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 - v6.25.3

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"
      }
    }
  }' \
  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