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MoviePy – Setting End Time of the Clip

  • Last Updated : 30 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can set end time 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. We can change the duration of the clip with the help of set_duration method. Although by changing the end time of the clip we can increase or decrease the duration as well.

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

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Syntax : clip.set_end(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 end time
new_clip = clip.set_end(3)
  
# displaying new clip
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 end time
new_clip = clip.set_end(3)
  
# displaying new 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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