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Detailed Guide on Online Video Platforms | Vendor Comparison 2022

Here's our detailed guide on online video platforms, where we compare the top 14 video platforms of 2021 with their top features to evaluate them.
by Saadiya Munir & Shahan Zafar Updated on May 6, 2022

Online videos weren’t a big deal until 2005, when YouTube, the world’s first major online video streaming platform, came to the web. YouTube’s video platform changed everything - the way videos are uploaded, streamed, viewed & shared online.

With the increase in the popularity of online video content, video streaming platforms are also growing. While YouTube remains one of the most popular video-sharing websites, it had its own limitation as it was designed with a specific purpose in mind.

YouTube is great for entertainment & marketing. But, when it comes to sharing videos for internal communications, employee training, or remote collaboration, most organizations look for YouTube alternatives. A more secure & private YouTube-like portal to host, stream, organize & manage corporate video content with a limited audience.

Many video-sharing platforms are available in the market, offering a mix of features & functionality to challenge YouTube’s video hosting, streaming, & sharing capabilities. But, the question is, what are you looking for?

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If you’re also looking for a YouTube-like solution for better & secure video management for your organization, you’ve come to the right place.

Welcome to our detailed guide on online video platforms (OVPs), where we help IT buyers and researchers make much more informed decisions regarding such platforms.

In this guide, we have explained the different types of online video platforms based on market needs. We have highlighted the important factors to consider when evaluating an online video platform. And most importantly, we have included a vendor comparison based on our research and expert knowledge. Also, before moving on, we’d like to clarify that video platform technology and prices change regularly. This guide was revised to the most up-to-date information as of February 2022.

Let’s Get Started!

How Do You Define an Online Video Platform?

We like to define an online video platform as “a platform that essentially helps organizations and individuals deliver video content to their intended audience.”

An online video platform is an asynchronous technology to help you upload, host, store, share and play videos online. You can use an online video platform for entertainment, education, or communication purposes. A modern online video platform means you can upload a video in any format and automatically encode it to enable an optimized streaming experience for all devices and network conditions. Most online video platforms also provide features and functionalities such as closed captions, player customization and video analytics, and the technical infrastructure for video delivery such as WAN optimization, edge caching, eCDNs etc.

What is Video Streaming?

Video streaming is the process of viewing the video or simply listening to the audio without needing to download the media files. Some examples of video streaming platforms are YouTube, Netflix and Prime Video. Video streaming can be further divided into two broad categories: recorded & live. For example, Netflix is an example of recorded streaming. In contrast, Facebook Live videos are live video streaming examples.

Interestingly, you can record a live stream as well. We’ll discuss this later in the guide. If you’re interested in learning more about the video streaming process, types of video streaming platforms & different technologies involved, we have got a complete blog for you in detail: What is Video Streaming and How Does it Work

What to Look for in a Video Platform?

With various online video-sharing solutions in the market, it can be overwhelming to evaluate them. Here’s a list of features on which a video platform should be considered.

  1. Strategic Direction:

    Although it seems minor, the strategic direction of a platform vendor can be very important to a few.

    If you are a small business that wants to spend a few dollars every month on a video platform, this doesn’t matter. But suppose you are in the market to procure a solution for 1000s of employees in your organization, which will use it over a long period of say 2-3 years. In that case, the strategic direction is very important.

    As vendors continue to add features to their solutions, you are better off if they operate in your industry or if these new features align with the technology that you want for your organization. For example, at VIDIZMO, our focus is on allowing our customers to benefit from Azure and AWS technologies. As such, our customers can reasonably expect to get access to cloud innovations (such as AI) from these giants. Hence, our solution is more aligned for those who want to work closely with these cloud providers.

    Learn more on how VIDIZMO helps stream videos in Azure.

  2. Security:

    Video platforms are also open to cyberattacks. Therefore, this is the first and most important factor to consider when evaluating an IT system.

    For any video platform, you need to look in 2 important areas: 

    How and where is data stored?

