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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Getting Cursor

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  • Last Updated : 09 Feb, 2022

In this article we will see how we can get the cursor position in 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. Mouse pointer coordinates over a video are expressed as 2-tuple (x, y). Coordinates are expressed in terms of the decoded video resolution, not in terms of pixels on the screen/viewport.

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

Syntax : media_player.video_get_cursor()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns tuple

Below is the implementation




# importing vlc module
import vlc
  
# importing time module
import time
  
  
# creating vlc media player object
media_player = vlc.MediaPlayer()
  
# media resource locator
mrl = "death_note.mkv"
  
# setting mrl to the media player
media_player.set_mrl(mrl)
  
# 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 cursor co-ordinates
value = media_player.video_get_cursor()
  
# printing cursor co-ordinates
print("Cursor Co-ordinates : ")
print(value)

Output :

Cursor Co-ordinates : 
(655, 436)

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 resource locator
mrl = "1.mp4"
  
# setting mrl to the media player
media_player.set_mrl(mrl)
  
# 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 cursor co-ordinates
value = media_player.video_get_cursor()
  
# printing cursor co-ordinates
print("Cursor Co-ordinates : ")
print(value)

Output :

Cursor Co-ordinates : 
(607, 267)

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