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MoviePy – Getting Duration of Video File Clip

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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 01 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the duration of the video file clip in MoviePy. MoviePy is a Python module for video editing, which can be used for basic operations on videos and GIF’s. Duration is basically length of the video i.e how long the video is, it is in seconds.

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

Syntax : clip.duration

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns float

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.webm")
   
# getting only first 5 seconds
clip = clip.subclip(0, 5)
  
# getting duration of the video
duration = clip.duration
  
# printing duration
print("Duration : " + str(duration))
  
# showing final clip
clip.ipython_display()

Output :

Duration : 5
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 duration of the video
duration = clip.duration
  
# printing duration
print("Duration : " + str(duration))
  
# showing final clip
clip.ipython_display()

Output :

Duration : 10.98
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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