COMPARISON

Livekit vs Jitsi 

How do Livekit and Jitsi stack up against each other? Is Dyte a better option as an alternative? 

Overview

If you are looking for a reliable live video conference SDK, you probably heard about Livekit and Jitsi. Both are open-source platforms, offering SDKs for embedding live video calling and relevant features into your application. 

Livekit and Jitsi offer somewhat reliable audio/video conferencing performances. However, to do so, you must write long walls of code. Also, you won’t get all the features you need from one single SDK. 

Dyte changes that. With Dyte, you get excellent audio/video performance and all the collaborative features you need from a single SDK. Also, Dyte SDK requires minimal coding. You can get your application running in 10 mins.

This page pits Livekit vs Jitsi and covers why you should try Dyte as an alternative. 

LIVE VIDEO SERVICES

So what are these?

What is Livekit?

Livekit is a set of SDKs for introducing live video/audio to your native applications. The most notable features of Livekit include live streaming, in-game comm, video calls, and many more. Livekit utilizes a modern, end-to-end WebRTC stack. 

What is Jitsi?

Jitsi is a collection of open-source multiplatform SDKs for video, live streaming, audio, and instant messaging. The main Jitsi components are Jitsi Meet, Jitsi Videobridge, Jibri, Jigsai, Jicofo, Jitsi Desktop, and Ice4j. Like Livekit, Jitsi is also built on WebRTC tech. 

Comparing the Sdks

Livekit vs Jitsi vs Dyte 

There is not a shortage of choices when it comes to selecting live video SDK. To help you with your choice overload, here is a side-by-side comparison of Livekit, Jitsi, and Dyte.

Ease of development
Livekit

Development is tough & restrictive

Jitsi

Requires high coding effort

Dyte

Easy integration with open APIs

UI support
Livekit

Available

Jitsi

No UI support

Dyte

Highly customisable UI Kit

SDK overhead
Livekit

A single SDK

Jitsi

Multiple SDKs for calling, streaming and more

Dyte

A single SDK that supports everything

Roles/Permissions
Livekit

Limited to host & participant roles

Jitsi

Limited to host & participant roles

Dyte

Create custom roles that are specific to your use-case

Auto Reconnect
Livekit

Available

Jitsi

Not available

Dyte

Available

Plugins
Livekit

Not available

Jitsi

Complex integration

Dyte

In-built or built your own

Chats
Livekit

Not available

Jitsi

Not available

Dyte

In-built or built your own

Polls
Livekit

Not available

Jitsi

Complex integration

Dyte

In-built

Virtual Background
Livekit

Manual configuration needed

Jitsi

Complex integration

Dyte

In-built

Breakout Rooms
Livekit

Manual configuration needed

Jitsi

Complex integration

Dyte

In-built

Error Handling
Livekit

Not available

Jitsi

Manual configuration needed

Dyte

Managed by the SDK

SDK Footprint Size
Livekit

7.24 MB

Jitsi

85 MB

Dyte

~200 KB

Video Quality
Livekit

HD

Jitsi

HD

Dyte

Full HD

Adaptive Bitrate
Livekit

Available

Jitsi

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Media Player
Livekit

Not available

Jitsi

Not available

Dyte

In-built video call

AI/ML Middleware
Livekit

Not available

Jitsi

Not available

Dyte

Single line integration

Support for multiple audio I/O
Livekit

Not available

Jitsi

Not available

Dyte

In-built

Audio Room
Livekit

Not available

Jitsi

Manual configuration needed

Dyte

In-built

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Ease of development

Development is moderately tough

Requires high coding effort

Easy integration with open APIs

UI Support

Available

No UI support

Highly customizable UI Kit

SDK Overhead

Single SDK

Multiple SDKs for calling, chat and more

A single SDK that supports everything

Roles/Permissions

Limited to host & participant roles

Limited to host & participant roles

Create custom roles that are specific to your use-case

Auto Reconnect

Available

Not available

Available

Plugins

Not available

Complex integration

In-built or build your own

Chat

Not available

Not available

In-built

Polls

Not available

Complex integration

In-built

Virtual Background

Manual configuration needed

Available

In-built

Breakout Rooms

Manual configuration needed

Complex integration

In-built

Error Handling

Not available

Manual configuration needed

Managed by the SDK

SDK Footprint Size

7.24 MB

85 MB

~200 KB

Video Quality

HD

HD

Full HD

Adaptive Bitrate

Available

Not available

In-built

Media Player

Not available

Not available

In-built

AI/ML Middleware

Not available

Not available

Single line integration

Support for Multiple Audio I/O

Not available

Not available

In-built

Audio Room

Not available

Manual configuration needed

In-built

COMPARING THE SDKS

What makes Dyte the best video SDK?

Overcoming the challenges of Livekit and Jitsi requires a flexible video SDK. Dyte is an all-in-one solution that outperforms other options with superior features.

Advanced customization

Want to customize your video conference/live stream UI and add your logo? You can easily do that with Dyte’s built-in UI. The best part is it’s mostly drag and drop ( and just a few lines of code).

Bandwidth management

Dyte can automatically optimize data transfer so that your viewers receive a great video experience even when the network is poor. 

Collaborative features

Make your live video chats more engaging with features such as live chat, screen-share, poll option, expandable whiteboard, and many more

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