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Pat O'Neill's Posts

The Brightcove Player Toolbox

One of the missions of the core web player team here at Brightcove is to remove barriers to integration with the Brightcove Player. We aim to delight our customers with the Player's flexibility, stability, and ease-of-use. The fundamental architecture of the HTML5 web player has not changed much in the last five years or so.

Out with the Old, In with the New

Yesterday, we pre-released version 6.20.0 of the Brightcove Player, marking the first release using Video.js 7! Video.js 7 includes two major changes. First, it bundles the Video.js HTTP Streaming library into Video.js, adding HLS playback support and experimental DASH playback support to the default Video.js library.

Feature Spotlight: Advanced Plugins

Note: Advanced plugins are being introduced in Video.js 6.0 / Brightcove Player 6.0 and are only supported from that version forward. If you've been a Video.js user for a while, you're likely familiar with the concept of plugins: functions that become methods of any player you create. I

Brightcove Player 6 Alpha

Last year saw a number of coincidental events. Microsoft ended support for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser. We saw multiple updates to Google Chrome restricting its allowance of Flash embeds.