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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 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: 4.1.13
Last Updated: 1 year ago
Active Installs: 500+


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