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Python VLC MediaList – Inserting Media

  • Last Updated : 29 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can insert media 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. Inserting means we can add media at given index, we can add media to media list with the help of add_media method.

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

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Syntax : media_list.insert_media(media, index)



Argument : It takes Media object and index as argument

Return : It returns 0 on success, -1 if the media list is read-only

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
media = player.media_new("death_note.mkv")
  
# adding media to media list
media_list.add_media(media)
  
# creating a new media
media = player.media_new("1.mp4")
  
# inserting  media to media list at index 0
media_list.insert_media(media, 0)
  
# 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)

Output :

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
media = player.media_new("1.mp4")
  
# adding media to media list
media_list.add_media(media)
  
  
# creating a new media
media = player.media_new("death_note.mkv")
  
# inserting  media to media list at index 0
media_list.insert_media(media, 0)
  
  
# 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)

Output :




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