Setting Player Properties
To edit player settings, open the Players module and click on a player name. The player properties page will open. Buttons at the top of the page provide the ability to:
- Delete a player
- Activate/Deactivate a player
- Revert changes
- Preview a player
- Publish and copy the embed code for a player
To edit the player properties, click an item in the left navigation menu. The following player properties can be configured:
Deleting a player
Deleting a player removes it from your account and cannot be undone. To delete a player:
- Click Delete.
- Confirm the deletion by clicking Delete.
Activating/Deactivating a player
Players that are activated can play videos. Deactivated players cannot play videos. To activate/deactivate a player:
- Click Activate or Deactivate.
- Confirm the activation or deactivation.
The Players module provides the ability to revert player changes. Reverting changes will discard all unpublished changes made to a player. To revert changes to a player:
- Click Revert changes.
- Confirm the action by clicking Discard Changes.
Previewing a player
The Players module provides the ability to preview player changes before they are published. This gives you the ability to see the changes in action before publishing the player out to a production site. To preview a player, click Preview. The preview dialog will provide:
- Preview URL
- Standard and Advanced player embed code
Publishing and getting the embed code for a player
The Publish & Embed button is used to publish the player and to generate the player embed code and URL for the published player. To publish a player and get the embed code:
- Click Publish & Embed.
- Click Publish Changes.
Once a player is published, changes will be reflected in all instances of that particular player. It may take a few minutes for changes to appear in published players.
Standard (iframe) and advanced (in-page) embed code is provided. For information on the differences between the preview player and published player and on generating the embed code for a player, see Generating Player Embed Code.
The Player Information properties are used to configure the player name, sizing, aspect ratio, dimensions update mode and version. For more information, see Setting Player Information Properties.
The Styling properties are used to configure the player type, player appearance, colors and a player overlay. For more information, see Styling Players.
The Playback properties are used to configure the video playback options. For more information, see Configuring Player Playback Properties.
The Controls properties are used to configure the controls that appear in the player control bar. For more information, see Configuring Player Controls.
The Social properties are used to configure the social options for the player. For more information, see Configuring the Social Properties for a Player.
- Modify the default behavior of a player
- Add functionality to a player
- Customize player appearance
For more information, see Configuring Player Plugins.
The End Screens properties are used to configure what is displayed when a video ends. For more information, see Configuring the Player Endscreen.
The Advertising properties are used to enable IMA ads in a player. For more information, see Configuring Player Advertising.
The Content Restriction properties are used to configure domain restrictions and geo-filtering for the player. For more information, see Configuring Player Content Restrictions.
The Campaign properties are used to integrate Brightcove Players with marketing automation platforms and lead forms. For more information, see Creating a Campaign-enabled Player.
The JSON Editor can be used to edit the player configuration. Care should be taken when editing the player configuration.
For information on editing the player configuration, see the Player Configuration Guide.
The Third-Party Analytics properties are used to integrate Brightcove Players with Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics. For more information, see Configuring Google Analytics Event Tracking and Configuring Adobe Analytics Event Tracking.