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WebRTC vs Daily

How do WebRTC and Daily compare? And what does Video SDK offer?

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.

Daily

Daily allows developers to create real-time video and audio calls that operate directly in the web browser. The SDK simplifies the process of handling common backend video call functionalities across various platforms, providing sensible defaults for a smoother development experience.

How Video SDK make a difference

Real-time communication has become integral to various industries, from online meetings and virtual conferences to healthcare and gaming. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) and Daily are two prominent players in this space, each offering unique advantages and disadvantages.

However, Video SDK introduces a transformative factor. But what makes it stand out? This page conducts a comprehensive comparison between WebRTC and Daily, unveiling the aspects that contribute to Video SDK's exceptional performance. An ideal solution tailored to meet your specific requirements!

Features comparison : WebRTC vs Daily vs Video SDK

WebRTC
Daily
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

WebRTC supports 2-3 participants only.

Daily supports upto 1000 participants.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

WebRTC SDK is Complex for integration.

Daily SDK is Complex for integration.

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

WebRTC offers adaptive audio/video quality

Daily audio/video quality upto 720p.

VideoSDK offers adaptive audio/video quality.

Works behind the Firewall, Private Network

No

No

Yes

Role Management, Permissions, Policy and Templates

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

Daily 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

No

Yes

Available

Dynamic Layout for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming

No

No

In VideoSDK no needed manual configuration.

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

In WebRTC collaborative features is not available.

In Daily collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

No

No

Easy integration

Webhooks

Yes

No

Available

Pricing Model

NA

Usage based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

NA

Daily supports interactive live streaming.

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

NA

Daily offers cloud recording capabilities.

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

WebRTC not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Daily provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

WebRTC supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Daily not supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

VideoSDK supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Interactive Participant Support

WebRTC support limited Interactive Participants.

Daily support upto 1000 Interactive Participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

20%

84%

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

WebRTC supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

720p only

VideoSDK supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

Audio & Video powered by AI

No

Partial

Yes

Independent of Open Source Dependency

WebRTC is dependent on open source.

Daily is not dependent on open source.

VideoSDK is not dependent on open source.

Customised RTMP, Cloud Recording, HLS

No

Yes

Yes

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

No

Partial

Yes

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

No

No

Yes

Full HD recording

WebRTC not supports full HD recording.

Daily supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

WebRTC heavily rely on open source templates.

Daily not rely on open source templates

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

Limited

Daily has no custom roles option.

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

Yes

Daily supports HLS streaming.

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

WebRTC is cost effective.

No

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

WebRTC not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Yes, but limited features

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

Yes, but requires much efforts

Daily has Limited customizable UI

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

WebRTC support Metaverse platform.

No

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

WebRTC not offer session analytics option.

Yes

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

WebRTC not offer track data option.

Partial data tracking option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Cost comparison : WebRTC vs Daily vs Video SDK

WebRTC
Daily
Video SDK

Volume Discount

NA

Yes

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

NA

  • $4 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

NA

Yes

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

NA

Yes

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

NA

Yes

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

NA

$0.004 per participant min

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

NA

$0.00099 per participant min

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

No

$500/month

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

WebRTC not provides compliance & privacy support.

Daily provides robust support for Only HIPAA compliance, although it comes with associated charges.

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

  • $13.49 per 1,000 minutes
  • 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

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes
  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

NA

  • $0.0012 per minute
  • $0.001 per participant minute (Also supports Full HD)

Storage pricing

NA

  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month
  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support comparison : WebRTC vs Daily vs Video SDK

WebRTC
Daily
Video SDK

Support

NA

Paid

Yes

Cost

NA

  • Advanced Support: $500 per month
  • Premium Support: $1,500 per month
  • Enterprise: $5,000 per month

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

No

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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