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Jitsi vs LiveKit

How do Jitsi and LiveKit compare? And what does Video SDK offer?

Jitsi

Jitsi is a free and open-source platform that simplifies video conferencing. It offers a user-friendly experience without the need for downloads or plugins, making it an excellent option for those seeking a straightforward live video solution without significant investment.

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 in the search for a reliable live video conference SDK, you've probably come across Livekit and Jitsi. Both platforms are open-source and offer SDKs for integrating live video calling and related features into your application.

While Livekit and Jitsi can deliver somewhat reliable audio/video conferencing performance, achieving this often requires writing extensive lines of code. Additionally, using separate SDKs may mean you won't have access to all the features you need in one place.

But with Video SDK, the game changes. It offers excellent audio/video performance and all the collaborative features you need, all wrapped up in a single SDK. Moreover, Video SDK requires minimal coding, allowing you to get your application up and running in just a few minutes.

This page compares Livekit vs Jitsi and highlights why you should consider Video SDK as a promising alternative for your live video communication needs.

Features comparison : Jitsi vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

Jitsi
LiveKit
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

Jitsi Meet supports limited participants.

LiveKit supports limited participants.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Requires high coding effort

Development is moderately tough

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

Jitsi Meet not offers 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

Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates are limited in Jitsi Meet.

Limited to host & participant roles

VideoSDK offer Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

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

Not available

Available

Available

Dynamic Layout for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming

Manual configuration needed

Not Available

In VideoSDK no needed manual configuration.

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

Complex integration

In LiveKit collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Yes

Not Available

Easy integration

Webhooks

Yes

Not Available

Available

Pricing Model

NA

Subscription based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

NA

LiveKit supports interactive live streaming.

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

Jitsi Meet not offers cloud recording capabilities.

LiveKit offers cloud recording capabilities.

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

Jitsi Meet not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

LiveKit not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

Jitsi Meet not 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

Jitsi Meet provides limited support for interactive participants.

LiveKit provides limited support for interactive participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

Jitsi Meet offers limited support for mobile browsers.

LiveKit offers limited support for mobile browsers.

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

Jitsi Meet not supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments.

LiveKit 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

Jitsi Meet 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

No

No

Yes

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

No

No

Yes

Full HD recording

Jitsi Meet supports full HD recording.

LiveKit not supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

Jitsi Meet 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

Limited to host & participant roles

LiveKit offer limited support for custom roles.

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

Jitsi supports HLS streaming.

LiveKit supports HLS streaming.

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

Jitsi Meet is cost effective.

LiveKit is not cost effective.

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

Jitsi Meet 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

Jitsi Meet not allows for a customizable UI.

LiveKit not allows for a customizable UI.

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

Jitsi Meet not support Metaverse platform.

LiveKit not support Metaverse platform.

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Jitsi Meet offer limited analytics option.

LiveKit not offer session analytics option.

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

Jitsi Meet offer limited data tracks option.

LiveKit not offer data tracks option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Cost comparison : Jitsi vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

Jitsi
LiveKit
Video SDK

Volume Discount

NA

LiveKit not offer the volume discount.

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

NA

  • $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

NA

Yes

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

NA

No

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

NA

$0.02 per participant minute

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

NA

$0.005 per participant minute

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

No

No

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

Jitsi not provides compliance & privacy support.

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

NA

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

NA

No accurate data available

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

NA

  • $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 : Jitsi vs LiveKit vs Video SDK

Jitsi
LiveKit
Video SDK

Support

No

Yes

Yes

Cost

NA

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

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Ankur Chandra-Engineering Manager at Fynd
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“I still remember when I was trying out the product and connected over discord with Arjun Kava, and he immediately responded. It is one of the things that we found less often. The team is super enthusiastic to make the product as next big thing. Easy integration is the beauty of it. Few lines of code and it's done.”

Ankur Chandra ,

Engineering Manager at Fynd

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