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Kurento vs Ant Media

A head-to-head comparison of Kurento vs Ant Media, And what features does Video SDK offer?

Kurento

Kurento is an open-source WebRTC media server. Kurento Media Server is built on top of GStreamer, a multimedia framework that is known for its performance. It provides full support for WebRTC, which is a standardized technology for real-time communication over the web, with the Kurento API enabling developers to interact with the server and customize its functionality.

Ant Media Server

Ant Media is an open-source, enterprise-grade live streaming platform that enables businesses and organizations to broadcast live video content to their audiences at scale. It offers a wide range of features, including live video encoding, transcoding, recording, and distribution.

How Video SDK make a difference?

Kurento and Ant Media are open-source multimedia servers designed to facilitate real-time audio and video communication. Kurento enable developers to build applications for video conferencing and live streaming, while Ant Media specializes in adaptive streaming solution. However, there are some key differences beetween comparison of Kurento and Ant Media so it's essential to be aware of their limitations and constraints.

Presenting the Video SDK - a robust and user-friendly video conferencing SDK that offers an extensive array of features, including chat, polls, break-out rooms, streaming capabilities, and RTMP out. It's the perfect solution for businesses and organizations of any size that require creating top-notch and captivating real-time communication experiences.

Here is a comparison of Video SDK with Kurento vs Ant Media, and understand why Video SDK emerges as a much better choice for all your requirements.

Features Comparison : Kurento vs Ant Media vs Video SDK

Kurento
Ant Media Server
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

133 Participants Only

6 Participants Only

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Complex Integration

Complex Integration

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

Available

Available

VideoSDK offers adaptive audio/video quality.

Works behind the Firewall, Private Network

Separate Deployment

No

Yes

Role Management, Permissions, Policy and Templates

Yes

Yes

VideoSDK offer Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

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

Not Available

Partial Available

Available

Dynamic Layout for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming

Available

Available

In VideoSDK no needed manual configuration.

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

Not Available

Available

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Not Available

Not Available

Easy integration

Webhooks

Available

Available

Available

Pricing Model

NA

License Based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Yes

Yes

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

No

No

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

No

No

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

No

No

VideoSDK supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Interactive Participant Support

Upto 133 Only

Upto 200

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

Limited

Limited (30%)

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

No

No

VideoSDK supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

Audio & Video powered by AI

No

No

Yes

Independent of Open Source Dependency

No

No

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

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

No

No

Yes

Full HD recording

No

No

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

No

No

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

No

Yes

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

No

Yes

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

No

No

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

Separate SDK

Separate SDK

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

Low Customization

No

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

No

No

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

No

Yes

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

No

No

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Price Comparison : Kurento vs Ant Media vs Video SDK

Kurento
Ant Media Server
Video SDK

Volume Discount

No

No

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

Yes

  • Yearly License: $99 to $2,499 Additional:
  • Hourly license: $0.09 per instance per hour
  • Annual license: $69 per month for self-hosted
  • Perpetual license: $1,999 for self-hosted"
  • Video SD: $2.00
  • Video HD: $3.00
  • Video Full HD: $7.00
  • Video 2K: $7.00
  • Video 2K+: $7.00

Analytics

No

No

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

No

No

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

No

No

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

Not Available

Ranging from $99 to $2,499

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

Not Available

Ranging from $99 to $2,499

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

No

Yes

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

Kurento not provides compliance & privacy support.

Ant Media Server provides robust support for GDPR compliance.

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

Not Include

Hourly License: $0.09 per instance per hour Annual License (Self-Hosted): $69.00 per month

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

RTMP pricing

Not Include

Hourly License: $0.09 per instance per hour Annual License (Self-Hosted): $69.00 per month

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

Not Include

Hourly License: $0.09 per instance per hour Annual License (Self-Hosted): $69.00 per month Perpetual License (Self-Hosted): $1999.00

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

Storage pricing

Separate Price

  • Yearly License: $99 to $2,499 Additional:
  • Hourly license: $0.09 per instance per hour
  • Annual license: $69 per month for self-hosted
  • Perpetual license: $1,999 for self-hosted"
  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support Comparison : Kurento vs Ant Media vs Video SDK

Kurento
Ant Media Server
Video SDK

Support

No

Yes

Yes

Cost

Not Available

  • Premium: $999 per month or $799 per month annually, with a response time of 2 hours and a resolution time of 24 hours

Ant Media Server also offers three pricing editions:

  • Monthly license: $99 per month
  • Annual license: $948 per year
  • Perpetual license: $2,499 for a one-time purchase

Free

Access to Testing

Yes

Yes

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

Access to TAM / CS Engineer

Yes

No

Dedicated CS & Solution Engineers

SLAs

No

Yes (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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