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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Getting position
  • Last Updated : 18 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get position 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. Setting media position as percentage between 0.0 and 1.0. This has no effect if playback is not enabled. This might not work depending on the underlying input format and protocol, it can be set with the help of set_position method.

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

Syntax : media_player.get_position()

Argument : It takes no as argument

Return : It returns float value



Below is the implementation




# 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)
  
  
# setting position
media_player.set_position(0.5)
  
# getting position
value = media_player.get_position()
  
# printing value
print("Current media Position: ")
print(value)

Output :

Current media Position: 
0.5

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 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)
  
# setting position
media_player.set_position(0.3)
  
# getting position
value = media_player.get_position()
  
# printing value
print("Current media Position: ")
print(value)

Output :

Current media Position: 
0.3

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