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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Getting Full Screen Status

  • Last Updated : 18 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get full screen status 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. Enabling full screen status make it full screen it is similar to toggling full screen but with this status we can undo the full screen. This status can be set with the help of set_fullscreen method.

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

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Syntax : media_player.get_fullscreen()



Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns 1 if true else 0

Below is the implementation




# importing vlc module
import vlc
  
# importing time module
import time
  
  
# creating vlc media player object
media_player = vlc.MediaPlayer()
  
# setting full screen status
media_player.media_player.set_fullscreen(True)
  
  
# 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 full screen status
value = media_player.get_fullscreen()
  
# printing value
print("Full Screen : ")
print(value)

Output :

Full Screen : 
1

Another example




# 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 full screen status
value = media_player.get_fullscreen()
  
# printing value
print("Full Screen : ")
print(value)

Output :

Full Screen : 
0



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