JW Player Features

JW Player

The web's most popular video player

3.96/5 (24 reviews)

JW Player Feature Summary

  • Optimal Display on Every Aevice
  • Works with the Most Common Video and Audio Formats
  • Cloud based
  • Adaptive Streaming
  • Multiple Skins
  • Customizability
  • Integrates with the Most Popular Featuers
  • JW Player Ads
  • Video Analytics
  • WordPress Plugin
  • JavaScript
  • Setup Wizard

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JW Player Feature Reviews

23 reviewers had the following to say about JW Player's features:

Anonymous
(Computer Networking company, 11-50 employees)

Very good service, but price too high

2019-04-09

As a plus the Javascript API of the player is very well documented and you can do a lot of customization and automation.

Pros

Very intuitive interface Javascript API well documented Customization of web player Network speed during video streaming

Cons

Space used is the sum of original video and all the versions (on different format/resolutions) Price is very high, specially for small project Limit on both bandwidth and number of plays

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Mobeen Syed

JW Player does not work correctly for the international audience

2019-03-31

On top of this, we were given API bills for the API integrations that never happened.

Pros

(They need it though, considering the bad product.)

Cons

They will get you in a year long contract. Product will not work for the international customers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Joe Hakooz

This was my video player of choice until recently

2018-03-14

Pros

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

They were not hosting my media files and I wasn't even using their CDN.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Amenda George

Promising

2018-03-14

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Danish Sheikh

Verified Reviewer

video player for your site

2018-12-08

Pros

Its nice flash video player for your own site or blog. Customizable and and also have free version which is good.

Cons

Can be more customizable. Paid version is expensive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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jefferson obuseri

Jw player

2019-01-10

My experience with the jw player is nice due to the fact that its easy to edit media files the way i want

Pros

I like the fact that the software was designed to play all types of media files

Cons

The design is poorly done which makes it less attractive

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

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

2018-02-11

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Brandon Smith

Easy to use and implement Video Player for websites

2018-06-06

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adam Miller

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

2017-06-07

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 .

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

Misleading Promises

2018-10-19

Pros

Nothing really differentiates this product from other options that are available.

Cons

They sell that they are "business" ready, there servers are on blacklists for adult content, their policy is they don't have any, but try telling that to your client that won't allow you content through their firewall.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: GetApp
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Vivek Rajan

Promising Player

2019-04-30

Pros

- Reliable player for contents from flash era to current HTML 5 era. - Video analytics similar to YouTube analytics. - Videos of a business are protected, and can be host in local servers.

Cons

. - Does not play 4K content properly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, myself only employees)

jw player

2019-01-08

generally it reduces the damage of your content like videos being taken without your permission

Pros

it is a great software especially if you want to protect you content online like videos from unauthorized downloads it makes it more difficult for people to take content on your blog without your permission

Cons

however it does not completely secure your content there can still be unauthorized downloads if people use some other tools on your site

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Bryan Crowe

Daily user of JWPlayer

2019-09-10

I think it does exactly what it is setup to do. Manage and host video.

Pros

It does what it's suppose to do, manage video and audio. They have made improvements on the analytics and that has been helpful.

Cons

I would like to see "podcast" functionality to the site.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Mechanical or Industrial Engineering company, myself only employees)

My Experience On JW Player

2019-10-29

I am an undergraduate Engineering student and I used to watch movies, music videos and also listen to the music usually. So this JW player is the software I had chosen for that because it has many options to ease my settings as I wish and also it very eye favorable.

Pros

It is very easy to handle and also the interface is very attractive and very eye favorable.

Cons

I am using this JW player for more than 2 years till now but I did not get any bad impression on this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 10001+ employees)

Very easy to implement and customize

2018-09-19

It's our video player of choice on one of our main websites, and it has proved to be flexible enough to do anything we need it to.

Pros

Beyond that, it's so easy to use, you barely have to think about it after a while.

Cons

I honestly can't think of anything I don't like. We really haven't run into any problems at all.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kasey Baker

A really great video software

2017-02-08

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!

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Thuvi San

Good

2019-03-21

Pros

It has clear view of a hd videos and easy to use

Cons

It has clear view of a hd videos and easy to use

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Furniture company, 1001-5000 employees)

Easy to deploy web player

2019-08-19

We use this to play some instructional videos on our webpage for FAQ questions.

Pros

It's pretty easy to deploy JW Player and it runs many video formats.

Cons

From the user perspective, there are some "skins" that are not so clean but this is easy changed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Presley Miller

Delivers Much Less Than Advertised

2018-09-08

ALSO, JW uses your tiny storage to store your video and other data JW uses in order to function.

Pros

The price seemed to be the only thing JWPlayer had going for it. For 60/year I could host 50 videos*.

Cons

Storage caps at 50 videos or 25GB. A 2 GB video takes up almost 4GB of storage for some reason. Zero customer support.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Tom Boudreaux

Works good for simple videos.

2019-01-24

Pros

Was easy to setup and use as my 1st player years ago.

Cons

No real problems experienced at the time of use. Have not tried in recent years.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexander B.S.

JW Player

2019-03-05

Pros

Plays almost any video format you throw at it. Easy to use implementation tools.

Cons

I have not come up against any cons yet.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Civil Engineering company, 1-10 employees)

Extremely good

2019-08-12

Pros

Pretty features. Easy to use and also high quality application.

Cons

Nothing to say about least things in this application.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Publishing company, 11-50 employees)

A very happy JW Player customer thus far

2018-03-14

Pros

It's very easy to upload and embed a video using their system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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