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In this article we will see how we can get current media time 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. We can create a MediaPlayer object with the help of MediaPlayer method. We can get the length of the current media with the help of get_length method.

In order to do this we will use get_time method with the MediaPlayer object Syntax : media_player.get_time() Argument : It takes no argument Return : It returns integer (milliseconds)

Below is the implementation 

Python3

# 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)
 
 
# 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 media time
value = media_player.get_time()
 
# printing value
print("Current Media time : ")
print(value)

                    

Output :

Current Media time : 
611

Another example Below is the implementation 

Python3

# 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)
 
 
 
# 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 media time
value = media_player.get_time()
 
# printing value
print("Current Media time : ")
print(value)

                    

Output :

Current Media time : 
402


Last Updated : 10 Apr, 2023
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