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 - v6.34.2

23 Apr 2019

  • Correctly fail player builds when remote assets could not be downloaded
  • Log an error if a plugin is configured, but missing or throwing an error

VERSION 6 - v6.34.1

17 Apr 2019

  • Updated http-streaming to 1.10.1

VERSION 6 - v6.34.0

12 Apr 2019

  • Expanded Playback Authorization Service support to include SSAI + HLSe.
  • Updated Video.js to 7.5.4 and http-streaming to 1.10.0
  • Bug fix: Do not hide the progress control at x-small and tiny responsive player sizes
  • Bug fix: Prevent plugin order from changing Analytics

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": "6.34.2"
  }' \

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 \