    This first step refers to the security of video data when it is stored at rest and is not being utilized. We recommend a data center that follows leading industry standards such as FIPS 140-2 and uses robust encryption and security mechanisms to keep data safe. We recommend looking at how Microsoft keeps data secure.

    How is data handled within the application?

    During the video streaming process, video is transferred from storage to the device that plays it. Most of this is done by the video platform application and its infrastructure. It is important to consider the application’s security and ensure that data is secure from start to end.

    We recommend reading our blog on FIPS 140-2 compliance and how data is encrypted end-to-end within the VIDIZMO platform.

    Security should be a priority for organizations in government, organizations that are large and have large amounts of video data. Security is less of a concern for smaller organizations seeking to stream videos publicly for marketing.

  3. Compliance

    Organizations may need to comply with various regional or local compliances to ensure data security, privacy, accessibility etc. Organizations need to consider online video platforms that cover compliance requirements on two levels:

    Data storage and processing:

    To ensure data is stored and processed compliant, organizations need to choose data centers that cover their requirements. For instance, Microsoft Azure cloud is certified in over 90 compliances. Therefore, organizations need to choose a video platform that allows them to choose their cloud provider; Azure, AWS, Google, or any choice to cover such compliances.

    Within the platform:

    Compliance on a storage level isn’t enough, and organizations would need to evaluate solutions to ensure they have the features needed to stay compliant.

    For instance, Article 30 of GDPR states that organizations need to maintain a record of recipients to whom personal data has been shared. As videos include personal data, organizations need to use a video platform to provide audit trail reports for each video file.

    Search

    Video use is on the rise, and organizations increasingly see a surge in the amount of stored video data. This brings the next challenge. How do you find the right video amongst a large repository of videos? The answer lies in a powerful search.

    Sharing, Access Management and Content Segregation

    Who gets to see your videos?

    Who can access them?

    What can they do after they get access?

    It’s important to ask these questions if your organization handles sensitive information. Some examples of such information include personally identifiable information (PII), controlled unclassified information (CUI), classified information, or sensitive and personal data as under GDPR.

    Breach of such information can lead to a financial loss, legal action, violation of agreements, violation of compliance, loss of reputation and much more. It is, therefore, important to evaluate a platform in terms of its sharing and content segregation capabilities.

    Groups, Teams or Channels:

    Online video platforms need to have the capabilities to allow you to create different groups such that one group doesn’t have access to the other’s video content.

    Role-Based Access Control:

    It’s also important for video platforms to have capabilities to define access based on a hierarchy. You can restrict users only to perform the relevant functions for their hierarchy in the organization.

    Limited Sharing:

    Although link sharing is the dominant form of sharing mechanism, it gives recipients the option to share it ahead indefinitely. Therefore, look for platforms where recipients are restricted to only viewing the content.

    SSO and SCIM:

    To manage access and define organizational hierarchy from your identity provider/SSO, it’s important to use a video platform that integrates with it. Moreover, you need cross-domain identity management (SCIM) support to automatically provision your SSO users and groups and their permissions to the video platform.

  4. Integrations

    Like any other form of data, one of the biggest challenges organizations face with video data is that it is siloed and exists in separate IT systems. This makes it difficult to implement effective governance, security, compliance etc. It also makes it difficult to use video data combined with other data types.

  5. Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence has numerous benefits that include cost reductions and revenue increases. Video platforms are at an early stage of providing AI capabilities but are progressing rapidly to add diversity to what they can offer.

  6. Data Hosting Options

    It’s important to consider a video platform that lets you choose where to store your data and leaves your organization open for data migrations in the future. For instance, Businesses collecting data on European citizens are not allowed to store data outside the EU under GDPR law.

