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Score 8.7 out of 101

Vimeo Pro

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Score 8.2 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 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 Pro
6.4
Lead generation
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.9
Video personalization
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.0
eCommerce
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
4.3
Support for advertisements
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.7
Video SEO
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.8
Integration to Marketing Automation
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.8

Video Platform Integrations

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.2
Integration to Salesforce.com
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.5
Integration to Marketo
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.0
Integration to HubSpot
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.3
Integration to Eloqua
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.5
Integration to LMS
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.9

Video Security

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.9
Video access controls
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.8
User management
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.6
Video link sharing
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
9.2
Internal video
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
9.1
External video
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.6

Video Player

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.8
Player customization
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.3
Embedded videos
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
9.4
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
5.8
Streaming quality reports
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.2
Per viewer tracking
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.5
Per video tracking
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.7
Video analytics dashboard
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.0

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.6
On-Demand video
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.8
Live streaming
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.1
Impact of streaming on network
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.7
Video upload & format support
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
8.4
Video library / File management
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.8
Video portal
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.7

Video Engagement

Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.5
Audience polling
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
5.9
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
6.0
Video comments
Private Media Channel
Vimeo Pro
7.6

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

  • We are a small, upstart company with few people doing many functions, so it's always desirable to jump into every task a running pace. Some of the strongest features of this site--why we love them--also spells out lots of functions/routines to learn when starting up in the platform. Without a large team, it fell to me to meticulously go through page by page and learn how to do everything. Given there's a lot to learn (and I HATE reading manuals), an improvement ahead I'd suggest is a more robust set of instructions/explanations tied to the different function bays and tools. To Private Media Channel's credit, the team was very patient with me through 2-3 conference calls with my many questions, and got me up to speed quickly.
  • No complaint, but one feature I want that most users probably don't need is a small change on registration page--I have 40+ pages on my site that contain inbound links to Private Media Channel and for repeat clients, an "already registered" click at top of page would offer that option without scrolling to bottom.
  • A second feature I'd like to have someday, probably not needed by other clients, is an automated way to limit access to someone licensing our content for a particular designated duration. So if someone purchased a license in a particular price code, part of the code would allow me to close access after a designed number of days.
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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
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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 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

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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Vimeo Pro

The only competitor we've used to Vimeo is YouTube. Both offer embedded players, basic view counts, etc... but Vimeo has (in my opinion) easier customization for embed options, security features, and thumbnail selection. Youtube has a better recommendation system and the ability for videos to be randomly seen. In our experience, Vimeo is great for an internal tool for storage and embedding and internal sharing, and YouTube is great for a social media platform.
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Return on Investment

Private Media Channel

  • It took just a minute to activate my project that I had on hold for 10 months for security issues.
  • There are no cons on their service. It's just perfect.
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Vimeo Pro

  • Generally favorable ROI due to the ability to store and share our entire database of videos, which is invaluable to our Sales and Marketing teams.
  • Unable to fully leverage the lead gen features since it's not available on the Pro version. We do a lot of online lead gen, and this would be a great feature to provide to Pro users.
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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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