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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Kaltura ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Video Marketing, Video Platform Integrations, Video Security, Video Player, Video Analytics, Video Hosting, Management & Storage, Video Engagement

Video Marketing

7.6

Kaltura

76%
3.9

Vimeo

39%
Kaltura ranks higher in 6/6 features

Lead generation

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
2.8
28%
19 Ratings

Video personalization

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
5.2
52%
30 Ratings

eCommerce

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
5.5
55%
12 Ratings

Support for advertisements

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
2.5
25%
13 Ratings

Video SEO

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
4.2
42%
24 Ratings

Integration to Marketing Automation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
3.3
33%
18 Ratings

Video Platform Integrations

7.3

Kaltura

73%
1.0

Vimeo

10%
Kaltura ranks higher in 4/5 features

Integration to Salesforce.com

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
6 Ratings

Integration to Marketo

5.0
50%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
6 Ratings

Integration to Eloqua

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
4 Ratings

Integration to LMS

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
7 Ratings

Integration to HubSpot

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
6 Ratings

Video Security

8.4

Kaltura

84%
6.2

Vimeo

62%
Kaltura ranks higher in 5/5 features

Video access controls

8.6
86%
7 Ratings
6.9
69%
35 Ratings

User management

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
5.9
59%
32 Ratings

Video link sharing

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
6.4
64%
33 Ratings

Internal video

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
5.8
58%
31 Ratings

External video

8.3
83%
7 Ratings
5.9
59%
32 Ratings

Video Player

8.1

Kaltura

81%
6.0

Vimeo

60%
Kaltura ranks higher in 4/4 features

Player customization

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
4.3
43%
29 Ratings

Embedded videos

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
6.3
63%
35 Ratings

Video quality / Bandwidth controls

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
6.9
69%
34 Ratings

Mobile compatibility

6.4
64%
6 Ratings
6.4
64%
35 Ratings

Video Analytics

6.8

Kaltura

68%
4.5

Vimeo

45%
Kaltura ranks higher in 5/5 features

A/B testing

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
2.9
29%
12 Ratings

Streaming quality reports

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
14 Ratings

Per viewer tracking

6.9
69%
5 Ratings
4.8
48%
22 Ratings

Per video tracking

6.9
69%
5 Ratings
5.2
52%
27 Ratings

Video analytics dashboard

7.4
74%
5 Ratings
4.6
46%
26 Ratings

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

8.2

Kaltura

82%
5.5

Vimeo

55%
Kaltura ranks higher in 6/6 features

On-Demand video

8.3
83%
5 Ratings
6.3
63%
23 Ratings

Live streaming

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
5.2
52%
13 Ratings

Impact of streaming on network

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
3.7
37%
19 Ratings

Video upload & format support

8.3
83%
7 Ratings
6.1
61%
33 Ratings

Video library / File management

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
5.7
57%
31 Ratings

Video portal

8.7
87%
6 Ratings
5.8
58%
22 Ratings

Video Engagement

7.4

Kaltura

74%
3.7

Vimeo

37%
Kaltura ranks higher in 3/3 features

Audience polling

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
3.1
31%
6 Ratings

Audience Q&A / Live chat

6.4
64%
2 Ratings
3.1
31%
7 Ratings

Video comments

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
4.9
49%
26 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kaltura is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Vimeo is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Kaltura

80%
11 Ratings
4.1

Vimeo

41%
38 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.3

Kaltura

63%
3 Ratings

Vimeo

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

Kaltura

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Vimeo

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

5.0

Kaltura

50%
2 Ratings
6.8

Vimeo

68%
15 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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Vimeo

If you're a small company with one or two employees, I'm sure that Vimeo is great. When it comes to larger organizations and teams, they clearly are treating such customers stepmotherly. You need a basic account in order to be an admin on a Pro-plan team, but you only get basic support (3 days wait). The teams function is riddled with bugs and affects the whole experience. In this case, I would not recommend Vimeo at all.
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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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Vimeo

  • User-friendly interface for administrators of the account and external viewers. Being able to easily navigate a new platform or software is ideal for anyone.
  • Seamless sharing and embedding across many platforms. Vimeo is well-recognized so it makes it easy for other platforms to recognize Vimeo. The compatibility is outstanding.
  • As an administrator of the account, being able to select viewing privileges may seem like a basic function, but it's so necessary right now with how heavy our organization is utilizing the platform. We can mass upload content early and only release it for the public over time by simply changing it to a public video.
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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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Vimeo

  • Price - For the full featureset of Vimeo, you will be paying $900 a year as of 2020, and this is expected to only go up over time. Thankfully, Vimeo offers lower tiers with less functionality, and most people will not need the unlimited streaming viewers or whopping 7 TB of storage that you get for the highest level of membership. But it is still a premium price for a premium service.
  • "Suggested" Algorithm - The equivalent of YouTube's suggested videos feature is the Vimeo Staff Picks, which recommends curated content from their team of editors. While this content generally has a high level of production, it is not especially relevant to the video you are watching, or to your watch history as a user. I rarely watch suggested videos in Vimeo.
  • Search - The Vimeo search page is beautiful, having huge thumbnails of videos with a clean, visually-appealing layout. However, the results themselves leave much to be desired. When I search for "jung" to try to find videos on Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, of the first 18 results, not a single result is actually about C. G. Jung. On Youtube, the first 14 results are all about Jung. When I search for "c. g. jung" on Vimeo I find a number of relevant results, so it's not that the videos are not available in Vimeo. Rather, the search algorithm is not returning relevant results.
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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

    Vimeo

    Starting Price

    $12 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Vimeo editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Plus121
    Pro202
    Business503
    Premium754

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    Vimeo

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Kaltura

    No answers on this topic

    Vimeo

    The customization options are vast and very easy to utilize. While there can be a slight learning curve for some advanced features, it is not so steep that it takes a long time to figure out. Support is great at guiding you through anything that might be confusing to you as well
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    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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    Vimeo

    Terrible support. When I subscribed to Premium we were guaranteed support. However, after the first e-mail I received from them, I never heard from them again. I sent several emails over the course of a couple of weeks acknowledging that due to covid, I did not expect a miracle overnight and that I was keen to work on the issue with them. I have not heard from customer service at all. This is very disappointing. We lost customers due to the poor quality of the livestreams and were left to sort the issue out without their help.
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    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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    Vimeo

    YouTube was the platform we primarily used previously, after having restrictions and having locked out of a couple of accounts we needed a better platform. We also lost some of our videos. We also have an internal app to track client videos and Vimeo supported it better. With the increased storage and the number of videos we create, we decided Vimeo would be better.
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    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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    Vimeo

    • It allows clients to serve a massive amount of video content within an LMS without eating up disk space or sacrificing bandwidth.
    • The overall cost is very low compared to other tools and there is no 'pay per view' style unstable pricing.
    • The tool has allowed students in other countries to access content faster.
    • NEGATIVE - the upload limits per week, especially on the basic/pro accounts are too restrictive.
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