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

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  • Last Updated : 30 Aug, 2020

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




# 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)

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

Another example




# 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)

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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