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Get started with Video SDK in just couple of hours with highly customisable UI kits.

  • In built, chat, poll, whiteboard, Q&A.
  • End to end granular customisation.
  • 10,000 minutes free every month.
  • No credit card required.
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    How Video SDK is better than Agora?

    Super Fast Implementation

    Prebuilt templates to build virtual events, and classrooms, add video calling to your platform in 10 mins.

    Reduce development effort

    Reduce development efforts by 100x using custom video tracks, optimised mode for text and motion, predefined templates and code samples.

    Optimized for excellent call quality

    Low latency across the globe with high bitrate audio and video streams.

    Features comparison: Agora vs Video SDK

    Features

    No. of Host with audio and video on

    No. of participants (Including hosts)

    Ease of SDK Integration

    Adpative audio/video quality



    Works behind the Firewall, Private Network

    Role Management, Permissions, Policy and Templates

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

    Dynamic Layout for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming

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

    Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

    Webhooks

    Agora

    17 Participants

    Up to1 million viewers

    Avg. integration takes 3+ months

    Does not support automated audio and video adaptiveness. Manual configuration required

    No, It does not support in-built TURN & STUN server support

    Have to write external logic to implement roles and permissions.

    Have to write code to handle audio and video track degrade.

    No support of customisation for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming.

    Need to integrate external SDKs for collabrative features.

    Complex integration with 3rd party integration

    Only for cloud recording use-cases

    Video SDK

    50 Participants

    Up to millions of viewers

    Avg. integration takes only 2 weeks

    Adaptive audio and video as per internet bandwidth and screen resolution

    Yes, In-built TURN & STUN server support

    Integrated role management with server side permissions.

    Automated degrade of audio and video tracks.

    In-built templates with features like background, lower-third etc.

    Native protocol support for all the collabrative features.

    Simple integration with in-built support

    Flexible wehooks for all the meeting states

    Pricing Comparison: Agora vs Video SDK

    Pricing

    Pricing Model

    Volume Discount

    Video Conferencing












    Interactive Live Streaming

    Cloud Recording











    Analytics






    Interactive Whiteboard

    Agora

    On the basis of usage

    Up to 10% for 1–3M minutes/month.

    Too expensive on large scale. Aggregate resolution pricing model. Pay for every additional feature & extension

  • Audio: $0.99
  • Video SD: $3.99
  • Video HD: $3.99
  • Video Full HD: $8.99
  • Video 2K: $15.99
  • Video 2K+: $35.99
  • Aggregated resolution based per participant pricing.

    Aggregated resolution based per participant pricing. Per 1000 minutes

  • Voice: $1.49
  • SD: $5.99
  • HD: $5.99
  • Full HD: $13.49
  • 2K: $23.99
  • 2K+: $53.99
  • Aggregated resolution based per participant pricing. Per 1000 minutes

  • Standard Plan: $449 /month
  • Premium Plan: $999 /month
  • Enterprise Plan $1599 /month
  • $1.40 per 1000 participant minutes..

    Video SDK

    On the basis of usage

    Up to 20% for 1–5M minutes/month.

    65% afforadable than Agora. Flat resolution based pricing model. No need to pay for extra features.

  • Audio: $0.60
  • Video SD: $2.00
  • Video HD: $3.00
  • Video Full HD: $7.00
  • Video 2K: $7.00
  • Video 2K+: $7.00
  • Flat resolution based pricing. Irrespective of No. of participants.

    Flat pricing irrespective of No. of participants. Per 1000 minutes

  • Voice: Free in Beta
  • SD: $10.00
  • HD: $10.00
  • Full HD: $15.00
  • 2K: $15.00
  • 2K+: $15.00
  • Flat pricing irrespective of No. of participants. Per 1000 minutes

  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • FREE.

    Support Comparison: Agora vs Video SDK

    Support

    Cost






    Access to Testing


    Access to TAM / CS Engineer







    SLAs


















    Channels







    Community Support

    Agora

    Too expensive support plan with multiple tiers.

  • Standard Plan: $1200/month
  • Premium Plan: $2900/month
  • Enterprise Plan: $4900/month
  • All paid accounts get access to testing support from Video SDK.

    Multiple tiers plan.

  • Premium plan: Access to CS engineer, Code Review
  • Enterprise plan: Everything in the Premium plan plus access to SA Engineer & Live Developer Consultation and Training.
  • Multiple tiers plan.

  • Standard Plan:
  • P1 – 4 Business hours
  • P2 – 16 business hours
  • P3 – 24 business hours
  • Premium Plan:
  • P1 – 3 hours(24/7)
  • P2 – 8 business hours
  • P3 – 16 business hours
  • Enterprise Plan:
  • P1 – 2 hours (24/7)
  • P2 – 5 business hours
  • P3 – 9 business hours
  • Dashboard tier ticket system.

  • Submit a ticket directly through the Agora Console.
  • All support plans offer Ticket/Email support. Premium & Enterprise plans offer Emergency Phone Number Access.
  • Agora’s Stack Overflow and Community Slack Channel.

    Video SDK

    Simple and completely free support plan.

  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No additional cost
  • No explicit support for testing, quality measurements and reports.

    Dedicated CS & Solution Engineer.

  • All paying customers have access to a dedicated CS manager to help with timeline and integration.
  • All paying customers have access to a solutions engineer
  • Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% Uptime.

  • Priority level 1
  • Support
  • within
  • 2 working hours
  • Priority level 2
  • Support
  • within
  • 12 working hours
  • Priority level 3
  • Support
  • within
  • 24 working hours
  • Slack & Discord

  • Interact with support directly on Slack, and Discord.
  • Paying customers can access dedicated Slack support, Phone Number Access in Emergency.
  • Video SDK has an active Discord server.

    FAQ (How it works)

    Does Agora have a free trial plan?

    To try out Agora, you'll need to register with your credit card, so you can receive 10,000 minutes per month for free.

    Is Agora expensive?

    As your business and customer base grows, the agora pricing model becomes increasingly complex and expensive. Then you add additional costs for integrating other SDKs for chat/ whiteboard/polls and training users, and you are looking at a lot of money.

    Who is agora's competitors?

    Here are the best agora alternatives and competitors

      1. Video SDK
      2. Twilio Video SDK
      3. Zoom Video SDK

    Does Agora work in China?

    Agora has offices around the world and is headquartered in Shanghai China and USA.

    Why customers love Video SDK?

    Michael Ashmead

    "Video SDK is a great product that is cost-effective and has many features (and is adding new features rapidly too). We compared many video solutions but found Video SDK to be the best. In addition, they listen to their customers' feature requests and also have great customer support."

    Michael Ashmead

    Cofounder at ForagerOne

    "We're using Video SDK for a while for our live streaming features."

    We're using Video SDK for a while for our live streaming features.

    Emir Karşıyakalı

    Founder & CEO of Kommunity

    "This looks amazing! You're making a lot of makers' lives easier with this one."

    This looks amazing! You're making a lot of makers' lives easier with this one.

    Oscar Wehbe

    Director at thisapp

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