Player Management API Sample: Create a Player

Product(s)
Video Cloud
Role(s)
API Developer
Task(s)
Create & Configure Players
Topic(s)
Code Samples
API(s)
Player Management API

In this example, you enter your account information. As well, you enter a URL to media and the media type, or a Video Cloud video id. On click of the button, a player will be created and selected information about the player displayed.

Disclaimer

App architecture

The high-level application logic for this app is as follows:

  1. Gather user data necessary to create a player
  2. Build the JSON data structure to pass to the API for player creation
  3. On button click, perform AJAX call to create player
  4. On AJAX call success perform the following:
    • Inject JSON response data into HTML page
    • Call function to publish player
  5. Perform AJAX call to publish player
  6. On AJAX call success perform the following:
    • Inject JSON response data into HTML
    • Dynamically build HTML that displays selected player information and inject that into HTML page

Sample app

Find all the code associated with this sample in this GitHub repository.

See the Pen Create Player by Brightcove Learning Services (@rcrooks1969) on CodePen.

Using the CodePen

Here are some tips to effectively use the above CodePen:

  • Toggle the actual display of the player by clicking the Result button.
  • Click the HTML/CSS/JS buttons to display ONE of the code types.
  • Click Edit on CodePen in the upper right corner to fork this CodePen into your own account.
  • Find all the code associated with this sample in this GitHub repository.

Proxy code

In order to build your own version the sample app on this page, you must create and host your own proxy. (The proxies used by Brightcove Learning Services only accept requests from Brightcove domains.) A sample proxy, very similar to the one we use, but without the checks that block requests from non-Brightcove domains, can be found in this GitHub respository. You will also find basic instructions for using it there, and a more elaborate guide to building apps around the proxy in Using the REST APIs.