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Jitsi vs WebRTC: What are the differences?

What is Jitsi? Multi-platform open-source video conferencing. Jitsi is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you have conferences on the internet, while other projects in the community enable other features such as audio, dial-in, recording, and simulcasting.

What is WebRTC? *A free, open project that provides browsers and mobile applications with Real-Time Communications *. It is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose.

Jitsi and WebRTC belong to "Web and Video Conferencing" category of the tech stack.

Jitsi is an open source tool with 1.94K GitHub stars and 630 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jitsi's open source repository on GitHub.

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Hello. So, I wanted to make a decision on whether to use WebRTC or Amazon Chime for a conference call (meeting). My plan is to build an app with features like video broadcasting, and the ability for all the participants to talk and chat. I have used Agora's web SDK for video broadcasting, and Socket.IO for chat features. As I read the comparison between Amazon Chime and WebRTC, it further intrigues me on what I should use given my scenario? Is there any way that so many related technologies could be a hindrance to the other? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Ritwik Neema

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Edwin Ifionu
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I would recommend Amazon Chime. If I were you, I would eventually look into working with WebRTC as it is very interesting and teaches you a lot. I dove deep into webRTC recently building a webinar broadcasting application (one-to-many) and I can say it is difficult to understand how things actually work and to get it stable. I mean you can vaguely read up on it and get some things to work by copying code on StackOverflow or using a library but that wouldn't teach you much.

In short, go with Chime because it is easy to get started especially if you have a time constraint. But look into webRTC in the future as it enables you to build your own "Chime". Hope this helped!

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Pros of Jitsi
Pros of WebRTC
  • 32
    Open Source
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    Entirely free conferencing
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    Unlimited time
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    Accessible from browser
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    Desktop, app and browser tab sharing
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    WebRTC standard
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    Secure & encrypted video conference
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    Great API to develop with
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    Live stream to youtube
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    Dial-In and Dial-Out via SIP
  • 1
    Full HD
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    FSB Approved
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    Share youtube videos in conference
  • 1
    Easy installation and good support
  • 0
    MCU
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    No Download
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    OpenSource
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    You can write anything around it, because it's a protoc

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Cons of Jitsi
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    UnLimited time
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    No multiplatform
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    Great quality
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    Good support
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    Live conference statistics
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    Great features
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    What is Jitsi?

    Jitsi (acquired by 8x8) is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you have conferences on the internet, while other projects in the community enable other features such as audio, dial-in, recording, and simulcasting.

    What is WebRTC?

    It is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose.

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      What are some alternatives to Jitsi and WebRTC?
      Zoom
      Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
      Kurento
      It is a WebRTC media server and a set of client APIs making simple the development of advanced video applications for WWW and smartphone platforms. Media Server features include group communications, transcoding and more.
      Jami
      It is a free software for universal communication which respects freedoms and privacy of its users. Its main goal is to provide a communication framework and end-user applications to make audio or video calls, send text messages and make generic data transfers. It makes this possible via multiple paradigms: a modern decentralized approach using a DHT to find peers or classical centralized SIP as a soft-phone.
      Skype
      Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
      Google Meet
      It is the business-oriented version of Google's Hangouts platform and is suitable for businesses of all sizes. It allows users to dial in phone numbers to access meetings, thus enabling users with slow internet connection to call in.
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