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Online Video Platform Comparison: JWPlayer vs Wistia vs Kaltura

How do JWPlayer's features compare to Wistia's and Kaltura's? Find out.

Looking for an online video platform? We’ve stacked JWPlayer, Wistia, and Kaltura side-by-side to show you how they compare so you can make the right decision for your video strategy.


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Global Video Delivery

Video Security

Content Management

Video Player Customization

Video Player Interactivity

Live Streaming

Video Portals and Sites

Analytics

Marketing Automation & CRM

Protected Video

Social Media

Support

What Customers Love

What Customers Don't Like

$299

Every Month

Streaming and delivery via premium CDNs

Password protection, IP restriction, SSL, video players work well in secure environments.

Upload and manage video content. Standard tags and playlist options. Limitation on non-core video meta data.

Choose from a variety of templates and customize the colors. Advanced customization options available.

Video interactivity limited to social sharing and image watermarking with click-to-link.

Live streaming capabilities, requires advanced knowledge of encoding processes.

Limited video site feature with a single template.

Video engagement and performance analytics, including drop off rate and geo-stats.

No marketing automation or CRM integrations

Password protection is not offered. 

Social media integrations are limited to in-video social sharing widgets and player compatibility with those platforms.

Support is provided with premium licenses.  A growing developer community is driving organic support via web forums.

Rock solid bare bones video hosting for very little cost. 

For use cases outside of basic video hosting and video players the technology requires advanced to expert knowledge in online video platforms.

$399

Every month

Streaming and delivery via Amazon AWS

Password protection, IP restriction, SSL video players work well in secure environments.

Upload and manage video content. Simple, easy-to-use interface including multi-level video organization.

Single video player skin, customization limited to changing the skin color. Other controls are player controls and end-screen.

Robust set of interactive elements such as chapters, links, email collection. Limited configurability.

No live streaming capabilities

Basic share pages that link to playlists in the video library. Branding is limited and no control over domain name.

Video engagement analytics, geo, behavioral, associated with individual contacts

Marketo, Hubspot, and Pardot

Password protect each video

Syndicates to all major social media channels, app with HootSuite.

Support provided via website forums

Powerful video marketing features in simple packaging.  No prior video marketing software experience needed.

Pricing can get expensive as video libraries and audiences grow.

$1,500

Every month

Streaming and delivery via premium CDNs.

Advanced video security including password protection, SSO, IP restriction, SSL player. Built specifically for secure environments.

Upload and manage video content. User generated video upload. Tag and playlist options, multi-level video organization.

A variety of video player templates and themes to choose from. Player is completely customizable including player controls and social sharing.

Video interactivity is limited to basic watermarking, quizzes/surveys, slide sync, and chaptering.

Live streaming capabilities, requires advanced knowledge of encoding processes.

Internal and external video portal platform including basic templates and the ability to completely customize. Feature set requires extensive support to use.

Basic video engagement analytics including geo, video performance, audience.

No marketing automation or CRM integrations

Password protect each video

Syndicates to all major social channels, but no dedicated featureset.

Support is provided via documentation portal and premium phone support is also offered.

Great for complex internal video use cases, centralizing video across thousands of employees. Focused on education use cases.

Lower cost entry point, but tons of support resources needed to deploy and manage making costs unpredictable and in some cases more cost prohibited than competing solutions.

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The 50Wheel Team has over 10 years of experience in online video technology, specifically working with B2B organizations deploying video marketing technologies and accompanying playbooks.

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