MoviePy – Checking if Video File Clip is playing at given time

In this article we will see how we can check if the video file clip in MoviePy will playing at given time or not. MoviePy is a Python module for video editing, which can be used for basic operations on videos and GIF’s. It means that if the video get played and time t will the video be still playing or it will get terminated.

In order to do this we will use is_playing method with the VideoFileClip object

Syntax : clip.is_playing(t)

Argument : It takes float value as argument

Return : It returns bool



Below is the implementation

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# Import everything needed to edit video clips 
from moviepy.editor import *
    
# loading video dsa gfg intro video 
clip = VideoFileClip("dsa_geek.mp4"
     
# getting only first 5 seconds 
clip = clip.subclip(0, 5
    
# checking if clip will be playing at time 2
value = clip.is_playing(2)
  
# printing the value
print("Clip will be playing at time = 2 ", end =" : ")
print(value)
  
  
# showing  clip 
clip.ipython_display(width = 360)

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Output :

Clip will be playing at time = 2  : True
Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

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# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
  
# loading video gfg
clip = VideoFileClip("geeks.mp4")
  
# getting only first 5 seconds
clip = clip.subclip(0, 5)
    
# checking if clip will be playing at time 8
value = clip.is_playing(8)
  
# printing the value
print("Clip will be playing at time = 8 ", end =" : ")
print(value)
  
  
# showing  clip 
clip.ipython_display(width = 360)

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Output :

Clip will be playing at time = 8  : False
Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
MoviePy - Writing audio in __temp__TEMP_MPY_wvf_snd.mp3
                                                                                                                       
MoviePy - Done.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

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