Viewing the Player Configuration

Product(s)
Video Cloud
Brightcove Player
Role(s)
Studio User
Player Developer
Topic(s)
Architecture
Troubleshooting/Error Handling

In this topic, you will learn how to view the configuration of a Brightcove Player via altering a URL.

Viewing the configuration

Follow these steps to view a player's configuration:

  1. In Studio, go the the PLAYERS module.
  2. Click on the video whose configuration you wish to view.
  3. Click the Publish & Embed button.
  4. Be sure all changes are published.
  5. Click on the Player URL (as shown below).You will see the player open in a browser.
    Player URL link
  6. Check the URL in the browser, it will appear something like this:
    https://players.brightcove.net/1752604059001/HyK1hqo3Z_default/index.html
  7. Change the index.html in the URL to config.json.
  8. The altered URL will display the player's configuration:
    Player configuration

Changing the configuration

Although changing the configuration is beyond the scope of this document, a couple comments on that subject are appropriate.

  • Studio provides a UI to alter many aspects of the configuration of the player in the PLAYERS module.
  • For complete control of the player's configuration the Player Management API can be used. Be aware, this is for the developer oriented and uses curl statements extensively. The Quick Start: Player Management document provides an introduction to the process.