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TeamViewer vs WebRTC: What are the differences?

Developers describe TeamViewer as "The All-in-One solution for remote access and support over the internet". Its aproprietary software for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. On the other hand, WebRTC is detailed as "*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.

TeamViewer and WebRTC can be categorized as "Web and Video Conferencing" tools.

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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
Software Developer at Sproft Media Inc · | 3 upvotes · 26.4K views
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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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    What is TeamViewer?

    Its aproprietary software for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.

    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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