When I first heard about Lead Player it was impressive that you could put a subscription form into your video. You could also put a “buy now” call to action button within your video. I was very tempted to purchase this player even though I already own Easy Video Player. I went over to the Easy Video Player website in addition to the Lead Player website to compare the two. I do not own Lead player and only comment on the demo videos I've watched.
Easy Video and Lead Player Similarities
Both of these players seem super easy to use.
Both provide stats on your plays (Easy Video Player does not require a Google Analytics account).
They both work with all the major email list management tools (Aweber, etc).
They both can play videos from your website or stored locally on your website. Here are the differences:
They both can embed forms and buy now buttons (Easy Video Player can embed any html code).
Easy Video Player and Lead Player Pricing Differences
Easy Video Player is $204 for full unbranded version
What Lead Player Does that Easy Video Player Does Not
Lead Player allows you to upload video to youtube, and then play that video with the youtube branding removed. This gives you unlimited video hosting for free.
What Easy Video Player Does That Lead Player Does Not
Easy Video Player has some great tools for affiliates. If you have a product on clickbank, you can create a video for you affiliates. They enter their clickbank ID and click a button and their affiliate ID is put into the video.
Easy Video Player allows you to redirect your visitors to a website at the end of the video (great for affiliate marketing).
These are both great, easy to use players. For me personally, I understand the attraction to using YouTube for free video hosting. I'm just not sure I believe Google likes that idea (and will let it go on indefinitely). If I was buying Lead Player for the free hosting idea, I'm not sure that's a nail you can hang you hat on forever. After seeing that I can embed any html using “elements” in Easy Video Player, I don't feel any buyers remorse when comparing it to Lead Player.
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