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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 is a fantastic alternative to Vimeo for hosted video and website embedding. It has a ton of features, is customizable and has high performance. It is great for small, medium and large firms and has a lot of features you can grow into if you are a smaller firm. If you are looking for a cheap video platform, however, it would not be Wistia
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

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

Video Platform Integrations

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

Video Security

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

Video Player

Kaltura
9.3
Wistia
Player customization
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia
Embedded videos
Kaltura
9.3
Wistia
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Kaltura
10.0
Wistia
Mobile compatibility
Kaltura
9.0
Wistia

Video Analytics

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

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

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

Video Engagement

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

  • Wistia has particularly good support which proves critical. While we have redundant systems in place, we have yet found the need to leverage our redundant delivery contingency.
  • Wistia manages to iterate thoughtfully without complicating the UI/UX nor executional work streams.
  • Wistia is accessible and authentic in the way they work with their user base. Whether it be useful content that unearths best practices and use case scenarios, or vetting a new use case to validate, they have done a fine job in building a user community.
  • The reliability of the platform is quite solid. Impressive uptime as well as response time.
Jonathan Eichorst | 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

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 9 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 9.9
Based on 14 answers
Great, simple, usable product. Would have given it higher marks, but sometimes the folders and permissions aren't the most intuitive. Interface for uploading, tagging, describing videos is simple. Sharing is also relatively intuitive. Overall, a clean and simple interface and most of our marketing team had no issues using it. I think it was easier than using Vimeo.
Ian Nate | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 10.0
Based on 2 answers
After several years, we have not come across a situation for which Wistia was not available when needed.
Jonathan Eichorst | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 9.9
Based on 13 answers
I have never had any technical issues with Wistia. The service is fast and reliable. video play back begins as soon as a few seconds of video have buffered. The stats are accurate and available within a few hours of current use. I have integrated it with Marketo and found that the integration is clean and is easily incorporated into the campaign logic flow. (ex. If the user played more than 50% of the video, do Action-A, otherwise do Action-B.
T. Blane McMichen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Wistia

Wistia 9.8
Based on 18 answers
We have only had to reach out to Wistia support a handful of times in the 4 years we have been using Wistia. They have always been quick to respond and help us solve the problem. The system is self-service so there should be very little to no need to reach out to support on a regular basis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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 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

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

Scalability

Kaltura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We use many platforms and Wistia has been a standout in terms of reliability and scaleability.
Jonathan Eichorst | 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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