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Zoom vs WebRTC

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

Zoom Video SDK

The Zoom Video SDK provides a reliable video conferencing experience similar to the original Client, but with added flexibility. It encompasses a wide range of services, including audio, video, chat, screen sharing, data streams, server-side APIs, and webhooks. This extensive set of features allows developers to create customized and immersive video communication experiences within their applications.

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 delving into the realm of real-time communications, Zoom and WebRTC come forward as viable options. Zoom showcases modern APIs and collaborative tools, while WebRTC represents a reliable open-source alternative.

And here comes Video SDK. It’s a straightforward and quick SDK that enables you to incorporate multiple features, including chat, polls, breakout rooms, streaming capability, and RTMP out — all within a single SDK.

Let's compare Video SDK along with Zoom and WebRTC and understand why Video SDK is a much better choice for all your needs.

Features Comparison : Zoom vs WebRTC vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
WebRTC
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

Zoom Video SDK supports limited participants.

WebRTC supports 2-3 participants only.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Tough and restrictive

WebRTC SDK is Complex for integration.

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

Adpative audio/video quality not available in Zoom Video SDK.

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

Zoom Video SDK offer limited Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

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 Zoom Video SDK collaborative features are available but it`s limited.

In WebRTC collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Not available

No

Easy integration

Webhooks

Only for a few states

Yes

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

NA

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Zoom Video SDK not supports interactive live streaming.

NA

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

Zoom Video SDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

NA

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

Zoom Video SDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

WebRTC not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

Zoom Video SDK supports not 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

Up to 300

WebRTC support limited Interactive Participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

Zoom Video only support chrome brower.

20%

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

Zoom Video SDK 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

Zoom Video SDK is 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

Zoom Video SDK not supports full HD recording.

WebRTC not supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

Zoom Video SDK not heavily rely on open source templates.

WebRTC heavily rely on open source templates.

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

Zoom Video SDK not support for custom roles.

Limited

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

Zoom Video SDK not supports HLS streaming.

Yes

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

Zoom Video SDK is not cost effective.

WebRTC is cost effective.

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

Zoom Video SDK 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

Zoom Video SDK not customizable UI.

Yes, but requires much efforts

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

Zoom Video SDK not support Metaverse platform.

WebRTC support Metaverse platform.

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Zoom Video SDK not offer session analytics option

WebRTC not offer session analytics option.

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

Zoom Video SDK not offer track data option.

WebRTC not offer track data option.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Price Comparison : Zoom vs WebRTC vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
WebRTC
Video SDK

Volume Discount

Zoom Video SDK not offer the volume discount.

NA

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • $3.5 per 1,000 minutes

NA

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

Analytics

No

NA

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

Yes

NA

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

No

NA

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

$0.0035 per participant minute

NA

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.0035 per participant minute

NA

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

No

No

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

Zoom provides robust support for Only SOC 2 Type 2 compliance.

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

  • $4 per 1,000 minutes

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

  • $3.5 per 1,000 minutes

NA

  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

NA

NA

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

Storage pricing

  • $100 per month

NA

  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support Comparison : Zoom vs WebRTC vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
WebRTC
Video SDK

Support

No

NA

Yes

Cost

  • Plans upto $1900 per month

NA

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

How MomentoStream increased user engagement into their live streaming platform with Video SDK

See why customers love Video SDK

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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