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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

OBS Studio

From simple streaming to bigger events, OBS has been able to handle all of it with full confidence from us. Have never questioned if it was going to be unreliable in a specific situation, even with minimal training. Software identified the external input source easily and had no issues setting that up (Blackmagic Mini Recorder), and great for pulling in separate audio from the computer input.
Travis Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

I think Vimeo is well-used by organizations or people interested in placing the videos within another platform (within an app, embedded in a website, etc.) rather than someone looking for a video platform for social media purposes. I would say Vimeo is a wonderful business solution rather than a personal outlet.
Marissa Roth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

OBS Studio
Vimeo
7.2
Lead generation
OBS Studio
Vimeo
7.3
Video personalization
OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.0
eCommerce
OBS Studio
Vimeo
5.7
Support for advertisements
OBS Studio
Vimeo
6.7
Video SEO
OBS Studio
Vimeo
7.7
Integration to Marketing Automation
OBS Studio
Vimeo
7.5

Video Platform Integrations

OBS Studio
Vimeo
6.2
Integration to Salesforce.com
OBS Studio
Vimeo
5.2
Integration to Marketo
OBS Studio
Vimeo
5.8
Integration to HubSpot
OBS Studio
Vimeo
6.2
Integration to Eloqua
OBS Studio
Vimeo
5.9
Integration to LMS
OBS Studio
Vimeo
7.9

Video Security

OBS Studio
Vimeo
9.3
Video access controls
OBS Studio
Vimeo
9.1
User management
OBS Studio
Vimeo
9.1
Video link sharing
OBS Studio
Vimeo
9.6
Internal video
OBS Studio
Vimeo
9.4
External video
OBS Studio
Vimeo
9.2

Video Player

OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.9
Player customization
OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.4
Embedded videos
OBS Studio
Vimeo
9.6
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.8
Mobile compatibility
OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.8

Video Analytics

OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.1
A/B testing
OBS Studio
Vimeo
6.5
Streaming quality reports
OBS Studio
Vimeo
7.6
Per viewer tracking
OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.2
Per video tracking
OBS Studio
Vimeo
9.3
Video analytics dashboard
OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.7

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.0
On-Demand video
OBS Studio
Vimeo
7.8
Live streaming
OBS Studio
Vimeo
7.4
Impact of streaming on network
OBS Studio
Vimeo
7.3
Video upload & format support
OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.0
Video library / File management
OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.5
Video portal
OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.8

Video Engagement

OBS Studio
Vimeo
6.8
Audience polling
OBS Studio
Vimeo
5.2
Audience Q&A / Live chat
OBS Studio
Vimeo
6.5
Video comments
OBS Studio
Vimeo
8.7

Pros

OBS Studio

  • Allows for custom backgrounds.
  • Scrolling and moving information.
  • Quick and efficient duplication of slides.
Charles Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • Image and Branding - Vimeo has always had an edge on design and branding versus its competitors like YouTube. Using Vimeo as a content delivery platform gives the appearance of being luxurious and having a high-end product.
  • Video Configuration - I've used YouTube through multiple iterations of their video management and configuration options, and Vimeo has continued to beat it hands down, both in ease of use and robustness. I can easily organize my Vimeo videos into tags and playlists while I still struggle with YouTube, where it is quite laborious.
  • User Interaction - Vimeo allows you to capture user email addresses for email lists with ease, something its competitors have not figured out yet. You can easily split your video into chapters and hyperlink from within the video to other areas, features which competitors like YouTube have in some form but not nearly as easy to use or well-implemented as Vimeo.
  • Video Analytics - Vimeo has a full-featured analytics suite that helps content creators understand user interaction and engagement with their videos.
  • Versioning and Collaboration - Vimeo has workflows for video history and for collaboration where you can have a content creator upload a video which enters a pipeline for an editor to approve. I have not used these workflows, but it's pretty cool that they have implemented features like this.
  • Custom Micro-Sites - I have only ever embedded Vimeo videos in websites that I've created, or sent them as links to clients, but I have seen well-designed micro-sites for content creators built using Vimeo. Overall, Vimeo does design and branding very well. Their micro-sites look much better, visually speaking, than competitors like YouTube whose equivalent feature, the YouTube Channel, just seems dry in comparison.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OBS Studio

  • Overwhelming layout
  • Sometimes the program continues to screen record even when it has been stopped, saving way too many videos.
Mandy Henriksen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • The Vimeo videos do not appear on search engine results, it would be better if search engines can find them.
  • The search option can be made better. Looking up for old videos are a hassle sometimes.
  • Can have CC autogeneration option, it would be better.
Hanaa Ibham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OBS Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vimeo

Vimeo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Jeannette Saysomvang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

OBS Studio

OBS Studio 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We've never needed to contact support. Not sure if they have it since it's an open-source program.
Steven Shulmister | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

Vimeo 8.3
Based on 15 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OBS Studio

OBS takes a lot more work to get started with than Google Hangouts, but you get a much more high quality output from it. It even works better with YouTube than Hangout, which is odd since it is also owned by Google. You can not set a poser image on a YouTube live stream when you use Hangouts, but you can with external programs like OBS. You can do so much with layout, like having two video sources on the screen at the same time, any style lower thirds; it is much more powerful.
Seth Paine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

In higher ed we have a couple of options that integrate directly with our LMS (Blackboard/Canvas) that are comparable. Kaltura is outstanding but it's very expensive whereas I've found Viddler(and YouTube) to be much more simplistic. I've worked with other tools that want to charge based on the number of views or how much bandwidth you demand but I have always found that to be erratic. For budgeting purposes, I prefer to you just a sent annual fee like Vimeo.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OBS Studio

  • Great ROI! Can't imagine using a different software
  • Enables us to provide client with multiple options for a streaming presentation
Travis Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vimeo

  • We have seen a very good ROI on all of our weekly videos as it provides really good analytics.
  • Because Vimeo is reliable there has been very little to no troubleshooting or issues with video playback. That means our customers don't leave the video when
  • Our website is a destination for people to view our videos, so on the negative side, Vimeo doesn't have the user base to have our content organically discovered.
Jon Ackerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OBS Studio

General

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

Vimeo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OBS Studio
9.3
Vimeo
8.2

Usability

OBS Studio
Vimeo
9.0

Support Rating

OBS Studio
9.0
Vimeo
8.3

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