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Python VLC MediaPlayer –Setting Media Role

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  • Last Updated : 11 Apr, 2022

In this article we will see how we can set role 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. Role can be available role or can be customized one.

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

Syntax : media_player.set_role(role) 

Argument : It takes role as argument for available one it can be role id 

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 media player role
media_player.set_role(2)
 
 
 
 
# 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 media player role
media_player.set_role(2)
 
 
 
# setting volume
media_player.audio_set_volume(70)
 
 
# 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)

Output :


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