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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Getting Mute Status
  • Last Updated : 19 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the mute 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. If status is true then mute, otherwise unmute @warning This function does not always work. If there are no active audio playback stream, the mute status might not be available. If digital pass-through (S/PDIF, HDMI…) is in use, muting may be unapplicable. Also some audio output plugins do not support muting at all. @note To force silent playback, disable all audio tracks. This is more efficient and reliable than mute. It can be set with the help of audio_set_mute method.

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

Syntax : media_player.audio_set_mute(True)

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns 1 if True else 0



Below is the implementation

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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)
  
  
# making mute status True
media_player.audio_set_mute(True)
  
# 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 mute status
value = media_player.audio_get_mute()
  
# printing value
print("Audio Mute Status: ")
print(value)

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Output :

Audio Mute Status: 
0

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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 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 mute status
value = media_player.audio_get_mute()
  
# printing value
print("Audio Mute Status: ")
print(value)

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Output :

Audio Mute Status: 
0

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