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Python VLC MediaListPlayer – Getting Media Player of it
  • Last Updated : 29 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get media player object from 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. Media player is the base class of all the player available in vlc module. It can be set with the help of set_media_player method.

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

Syntax : media_list_player.get_media_player()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns MediaPlayer instance



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("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)
  
# new media player instance
new = player.media_player_new()
  
# setting media player to it
media_player.set_media_player(new)
  
# 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 instance
value = media_player.get_media_player()
  
# printing value
print(value)

Output :

vlc.MediaPlayer object at 0x0000024430FD1428

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)
  
# new media player instance
new = player.media_player_new()
  
# setting media player to it
media_player.set_media_player(new)
  
# 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 instance
value = media_player.get_media_player()
  
# printing value
print(value)

Output :

vlc.MediaPlayer object at 0x0000024430FDA148

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