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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Pausing it

  • Last Updated : 18 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can pause the media 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. We can play the video with the help of play method.

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

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Syntax : media_player.event_manager()



Argument : It takes integer as argument, play/resume if zero, pause if non-zero.

Return : It returns None

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("D:\\pych\\bhuvan\\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)
  
# pausing the video
media_player.set_pause(1)

Output :
This video will play for 5 seconds then it will get paused

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 3 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(3)
  
  
# pausing the video
media_player.set_pause(1)

Output :
Similarly this video will get played for 3 seconds then it got paused




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