Brightcove Player Pre-Release

Product(s)
Brightcove Player
Video Cloud
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 - 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"
      }
    }
  }' \
  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