Brightcove Player Pre-Release

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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 - v6.25.3

15 Oct 2018

  • Fixed an issue with segment loading when using loop attribute
  • Fixed an issue where the context menu could be outside the player

VERSION 6 - v6.25.2

4 Oct 2018

  • Fixed an issue where incorrectly fired progress events would prevent timeout errors
  • Fixed an issue where, using Flash, the player would not seek to live if outside the live window

VERSION 6 - v6.25.1

2 Oct 2018

  • Upgrade Video.js to 7.2.4
  • Fixed an issue where disabling autoplay after player initialization would not be respected
  • Fixed to properly detect AdBlock Pro on iOS
  • Code Refactoring: When available, use sendBeacon and attempt to send any pending metrics on window unload

VERSION 6 - v6.25.0

21 Sep 2018

  • Allow referrer to be set as an iframe option
  • Fixed an issue with playback stuttering after a manual quality change in IE and Edge.

Try new version

If a pre-release version is available, the easiest way to try out a pre-release version is to go to the player in the Studio Players module, edit the Settings, use the version selector (screenshot is an example only, use the latest pre-release version):

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": "6.25.3"
  }' \

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 \