Sitecore : Media Framework With Brightcove - Part 2 - Installing Brightcove Connector

Sitecore Media Framework with Brightcove Series

Part 2 - What is Brightcove?

Brightcove is an enterprise level, complete video hosting & publishing platform, which is similar to Youtube, but of enterprise level.

Some of the key features are:

  • Video CMS
  • Analytics
  • Monetization

Sitecore & Brightcove Partnership:

Sitecore partnered with both Brightcove & Ooyala video hosting platforms, to implement connectors on top of the media framework. Till Aug-2016, Sitecore maintained, and supported both these connectors, after that Sitecore released this products as open-source, and discontinued support and maintenance. Now it is up to Sitecore community members, or the hosting providers to keep the connectors up to date, and give support.

Brightcove has taken ownership of this module, and providing full support and maintenance.

Brightcove Connector Installation

Just keep in mind that, first we need to install the Media Framework module, then only we can go ahead with the connector installation, as the connector is built on top of the media framework module.

  1. Download the related connector package from here
  2. Install the module from Installation wizard.

Login to Sitecore, and select the Development Tools -> Installation Wizard from startup menu,

Upload the Sitecore Media Framework Brightcove Edition package, click next to proceed,

copy the post installation steps,

Click on Install to proceed,

After the successful installation, check Restart the Sitecore Client, and click on close.

Configuration changes (Post Installation steps):

Step 1: Navigate to webroot, App_Config\Include directory, In my case, brightcovedemo.local.com\Website\App_Config\Include

Step 2: Rename config file “Sitecore.MediaFramework.Services.Brightcove.Extended.config.disabled“ to “Sitecore.MediaFramework.Services.Brightcove.Extended.config“.

Step 3: Open file “Sitecore.MediaFramework.Services.Brightcove.Extended.config“, navigate to section “Brightcove.StorageService“ and change the “[PUT YOUR WEB SITE URL HERE]” value with your website URL e.g. http://your-website.com.

Step 4: Verify “ContentDatabaseName“ and “PublishDatabaseName“ element values.

Step 5: Save and close the file.

By this, we have completed, both Media Framework module setup, as well as the Brightcove connector installation. In next post, let’s explore the Brightcove account, and how can we connect to the same from Sitecore.

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Happy Learning :)

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