TrueConf vs BigBlueButton

TrueConf offers a secure self-hosted alternative to BigBlueButton virtual classroom platform.

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Six reasons why TrueConf is better

4K video conferencing

Award-winning 4K video conferencing

Get your team together and run 4K video conferences with up to 1,000 participants.

SVC

SVC-based architecture

Low infrastructure requirements and stable operation on any device.

TrueConf interoperability

Total interoperability

Your students can join from any computer, mobile device, browser or video-enabled room.

Easy-to-use

Easy-to-use

Installed and deployed within 15 minutes on Windows and Linux in your company’s network, doesn’t require a dedicated IT engineer.

Teach with confidence

Teach with confidence

Fuel student engagement with multiple collaboration tools.

100% Adaptable

100% Adaptable

Choose the infrastructure that works for you: on-premises, cloud, or hybrid.

Locked Notebook

Protecting privacy without impacting quality

TrueConf’s on-premises approach guarantees unrivaled privacy and communications control while all your personal data stay under your control. On the other hand, BigBlueButton is an open source solution that is vulnerable to multiple security risks due to wide availability of the source code.

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4K

Online classes in 4K

With TrueConf, you can gather up to 1,000 participants in a 4K video meeting. BigBlueButton allows HD video conferences with up to 100 participants.

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Client apps for any OS

Client apps for any OS

With TrueConf client apps, distance learning is available from any device. You can enjoy a full set of collaboration tools even when using the free version of TrueConf Server. While BigBlueButton offers in-browser meetings, its stability, performance and a set of features is limited by WebRTC capabilities.

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Low bandwidth? Not a problem!

Low bandwidth? Not a problem!

TrueConf is a popular choice for the users struggling with limited Internet access, slow connection or low bandwidth. Thanks to SVC-based architecture, each meeting participant receives the best video quality for their device and network channel. In contrast, BigBlueButton requires a stable Internet connection to work and operate properly, as well as increased server capacity to connect more participants or use additional features.

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How does BigBlueButton compare to TrueConf?

TrueConfBigBlueButton

Deployment type

On-premises, hybrid or cloud

On-premises solution for WebRTC conferences

Conferencing capabilities

Max number of on-screen participants

36. Up to 100 on request

20

Maximum number of participants in a meeting

1,000

100

Creating video meetings on the fly

+
-

Distance learning mode

+
-

4K (Ultra HD) video support

+
-

Customized video layouts

Unlimited number of video layouts

2

Interoperability

Compatibility with H.323/SIP endpoints

Native integration powered by built-in gateway

-

Compatibility with corporate SMTP server

+
-

Dial out and telephony

+
-

Moodle integration

+
+

Conferencing and collaboration

Team messaging and file sharing

+

Available only during video conferencing

Remote desktop control

+
-

Ability to download recordings

Yes, meeting can be recorded on the hard drive during the conference

No, recording is only available for viewing in the built-in video player

Content captured in a meeting recording

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-

Client applications

Windows

+
-

macOS

+
-

Linux

+
-

Android

+
-

iOS

+
-

Android TV

+
-

WebRTC

+
+

Maintenance

Maintenance complexity

System administrator does not require special skills or training

Dedicated IT engineer might be required

University of Oriente Santiago de Cuba

University of Oriente Santiago de Cuba

Cuba

TrueConf Server is one of the most complete and stable systems that we have deployed here in our network. We have also had great attention from technical support, who have always been able to answer all our questions.

Ernesto Eduardo Diaz Conde, System Administrator

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