Seek Buttons

In this topic, you will learn about the seek buttons feature for Brightcove Player.


The Seek Buttons are a feature of Brightcove Player. They allow the user to seek forward/back through a video for configurable amounts of time, those being 5, 10 or 30 seconds.

The seek buttons appear in the left side of the control bar.

Configure using Players module

In Video Cloud Studio, configure the player manually to enable this function:

  1. Open the PLAYERS module and either create a new player or locate the player to which you wish to add the plugin.
  2. Click the link for the player to open the player's properties.
  3. Click JSON Editor in the left navigation menu.

    Left Navigation
  4. In the JSON Editor, add a property called skip_buttons.

    To configure the player to have forward and backward seek buttons, define the skip_buttons property as follows. Your code should look similar to this:

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    You can also configure the player only to have one seek button by defining the skip_buttons as follows:

    • Only a forward seek button:

      Seek Button Forward
    • Only a backward seek button:

      Seek Button Backward
  5. Click Save and then, publish your player.