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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.

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: 4.1.7
Last Updated: 2014-9-21
Active Installs: 400+


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