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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

Wistia

Wistia works well for marketing teams, especially demand generation teams, who are looking to measure, improve and grow their audience. I think it's almost a must for B2B companies, especially if they're using Vimeo or YouTube. I also really like the clean styling, comparable to Vimeo, maybe slightly better. I think the analytics are unparalleled with other platforms.
Ian Nate | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
Video personalization
Kaltura
7.0
Wistia
Support for advertisements
Kaltura
10.0
Wistia
Video SEO
Kaltura
10.0
Wistia

Video Platform Integrations

Kaltura
10.0
Wistia
Integration to LMS
Kaltura
10.0
Wistia

Video Security

Kaltura
8.2
Wistia
Video access controls
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
User management
Kaltura
8.0
Wistia
Video link sharing
Kaltura
8.0
Wistia
Internal video
Kaltura
8.0
Wistia
External video
Kaltura
8.0
Wistia

Video Player

Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
Player customization
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
Embedded videos
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Kaltura
8.9
Wistia
Mobile compatibility
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia

Video Analytics

Kaltura
9.2
Wistia
A/B testing
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
Streaming quality reports
Kaltura
10.0
Wistia
Per viewer tracking
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
Per video tracking
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
Video analytics dashboard
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
On-Demand video
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
Video upload & format support
Kaltura
8.9
Wistia
Video library / File management
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
Video portal
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia

Video Engagement

Kaltura
6.0
Wistia
Video comments
Kaltura
6.0
Wistia

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

Wistia

  • First, their platform is super easy and intuitive to use. There are lots of customization options, which are not difficult to learn and use.
  • Their player is mobile responsive, so all I need to do is use the embed code on my site or landing page. Their player adapts to the viewport size.
  • They have very good statistical information that helps you to see where people drop off. This insight helps evaluate content or length of video.
  • Their turnstile feature allows you to put registration directly in your video, and can be used for gated content. (Register to see the rest of this video.) Also the turnstile registration date can be integrated with your marketing automation platform.
T. Blane McMichen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Robert Gibson MS, MBA, EdD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wistia

  • Obtaining embed codes for a significantly large number of videos can be very time consuming as there is no way to automatically pull a report.
  • Within a project, there is no way to set the list to show a specific number of videos and you may only have a certain number of videos shown unless you click to expand the list and continue to do so.
  • Once the list is expanded and you click in to a video, when clicking back, the list reloads and you must expand the entire list again which can become very time consuming.
Anonymous | 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

Wistia

Wistia 10.0
Based on 8 answers
There are other options out there that would work for my company. However the platform is superior to the others that we have used. I will most likely renew when the time comes. The idea that the product is still evolving and adding new options is intriguing to stay with Wistia.
Lexi Ryman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 9.7
Based on 13 answers
Wistia is easy to learn—the interface is intuitive, and the features are straightforward. We've onboarded a number of new people to the team in the past year, and Wistia is one of the few software programs that doesn't take long at all to explain. It just works the way you'd expect it to work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 9.0
Based on 11 answers
The only reason Wistia isn't a 10 is that it needs a bit more robust editing software before it's perfect. Regardless, as a sales tool for cutting through the clutter to engage prospects, it is one of the best options out there. Very easy to use and always growing in features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 9.3
Based on 5 answers
Their response time is unbelievable! I would send an email and have a response in less than 15 minutes. It may not have always been the complete answer, but it was a response that let me know they were working on my request.
Tammye Michau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We were in the process of changing our website so that took some time to get Wistia implemented in to our website.
Tammye Michau | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Steve Covello | TrustRadius Reviewer

Wistia

I didn't actually select Wistia from a list of alternatives - I first became aware of Wistia through their library of support materials for video making, then realized that they had a pretty nice hosting capability. I started by trying it out with a couple videos that I linked to, then grew from there. Been very pleased all the way.
Tim Griffith | 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

Wistia

  • There is not a day that goes by that we don't generate leads and subscribers through a Wistia form on a video - often from deep in the archives.
  • Wistia lead generation has really allowed us to maximize and monetize our video collection. This morning we got a new customer who began as a lead from a video that, quite frankly, I had forgotten about.
Mike Wolpert | 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

Wistia

General

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

Wistia Editions & Modules

Edition
Free Account$0
Pro Plan$99.002
Advanced Plan$399.002
Premium Plan$999.002
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Please see wistia.com/pricing for plan features.

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