JW Player - A great video platform
Jim Cairl | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 07, 2017

JW Player - A great video platform

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with JW Player

JW Player is our video player across our network of sites. JW Player is only being used as a platform to serve our editorial video content as well as some pre-roll. The problem it addressed was simple... we needed a video player for the website and they were able to provide those services with great tech, and competitive pricing.
  • Simple, intuitive User Interface.
  • It's incredibly snappy - almost no load time ever.
  • Time to render and transcode is also super fast.
  • Good service and sales support - the people who came in and pitched to us were knowledgable, flexible, and smart - that went a long way to getting our business.
  • I could use a little more info on some of the videos. an info panel with things like, for example, bitrate would be helpful.
  • Our previous video player had a publish to YouTube button - so that with one button it took care of a whole other channel. That would be nice to see.
  • I'll be honest, i don't really have a lot of points here. In my experience, it's a solid, all-around well built platform.
  • 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
JW had more player options, a better/more intuitive user interface, was altogether faster both in rendering the uploaded videos and in time to load on the web page. The integration with OpenX for pre-roll was faster and easier than with Brightcove, and lastly, they offered a great price for service.
JW Player is a web based video player. It is best-in-class for that kind of application. If you need to host video content and need a video player on your website - this is definitely one company to investigate. For pretty much anything that is not video related, you should not use them.

JW Player Feature Ratings

Support for advertisements
9
Video SEO
8
Integration to Salesforce.com
Not Rated
Integration to Marketo
Not Rated
Integration to HubSpot
Not Rated
Integration to Eloqua
Not Rated
Integration to LMS
Not Rated
Video access controls
9
User management
9
Video link sharing
8
Internal video
Not Rated
External video
10
Player customization
8
Embedded videos
10
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
10
Mobile compatibility
10
A/B testing
Not Rated
Streaming quality reports
Not Rated
Per viewer tracking
Not Rated
Per video tracking
Not Rated
Video analytics dashboard
8
On-Demand video
9
Live streaming
Not Rated
Impact of streaming on network
Not Rated
Video upload & format support
8
Video library / File management
9
Video portal
10
Audience polling
Not Rated
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Not Rated
Video comments
Not Rated

Using JW Player

4 - Editorial - creating uploading and broadcasting of content
Ad Ops - Pre and Mid roll advertising
IT - Player Management