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 - 6.7.1

21 Sep 2017

  • Fixed an issue scrubbing to the beginning of a stream with the DVR plugin
  • Fixed timeout error when trying to switch to audio only because of missing codec information
  • Fixed an issue with captions not appearing when switching sources with playlist plugin
  • Fixed an issue with long delays when switching audio tracks
  • Update Video.js to 6.2.8 to support better autoplay behavior

VERSION 5 - 5.26.1

21 Sep 2017

  • Fixed an issue scrubbing to the beginning of a stream with the DVR plugin
  • Fixed timeout error when trying to switch to audio only because of missing codec information
  • Fixed an issue with captions not appearing when switching sources with playlist plugin
  • Fixed an issue with long delays when switching audio tracks

Try new 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": "6.7.1"
                        }
                      }
                    }' \
                    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