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    Player Feature Support by Browser

    The table below provides some detail about which Brightcove web player features are supported across an array of browsers and platforms. The table will be updated as we continue to add functionality and address browser-specific issues.

    Table of information

    You may also be interested in the features supported by the Brightcove Native Player SDK's.

      IE Edge Chrome Safari Firefox
    IE11 Win10 Win[1] Mac[1] Android[1] iOS[1] Mac[2] iOS[3] Win[4] Mac[4]
    Supported? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Audio AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only AAC Only
    iframe embed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    in-page embed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    fullscreen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    HLS Yes[11] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    MP4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    IMA3 Yes[5] Yes[5] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    IMA3 Companions
    Partial Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    HTTPS Playback[6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Live HLS Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial[7] Partial[7] Yes Partial[7] Yes Yes
    Social Tools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Facebook embed[8] No No No No No No No No No No
    Twitter cards[9] Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial Partial
    Captions Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Partial Partial Partial Yes Yes
    DRM[10] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[12] Yes Yes

    Notes

    • [1] Latest version of browser and OS. Google no longer supports Android 4.x and older in the Chrome browser.
    • [2] Versions 8+
    • [3] Versions 9+
    • [4] Latest version of browser and OS
    • [5] Support for Flash (latest version required) ads on IE is more robust with IMA3
    • [6] Video Cloud-hosted content is available via HTTPS when necessary. If you are using your own CDN, you must provide HTTPS URLs for all content. See HTTPS Support Overview document for more information.
    • [7] Live UI not applied
    • [8] Dependent on Facebook allowing HTML5 video.
    • [9] MP4 only - pending resolution of HLS/SSL issue
    • [10]See the Configuring the Brightcove Player for DRM document for complete details.
    • [11] HTML-based HLS (using MSE) on IE 11 on Windows 8.1+. See the Determining Which Rendition Will Play document for more details.
    • [12]With iOS 11.2 the web player can play back FairPlay DRM encrypted HLS sources.

    Page last updated on 12 Aug 2020