Comparison of The Top 14 Major Online Video Platforms

Based on the criteria discussed in the previous section, reviews and knowledge gathered from industry experts, we have compared the top 14 online video platforms. The comparison is divided into categories:

  • Enterprise Video Platforms
  • Simple Video Platforms
  • Consumer-Oriented Video Platforms

Enterprise Video Platforms

  1. VIDIZMO
  2. Microsoft Stream
  3. Kaltura
  4. Panopto
    Simple Video Platforms
  5. IBM Watson Media
  6. Brightcove
  7. YouTube
  8. Vimeo
  9. Wistia
  10. Dacast
  11. JW Player
  12. Cincopa
    Consumer-Oriented Video Platforms
  13. Dailymotion
  14. Twitch

Enterprise Video Platforms

  1. VIDIZMO

    VIDIZMO basically allows you to create your own private Youtube (for secure internal streaming or public streaming). It is designed to provide end-to-end live and on-demand video streaming, sharing and video content management for public and private use cases.

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    Overview:

    Recognized by Gartner as ECVM, VIDIZMO provides several features to enable or restrict viewers from accessing content, such as configurable user groups, security policies, domain restrictions, and role-based access control.

    With robust platform security, these features and functionalities make it the perfect solution to securely store and share private videos with relevant or authorized people and share non-private videos publicly or across the organization.

    The platform meets various regional and international regulatory compliances such as GDPR, HIPAA and offers to host FedRAMP.

    Top Features:

    • Flexible deployment in any cloud, on-premise data center or hybrid infrastructure.
    • AI services, including automatic closed captions translated in 50+ languages, and facial and object detection.
    • Creates auto-tags generates transcriptions and captions, and indexes all words spoken or displayed in the content.
    • Brandable and multilingual video portals.
    • SSO Integration (with 25+ SSO providers) with user provisioning through SCIM.
    • 255+ video & other digital media formats are natively supported through the application.
    • Real-time detailed video reports & analytics. 
    • Add quizzes, surveys, polls and handouts for live and on-demand video interactivity.

      Other Features:

    • All videos are optimized for streaming through the browser on any device.
    • Create groups and portals to map access based on your organization’s departments.
    • Integrates with CMS, CRM, LMS and other video conferencing systems.
    • AI for Video Redaction.
    • SCORM support for e-learning.
    • Set video access as an anonymous, entire organization, specific portals, specific groups or users.
    • Rich sharing options.
    • Simple one-click video embedding through an iframe.
    • AI-powered multifaceted search.
    • Live streaming (RTMP, RTSP, HLS) with interactivity.
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    • Set up backup live streams.
    • Audit trails are available for system and individual video files.
    • Host data in your cloud of choice or purchase as SaaS.

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    Lack of Possibilities:

    • Offers basic content creation tools such that you can only record your screen or capture video from a camera.
    • You can’t add animations, overlays etc.
    • Monetization features are not offered by default, and you need to integrate with 3rd party tools.

    Pricing Plans:

    • Basic Plan - $85/month to stream to 50 logged-in users
    • Mid-level Plan - $140/month to stream to 100 logged-in users
    • High-end Plan - $350/month to stream to 250 logged-in users
    • Custom Plan (1000s of users) - Contact Sales


    Learn more about VIDIZMO pricing

    VIDIZMO is an all-in-one video platform for internal and external communication & collaboration, training & learning, marketing, knowledge management and other commercial and government use cases. However, if you’re looking for OTT and video monetization solutions, try checking out some of the major online video platforms on this list.

    VIDIZMO Review

    Learn more about what the customers have to say about VIDIZMO

  2. Microsoft Stream

    Microsoft Stream is a live and on-demand streaming video streaming solution for Microsoft Office 365 customers that integrates with other Microsoft applications such as SharePoint and Teams.

    microsoftstream - online video platforms

    Overview:

    This enterprise video hosting & streaming solution is rigidly focused on internal video sharing & is designed for internal collaborations only.

    The online video platform isn’t the best when searching for a particular video amongst thousands. There is no custom metadata support, no tags and no filtering. Even searching inside video using transcripts or faces & objects is not available.

