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Likelihood to Recommend

Private Media Channel

Niche Video Media is well suited for people just getting started with live broadcasting events because they will take the time to help someone.
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Vimeo Pro

Vimeo is useful only if you are uploading a personal portfolio for clients to see. Vimeo has a knack for being the professionals YouTube, which is unfortunate because it has proven its mediocrity time and time again.If you are doing more than hosting a portfolio or a few neat videos you've created, like presenting videos for clients, you need to look elsewhere. Vimeo won't cut it any longer while there are far better options available.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.1
Lead generation
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.1
Video personalization
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.7
eCommerce
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
4.8
Support for advertisements
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.1
Video SEO
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.7
Integration to Marketing Automation
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.0

Video Platform Integrations

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.6
Integration to Salesforce.com
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.0
Integration to Marketo
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.0
Integration to HubSpot
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.0
Integration to Eloqua
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.2
Integration to LMS
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.6

Video Security

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
9.0
Video access controls
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.7
User management
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.9
Video link sharing
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
9.0
Internal video
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
9.1
External video
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
9.1

Video Player

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.5
Player customization
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.3
Embedded videos
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
9.2
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.4
Mobile compatibility
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.3

Video Analytics

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.6
A/B testing
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
4.0
Streaming quality reports
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.0
Per viewer tracking
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.6
Per video tracking
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.6
Video analytics dashboard
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.9

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.1
On-Demand video
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.3
Live streaming
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
4.1
Impact of streaming on network
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.2
Video upload & format support
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.3
Video library / File management
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.2
Video portal
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.3

Video Engagement

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.7
Audience polling
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.7
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.7
Video comments
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.8

Pros

  • I can check viewership analytics by user; timestamps are a little bit screwed but overall I use date stamps and content title.
  • Once understood, the Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, is pretty straight forward to use it.
  • Best of all, it is private.
  • It used to be a con: Linux integration; but as I checked with tech support I learned I can use Open Broadcaster from Linux
  • I was wondering how secure Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder is, but I was clarified when a broadcast is active, just one can be active, and that's the reason I have to create a Live Event each time I Broadcast. And again, as channel is private, the security is improved.
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  • Vimeo is an easy way to provide links for clients to access the videos we've produced for them. Links are as simple as any web link. You can make a video private and password protect it, unlist it, ensure only specific Vimeo users can see a video, etc.
  • Videos can be presented as private review links, which would allow for private feedback and a customized interface for clients.
  • Videos can be highly customized in terms of what UI will be displayed on a video (i.e. play button, share button, related videos, etc.) which means a producer will never have issues with clients being able to dig into the producer's video catalog, or can make the interface focused solely on the video itself without distraction.
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Cons

  • To get time stamps right in viewership analytics, time stamps appear to be delayed by 6 hours (I am -6 hours from UTC)
  • Improve comments section to reflect actual dates, it says "about a year ago" when it is November 2015 (last month).
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  • 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 Channel9.1
Based on 2 answers
Because 10 is considered the best rating. Niche Video Media gives good service.
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Usability

Private Media Channel9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because 10 is the best.
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Vimeo Pro9.0
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 Channel8.8
Based on 3 answers
Because 10 is the best.
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Online Training

Private Media Channel9.1
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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Implementation

Private Media Channel9.1
Based on 1 answer
No, the support at Niche Video Media was very helpful during set up.
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Alternatives Considered

Optimum upload bandwidth, no distraction from other channels, video streaming available, user management, private channel. Each previous characteristic paved the way to select Private Media Channel.
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Wipster and Frame.io are two similar client review alternatives to Vimeo. These allow for easy customization of how to present your videos, organize them internally for ease of accessibility, and greatly document feedback from clients in a multitude of ways. Wipster isn't worth its salt. They've price-hiked users for no apparent reason and offer sort of useless features.Frame.io is my preferred application. It's similarly priced, but fairer. It provides a slew of ways to interact with each frame of video, never has streaming issues, and doesn't feel convoluted.
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Return on Investment

  • I have experienced better customer service for end users.
  • Distraction free end users (monetary result does not apply in this channel).
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  • Vimeo made it more difficult to work with clients. This wasn't obvious until it was replaced by better applications.
  • VimeoPro is only slightly cheaper than similar plans from similar applications.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Vimeo Pro

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