Brightcove Player Pre-Release

Brightcove Player
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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 - 6.18.3

20 Apr 2018

  • Adjusted last menu position when fullscreen control is disabled
  • Fixed ad failover support in iframe embeds

VERSION 6 - 6.18.2

19 Apr 2018

  • Address an issue where calling bc() as a getter in a plugin could confuse the initialization process; note that using bc() or videojs() as a getter is not recommended - use videojs.getPlayer() instead!
  • Does not override letter case in chapter names
  • Fixed an issue where focus on the play button would keep the control bar visible on mobile
  • Silence a non-breaking error message when a pause interrupts a play request in HLS playback

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": "6.18.3"
  }' \

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 \