    Top Features:

    • Reliable internal and private video hosting.
    • Offer live transcription in Microsoft Teams meetings for English (US).
    • FIPS 140-2 compliant end-to-end encryption of videos.
    • Create teams and map access based on your organization’s departments.
    • Get audit logs for all videos to see who accessed them and when.
    • Share videos with guests where they get temporary viewing.
    • Choose your data center location, required for compliance purposes.

    Lack of Possibilities:

    • You can’t manually add transcripts or closed captions.
    • No automatic multilingual transcripts for uploaded videos.
    • No pre-encoding and caching for large files.
    • Mircosoft Stream doesn’t support SCORM, required for e-learning.
    • It doesn’t offer a YouTube-like interface for users to comment and interact with videos.
    • No options to generate a video embed code.

      For more information, visit our detailed analysis of Microsoft Stream Classic or the New Microsoft Stream.

    Pricing Plan:

    • Microsoft Stream is sold as part of a Microsoft Office 365 subscription.
    • Microsoft 365 Business Premium – Starts at $20/user/month
    • Enterprise – Starts at $32/user/month.


  3. Kaltura

    Unlike most major online video platforms, Kaltura is designed to build solutions tailored to your requirements from scratch. Founded as a solution for broadcasting over-the-top (OTT) services, the platform is primarily designed for video streaming in the media industry.

    Kaltura-online video platforms

    Overview:

    In addition to OTT services, the platform provides live and on-demand video streaming and management, plug-ins for video recording and monetization, and video API that allows for extensive customization. The platform is secure and provides features such as platform branding and analytics, similar to most other major video platforms.

    Top Features:

    • Security features such as role-based access controls and integration with SSO and IAM systems.
    • Highly customizable platform as it offers APIs and related documentation.
    • You can add quizzes and polls in live and on-demand videos for interactivity.
    • It offers automatic transcription and translation of these transcriptions using AI.
    • Available as both SaaS solutions on the cloud or on-premise.
    • It offers detailed analytics on viewer behavior, content performance and delivery.
    • You can create channels to segregate access to content based on teams or departments.

      Lack of Possibilities

    • Requires advanced business & technical knowledge and remodeling to use some of its functionalities.
    • It doesn’t support SCORM for e-learning.
    • It doesn’t offer drone mapping and KLV metadata support.
    • It has no bulk editing for video files.
    • It offers no desktop application for offline viewing.
    • You can’t add a password for additional protection of videos.
    • You can’t limit permissions for end-users.

    You can read more in our blog on Kaltura vs VIDIZMO.

    Pricing:

    You need to contact sales to inquire more about Kaltura’s pricing.

  4. Panopto

    Panopto markets itself as one of the online video platforms for education. Founded as a tech spinoff of Carnegie Mellon University, Panopto is popular with schools and universities for its screen recording tools.

    panopto - online video platforms

    Overview:

    Panopto offers multiple features to upload and share videos inside an organization. You can define who can view your videos and segregate content based on groups. The platform provides content-encryption at rest and in rest, along with features such as role-based access controls for managing access and privacy.

    Top Features:

    • It offers both live and on-demand video streaming.
    • It offers detailed and user-friendly content creation tools that work best for lecture capture.
    • It offers a desktop application with offline viewing.
    • It offers SCORM Support for e-learning.
    • It offers customizable branding features to include your logo on the portal and within the player.
    • It offers AI-generated transcription and translation of these transcriptions.
    • It offers search inside videos using transcripts.

      Lack of Possibilities:

    • It offers few monetization features – current monetization is through InPlayer integration.
    • No backup live stream option.
    • It offers limited branding and customizations for the video player.
    • It doesn’t offer password protection for videos.
    • Audit trails are not available in the application, and you need to contact Panopto support to request them.
    • Integrable with fewer IT business applications.
    • Limited deployment options also have a bad reputation for customer support.

    Learn more on Panopto and its alternatives.

    Pricing:

    Panopto Basic - $0/month. Panopto Pro - $14.99/month Panopto Enterprise - Contact Sales Learn more about Panopto pricing.

