Flowplayer vs

Flowplayer is a great video player. It is fast and offers nice and flexible player customisation options.

While their front-end is nice, Flowplayer’s backend is a little less powerful. We can imagine that you are searching for Flowplayer alternatives or competitors, or for a more advanced backend solution.

Since Jet-Stream analytics, security and multi-cdn services don’t rely on the client, you can combine Jet-Stream Cloud and Flowplayer without the need for any integration. The built-in Privacy Player Pro is up to par with Flowplayer, and is bundled for free.

Let us present Jet-Stream as your next step in professionalizing your streaming operation. Easier, better performance, higher quality, more control, advanced workflows, and lower costs.

Read the full comparison below:

Flowplayer vs

Flow player infrastructure

Flowplayer outsources infrastructure to a third-party cloud + CDN, with an uptime of 99.9%

Jet-Stream infrastructure

Jet-Stream runs its own high performance streaming cloud. It offers 99.999% uptime, and streams 430% faster compared to generic clouds and CDNs.

Jet-Steam Cloud is integrated with 7 additional global CDNs, with active load balancing, offering much greater scale, uptime, and performance in all continents.

You can simultaneously use Jet-Stream’s built-in origin services and your own origins services in Jet-Stream Cloud.

Flowplayer quality 

  • Mobile
  • SD
  • HD
  • Full HD
  • Surround audio

Jet-Stream quality

  • Mobile
  • SD
  • HD
  • Full HD
  • 2.5K
  • 4K
  • 8K
  • Up to Dolby Atmos surround

Flow player workflow 

Flowplayer offers an intuitive prosumer-oriented web interface to manage easy, common video and streaming workflows.

Jet-Stream workflow

Jet-Stream offers the easiest to use interface to stream live with the built-in OnAir 4K live encoder.

The intuitive portal is designed for professional organisations to manage large libraries of vod and live streams.

The award-winning Mix workflow orchestration tools are included: multiple users with rights can stream easy, smart, and expert. Modular pick, use and tune services and integrate their own transcoders, origins, Multi CDN data, players, and analytics.

This gives full freedom and control to create advanced workflows beyond what video platforms such as Flowplayer can offer.

Jet-Stream Mix offers a better future proof and broadcast-grade solution, that supports much more use cases, at the fraction of the costs of working with cloud media services.

Flowplayer features 

  • Full browser and mobile support
  • Airplay & Chromecast
  • Recommendation engine
  • Thumbnails, posters
  • live and on-demand video, podcasts
  • Floating video
  • Playlists
  • Adaptive streaming
  • Custom buttons
  • Interactive API
  • Branding
  • VAST advertisement
  • 20 languages

Privacy player features

  • Full browser and mobile support
  • Airplay & Chromecast
  • Recommendation engine
  • Thumbnails, posters
  • live and on-demand video, podcasts
  • Floating video
  • Playlists
  • Adaptive with midstream cdn switching
  • Custom web object overlays
  • Interactive API
  • Dynamic real-time branding
  • VAST+ contextual advertisement
  • Unlimited languages
  • 360° VR streaming
  • 4K, 8K streaming
  • Icecast radio streaming

Flowplayer analytics 

  • Client-side tracking
  • Realtime analytics
  • Livestream analytics only with Enterprise plans
  • Easy statistics
  • Analytics API
  • Not GDPR compliant

Jet-Stream analytics

  • Cloud/CDN side logging (100% accurate, no sampling)
  • Realtime analytics
  • Live stream analytics
  • Easy statistics
  • Realtime stream logs API
  • GDPR compliant
  • Advanced analytics

Flowplayer live streaming

  • Only with enterprise plans
  • RTMP, http pull
  • Up to 1080p

Jet-Stream live streaming

  • With all plans
  • RTMP, RTSP, icecast, webdav, HTTP pull
  • Up to 8K
  • Dynamic live transcoding with tuning for low latency and sports
  • Passthrough original quality streams to viewers
  • Built-in live 4K encoder

Flowplayer security

  • Basic tokens
  • Basic geo fencing
  • DRM supported

Jet-Stream security

  • Enforced tokens, individual, in real-time
  • Real-time geo-fencing, individual, custom groups
  • DRM transparent
  • Password protection

Flowplayer data protection

  • U.S. owned parent company
  • Infrastructure with U.S. owned vendors
  • Trackers in the player
  • No active personal data shielding
  • Subject to U.S. Cloud Act

Jet-Stream data protection

  • EU owned company
  • Own EU infrastructure
  • No trackers & Chromecast disable option
  • Active personal data shielding
  • Subject to EU GDPR law

Flowplayer pricing

  • Low entry
  • High storage cost
  • High traffic cost

Jet-Stream pricing

Flowplayer footprint

  • Fossil energy

Jet-Stream footprint

  • Green energy
  • Intelligent algorithms
  • Efficient cooling

Flowplayer advertising

  • VAST

Jet-Stream advertising

Flowplayer support

  • SLA plans only for Enterprise

Jet-Stream support

  • SLA plans for every level
  • 9.5 customer support rating

Flowplayer company

Started in 2004. Now owned by Wowza/Clearhaven private equity.

Jet-Stream company

Invented streaming in 1994. Independent, no funding, no loans, profitable, and successful with focus on quality, performance, innovation, and last but not least: customers.

Flowplayer DNA

A video platform. Started with a player, later became a video platform. Focus on front-end, easy to use, customers with common use cases.

Jet-Stream DNA

Easier than video platforms, smarter than cloud media services. For customers who do not want to be locked in a fixed workflow, and with (future) advanced use cases, who need full control over quality, performance, workflows, data and costs.