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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"
  }' \

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 \

Page last updated on 14 May 2020