    Simpler Video Platforms

  5. IBM Cloud Video

    In January 2016, IBM acquired Ustream, a live video streaming platform and rebranded the platform as IBM Cloud Video in 2017. The platform is tilted towards streaming for the media and entertainment industry, such as broadcasting sporting events and enterprise use cases like live corporate events.

    ustream - online video platforms

    Overview:

    IBM Watson Media also provides on-demand video hosting and streaming services for enterprise use cases. It provides OTT streaming with support for managing subscribers, ad insertion and monetization for pay-per-view services. It also integrates with third-party billing providers such as PayTV.

    Top Features:

    • Offers live and on-demand video streaming for external audiences.
    • Offers event streaming and OTT services.
    • Includes ads and monetization features.
    • Can create permalinks and replace video after sharing.
    • You can add custom metadata for improved search.
    • Offers AI-generated automatic transcriptions.
    • Can choose to store data in IBM data centers in multiple locations.

    Lack of Possibilities:

    • Lacks interactive tools for corporate and learning use cases.
    • API is only available with high-end plans.
    • No branding capabilities.
    • No integration with Zoom & SSO.
    • Limited integration options – Only Slack.
    • No backup live streams.
    • Allows you to host data in IBM Cloud only. No on-premise or government cloud deployments.

    Learn more on IBM Cloud and its alternatives

    Pricing Plan:

    Silver - $99/month
    Gold - $499/month
    Platinum - $999/month
    Custom Plan - Contact Sales

  6. Brightcove

    Brightcove provides an online video platform largely for the arts, entertainment and sports industries. It also establishes itself as a solution for marketing and internal streaming.
    brightcove - online video platforms

    Overview:

    Brightcove’s solution is designed mainly for streaming to external audiences. It’s also noteworthy that the company can occasionally take unpopular and spontaneous courses of action.

    Top Features:

    • Offers live and on-demand video streaming for external audiences.
    • Offers video monetization and advertising features.
    • Can add clickable CTAs and add-to-cart functionality for on-demand videos.
    • Add polls and video overlays for on-demand video interactivity.
    • Video sharing through links.
    • Embedding on any website.
    • Closed captions and audio description support.

      Lack of Possibilities:

    • No segregation of content for internal streaming.
    • Live streaming is available but for only external viewers.
    • No integration with Zoom, MS Team, Cisco WebEx etc. & SSO.
    • No backup live streams.
    • Can’t choose where to host data.
    • Does not offer smart search.
    • No custom metadata to improve search.

      Read our blog comparing Brightcove and its alternatives.>
  7. YouTube

    A pioneer of the modern online video platforms, YouTube is the most popular free video platform for publicly sharing videos.
    youtube - online video platform

    Overview:

    YouTube is free for hosting and sharing on-demand videos and live streaming. The platform makes your content easily searchable and discoverable on both the platform itself and through Google’s search engine.

    Top Features:

    • Offers live and on-demand video streaming for external audiences.
    • Videos are indexed by Google and appear in search results.
    • You can create a library of videos on your channel that your audiences can easily navigate through.
    • You can embed videos from YouTube and share them on social channels.
    • YouTube’s video player is optimized for accessibility, with options to upload captions and keyboard shortcuts for navigation within the video.
    • It’s free and a great option for external streaming for small businesses.
    • YouTube API is available, and you can integrate it with your existing systems.

    Lack of Possibilities:

    • Once you upload videos, you agree to allow YouTube to reproduce, create derivates of the content and do much more.
    • YouTube does not offer rich sharing options, such as password-protected sharing, limited-time viewing, authenticated access for viewing, and link expiration.
    • YouTube does not offer the functionality to upload audio descriptions, which is not fully optimized for accessibility requirements.
    • You can’t restrict viewing or track viewing activity through logs.
    • You can’t use it for internal sharing as there is no option to create internal licenses, and there are no content segregation options.
    • Advertisements disrupt the viewing experience.
    • You can’t customize the player according to requirements.

      Read our blog on YouTube Live Alternatives.

    Pricing:

    YouTube is a free online video platform.

