Skip to content
Related Articles

Related Articles

Improve Article

Python VLC MediaPlayer – Retaining Reference of it

  • Last Updated : 29 May, 2021

In this article, we will see how we can retain reference 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. MediaPlayer 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 release this object with the help of release method.
 

In order to do this we will use retain method with the MediaPlayer object
Syntax : media_player.retain()
Argument : It takes no argument
Return : It returns None 
 

Below is the implementation 
 

Python3




# 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)
 
# retaining object of media player
media_player.retain()

Output : 
 



Another example 
Below is the implementation 
 

Python3




# 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 media
value = media_player.get_media()
 
# retaining object of media player
media_player.retain()

Output : 
 

 

 Attention geek! Strengthen your foundations with the Python Programming Foundation Course and learn the basics.  

To begin with, your interview preparations Enhance your Data Structures concepts with the Python DS Course. And to begin with your Machine Learning Journey, join the Machine Learning – Basic Level Course




My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up
Recommended Articles
Page :