrations

Kaltura
9.5
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Integration to Eloqua
Kaltura
9.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Integration to LMS
Kaltura
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Video Security

Kaltura
8.9
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video access controls
Kaltura
9.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
User management
Kaltura
8.2
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video link sharing
Kaltura
8.3
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Internal video
Kaltura
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
External video
Kaltura
8.8
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Video Player

Kaltura
9.3
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Player customization
Kaltura
9.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Embedded videos
Kaltura
9.3
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Kaltura
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Mobile compatibility
Kaltura
9.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Video Analytics

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

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

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

Video Engagement

Kaltura
9.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Audience polling
Kaltura
9.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Kaltura
8.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
Video comments
Kaltura
10.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform 8.7
Based on 6 answers
Great response times, had personal help from James when needed, felt like an extremely valued customer.
Adam Racovalis | 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

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.
Stewart Gilmour | 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

General

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

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprisecustom pricing
Standard Monthly Live Streaming$1992
Standard Annual Live Streaming$1593
Team Annual Live Streaming$3994
Team Monthly Live Streaming$4995
Business Monthly Live Streaming$9995
Business Annual Live Streaming$7996
  1. per month (billed monthly)
  2. per month ($1,908 billed annually)
  3. per month ($4,788 billed annually)
  4. per month (billed monthly)
  5. per month ($9,588 billed annually)
Additional Pricing 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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kaltura
8.4
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Kaltura
6.3
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

Support Rating

Kaltura
5.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.7

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