Longtail Ad Solutions

JW Player

4 / 5 7 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

trusted by broadcasters and digital publishers


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $299.00/year
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Longtail Ad Solutions
  • www.jwplayer.com
  • United States

About JW Player

Online video player with video engagement analytics, custom video player skins, and live video streaming capability.


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JW Player Features

  • Analytics
  • Brand Overlay
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Closed Captions
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Privacy Options
  • Social Sharing
  • Video Looping
  • Video Streaming

JW Player Reviews Recently Reviewed!


This was my video player of choice until recently

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 2.0/10 Not
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Pros: I used JWPlayer for many years in our custom applications. From back in the Flash days and well into the HTML 5 craze, this player served us well. It's extremely robust and the API is better than any other player I've used which makes it a great choice for customization.

Cons: After buying a license several years ago, I find an email last month in my spam folder from Longtail informing me they would start charging me monthly. For what? They were not hosting my media files and I wasn't even using their CDN. I had a few other less than pleasant experiences with their support team so I finally decided to drop JWPlayer.

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Promising

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: It is one of the fiercest competition to youtube integration on other websites out there and that's a fact I appreciate.

Cons: I do dislike that you're being limited quite a lot with it.
Also the fact that your link cannot be downloaded isn't so great.

JW Player is the best in its class, but is it good enough?

Feb 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: JW is the #1 solution for most companies who make it a priority to host videos on their own servers. Users can track the video's analytics, similar to the YouTube analytics page, as well as customize the video players.

Cons: However, there are some negatives. The website is sometimes hard to navigate, given the wealth of features. Also, you have to take into account the costs that come with having a feature-rich account. You have to wonder, is hosting your own videos with custom video players really worth the cost of using JW Player?

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Easy to use and implement Video Player for websites

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: JwPlayer always stays up to date with the newest technologies including, streaming of videos and different codecs. Makes it easy to implement multimedia playback on websites and mobile apps.

Cons: Sometimes it can be a little difficult to setup advanced features with JWPlayer. Hopefully, they will come out with a standard for DRM protection of videos.

I have used this project for playing Hi-Rezsfootage for my clients .

Jun 07, 2017
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It was easy to download and has a logical interface and a lot of additional features that I wouldn't expect from a video player .

Cons: A number of formats I tried seem to quite clunky and did not play back as smoothly as I hoped . When introducing 4K, the problems got worse .

A very happy JW Player customer thus far

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: JW Player has provided everything we were looking for in a vendor and has filled the gap for our video hosting solution. It's very easy to upload and embed a video using their system.

A really great video software

Feb 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've used by friends copy once and it was really outstanding, I would consider buying if I did more video work, but this is the real deal with massive amounts of content editing features! You should really try it, its worth your time