  8. Vimeo

    While Vimeo has been around since even before YouTube, it hasn’t achieved the same level of success as its fellow online video platform. Founded originally as a platform for creative film and media, Vimeo decided to change course and began providing business solutions in an attempt to enter the enterprise video platform.

    vimeo - online video platform

    Overview:

    The video platform emphasizes providing solutions for indie filmmakers, media producers, and creative freelancers.

    Primarily suited for sharing online videos with external viewers, Vimeo is one of the online video platforms that doesn’t meet up to the mark for more targeted uses such as distance learning, corporate webcasting and internal communication.

    Top Features:

    • Offers live and on-demand streaming for external audiences.
    • Offers a range of OTT-focused services.
    • Offers video monetization features.
    • You can brand the Vimeo player.
    • It offers a free version for basic video hosting.
    • You can add clickable CTAs at the end of videos.
    • Unlike YouTube, you retain ownership of your content.

      Lack of Possibilities:

    • Important features such as live streaming require a subscription to Vimeo’s most expensive plan.
    • Frequent lags and long buffering times.
    • Poor customer support.
    • It is banned in certain countries.
    • Not conducive for internal streaming: can’t add quizzes for training, have custom security policies, department-wise portals etc.
    • You can’t host videos in your on-premise data center.
    • Limited video integration options - no LMS or CMS integrations.

      For more information, you can visit our detailed blog on Vimeo and alternatives within its niche.

    Pricing:

    Pricing: Basic - $0/month
    Plus - $7/month
    Pro - $20/month
    Premium - $75/month
    Enterprise - Contact Sales

  9. Wistia

    Wistia is a video hosting platform that is specifically designed for video marketing. While the platform’s experience is comparable to YouTube, Wistia is more exclusively oriented towards customers looking to host on-demand videos for marketing, support, and sales without ads or suggested content to distract viewers.

    wistia - online video platform

    Overview:

    The online video platform provides a customizable player, and video analytics, including heatmaps, and integrates with CRM platforms such as HubSpot and Marketo. The video platform highlights these features to distinguish itself from YouTube. It is not the best of online video platforms when it comes to internal use, say for hosting corporate training videos or sharing corporate communication videos.

    Top Features:

    • Integrates with marketing and sales tools like email marketing, CRM, analytics, customer support, etc.
    • Offers rich embedding options and fast load times.
    • You can replace a video after it has been embedded or shared.
    • You can share videos through links and invite new viewers or collaborators for your project.
    • Allows channel creation on a website to display video content from Wistia.
    • Ad-free platform and allows placement of clickable CTAs on videos.

    Lack of Possibilities:

    • No live streaming feature is available.
    • The platform is highly focused on external streaming.
    • Lack of integration with video conferencing platforms, LMS, single sign-on authentication providers, etc.
    • Basic branding options where you can only change player colors.
    • No artificial intelligence capabilities.
    • Can’t choose where to host data.
    • Does not offer smart search.

    Pricing:

    • Free - $0/month
    • Pro - $99/month
    • Advanced - Contact Sales

  10. Dacast

    Dacast is primarily a live video streaming platform that expanded its reach into the online video platform market after acquiring vzaar, its competitor in the OVP market.
    Dacast Live Streaming - online video platform

    Overview:

    Dacast primarily targets live video streaming use cases in the media entertainment industry and religious organizations, sport and fitness, and corporate use cases.

    Top Features:

    • Offers live and on-demand video streaming for external audiences
    • Offers integrations with video monetization and OTT services
    • Offers a brandable player
    • Offers password protection for videos
    • Video API and player API are available for 3rd party integrations
    • Includes geo-restriction features for security
    • Allows you to upload closed captions manually

      Lack of Possibilities:

    • No interactivity features in live or on-demand video
    • Integration with Zoom is only for live streaming and not for ingesting and managing recorded meetings
    • No integration with SSO
    • Not conducive for internal streaming: can’t add quizzes for training, have custom security policies, role-based access controls, department-wise portals etc.
    • Not conducive for e-learning, with no video interactivity, SCORM support, and LMS integrations
    • It does not allow you to choose where to store your data in terms of region and cloud provider.
    • No Artificial Intelligence features

      Read more in our blog on Dacast Alternatives.

