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100ms vs LiveKit

A head-to-head comparison of 100ms and LiveKit, And what features and value does Video SDK offer?

100ms

100ms is a cloud platform that empowers developers to integrate video and audio conferencing into Web, Android, and iOS applications. The platform offers REST APIs, SDKs, and a user-friendly dashboard, making it easy to capture, distribute, record, and display live interactive audio and video content.

LiveKit

Livekit is a collection of SDKs that enables the integration of live video and audio into your native applications. It offers various notable features, including live streaming, in-game communication, video calls, and more. Livekit utilizes a modern, end-to-end WebRTC stack to deliver seamless and high-quality real-time communication experiences.

How Video SDK make a difference

If you're looking for a dependable live video conference SDK, you might have come across Livekit and 100ms. Both platforms offer SDKs for integrating live video calling and related features into your application.

While Livekit and 100ms provide reasonably reliable audio and video conferencing performance, achieving this often requires writing lengthy blocks of code. Additionally, you may not find all the necessary features conveniently available in a single SDK.

Now, introducing Video SDK, a user-friendly and efficient SDK that empowers you with a wide range of features, including chat, polls, breakout rooms, streaming capability, and RTMP out – all conveniently available within a single SDK.

In this comparison, we will explore the strengths and weaknesses of LiveKit and 100ms, helping you make an informed decision for your video communication needs.

Features Comparison : 100ms vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

100ms
LiveKit
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

100ms supports limited participants.

LiveKit supports limited participants.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

100ms SDK complex to integration.

Development is moderately tough

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

100ms has limited adaptive audio/video quality.

LiveKit not offers adaptive audio/video quality.

VideoSDK offers adaptive audio/video quality.

Works behind the Firewall, Private Network

No

No

Yes

Role Management, Permissions, Policy and Templates

100ms offer limited Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

Limited to host & participant roles

VideoSDK offer Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

Automatic video and audio track degrade due to bandwidth in-consistency

Yes

Available

Available

Dynamic Layout for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming

Needs manual configuration.

Not Available

In VideoSDK no needed manual configuration.

Build collaborative features like chat, poll, Q & A, whiteboard etc.

In 100ms collaborative features is not available.

In LiveKit collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Not available

Not Available

Easy integration

Webhooks

Available but not for everything

Not Available

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

Subscription based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

100ms supports interactive live streaming.

LiveKit supports interactive live streaming.

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

100ms offers cloud recording capabilities.

LiveKit offers cloud recording capabilities.

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

100ms not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

LiveKit not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

100ms supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

LiveKit not supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

VideoSDK supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Interactive Participant Support

100ms provides limited support for interactive participants.

LiveKit provides limited support for interactive participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

100ms support only 50% mobile browsers.

LiveKit offers limited support for mobile browsers.

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

720p

LiveKit supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

VideoSDK supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

Audio & Video powered by AI

Partial

No

Yes

Independent of Open Source Dependency

100ms is not dependent on open source.

LiveKit is not dependent on open source.

VideoSDK is not dependent on open source.

Customised RTMP, Cloud Recording, HLS

No

No

Yes

API for building specific features such as collaborative games, polls etc

Partial

No

Yes

API to build social features such as merging rooms, battles, coins, gifts sending etc

No

No

Yes

Full HD recording

100ms supports full HD recording.

LiveKit not supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

100ms not heavily rely on open source templates.

LiveKit not heavily rely on open source templates.

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

100ms not support full custom roles.

LiveKit offer limited support for custom roles.

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

100ms not supports HLS streaming.

LiveKit supports HLS streaming.

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

100ms is not cost effective.

LiveKit is not cost effective.

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

100ms not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

LiveKit not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

100ms not allows for a customizable UI.

LiveKit not allows for a customizable UI.

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

100ms not support Metaverse platform.

LiveKit not support Metaverse platform.

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

100ms not offer session analytics option.

LiveKit not offer session analytics option.

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

100ms offer partial data tracks option.

LiveKit not offer data tracks option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Price Comparison : 100ms vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

100ms
LiveKit
Video SDK

Volume Discount

100ms not offer the volume discount.

LiveKit not offer the volume discount.

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • Video SD: $4.00
  • Video HD: $4.00
  • Video Full HD: $8.00
  • $20 per 1,000 minutes
  • Video SD: $2.00
  • Video HD: $3.00
  • Video Full HD: $7.00
  • Video 2K: $7.00
  • Video 2K+: $7.00

Analytics

No

Free

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

Yes

No

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

$0.004 per participant minute

$0.02 per participant minute

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.001 per participant minute

$0.005 per participant minute

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

100ms not offer free firewall control.

No

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

100ms live only support HIPAA Compliance.

LiveKit not provides compliance & privacy support.

Secure real-time audio-video to your app or website with compliance and privacy.

  1. HIPPA Complaint
  2. GDPR Complaint
  3. Data Localization
  4. SOC 2 Type 2
  5. VAPT(Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing,)
  6. CERT-in (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team )

Cloud recording pricing

  • Video SD: $13.50 1,000 minutes
  • Video HD: $27.00 1,000 minutes

No accurate data available

  • Video SD: $15.00 1,000 minutes, No limit on participants
  • Video HD: $15.00 1,000 minutes,No limit on participants

RTMP pricing

  • $40 per 1,000 minutes

No accurate data available

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

  • $0.004 per speaker minute
  • $0.0012 per viewer minute (Doesn't support Full HD)
  • $69 per hour (upto 500 viewers only and doesn't support Full HD)
  • $0.001 per participant minute (Also supports Full HD)

Storage pricing

NA

No accurate data available

  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support Comparison : 100ms vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

100ms
LiveKit
Video SDK

Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cost

Free

Only accounts having Standard or Enterprise plan

Free

Access to Testing

No

No

All paid accounts get access to testing support from Video SDK.

Access to TAM / CS Engineer

No

No

Dedicated CS & Solution Engineers

SLAs

No

Only accounts having Enterprise plan

Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% uptime

SUCCESS STORY

How MomentoStream increased user engagement into their live streaming platform with Video SDK

See why customers love Video SDK

Shilpa Jain-CEO & Co-Founder at Talk Your Heart Out
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“We switched from a major international player to Video SDK due to their responsiveness to feedback, superior product, and better service. They outshine bigger players in the market and have been excellent in resolving issues promptly.”

Shilpa Jain ,

CEO & Co-Founder at Talk Your Heart Out

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