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Brightcove Player Pre-Release Notes

This document describes the features of the latest pre-release of Brightcove player, as well as how you can try it.

No pre-release versions at this time

 

VERSION 6 - v6.42.0

8 May 2020

  • Support VTT thumbnails URLs in Playback API responses
  • Update to Video.js 7.8.1 and @videojs/http-streaming 1.13.2
  • Send video_engagement event when new rendition is chosen
  • Bug fix: Address issues with autoplay detection on iOS and Android
  • Bug fix: Consider protocol when selecting thumbnail WebVTT
  • Bug fix: Make sure we always send play_request when we have a preroll ad

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 to choose 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 Step-by-Step: Player Management (external site). 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": "6.42.1"
      }
    }
  }' \
  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


Page last updated on 14 May 2020