JW Player Reviews

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Score 7.7 out of 100

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December 10, 2019
Bryan Crowe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It serves our 4 brands well in delivery of both video and podcasts that we produce.
  • We feel it has presented us with an opportunity at a reasonable rate.
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November 07, 2017
Jim Cairl | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • We've seen a video stickiness. Users are watching more videos than they were previously
  • Our ad serving solution is smarter, and we have more flexibility about where to slot in pre-roll between videos.
  • Also ad serving related, we have more transcoded sizes to choose from and better overall video quality than our previous provider
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March 17, 2017
Jim Manney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • JW Player has was less expensive (without sacrificing quality) than our previous video platform so the ROI was instant.
  • We were easily able to add a variety of video advertising options including pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll.
  • The quality and consistancy of the look of the video has enabled us to grow our video views by well over 100% since starting with JW.
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August 24, 2016
Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Positive in the sense that we have been able to integrate its use and their platform for our VideoproFile.net client videos hosting and distribution, with far greater functionality and features than just using the stand-alone player as a plugin for the site.
  • There have been some negative impacts such as the playlist RSS feed iTunes incompatibility as already mentioned.
  • Another negative impact on some videos with the JW Platform is its encoding qualities seem to be lesser than popular video sharing sites such as Vimeo, YouTube and Dailymotion; this is only evident on certain videos, however serious enough that the only alternative is to encode our own, load to our own CDN, then load via URL to the JW Platform, then uploading a separate image for its thumbnail. This is a work-around, but seems completely unnecessary given that since most clients are inclined to just use the FREE video sharing sites anyway, we cannot afford to see some videos appear to display blurry images at places within the videos encoded and hosted on JW Platform. This also places a greater burden on us to review every video hosted with JW Platform as a measure of QA...steps we'd prefer NOT to take if we could rely on its quality of encoding matching that of the most popular video sharing sites.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Support for advertisements (2)
Video SEO (2)
Video access controls (1)
User management (1)
Video link sharing (3)
External video (2)
Player customization (3)
Embedded videos (3)
Video quality / Bandwidth controls (3)
Mobile compatibility (3)
Per viewer tracking (1)
Per video tracking (2)
Video analytics dashboard (3)
On-Demand video (3)
Live streaming (1)
Video upload & format support (3)
Video library / File management (3)
Video portal (1)

What is JW Player?

JW Player is an online video platform that includes the open source video player, as well as video hosting and streaming, advertising, and analytics features.
Categories:  OTT,  Video

JW Player Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No

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What is JW Player's best feature?

Reviewers rate Video quality / Bandwidth controls and Mobile compatibility and Video upload & format support highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses JW Player?

The most common users of JW Player are from Small Businesses and the Media Production industry.