Comparison S3Media Stream & S3Media Stream Enterprise

Here you find a comparison table between the S3Media Stream and the S3Media Stream Enterprise packages.
Note: both packages work independently of each other and are not compatible since S3Media Stream Enterprise is rewritten from scratch, JW Player 6 & 7 and 8 also.
S3Media Stream (regular) is no longer available.  This table of comparison is for existing users who contemplate to switch to the Enterprise version.


S3Media Stream


S3Media Stream Enterprise

JWplayer Ships with Version 5.10 commercial Ships with 8.x or higher
JWplayer license Lifetime license via 2-in-1 package or your own license Yearly renewal.
Player type Flash first with HTML5 fallback HTML5
Media types 1.Video(web distribution, YouTube, other)
2.Audio (web distribution, MP3, M4a)
3.Download link via S3 bucket (protects any document type on AWS)
4.RTMP Streaming Video (MP4, FLV, AAC)*
5.RTMP Streaming Audio (M4a)*
6.SWF - elearning project*(*) may stop working from July 2017 onward.
1.Video(HLS, MPEG-DASH, web distribution)
2.Audio (web distribution, MP3, M4a)
3.Download link via web distribution(protects any document type on AWS)
4. HLS adaptive streaming (public)
5. 360 VR videoYouTube No longer supported!
Expiring URL
(signed, expiring)
Yes (all media types) Yes (all media types)
Encrypt URLs Yes Yes
Poster image For audio & video For audio & video
Autostart Yes Yes
Responsive video player No Yes
Video stetching Uniform/fill/exact fit/none Uniform/fill/exact fit/none
Controlbar top/bottom/over/none over/none
Repeat media Yes Yes
Enable/disable Full screen button Yes No, full screen cannot be prevented.
Playlist types .xml/.rss .rss, .smil, .m3u8, mpd
Subtitles/captions Single language
Not on mobile devices
Most mobile devices
Social sharing button No  Yes (also on mobiles)
Custom Logo/Watermark Yes
Not on mobile devices
Most mobiles
Analytics No Not reliable
HTML5 Fallback S3 Bucket 2 fallback options via Web distribution
Custom context menu Yes Yes(partly adaptable)
Skins 12 skins(shows not on mobile devices) Version 6: 9 skins with Pro/Premium
Version 7: 9 skins with Free/Premium
Version 8: custom skin via css
Title Not used Version 6: Displays in play button
Version 7 & 8: Displays top left
Start, Duration Yes No
Video area icons Yes No
Preview media In the wizards Preview post/page
Shortcode wizard In S3Media Stream menu In text editor post/page, also improved shortcode
Pricing & license rules $89 if you have a JWplayer 5.x license, otherwise buy the 2-in-1 license of $169 €62 euro
A starter JW Player 8 license is required.
Call To Action box No Yes (at end of video/audio)
Future updates No new updates planned except WordPress updates. Tested with 3.9 - 4.4.2 New features will be added as JW Player progresses. Tested with WordPress 4.9

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