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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Private Media Channel

I'm not sure what the average user is looking for, but I can imagine a number of scenarios for which the platform offers a very flexible hosting service for a variety of users, with plenty of bells and whistles, for a reasonable costs that can protect content while offering a good interface between the publisher and their viewers.
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Vimeo

Vimeo would be the best platform to store videos securely, share them with your audience. Definitely, the quality is ensured and uploading/downloading is very convenient. Specific purpose videos, where you share manually, this would be a great platform. I will not recommend Vimeo if you are hoping to get exposure using this, as search engines do not show Vimeo videos on results. One has to be using Vimeo to find Vimeo videos. And Vimeo is not ideal for in-mail videos, as the video does not play in the mail, but opens on a new tab.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Private Media Channel
Vimeo
6.7
Lead generation
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
7.2
Video personalization
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.2
eCommerce
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
5.0
Support for advertisements
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
5.9
Video SEO
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
7.2
Integration to Marketing Automation
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
6.9

Video Platform Integrations

Private Media Channel
Vimeo
6.3
Integration to Salesforce.com
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
5.5
Integration to Marketo
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
6.0
Integration to HubSpot
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
6.3
Integration to Eloqua
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
5.6
Integration to LMS
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
7.9

Video Security

Private Media Channel
Vimeo
9.0
Video access controls
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.9
User management
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.8
Video link sharing
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
9.3
Internal video
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
9.2
External video
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.7

Video Player

Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.9
Player customization
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.3
Embedded videos
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
9.5
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
9.2
Mobile compatibility
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.7

Video Analytics

Private Media Channel
Vimeo
7.7
A/B testing
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
6.1
Streaming quality reports
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
7.3
Per viewer tracking
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
7.9
Per video tracking
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.9
Video analytics dashboard
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.3

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Private Media Channel
Vimeo
7.8
On-Demand video
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
7.9
Live streaming
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
6.3
Impact of streaming on network
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.0
Video upload & format support
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.7
Video library / File management
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.0
Video portal
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
8.0

Video Engagement

Private Media Channel
Vimeo
6.5
Audience polling
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
5.9
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
6.0
Video comments
Private Media Channel
Vimeo
7.8

Pros

Private Media Channel

  • Answer the telephone and provide technical support very readily. Stay on the line to make sure your problem is solved.
  • Hosting with user payment ability to be handled by their site or my site. Don't have to have different companies for payment and hosting.
  • Affordable for small business.
  • Ability to organize content in multiple ways. Works well for educational model.
  • Allows my own branding. There branding is fairly transparent.
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Vimeo

  • The portfolio/collection template allows us to build out setlists very quickly but also gives us flexibility on the overall and look and feel. If you know even basic CSS you can do quite a bit with it.
  • Domain control. My clients are often particular about where certain videos can be embedded or shared. Vimeo allow me to specify exactly which sites the content can be embedded in.
  • Vimeo allows us to attach custom cover slides to every video, something that was a pain point with some of the other services we looked at.
  • Customer Service has always been very strong, especially when we needed to pull customized reports or massive collections of links
  • You can upload a replacement file to an existing asset with out worrying about the url or embed code changing.
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Cons

Private Media Channel

  • Niche could add a more comprehensive online tutorial.
  • The Niche Web RTC program is amazing but it would be great if they had an app that would allow mobile devices to also connect even if they dont have chrome
  • It would be great if Niche could add a less comprehensive platform only for healthcare applications
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Vimeo

  • It's 2018 and streaming shouldn't be complicated. Unfortunately, despite accessing Vimeo from many locations (home computer, office, mobile, client's offices) Vimeo has continued to prove its total incompetence. I'm not sure if this is a hosting problem with Vimeo servers or if they just hate the few cities I've lived in. Video streaming can be easy with Vimeo, but I would never ever call it consistent. In most cases, when presented with a video link not related to work, I'll try to find the video elsewhere.
  • Because I haven't used Vimeo's revision system for close to 8 months at the time of this writing, Vimeo might have made changes, so keep that in mind. Vimeo is completely outmatched by similar client feedback applications like Wipster and Frame.io. After using other services, I've completely sworn off Vimeo. I don't think it's viable any longer because giving clients the ability to leave frame-by-frame feedback is far superior to the old method of simply sending a link. Furthermore, I believe Vimeo either owns Wipster or deeply collaborates, but Wipster is fairly unreliable as well. It's as if everything Vimeo touches burns to the ground.
  • Vimeo has also found a way to mess up playlists and video collections. YouTube makes it easy for adding videos to specific playlists, but Vimeo includes collections and albums, which to this day I'm still unsure why I would pick one over the other. Adding videos to these features is flustering rather than helpful. We'd learn the system but because of privacy settings for some videos, a few videos would show up, while others wouldn't. Even after testing this in the office, we'd still have a multitude of issues when clients would return confused emails.
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Likelihood to Renew

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Because 10 is considered the best rating. Niche Video Media gives good service.
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Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because 10 is the best.
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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
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Support

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 8.8
Based on 3 answers
Immediate response from a knowledgeable rep - not a tier 1 automaton reading a script. I can, and have, reached them at all hours by phone, by chat, or by email. Responses are under 24 hours and frequently less than 1. And stuff gets DONE! I see things I request in almost every monthly release.
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Vimeo

Vimeo 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Vimeo has great customer support for their customers. They're always very quick to respond to our questions (on a pro membership). Unfortunately, we seem to have bumped up to their support limitations when we tried to move forward with their live streaming options. The support we need for this feature just isn't there yet.
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Online Training

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It was direct and personal, aimed at solving the immediate task at hand while instructing me how the channel as a whole works in the process.
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Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No, the support at Niche Video Media was very helpful during set up.
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Vimeo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Private Media Channel

The access controls of who can view, when one can view, how many times one can view, and from where they can view and also the security, and protecting from download [are better]. The review and approval workflow, editing the videos, blue-pen are all not available in Vimeo Pro.
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Vimeo

Vimeo Pro is simpler to use, has a beautiful interface and is more customizable than Youtube. One big issue I have with YouTube is that you have little control over what content is shown before, during or after your videos. This can cause issues with clarity on who your brand does or doesn't support. Vimeo Pro doesn't have really give the ability to wander through other's content which limits your exposure from being found.
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Return on Investment

Private Media Channel

  • I believe videos for training will be the way of the future. Once the initial cost of producing the videos is accounted for, other than hosting cost all views of the course will be income.
  • I believe creating short marketing videos will attract new customers.
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Vimeo

  • Vimeo Pro has definitely improved our customer service: We are able to find videos in our library (over 5,000) quickly and efficiently to send our work to leads.
  • Our sales and marketing teams can create custom reels and send out to leads turning them into clients more quickly.
  • It just makes us seem more professional. Vimeo Pro playback looks incredible and we can customize the player to fit within the theme of our website without having to be developers.
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Pricing Details

Private Media Channel

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

Private Media Channel
8.7
Vimeo
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Private Media Channel
9.1
Vimeo

Usability

Private Media Channel
9.1
Vimeo
9.0

Support

Private Media Channel
8.8
Vimeo
9.0

Online Training

Private Media Channel
9.1
Vimeo

Implementation

Private Media Channel
9.1
Vimeo

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