Brightcove Player Pre-Release

Product(s)
Video Cloud
Brightcove Player
Role(s)
Studio User
Player Developer
Topic(s)
Release Notes

This document describes the features of the latest pre-release of Brightcove player, as well as how you can try it.

 

VERSION 6 - v6.30.0

15 Jan 2019

  • Allow delaying automatic player initialization until after ad block detection has made a decision, using the configuration "wait_for_ad_block_detect": true. This advanced configuration is currently only available via the Player Management API and no short-term plan exists to support it in the Studio.
  • Update videojs-playlist to 4.3.0

Try new version

If a pre-release version is available, the easiest way to try out a pre-release version is to go to Studio's PLAYERS module, click on the player you wish to change, and then edit the Player Information. Use the version selector (screenshot is an example only, use the latest pre-release version or choose to always have the latest pre-release):

select player version

You can update a player to the pre-release version by using a curl statement. A quick overview of curl can be found at the top of the Quick Start: Player Management. In the document there is a specific section on how to update your player.

Here is the curl command to update your player, where you substitute appropriate values for YOUR_EMAIL, YOUR_ACCOUNT_ID and YOUR_PLAYER_ID.

curl \
  --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
  --user YOUR_EMAIL \
  --request PATCH \
  --data '{
    "player": {
    "template": {
      "version": "6.30.0"
      }
    }
  }' \
  https://players.api.brightcove.com/v2/accounts/YOUR_ACCOUNT_ID/players/YOUR_PLAYER_ID/configuration

In most cases you will want to publish the player, which can be done with the following curl statement. Again, you will need to substitute correct values where indicated.

curl \
  --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
  --user YOUR_EMAIL  \
  --request POST \
  https://players.api.brightcove.com/v2/accounts/YOUR_ACCOUNT/players/YOUR_PLAYER_ID/publish