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The Best Alternative to Zoom Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK is restricted in capabilities of customisation, roles and permissions. Get rid of limitations with Video SDK.

  • In built, chat, poll, whiteboard, Q&A.
  • End to end granular customisation.
  • 10,000 minutes free every month.
  • No credit card required.
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    Zoom Video SDK is not reliable, scalable and developer friendly

    Better compatibility with browsers and devices

    Video SDK works with all the browsers and devices including mobile device browsers.

    Remove canvas and Reduce development effort

    No need to use bulky canvas to manage layouts, use custom video and audio tracks for best quality

    Excellent call quality with high bitrate

    Zoom Video SDK restricts on resolutin and bitrate. with Video SDK, enable high quality audio and video conferencing.

    Features comparison: Zoom Video SDK vs Video SDK


    Zoom Video SDK

    No. of Host with audio and video on

    34 Participants (SD video)

    50 Participants (FHD Video)

    Max. cocurrent room participants

    1k participants only

    10,000+ participants in one meeting.

    Ease of SDK Integration

    Avg. integration takes 3+ months.

    Avg. integration takes only 2 weeks.

    Mobile browsers support

    Limited support (works good on chrome only)

    98% browsers support (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE etc).

    No. of on screen video tile support per page

    Only 9 on-screen video tile participant support per page

    25+ on-screen video tile participant support per page

    RTMP Live Streaming with Dynamic Layout for Studio

    In-built support of RTMP Live Streaming but customisation is not possible.

    In-built templates with features like background, lower-third etc.

    Interactive live streaming support

    No available in interactive way.

    10,000 interactive participant support

    Max Quality



    Cloud recording

    Fixed and manual config of composition required

    Fully customisable and automatically composed

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

    Have to write code to handle audio and video track degrade.

    Automated degrade of audio and video tracks.

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

    Need to integrate external SDKs for collabrative features.

    Native protocol support for all the collabrative features.

    Virtual background, live transcription & ml middleware

    Complex integration with 3rd party integration

    Simple integration with in-built support

    SDK footprint size

    75 MB

    10 MB


    Only for cloud recording use-cases

    Flexible wehooks for all the meeting states


    Limited quality stats aggregated to overall session

    Detailed per particiapnt analytics on joining time, audio / video quality and network quality

    Pricing Comparison: Zoom Video SDK vs Video SDK


    Zoom Video SDK

    Pricing Model

    On the basis of usage

    On the basis of usage

    Volume Discount

    No volume discount.

    Up to 20% for 1–5M minutes/month.

    Video Conferencing

    $3 per participant per 1000 minutes

    $3 per participant per 1000 minutes

    Interactive Live Streaming

    Not available. It cost much higher than video sdk.

    Flat resolution based pricing. Irrespective of No. of participants.

    Cloud Recording

    Aggregated resolution pricing, $4 per participant per 1000 minutes

    Flat pricing, $10 per 1000 minutes, No limit on participants

    RTMP Streaming

    Not Available

    $15 per 1000 minutes

    Storage (on platform)

    $5 per GB per month

    $3 per 1000 minutes per month

    External Data Storage (S3)




    Not available

    Available & Free

    Interactive Whiteboard

    Not available


    Support Comparison: Zoom Video SDK vs Video SDK


    Zoom Video SDK


    Too expensive support plan with multiple tiers.

  • PRODUCTION: 4%/month (or $250)
  • BUSINESS: 6%/month (or $1,500)
  • PERSONALIZED: 8%/month (or $5,000)
  • Simple and completely free support plan.

  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • Access to Testing

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

    No explicit support for testing, quality measurements and reports.

    Access to TAM / CS Engineer

    Multiple tiers plan.

    Dedicated CS & Solution Engineer.


    Multiple tiers plan.

    Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% Uptime.


    Dashboard tier ticket system.

    Slack & Discord

    Community Support

    Twilio does not have official slack support.

    Video SDK has an officual Discord server.

    FAQ (How it works)

    What Is the Zoom Video Call SDK?

    Zoom's Video Call SDK will allow developers to integrate Zoom’s video call functionality into their own applications.

    Who is Zoom Video SDK Alternatives?

    Video SDK is Best Zoom SDK Alternative

      1. Easy for you to get started with 10x less lines of code.
      2. Compatible with all browsers and devices.
      3. Free 10,000 mins every month, and only pay at scale.

    Does Zoom Video SDK support full HD video?

    No, the Zoom SDK does not support the mixing of Full HD and HD resolutions. Support is limited to 360p (SD video).

    What is the difference between Zoom Video SDK and meeting SDK?

    The Meeting SDK is the Zoom UI embedded in your application, whereas the Video SDK is merely the audio/video data. As a result, it is easier to integrate with your project and create a UI around. If you require something other than a Zoom conference, the Video SDK is frequently an excellent solution.

    Is Zoom Safe & Secure?

    The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has discovered many vulnerabilities in Zoom. While one vulnerability may allow an unauthorised remote attacker to join a Zoom conference, another may allow a remote hacker to download audio and video from meetings they are not permitted to attend if exploited. All of these vulnerabilities have been reported to Zoom, and CERT-In advises that you update to the most recent version of the programme to avoid any potential attacks that may exploit them.

    Why customers love Video SDK?

    Michael Ashmead

    "Video SDK is a great product that is cost-effective and has many features (and is adding new features rapidly too). We compared many video solutions but found Video SDK to be the best. In addition, they listen to their customers' feature requests and also have great customer support."

    Michael Ashmead

    Cofounder at ForagerOne

    "We're using Video SDK for a while for our live streaming features."

    We're using Video SDK for a while for our live streaming features.

    Emir Karşıyakalı

    Founder & CEO of Kommunity

    "This looks amazing! You're making a lot of makers' lives easier with this one."

    This looks amazing! You're making a lot of makers' lives easier with this one.

    Oscar Wehbe

    Director at thisapp

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