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Simple Brightcove Player Embed

Allows a Brightcove Video Cloud player to be easily embedded into a post by its player URL.


This plugin relates to Brightcove's legacy player version, the Smart Player. Support for this player version ends in December 2017. This plugin is deprecated.

Going forward, you should use the Brightcove Video Connect Plugin to publish Brightcove Videos.

To update the Smart Players you have published through this plugin (and elsewhere) you can use Brightcove's Directed Migration Tool. This configures Brightcove to replace the Smart Player with the current player version.


This allows you to embed a Brightcove Video Cloud smart player easily by using its player URL in a shortcode. It does not need a Video Cloud Media API key, so works with any Brightcove account edition.

Note this is not a CMS integration that allows you to upload, manage and browse content in your Video Cloud account from within WordPress. This also does not take advantage of the newer Brightcove Player. It's likely this more comprehensive integration will be more useful.

How to use

First get a link to the video and player you want to use from the Video Cloud media module.

  • Select a video
  • In the Quick video publish box on the right, select a player
  • Under Copy publishing code, select URL
  • Copy the URL

In the post editor, add the the URL surrounded by [bc] and [/bc], for example:


It doesn't have to be a bcove.me URL. You can also use a link.brightcove.com URL or the URL of any page that has a Video Cloud player in its HTML, e.g.


The player publishing code found at the URL is used as-is. You can override the player width and/or height like this:

[bc width="240" height="135"]http://bcove.me/f8b43rfg[/bc]

Or override autostart like this:

[bc autoStart="false"]http://bcove.me/f8b43rfg[/bc]

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.15
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Active Installs: 500+


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