Brightcove is a cloud-based, video hosting platform built for the enterprise, marketers, publishers, and broadcasters. This video hosting platform acts as a comprehensive solution for your video needs. It includes many powerful features, such as video playback, library management, content management, HTML5 video, ingest and transcoding, and social sharing.
Brightcove Integration Overview
Contentstack’s Experience Extensions feature offers enterprises a variety of ways to integrate third-party applications, such as Brightcove, directly into your headless CMS. You can simplify processes, like fetching and adding videos to your site, without the inconvenience of leaving your CMS.
Using a Contentstack Custom Field, you can embed and display information from your Brightcove account directly in the CMS environment. Instead of searching for videos on Brightcove and manually entering an “id” into Contentstack’s headless CMS, you can browse and select available videos from a drop-down menu. This integration makes it easier for content marketers, publishers, and broadcasters to manage Brightcove videos saving time, and eliminating the potential for errors while toggling between systems.
Step-By-Step: How to Integrate Brightcove with Your CMS
To integrate your content management system with Brightcove, follow these steps:
Create a Brightcove Custom FieldCreate and configure a Brightcove Custom Field. Define exactly how the integration works, what Brightcove account to integrate with, and what information you want to link to Contentstack. Typically, we recommend that a developer help with this step. See the documentation for step-by-step instructions.
Add the Brightcove Custom FieldAdd a Custom Field to your Content Type and select Brightcove as the Extension.
Test Brightcove Custom Field in Your Entries
You should be able to see the Brightcove Custom Field on the specified content entry. Try it by selecting a video and publishing it to staging to ensure the setup works correctly.