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Score 8.7 out of 101

Vimeo Pro

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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 Pro

Vimeo Pro has a customizable, beautiful and simple interface. It's well suited for embeds in websites, on Facebook or in app. It gives you the ability to customize privacy of your videos, embed on only set URL's or be completely hidden and only viewable with a link and password. They also have VOD and the option to sell your videos through your channel. One area that Vimeo Pro needs improvement is in its user base. It isn't as ubiquitous as Youtube and thus has challenges with a video being spread organically or through the volume of users, like Youtube can provide.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.4
Lead generation
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.0
Video personalization
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.0
eCommerce
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
4.4
Support for advertisements
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.5
Video SEO
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.7
Integration to Marketing Automation
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.0

Video Platform Integrations

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.3
Integration to Salesforce.com
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.4
Integration to Marketo
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.0
Integration to HubSpot
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.4
Integration to Eloqua
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.1
Integration to LMS
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.4

Video Security

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

Video Player

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.9
Player customization
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.5
Embedded videos
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
9.5
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
9.0
Mobile compatibility
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.6

Video Analytics

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.5
A/B testing
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.5
Streaming quality reports
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.0
Per viewer tracking
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.7
Per video tracking
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.8
Video analytics dashboard
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.3

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.6
On-Demand video
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.1
Live streaming
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.5
Impact of streaming on network
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.9
Video upload & format support
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.6
Video library / File management
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.9
Video portal
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.7

Video Engagement

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.8
Audience polling
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.9
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.9
Video comments
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.7

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 Pro

  • Clear user interface.
  • Easy to use even for beginners!
  • Ad-free.
  • Clean look.
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Cons

Private Media Channel

  • The Real Time Conferencing feature is a little difficult to use.
  • Screen Sharing only works in a limited browser set.
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Vimeo Pro

  • Ability to tailor and configure different details as I upload a single/multiple videos.
  • There are times when I've tried to upload, and it will fail for no obvious reason.
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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 Pro

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Private Media Channel

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

Vimeo Pro 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 Pro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Pro

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 Pro

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Private Media Channel

Wistia and Vimeo simply provide hosting services, not a "channel" where my users can privately consume my content and interact with it as an extension of my website. In essense, I would have to extend my website to provide this functionality and simply place my videos hosted with them on the new pages I needed to build. This came with a full-fledged end user site I simply attached to my website.Brightcove simply wanted WAY too much money for the same functionality/capability.
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Vimeo Pro

Wistia's pricing is so weird. They charge you monthly, and by how many videos you host. Vimeo has a flat fee, with an upload limit (which I was close to hitting once in 4 years).Wistia has better tracking and organization, and it's cleaner. But Wistia's embed is pretty heavy on a site. Vimeo's embed was highly customizable, and I (the developer) was able to make my own version of the video player with it's own sets of features.
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Return on Investment

Private Media Channel

  • 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 Pro

  • I have received lots of business thanks to Vimeo. The easy availability of my videos is what generates so much business. I can send and embed my work easily.
  • My website looks fantastic and Vimeo is a huge reason for that. I can embed as many videos as I need without any mess-ups or issues in streaming.
  • The upload speed is incredibly fast. I don't have to dedicate a ton of time to getting my videos online via Vimeo.
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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

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