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MoviePy – Setting Duration of the Clip

  • Last Updated : 30 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can set 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 the time for which the clip get played increasing the duration make it repeat itself and decreasing duration will close the clip when duration is completed.

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

Syntax : clip.set_duration(n)

Argument : It takes float value as argument

Return : It returns VideoFileClip object



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)
  
# new clip with new duration
new_clip = clip.set_duration(10)
  
  
# new clip with new duration
new_clip.ipython_display(width = 360)

Output :

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 2 seconds
clip = clip.subclip(0, 2)
  
# new clip with new duration
new_clip = clip.set_duration(6)
  
# showing  clip 
new_clip.ipython_display(width = 360

Output :

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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