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The Brightcove plugin provides access to videos that you manage with the Brightcove online video provider. The plugin imports videos into Brightspot using the Videos content type, resulting in new video items stored in Brightspot. You can modify content that originated in Brightcove, such as headline, and add new content to those video items.

The plugin requires a Brightcove Video Cloud account. See Getting Started with Video Cloud Studio.


When you create a Brightcove account, record your account ID, player ID, client ID, and client secret. You will need these values when you configure the Brightcove plugin.

Configuring Brightcove

Administrators perform this task.

If your version of Brightspot is missing this feature, contact your Brightspot representative.​

Procedure. To configure Brightcove:
  1. From the Navigation Menu, select Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, select Global. The Edit Global widget appears.

  3. Under Main, expand Brightcove.

  4. Set the Global Import Frequency field to the interval (in minutes) for Brightspot to import videos added to Brightcove. The default is one minute.

  5. Click Save.

  6. If you want Brightcove integration with all sites, remain in the Global site. Otherwise switch to a specific site, and under Main expand Brightcove.

  7. Under Settings, click |mi-add_circle_outline|, then click |mi-search| in the selection field. The content picker appears.

  8. Click New Brightcove Settings. A content edit form appears for entering the Brightcove settings.

  9. In the Internal Name field, enter a name for this setting.

  10. Under Credentials, enter the settings that you obtained from your Brightcove account for Account ID, Player ID, Client ID, and Client Secret.

  11. Expand Import, and make the following settings:

    • Task Host Name: The IP or domain name of the Brightspot host to import video from Brightcove.

    • Ingestion Run Record: Read-only field recording the times when the importer last checked for new videos in Brightcove, and when the importer last ingested a video into Brightspot.

    • Import Enabled: If enabled, Brightspot imports videos from your Brightcove account that were not previously imported from Brightcove. If importing Brightcove videos for the first time, turn this field on.

    • Full Import Enabled: If enabled, imports all videos to Brightspot that reside on Brightcove, including videos that were previously imported into Brightspot. This field is ignored if the Import Enabled field is turned off.

    • Import User: If set, Brightspot records the user who initiates the import from Brightcove.

  12. Under Miscellaneous, set Debug Enabled if you want to log the full activity between Brightspot and Brightcove.

  13. Under Export, set Export Allowed if you want to export metadata set in Brightspot to videos in your Brightcove account.

  14. Click Save, then click Back to Add to Settings. You return to the content picker with your Brightcove account ID listed.

  15. Select the Brightcove settings, and close the content picker. You return to the Edit Global or Edit Site widget.

  16. Click Save.

Modifying a Brightcove-Imported Video

Editors perform this task.

The content edit page for a Brightcove-imported video includes the content that originated in Brightcove, such as the read-only video ID. In addition, the page includes the Brightcove widget to perform sync operations with Brightcove.


You can change any imported content from Brightcove or add new content. The Brightcove widget provides the following operations:

  • Force Read From Brightcove—Imports metadata from Brightcove to this Brightspot video item. Any changes to video metadata in Brightcove after the video was initially imported to Brightspot are reflected in this video item.

  • Force Write to Brightcove—Exports any new or modified content in the Brightspot video item to the corresponding Brightcove video. This operation is only available if the Export Allowed option is turned on in the Configuring Brightcove settings described above.

  • Force Read Images From Brightcove—Imports the video source file from Brightcove to this Brightspot video item. If the source video file in Brightcove was replaced with a new one, the new source video file is reflected in this video item.