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  • Last Updated : 19 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the current audio track of the MediaPlayer 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. MediPlyer object is the basic object in vlc module for playing the video. For a single video can be available in many audio tracks for example a movie can has english audio track as well as hindi audio track. Current audio track is the audio track that currently playing in the media.

In order to do this we will use audio_get_track method with the MediaPlayer object

Syntax : media_player.audio_get_track()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns the audio track ID or -1 if no active input

Below is the implementation




# importing vlc module
import vlc
  
# importing time module
import time
  
  
# creating vlc media player object
media_player = vlc.MediaPlayer()
  
# media object
media = vlc.Media("death_note.mkv")
  
# setting media to the media player
media_player.set_media(media)
  
# setting video scale
media_player.video_set_scale(0.6)
  
  
# setting volume
media_player.audio_set_volume(80)
  
# 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 current audio track
value = media_player.audio_get_track()
  
# printing value
print("Current Audio Track : ")
print(value)

Output :

Current Audio Track : 
1

Another example
Below is the implementation




# importing vlc module
import vlc
  
# importing time module
import time
  
# creating vlc media player object
media_player = vlc.MediaPlayer()
  
# media object
media = vlc.Media("1mp4.mkv")
  
# setting media to the media player
media_player.set_media(media)
  
  
# setting volume
media_player.audio_set_volume(70)
  
  
# setting video scale
media_player.video_set_scale(0.6)
  
# 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 current audio track
value = media_player.audio_get_track()
  
# printing value
print("Current Audio Track : ")
print(value)

Output :

Current Audio Track : 
-1


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