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    Setting Player Properties

    This topic provides an overview on how to modify player settings in the Players module.

    To edit player properties, follow these steps:

    1. Open the Players module.
    2. Click on a player name.

    The player properties page will open. Buttons at the top of the page provide the ability to:

    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:

    1. Click More ... > Delete.
    2. 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:

    1. Click More ... > Activate or Deactivate.
    2. Confirm the activation or deactivation.

    Reverting changes

    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 Reverting changes will discard all unpublished changes made to a player.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:

    1. Click More ... > Revert changes.
    2. 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
    Note that the preview URL and embed code should not be used on production sites.

    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:

    1. Click Publish & Embed .
    2. 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.

    Player Information

    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.

    Styling

    The Styling properties are used to configure the player type, player appearance, colors and a player overlay. For more information, see Styling Players.

    Playback

    The Playback properties are used to configure the video playback options. For more information, see Configuring Player Playback Properties.

    Controls

    The Controls properties are used to configure the controls that appear in the player control bar. For more information, see Configuring Player Controls.

    Social

    The Social properties are used to configure the social options for the player. For more information, see Configuring the Social Properties for a Player.

    Plugins

    Plugins use a combination of HTML, JavaScript and/or CSS to customize the behavior of the player. Plugins can be developed to:

    • Modify the default behavior of a player
    • Add functionality to a player
    • Customize player appearance

    For more information, see Configuring Player Plugins.

    End Screens

    The End Screens properties are used to configure what is displayed when a video ends. For more information, see Configuring the Player Endscreen.

    Advertising

    The Advertising properties are used to enable IMA ads in a player. For more information, see Configuring Player Advertising.

    Content Restriction

    The Content Restriction properties are used to configure domain restrictions and geo-filtering for the player. For more information, see Configuring Player Content Restrictions.

    Campaign

    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.

    JSON Editor

    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.

    Third-Party Analytics

    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.


    Page last updated on 28 Apr 2022