Brightcove Import

Brightcove customers who would like to create a Vidcaster video gallery using the Brightcove video player can do so with our seamless Brightcove integration. Extend your Brightcove video player to a full video gallery, social distribution, and flexible gating features with a Vidcaster account.

Brightcove Account Requirements

To use Vidcaster's Brightcove integration, you must have an Express III or higher Brightcove account in order to have the appropriate API access needed.

How to Activate the Brightcove Integration on Vidcaster

1. Talk to support@vidcaster.com about adding the Brightcove integration to your Vidcaster account.

2. Once Brightcove is configured for your Vidcaster account, go to Settings > Add-ons. Click the Configure button under the Brightcove Add-on.

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3. Enter your Read API Token, Player ID, and Player Key and click Save. (Click on a credential to jump to details on how to find that item in your Brightcove account.)

Brightcove Sync Configure

4. Now you need to say where you would like your Brightcove videos to be imported to in your Vidcaster account. This can be a Vidcaster Category, Subcategory, or your general video library with no categorization. On the Vidcaster Brightcove configuration page, click the Add button under Group Mapping. Enter a Brightcove Playlist ID or Tag that you would like to map. For a Playlist ID, just enter the number. For a tag, type "tag:tagname". See the example in the popup. Next, select the category and then subcategory you would like the videos in that Brightcove playlist or with the tag to be assigned to in Vidcaster. If you don't want the videos assigned to a category, leave the option alone. Click Save.

Brightcove Sync Mapping

Brightcove Sync New Map

5. The new map will begin syncing instantly. Check the appropriate category in Manage Videos to see the new videos added from Brightcove. The videos will show up as Published by default.

6. Add as many maps as you need. You can do any mix of Brightcove playlists and tags.

Syncing Rules

  • Syncing begins instantly for a new specific map rule as soon as you click Save on the Add popup.
  • Every 24 hours your Brightcove account is synced with Vidcaster, following the set of rules mapped.
  • You can manually sync your accounts at anytime by clicking the Sync button above your mapped rules on the Configure page.Brightcove Manual Sync
  • Be aware that all videos in your Brightcove account published to the playlists or with the tags you have mapped will be imported into your Vidcaster account during any sync.

How to find the Brightcove Read API Token

1. Log into your Brightcove account and click on Account Settings.

2. In the left side navigation, select API Management.

3. Copy the Token that has Type, read, and Options, URL Access.

Brightcove Read API Token

4. Paste Token into the Brightcove Sync Configure page in Vidcaster under Settings, Add-ons.

How to find the Brightcove Player ID

You will need a chromeless player in Brightcove to assign to your sync with Vidcaster. We suggest you create a new player specifically for this connection.

1. Log into your Brightcove account and click on Publishing in the top left.

2. In the bottom left corner, click New Player.

3. In the popup, name your player and select the template, Chromeless Video Player. Click Create Player.

Brightcove Player ID

4. Copy the new Player ID in Brightcove and paste it into the Brightcove Sync Configure page in Vidcaster under Settings, Add-ons.

How to find the Brightcove Player Key

1. Log into your Brightcove account and click on Publishing in the top left.

2. Select the chromeless player you are using for the Player ID. While selected, click Get Code at the bottom of the screen.

3. In the Get Code popup, scroll down until you see "playerKey". Copy the key string.

Brightcove Player Key

4. Paste the Player Key into the Brightcove Sync Configure page in Vidcaster under Settings, Add-ons.