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Python VLC MediaList – Getting Media at given Index
  • Last Updated : 29 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the media at the given index in the MediaList object in the python vlc module. VLC media player is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. MediaList object contains the multiple media, in other words it has list of media which can be used with MediaListPlayer object to play these multiple media object. Multiple media can be added to the media list object with the help of add_media method, so each media is lying at there respective index in the list.

In order to do this we will use item_at_index method with the MediaList object

Syntax : media_list.item_at_index(n)

Argument : It takes index as argument

Return : It returns Media object



Below is the implementation




# importing vlc module
import vlc
  
# importing time module
import time
  
# creating a media player object
media_player = vlc.MediaListPlayer()
  
# creating Instance class object
player = vlc.Instance()
  
# creating a media list object
media_list = vlc.MediaList()
  
# creating a new media
media1 = player.media_new("death_note.mkv")
  
# adding media to media list
media_list.add_media(media1)
  
# creating a new media
media2 = player.media_new("1.mp4")
  
# adding another media
media_list.add_media(media2)
  
  
# setting media list to the media player
media_player.set_media_list(media_list)
  
  
# start playing video
media_player.play()
  
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)
  
# getting media at the index 0 in media list
value = media_list.item_at_index(0)
  
# printing value
print(value)

Output :

vlc.Media object at 0x00000248E1B42981

Another example




# importing vlc module
import vlc
  
# importing time module
import time
  
# creating a media player object
media_player = vlc.MediaListPlayer()
  
# creating Instance class object
player = vlc.Instance()
  
# creating a media list object
media_list = vlc.MediaList()
  
# creating a new media
media1 = player.media_new("1.mp4")
  
# adding media to media list
media_list.add_media(media1)
  
# creating a new media
media2 = player.media_new("death_note.mkv")
  
# adding media to media list
media_list.add_media(media2)
  
  
  
# setting media list to the media player
media_player.set_media_list(media_list)
  
  
# start playing video
media_player.play()
  
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)
  
# getting media at the index 1 in media list
value = media_list.item_at_index(1)
  
# printing value
print(value)

Output :

vlc.Media object at 0x00000248E1B42988

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