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Agora vs WebRTC

A head-to-head comparison of Agora and WebRTC, And what features and value does Video SDK offer?

Agora

Agora Live Video SDK aims to make live video calls and live streams inside applications easier. The SDK is very low-level and allows enterprise development teams to control every aspect of the live video experience.

WebRTC

WebRTC is a free and open-source initiative that empowers web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities through straightforward JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been finely tuned to effectively fulfill this objective.

How Video SDK make a difference?

While considering real-time communications, Agora and WebRTC are options. Agora has modern APIs and collaboration tools, while WebRTC is a reliable open source option.

Well, Video SDK makes a difference here. But how? This page compares Agora vs WebRTC and reveals why Video SDK excels. Perfect for you!

Features Comparison : Agora vs WebRTC vs Video SDK

Agora
WebRTC
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

Agora not supports more than 55 participants.

WebRTC supports 2-3 participants only.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Agora generally requires more than 3 months for SDK integration.

WebRTC SDK is Complex for integration.

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

Agora not offers adaptive audio/video quality.

WebRTC 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

Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates not available in Agora.

WebRTC has limited Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

VideoSDK offer Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

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

Not available

No

Available

Dynamic Layout for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming

Not available

No

In VideoSDK no needed manual configuration.

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

In Agora collaborative features is not available.

In WebRTC collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Complex integration

No

Easy integration

Webhooks

Only use cloud recording use-cases.

Yes

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

NA

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Agora supports interactive live streaming.

NA

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

Agora offers cloud recording capabilities.

NA

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

Agora provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

WebRTC not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

Agora supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

WebRTC supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

VideoSDK supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Interactive Participant Support

Agora provides limited support for interactive participants.

WebRTC support limited Interactive Participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

Agora offers limited support for mobile browsers.

20%

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

Agora not supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments.

WebRTC supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

VideoSDK supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

Audio & Video powered by AI

No

No

Yes

Independent of Open Source Dependency

Agora is not dependent on open source.

WebRTC is 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

No

No

Yes

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

No

No

Yes

Full HD recording

Agora supports full HD recording.

WebRTC not supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

Agora not heavily rely on open source templates.

WebRTC heavily rely on open source templates.

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

Agora offer limited support for full custom roles.

Limited

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

Agora supports HLS streaming.

Yes

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

Agora is not cost effective.

WebRTC is cost effective.

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

Agora not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

WebRTC not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

Agora allows for a customizable UI.

Yes, but requires much efforts

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

Agora not support Metaverse platform.

WebRTC support Metaverse platform.

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Agora offer session analytics option.

WebRTC not offer session analytics option.

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

Agora not offer data tracks option.

WebRTC not offer track data option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Price Comparison : Agora vs WebRTC vs Video SDK

Agora
WebRTC
Video SDK

Volume Discount

Agora not offer the volume discount.

NA

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • Video SD: $3.99
  • Video HD: $3.99
  • Video Full HD: $8.99
  • Video 2K: $15.99
  • Video 2K+: $35.99

NA

  • Video SD: $2.00
  • Video HD: $3.00
  • Video Full HD: $7.00
  • Video 2K: $7.00
  • Video 2K+: $7.00

Analytics

  • Standard Plan: $449/month
  • Premium Plan: $999/month
  • Enterprise Plan $1599/month

NA

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

Yes

NA

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

Yes

NA

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

$0.0039 per participant minute

NA

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.00099 per participant minute

NA

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

Agora not offer firewall control.

No

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

Agora provides robust support only for HIPAA compliance, although it comes with associated charges.

WebRTC 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

  • Voice: $1.49
  • SD: $5.99
  • HD: $5.99
  • Full HD: $13.49
  • 2K: $23.99
  • 2K+: $53.99

NA

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

RTMP pricing

  • H.264 Full HD Output Video: $15.99 per 1000 mins
  • H.265 HD Output Video: $19.99 per 1000 mins
  • H.265 Full HD Output Video: $39.99 per 1000 mins

NA

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

Aggregated resolution based per participant pricing

NA

  • $0.001 per participant minute (Also supports Full HD)

Storage pricing

Extra cost

NA

  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support Comparison : Agora vs WebRTC vs Video SDK

Agora
WebRTC
Video SDK

Support

Paid

NA

Yes

Cost

  • Standard Plan: $1200/month
  • Premium Plan: $2900/month
  • Enterprise Plan: $4900/month

NA

Free

Access to Testing

No

No

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

Access to TAM / CS Engineer

  • Premium plan: Access to CS engineer, Code Review
  • Enterprise plan: Everything in the Premium plan plus access to SA Engineer & Live Developer Consultation and Training.

No

Dedicated CS & Solution Engineers

SLAs

  • Standard Plan: P1 – 4 Business hours P2 – 16 business hours P3 – 24 business hours
  • Premium Plan: P1 – 3 hours(24/7) P2 – 8 business hours P3 – 16 business hours
  • Enterprise Plan: P1 – 2 hours (24/7) P2 – 5 business hours P3 – 9 business hours

No

Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% uptime

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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.”

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CEO & Co-Founder at Talk Your Heart Out

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