      Pricing:

    • Starter - $39/month
    • Event - $63/month
    • Scale - $188/month

  11. JW Player

    Originally just an HTML5 video player, JW Player now evolved to an online video platform for hosting, streaming and sharing videos. The video platform provides solutions for media and companies, as well as for faith and fitness streaming.

     

    jwplayer - online video platform

    Overview:

    The online video platform is mainly built for streaming, advertising and monetizing content for public audiences, with features such as player bidding and integration with any ad server. IT also provides a brandable video player and analytics for ads and videos. The platform has recently added live video streaming to its feature set to keep up with other major online video platforms.

    Top Features:

    • Extensive advertisement features
    • Support for OTT services through a partnership
    • Brandable video player
    • The platform does not provide closed captions
    • Analytics for ads and videos

      Lack of Possibilities:

    • No closed captions
    • No privacy options
    • Very basic security
    • Focused almost entirely on advertisements
    • Monetization only through ads
    • Lack of mobile support
    • Limited integrations

      Pricing:

    • Starter - $10/month
    • Enterprise - Contact Sales

  12. Cincopa

    Cincopa promotes itself as a video platform primarily for marketing and sales, targeting learning and business needs.

    cincopa- online video platforms

    Overview:

    The platform provides live and on-demand video streaming, customizable video galleries and video player and analytics. It also allows you to search in a video and add clickable CTAs at the end of a video. The platform can integrate with certain other systems like HubSpot and Moodle.

    Top Features:

    • Customizable galleries for videos
    • Brandable video player
    • Search within videos
    • Clickable CTAs at the end of videos

      Lack of Possibilities:

    • No privacy features
    • Lack of interactivity
    • Very limited integrations
    • Focused heavily on basic video sharing for sales and marketing

      Pricing:

    • Plus - $25/month
    • Corporate - $99/month
    • Enterprise - $350/month

    Consumer-Oriented Video Platforms

    The above-mentioned online video platforms are more focused on business use cases. However, there are a few options for individual people as well. Most of these focus on streaming videos to the public and offer limited security and privacy features.

  13. Dailymotion

    Dailymotion was founded in 2005 in France but now has a presence worldwide and is available in more than 183 languages.

    dailymotion - online video platforms

    The platform gets about 300 million monthly active users, which is way less than YouTube’s 2 billion each month. Dailymotion is a platform similar to YouTube in most ways, except that you retain ownership of your content. You can upload videos monetize them, and your viewers can watch them seamlessly through the browser on any device. If you are a bit geeky, you can customize the Dailymotion player much better than you can on YouTube.

  14. Twitch

    Twitch is a live video streaming platform that has evolved towards video streaming for games.

    twitch

    It is a good option if you need to upload or live stream video gaming videos, but it won’t be the best for streaming for other purposes. Although, you will find people uploading their vlogs on this platform. The platform offers live transcoding so your viewers can enjoy the stream under any bandwidth conditions in terms of live streaming functionality. However, you don’t get live DVR (unlike YouTube), so your users can’t rewind the stream if they join in late.

Conclusion

While most major online video platforms offer similar basic features for sharing and streaming videos, each has its strengths and weaknesses that make it reliable or less suitable for specific use cases.

Organizations need to compare their options to choose the right platform that best meets their requirements.

VIDIZMO offers a robust online video platform for sharing and managing live and on-demand videos for commercial and government organizations. With enterprise-level security, configurable user groups and management, powerful search and video analytics support many integrations and flexible deployment options.

VIDIZMO offers a complete, end-to-end video streaming and content management system for a wide variety of internal and external use cases, including corporate communication, training & learning, virtual events, marketing & sales, knowledge management and more.

Take a 30-day free trial to explore the platform, or contact us today for more information.

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