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 - v6.31.1

11 Feb 2019

  • Fixed an issue with an error being thrown by the MediaSource under certain circumstances
  • Fixed an issue with caption display on iOS Chrome

VERSION 6 - v6.31.0

7 Feb 2019

  • Added support for fetching related videos from the Playback API (see information following bullet list)
  • Bug Fix: Fixed an issue where ID3 cuechange events were not working on iOS 12
  • Bug fix: Mouse time tooltip should be visible over progress time tooltip
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue where ID3 tags were not working on IE11/Win7

Feature: Support for Fetching Related Videos

This feature is currently only available with custom integration code via the catalog.get() method.

player.catalog.get({id: '123456', type: 'related'}, function(error, data) {
  if (error) {
    throw new Error(error);

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": "6.31.1"
  }' \

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 \