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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Getting Media Role
  • Last Updated : 19 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get role 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. Role can be available role or can be customized one. It can be set with the help of set_role method.

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

Syntax : media_player.get_role()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns media player role



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# 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 media player role
value = media_player.get_role()
  
# printing value
print("Media Player Role : ")
print(value)

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Output :

Media Player Role : 
2

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# 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 media player role
value = media_player.get_role()
  
# printing value
print("Media Player Role : ")
print(value)

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Output :

Media Player Role : 
2

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