Brightcove Reviews

Brightcove

Online video platform

Brightcove

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Pros

Robust, easy to use system, very good for hosting and managing on-demand video. API useful for advanced integrations.

james b.

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It is a very modernized and robust solution that stands out from similar tools in the market.

Anonymous Reviewer

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Ease of use and functionality -- great for internal communications with password protection for all employees.

Christina M.

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Cons

Reporting methods are hard to get video-to-video comparison reports without using workarounds that involve a ton of manual work.

Tanner L.

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Brightcove, unfortunately, doesn't supply this data.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Amazing solution to upload and track video marketing metrics

Reviewed 4 days ago

Overall I have had a very positive experience and Brightcove as a product has really exceeded my expectations as far as user interface, video uploading process, reporting by individual video content and metrics sharing and exporting.

Pros

The ability to quickly and efficiently upload larger video files and mp4 files, create a video library and copy video embed code that content can be leveraged and published across other platforms. It is a very modernized and robust solution that stands out from similar tools in the market.

Cons

The ability to customize user permission and settings is something that I would like to see improved. I would like to have the ability to create customized permissions based on roles like marketing, content creator and admin roles.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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It's no YouTube

Reviewed a year ago

I would much rather convince our organization to swap over to exclusively use YouTube for all of our video needs, but there is still some value to be had from using Brightcove if you aren't ready/willing to go all in on YouTube.

Pros

It does a decent job at getting the analytics you need, if you're patient enough to wait for who knows how long to get the information back. You're not going to forget about YouTube, but there is still some value to be had from Brightcove.

Cons

The reporting isn't super flexible, robust, or timely. It could definitely be because of the way our organization has implemented Brightcove, but it's not uncommon to wait 10+ minutes for a simple report to see how many views a couple videos have received.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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It handles the traffic and looks great

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

I love how easy it is to embed video hosted on Brightcove in our website or resource center. We pull video directly from brightcove into streams in uberflip, and it requires no work beyond the initial setup. I really appreciate all of the options in players as well, from adding logos, skins, playback options, etc., it's easy to customize. Video is such an important part of our business, Brightcove is also by extension!

Cons

This is totally on my organization and not on Brightcove, but we have a lot of users in our instance. These users have caused issues by changing things in Brightcove, which cause issues on our website or on our resource center. I have not figured out how to, or if it is possible to, approve/deny changes made to videos before they are published.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easiest video platform ever

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

I use Brightcove daily as a Digital Production Manager. The entire interface is intuitive and user-friendly, from uploading videos to creating playlists to manipulating players. Their gallery players are my favorite aspect because it layouts playlists in a clean, modern player and easy to integrate into landing pages. Also their customer support is top-notch. When I have trouble with customizing a player or troubleshooting why a set of them weren't working on my webpages, their engineers provided quick, thorough support.

Cons

What I like least is the limited analytics available. Most often than not, our clients want to know how many unique views they received or how many people viewed the video at specific time markers. Brightcove, unfortunately, doesn't supply this data.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Brightcove gives all of our video content a good home

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

My favorite thing about Brightcove is the social functionality that allows me to publish videos to Youtube, Twitter, and other platforms. I don't have to export video and import it elsewhere. It makes sharing simple.

Cons

My least favorite thing about Brightcove has to do with our users who upload duplicate content, or who don't use proper tags. We have thousands of videos, one video can be in 20+ languages, and when users aren't adding them in a uniform manner, searching them can be a real hassle.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good video management platform that could use better reporting

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Easy to use video hosting platform. Many upload customization options, and a great one-click landing page option. Easy to implement on landing pages and track within playlists.

Cons

Reporting methods are hard to get video-to-video comparison reports without using workarounds that involve a ton of manual work.

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Used to host videos on website.

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Simple website hosting of videos. Video is a big part of modern websites so a tool that lets you host your videos (without a logo watermark) is useful.

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Generally positive, but a bit finicky at times.

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I would view this as a barebones solution. It does what it needs to, gives you what you need and what you ask. They have made big improvements with their new client, but there must be better out there.

Cons

I can live with the slow server speed and awkward interface, but oh my god the search feature is unforgivable.

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We're finally able to publish to a website, as well as social media platforms.

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

It's great to be able to publish to a website, as well as social media platforms. We used to have to use several programs/platforms, but Brightcove helps eliminate extra steps.

Cons

Everything is great, until you need to search for a video. Unless you know the exact tags you've used, good luck!

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Reviewed 3 years ago

It functions very well.

Pros

Ease of use and functionality -- great for internal communications with password protection for all employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Mixed feelings

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Robust, easy to use system, very good for hosting and managing on-demand video. API useful for advanced integrations

Cons

Support is appalling / almost non-existent. Feature enhancements come at a slow pace and the good ones tend to be at extra cost

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Great video hosting platform

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

We really liked having a secure place to store video files. It's a nice professional way to share videos.

Cons

Embedding on third party sites an be a drag. It also doesn't have native integrations with other big platforms like HubSpot. Wistia which is another great platform does.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Reviewed 3 years ago
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