Pion WebRTC VS mediasoup

Compare Pion WebRTC vs mediasoup and see what are their differences.

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Pion WebRTC mediasoup
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8,072 3,909
4.4% 3.4%
9.0 9.1
8 days ago 3 days ago
Go C++
MIT License ISC License
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Pion WebRTC

Posts with mentions or reviews of Pion WebRTC. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-11.
  • How we make WebRTC be easier?
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-11
    Hey HN,

    For the past couple of years I have been working on open source software[0] + a free book[1] to make WebRTC easier. I am trying to find the other gaps in the space. Would love to hear what people find difficult about it still!

    Even if you don't have a solution would be great just to get a feel for where people are at in the space.

    [0] https://github.com/pion/webrtc

    [1] https://webrtcforthecurious.com

    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-11
  • Pion WebRTC v3.1.0 Released
    reddit.com/r/WebRTC | 2021-09-23
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-09-23
  • Share video feed (camera, screen, file, etc.) from ffmpeg to web(rtc)
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-22
  • Ask HN: What are some tools / libraries you built yourself?
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-05-16
    I started (but many many others contributed) to the Go implementation of WebRTC Pion WebRTC https://github.com/pion/webrtc

    Along the way I worked on a Go implemenation of DTLS that gets used on its own a bit https://github.com/pion/dtls

    In another life I wrote Therac https://github.com/sean-der/therac. A PHP debugger that was viewable from a browser. I was a remote at the time (2015) and it was a great tool to use with others.

    I also wrote fail2web https://github.com/sean-der/fail2web a web frontend to fail2ban

  • WebRTC over Asp.Net Core - Any examples?
    reddit.com/r/csharp | 2021-05-07
    I'm currently building a new product with .NET 5 that creates a WebRTC data channel with clients and also sends them video over WebRTC. In preparation, I evaluated the current WebRTC landscape. The gist is that almost all WebRTC implementations are in other languages (usually C++), so native interop is nearly unavoidable if you want to use C#. I ultimately decided to create a small native library (.so file) using the excellent Pion WebRTC library for Go and then created a C# wrapper for it using C#'s native interop APIs (e.g. DllImport, Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate()). So far this has been working well and I have both data communication and video streams working, but I should add the caveat that I haven't shipped the service to production yet (I'm still a couple months of development away from that).
    reddit.com/r/csharp | 2021-05-07
    I meant to mention: I thought about creating an open-source library for the Pion wrapper, but it's currently quite specific to my application in order to reduce the number of calls needed from C# to Go and vice versa. Perhaps I'll write a blog post in the future, though. In the meantime, the approach I took was to start with one of Pion's examples and then turn it into a static library by using cgo to export functions with C linkage and building it as a shared library like this:
  • How can I broadcast my webrtc (many to many) call using rtmp
    reddit.com/r/WebRTC | 2021-04-19
    Your best bet would be GStreamer or ffmpeg. I made a simple example using Pion WebRTC here
  • Play Diablo on Browser Collaboratively
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-15


Posts with mentions or reviews of mediasoup. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-10.
  • mirotalksfu and privacy ?
    reddit.com/r/mirotalk | 2021-08-31
  • Mirotalk: Free Secure Video Calls, Chat & Screen Sharing.
    aha thank you very much, i was also evaluating for https://mediasoup.org, seems also a good solution for SFU. πŸ‘€
  • Nettu Meet: video conferencing app for tutors.
    The server is a node js application (typescript) and uses mongodb and redis. It uses webrtc but is not peer to peer, but rather based on mediasoup.
  • WebRTC over Asp.Net Core - Any examples?
    reddit.com/r/csharp | 2021-05-07
    - Mediasoup (Node)
  • What’s the first step you take if you want recreate a live chat? Or how would you create it
    reddit.com/r/SwiftUI | 2021-03-16
    Use an open-source lib like for the chat server like media soupmedia soup.
  • Why Video Chat is a Hard Technical Problem
    dev.to | 2021-03-12
    There are many different ways to run a SFU, but one common way is integrating the mediasoup library into your own Node.js server so you can configure and scale it exactly how you would like.
  • Live video streaming with react and nodejs?
    reddit.com/r/node | 2021-02-16
    If you require large audiences to be able to view the same stream, check out MediaSoup (https://mediasoup.org/) - this is a little bit more involved and requires a server to relay media streams, but it is capable of handling an application of that size.
  • WebRTC is now a W3C and IETF standard
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-27
    Updated! This is my list of 'Other WebRTC implementations' from FOSDEM talk, mea culpa :(

    mediasoup is moving towards dropping Google's implementation https://github.com/versatica/mediasoup/issues/344 excited to see congestion controllers that are easily usable by others!

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Pion WebRTC and mediasoup you can also consider the following projects:

janus-gateway - Janus WebRTC Server

livekit-server - Scalable, production-grade WebRTC video conferencing. SDKs for web & mobile.

M3U8 - Parser and generator of M3U8-playlists for Apple HLS. Library for Go language. :cinema:

awesome-pion - A curated list of awesome things related to Pion

peerjs - Simple peer-to-peer with WebRTC

goav - Golang bindings for FFmpeg

SIPSorcery - A WebRTC, SIP and VoIP library for C# and .NET. Designed for real-time communications apps.

jitsi - Jitsi is an audio/video and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, IRC and many other useful features.

media-server-node - WebRTC Media Server for Node.js

ion - Real-Distributed RTC System by pure Go and Flutter

gst - Go bindings for GStreamer (retired: currently I don't use/develop this package)