Tech Talk

New Brightcove Player Error Codes

Version 5.22.0 of the Brightcove Player introduces additional error codes. In the context of our video player, errors are conditions where playback cannot proceed, and getting started again requires some action outside the player itself.

Hackweek Spring 2017

Coming up next week is Brightcove’s 8th Hackweek. At Hackweek, all engineers take breaks from their regular sprint to work on something new and different.

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

Feature Spotlight: Middleware

Note: Middleware is being introduced in Video.js 6.0 / Brightcove Player 6.0 and are only supported from that version forward. Middleware is one of the cool new features that is coming to Video.js in version 6.0 With middleware, you are now able to interact with and change how the player and the tech talk to each other.

Important Changes for DRM in Chrome

Chrome will be removing the capability to play back DRM content on insecure origins in version 58, which is scheduled to begin rollout April 25th, 2017. In this context, an insecure origin is any page loading over HTTP instead of HTTPS.