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Python VLC MediaListPlayer – Currently Playing
  • Last Updated : 29 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can check if the media is playing or not in the MediaListPlayer 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. Media list player is used to play multiple media in a row for example playing a series, instead of taking single media it accepts media list. Its working is almost similar like the MediaPlayer object but it is capable of playing list of media. We can pause and resume the media list player any time with the help of set_pause method, and it can be start playing with the help of play method.

In order to do this we will use is_playing method with the MediaListPlayer object

Syntax : media_list_player.is_playing()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns bool



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 new media list object
media_list = player.media_list_new()
  
# creating a new media
media = player.media_new("death_note.mkv")
  
# adding media to media list
media_list.add_media(media)
  
# 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 player playing state
value = media_player.is_playing()
  
# printing value
print(value)

Output :

1

Another example
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 new media list
media_list = player.media_list_new()
  
# creating a new media
media = player.media_new("1.mp4")
  
# adding media to media list
media_list.add_media(media)
  
# 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 player playing state
value = media_player.is_playing()
  
# printing value
print(value)

Output :

1

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