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MoviePy –Saving Video File Clip

  • Last Updated : 01 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can save a 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. Visual multimedia source that combines a sequence of images to form a moving picture. The video transmits a signal to a screen and processes the order in which the screen captures should be shown. Videos usually have audio components that correspond with the pictures being shown on the screen.

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

Syntax : clip.write_videofile(new_name)

Argument : It takes takes string as argument which is new name or location of file

Return : It returns None



Note : If only new name is given in parameters then the file will get saved in the same folder of the code.

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 subclip as video is large
clip = clip.subclip(55, 65)
  
# saving the clip
clip.write_videofile("gfg_intro.webm")
  
# showing clip
clip.ipython_display(width = 480)

Output :

Moviepy - Building video gfg_intro.webm.
Moviepy - Writing video gfg_intro.webm

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready gfg_intro.webm
Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

When we go into the code folder we can see the new file is created, below is how the created file will be

Another example




# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
  
# loading video gfg
clip = VideoFileClip("geeks.mp4")
  
# getting subclip 
clip = clip.subclip(0, 7)
  
# saving the clip
clip.write_videofile("handmade_gfg.mp4")
  
# showing clip
clip.ipython_display()

Output :

Moviepy - Building video handmade_gfg.mp4.
MoviePy - Writing audio in handmade_gfgTEMP_MPY_wvf_snd.mp3
                                                                                                                       
MoviePy - Done.
Moviepy - Writing video handmade_gfg.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready handmade_gfg.mp4
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


When we go into the code folder we can see the new file is created, below is how the created file will be

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