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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Setting Current Audio Track

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  • Last Updated : 11 Apr, 2022

In this article we will see how we can set the current audio track 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. For a single video can be available in many audio tracks for example a movie can has english audio track as well as hindi audio track. Current audio track is the audio track that currently playing in the media.

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

Syntax : media_player.audio_set_track(n) 

Argument : It takes track id as argument 

Return : It returns 0 on success, -1 on error.

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)
 
# setting video scale
media_player.video_set_scale(0.6)
 
 
# setting audio track
media_player.audio_set_track(1)
 
 
# 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)

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)
 
 
# setting volume
media_player.audio_set_volume(70)
 
 
# setting video scale
media_player.video_set_scale(0.6)
 
 
# setting audio track
media_player.audio_set_track(1)
 
 
# start playing video
media_player.play()
 
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)

Output :


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