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Python VLC MediaListPlayer – Playing Item at given index

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In this article we will see how we can play the item at the given index 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 play a media with the help of play method but it start playing media from index 0.
In order to do this we will use play_item_at_index method with the MediaListPlayer object Syntax : media_list_player.play_item_at_index(n) Argument : It takes integer as argument Return : It returns 0 upon success -1 if the item wasn’t found.
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)
  
# 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_item_at_index(1)
  
  
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)

                    
Output : 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)
  
  
# 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_item_at_index(1)
  
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)

                    
Output :

Last Updated : 29 Aug, 2020
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