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    Brightcove Videos on Roku Trick Play

    Roku requires any VOD content longer than 15 minutes to be accompanied by images. In this topic you will learn how to generate those images for your Video Cloud videos.

    What you need to do

    For Trick Play support on Roku devices, Brightcove can generate DASH-standard thumbnail tiles, as specified by the Roku documentation. Please contact your account manager to have this enabled for your account.

    How it works

    Once enabled, Brightcove's Dynamic Delivery system will include these images automatically in DASH manifests, with no additional configuration needed on the Brightcove side. The trick play images will be loaded and displayed by Roku's default controls when seeking. Additional development work is needed for custom controls.

    For additional information on channel certification requirements and implementation details, consult Roku's developer documentation.

    Page last updated on 17 Nov 2021